Instagram introduces a new feature – to protect health

A new Instagram feature is aimed specifically at teenagers.Image: X90030/Thomas White/Reuters


Annika Danielmeier

New photos, reels and constantly new stories, as well as the news section: instagram can cast a deep spell on some users. I just checked the latest messages – and suddenly several minutes or even hours have passed. Users sometimes spend a lot of time with social media.

Some users try to thwart Instagram time wasting by using the apartment sometimes of his smartphone Clear. Instagram already offers a way to regulate the time spent in the application. For example, it is possible to be notified by Instagram after a self-defined daily time on the application. A message appears asking you to close Instagram for the rest of the day.

Instagram can take a long time for some users.

Instagram can take a long time for some users.Image: dpa / Fabian Sommer

Instagram: silent mode is designed to improve concentration

Now, Instagram is rolling out another feature giving users more control over their day-to-day use of the app – the so-called calm Fashion. Anyone who has it set will no longer receive notifications. Additionally, Instagram sends an automated out-of-office notification to the sender for direct messages. The profile’s activity status also changes to notify other users of the activation of silent mode.

According to Meta Parent Company Announcement This function is mainly aimed at young people. This should allow them to concentrate better when studying, for example. In addition, the sleep mode is intended for the evening. As soon as the function is deactivated again, Instagram gives a summary of all missed notifications.

Function not yet available in Germany

For now, the new feature is only available in certain countries: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and in New Zealand. However, work is underway to make the feature available in other countries soon.

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Silent mode is not the only innovation on Instagram: for example, Explore content should also be hidden if a user is not interested in it.

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