Instagram to Let Users Control How Much Sensitive Content They See

Instagram to Let Users Control How Much Sensitive Content They See


Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram will give customers management over how a lot delicate content material they are going to see underneath its “Explore” tab, the corporate mentioned on Tuesday.

The Explore tab shows fashionable images, areas, and searches based mostly on the person’s pursuits and permits them to decide from classes comparable to meals, artwork and journey, amongst others.

The new characteristic, known as “Sensitive Content Control”, will permit customers to resolve if they need to see roughly of some sorts of delicate content material that don’t essentially break its guidelines, comparable to posts that could be sexually suggestive or violent, the corporate mentioned.

“We acknowledge that everyone has totally different preferences for what they need to see in Explore, and this management will give folks extra alternative over what they see,” it said in a post.

Instagram, like different social media platforms, has lengthy grappled with how to police problematic or dangerous content material on its platform.

The app has made different modifications for customers to form their expertise, together with including new instruments for folks to flip off feedback or limit folks from interacting with them.

Social media platforms are investing billions of {dollars} to carry content material creators on their platforms whereas additionally pushing to permit secure content material on their platforms as competitors within the house heats up.

© Thomson Reuters 2021


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