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How to turn on new Instagram Quiet Mode and what does it do?

INSTAGRAM’S Quiet Mode is designed to help you “switch off”.

The Meta-owned app now offers a special mode that hushes the app up.


Quiet Mode is a great way to “switch off” from InstagramCredit: Meta / Instagram

What is Instagram Quiet Mode?

Quiet Mode is a new Instagram feature that was added in January 2023.

You turn it on to help you take a break from the app.

Once Quiet Mode is active, you won’t receive any more Instagram notifications.

Your profile’s activity status will also change to let people know that you’re in Quiet Mode.

And Instagram will send auto-replies when someone sends you a DM.

“Teens have told us 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,” Instagram explained.

“You can easily customise your Quiet mode hours to fit your schedule.

“And once the feature is turned off, we’ll show you a quick summary of notifications so you can catch up on what you missed.”

Can anyone use Quiet Mode?

The feature is aimed at teens, but anyone can use it.

Instagram is going to make an extra effort with teenagers, however.

The app will prompt teens to activate Quiet Mode when they “spend a specific amount of time on Instagram late at night”.

The only other catch is that Quiet Mode is only available in select countries.

They include the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

How to turn Instagram Quiet Mode on and off?

If you’re a teen, you might be automatically prompted to activate it.

Otherwise, simply go into the settings.

You can turn it on and off, or even set up a scheduled for when you want it to automatically activate.

People who try to DM you while you're in Quiet Mode will be notified


People who try to DM you while you’re in Quiet Mode will be notifiedCredit: Meta / Instagram
You can schedule Quiet Mode to turn on and off automatically


You can schedule Quiet Mode to turn on and off automaticallyCredit: Meta / Instagram

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