Announcing Moment Mode

by Kevin Holesh

A new year’s upon us, which means it’s resolution season. One of the best resolutions you can make this year is to spend less time on your phone and more time living in the moment.

We hear from people every week who are worried about their screen time, and we feel it ourselves too.

At Moment, we’re always poring over the research on how to sustainably change behavior. (On that note, one of our favorite books this year was “How to Break Up with Your Phone” by Catherine Price — check it out!) We’ve found that one of the most powerful ways to make your goals a reality is to declare them to others. With that in mind, we designed and built a new feature called Moment Mode that we’re excited to introduce.

Moment Mode allows you to let your friends and family know that you’d like to be offline for awhile, improving personal accountability and leading to fewer missed calls, texts, and other notifications when you return to your phone.

From within the Moment app, tap Enter Moment Mode on the main screen, then choose how long you’d like to declare your intention to be off your phone. From there, Moment will generate a post that you can publish to Instagram or share across other channels.

Sarah entering Moment Mode for 2 hours and posting to Instagram

Join us this year in living #inthemoment — we’d love for you to tag us @inthemomentapp in your Moment Mode posts to let us know what you’ll be doing with all that time you’ve gotten back. If you have any feedback, we’d also love to hear from you at

Happy New Year from the whole Moment team!