Relationships are essential to our well-being. Social media platforms help people form and maintain relationships, express themselves, and find support if they need it. It’s important that users, especially young people, connect with others in an environment where they feel safe, and where they leave social media apps feeling good about the time they spend on them. 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. In an effort to give users more control over their time and content, a new tool ‘Quiet mode’ has been launched on Instagram to help users focus when they need to most and to encourage people to set boundaries with friends and followers.
Dayna Geldwert, Head of Global Policy Programs at Instagram shares more details about ‘Quiet Mode’ and how to use this new feature. She also discusses multiple settings that have been updated to help manage time, provide additional parental controls and assist in controlling the content you see.
NEW AND IMPROVED SETTINGS:
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MORE ABOUT DAYNA GELDWERT:
Dayna Geldwert has more than 10 years of experience designing high-visibility, high-impact programs, campaigns and partnerships to support young people—online and off. As Instagram’s Global Head of Policy Programs, Dayna engages leading external experts to inform our products and policies, and develops creative initiatives and resources to ensure teens have a safe and meaningful experience on the platform. Previously, Dayna served as Instagram’s Public Policy Manager for Global Politics, Government and Elections, managing relationships with political and government stakeholders and building activations to support youth civic engagement. Prior to Instagram, Dayna led digital communications at Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s global girls’ empowerment initiative. There, she built award-winning advocacy and awareness campaigns to advance girls’ rights and opportunities globally.
Interview Provided by: Meta