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Instagram brings Silent mode to users: Here’s how to turn it on


The messaging and photo sharing app owned by Meta, Instagram recently announced a new feature for its users. Called Silent mode, the feature is intended to encourage users to push boundaries with friends and followers. It aims to ease user anxiety about spending time away from the app by muting incoming notifications and auto-replying to direct messages (DMs).

With the new feature, Instagram users will be able to set their account’s status to ‘In Silent Mode’ to notify followers that the user is inactive on the platform. Instagram says that the new feature is targeted at teen users to encourage them to cut down on their device time.

“Teenagers have told us that sometimes they want to take time for themselves and can find more ways to focus at night, while studying, and during class. You can easily customize Silent mode hours to fit your schedule, and once the feature is turned off, we’ll show you a quick summary of your notifications so you can stay up to date. update what I’ve missed,” wrote Instagram on blog post.

If you’d like to set your account to ‘Silent’, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to enable the new feature. But before proceeding, make sure that you are running the latest version of the Instagram app on your smartphone.

Here are the steps to enable Silent mode on Instagram

Step 1- Open the Instagram app on your smartphone

Step 2- Tap your profile icon

Step 3- Next, tap on the three horizontal bars in the upper right corner of your screen

Step 4- Here select Settings and tap on Notifications

Step – Now tap on Notifications and toggle the switch to enable Silent mode

In other news, Instagram has announced to remove the shopping tab from the main bar, starting in February this year. The button to create a new post will scroll down, while the Stories tab will be on the right. Instagram says these changes will make it easier for users to connect with friends and share their interests on the app.

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