A new update of instagram enabled two new functions aimed at the youngest users of the platform and that allow greater parental control over the time and the way in which their children constantly use the social network, such as managing the time they are consuming content offered on this platform and the publications to which they are exposed.
The official blog of the social network of Goal indicates that a new mode called “Silent mode” in which, like other applications that have well-being functions, it seeks to reduce the amount of distractions generated by the platform’s notifications, in addition to the time that people spend within it.
According to the publication, the intention of the platform is that people can concentrate on their activities for a time predetermined by the user instead of paying attention to notifications, which would stop being displayed to the owner of the device to guarantee a longer concentration time. in the activities.
How Silent Mode will work on Instagram
To activate silent mode instagram, users must enter the settings menu of the application and then in the notifications section. Among the options included there will be a special section to activate the silent mode. In it, people will be able to set a start time and another end time for this function and it will be repeated constantly unless the user decides to deactivate it.
Once this mode is active, people will automatically show a label on their profiles that will show all users of instagram that it is muted and, therefore, will not receive notifications of any kind. Similarly, one of the features of this feature is that all active direct message conversations will receive an additional notification about this status change.
“This user was not notified of receiving this message because they are in silent mode. Turn on silent mode” is the text received by other users who want to send messages to the person who owns the profile. Once this mode is deactivated, all the notifications not received will be displayed on the mobile screen.
Management of recommendations on Instagram
According to the publication of instagramthe social network wants users to have more control over the publications that are displayed on their devices, so a new way of indicating to the platform that a user is not interested in seeing a certain type of content has been introduced.
In the Explore section, where posts from people who are not followed, but which are included in the most viewed categories by the account owner, are found, people can select any content and tag it as “not interested”. . In the case of the new function, once this task is executed, instagram displays an additional message inviting more photos to be tagged with the same tag using a multi-selection tool.
Once all unwanted posts have been selected, they will disappear from the Explore section and young people will be able to have more control over what they want to see on the social network. This function has also been transferred to the possibility of hiding direct messages, hashtags, words and emojis that they consider unwanted.
To activate this function, people must enter the hidden words section within the privacy functions menu. Parents can help their kids set up these new features that Instagram will initially launch in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.