By default, you use “Fast mode” – in this mode, the request gets queued for fast generation, which consumes these minutes.
Queue time and generation time usually take from 30 to 60 seconds. Minutes are spent only during generation.
Relax mode is not available to Basic Plan customers.
To activate the Relax mode, you need to upgrade to a higher tariff – Standard Plan or Pro Plan or Mega Plan.
“Relax mode” – in this mode you get into a queue that sends your request to Midjourney only at those moments when the processors are not loaded. But the most important thing is that in this mode you do not waste minutes from the tariff. Typically, generating an image in this mode takes from 1 to 10 minutes: the less you use this mode, the higher you will be in the queue and the faster you will get the result.