Instagram for iOS introduces sensitive content control
Instagram today ad a new feature called Sensitive Content Control which allows users over the age of 18 to choose whether they want to see more or less sensitive content. This feature is available in Instagram’s settings page, “Account” and “Sensitive Content Control”. Users can choose between “Allow”, “Limit (default)” or “Limit further”.
- To permit: You may see more photos and videos that might be disturbing or offensive
- Limit (default): You may see photos and videos that might be disturbing or offensive
- Limit even more: You may see fewer photos and videos that might be disturbing or offensive
Instagram says it gives more control over the photos and videos users see on the Explore page.
We believe people should be able to turn Instagram into the experience they want. We have started moving in this direction with tools like the ability to disable comments or prevent someone from interacting with you on Instagram… This new feature allows you to control sensitive content. You can decide to leave it as it is, or you can adjust the Sensitive Content Control to see certain types of Sensitive Content more or less.
According to Instagram, the only exception to this new feature is that the “Allow” option will not be available to people under 18 on the app.
The company reiterates that it does not allow “hate speech, bullying or any other content that may present a risk of harm to people.”
You may view sensitive content as posts that do not necessarily violate our policies, but could potentially bother some people, such as posts that may be sexually suggestive or violent.
Instagram recently launched another new feature under the setting page. Security Checkup helps users protect their accounts. Last week, the company, bizarrely, began testing a new banner reminding people to use Facebook.
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