Instagram Activates New Quiet Mode

Are you getting too many notifications on Instagram? Well now there is a quieter solution.

The photo and video social network is launching Quiet mode on Instagram to help people focus and to encourage people to set boundaries with their friends and followers. Once it’s enabled, you won’t receive any notifications, your profile’s activity status will change to let people know and it will automatically send an auto-reply when someone sends you a DM (direct message).

Teens have told the company that they sometimes want to take time for themselves and might be looking for more ways to focus at night, while studying and during school. You can easily customize your Quiet mode hours to fit your schedule and once the feature is turned off, it will show you a quick summary of notifications so you can catch up on what you missed.

Anyone can use Quiet mode, but the company is specifically prompting teens to do so when they spend a specific amount of time on Instagram late at night. Quiet mode is available to everyone in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand starting now with more countries to come.