It is always a brilliant idea to have the ability to control how notifications are received when using the social media. Some social media apps send as many notifications as possible—irritating their users who would rather just enjoy using their phones without being disturbed. The good thing is that many social media outfits know this, and have started putting in efforts to curb the situation. Instagram has rolled out “Pause All” notifications feature to address this ugly trend.
The new “Pause All” notifications gives you access to different options ranging from pausing notifications for 15 minutes to one hour. This puts you in charge of how frequently you want to receive notifications. You can also cancel the changes if you want to return to status quo.
Courtesy of Matt Navarra, a social media expert who once worked as The Next Web, the screenshot below indicates the new addition, which is directly below “Push Notifications.”
The option is available to all iOS users, who will now have the opportunity they have always yearned for in terms of deciding how often they want to receive notifications on their Instagram app.
Just to add that the “Pause All” notifications feature does not mean you won’t see your notifications when you open your Instagram app; just that you will not get notified for specific period.
In other news, an Instagram code has revealed that a “co-watch content” feature hidden inside Instagram Direct Messaging is being developed. Information on what Instagram intends to do with “co-watch” is still sketchy at the moment, but it could come as a major boost for IGTV, which is currently not living up to the billing of the social media behemoth. Regardless of what the Facebook-owned company plans to do with it, the feature has the potential of improving engagement on the platform as well as improving earnings from ads.
Popular tipster Jane Manchun Wong who has developed a knack for calling many inside stories correctly, first broke the news via her Twitter page. According to the code, you can “cowatch content” that comes from a “Playlist” that is similar to the queues of videos Facebook Watch Party admins can arrange. The code further reveals that you could also check out “Suggested” videos from Instagram that would give it a new way of promoting creators or “spawn a zeitgeist moment around a video.”
Facebook launched Watch Party in 2018 in a renewed drive to make watching videos on its platform more exciting and fun-filled. ‘Watch Party’ lets you and your friends watch videos together at the same time. Your friend’s streams will be synchronized so it will be possible for them to post comments and reactions while you as the host add videos to the watch queue and control playback.