Finally, Instagram’s Allowing You to See the Stuff You Actually Want to

And added a Quiet Mode to help you focus on what really matters.

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Instagram has some updates, so we thought we would update you.

Firstly, Instagram introduces Quiet Mode to encourage people to set healthy boundaries with their friends and followers, letting them know when they’re unavailable for a certain period, like at night time. When someone enables Quiet Mode, they will see an “in quiet mode” status on their profile, and Quiet Mode will mute notifications and send an auto-reply in response to DMs from friends and followers.

Secondly, in news we’ve all been waiting for, Instagram is giving us the content we actually want. People can now hide multiple pieces of content in “Explore” at once, right from the Explore page, without needing to click on each post individually. The Hidden Words tool has also been updated. It will continue to protect people from seeing scammy DM requests and comments, so users can hide recommended posts with certain words, emojis, or hashtags in the caption. 

Parents will also find updated parent controls. Parents will now be able to view their teen’s Instagram account settings, including privacy and content defaults and controls. They will also receive a notification if their teen updates a setting or any accounts their teen has chosen to block to help parents and teens chat about the changes together.

‘Quiet mode’ will be available to everyone in Australia and New Zealand, the US, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada today.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

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Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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