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Instagram adds option to turn off notifications

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Facebook-owned photo-messaging app is giving users more control over their notifications by rolling out an option that would mute app notifications for a chosen period of time -- much like WhatsApp's mute feature.

Called 'Pause All', the feature would switch off notifications for anywhere up to eight hours, Today reported on Wednesday.

"The option was spotted by expert who initially spotted the same in testing last month. Given the amount of time we now spend on social media, it's good to have an option to shut it down completely every now and then," the report said.

The feature has so far been rolled out on iOS and the beta app on

"is particularly well-known for driving obsessive behaviour among younger users. Being able to shut it off for periods will help people distance themselves from the online world," the report added.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 13:06 IST
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