More and more, Instagram is evolving into more than a place for perfectly orchestrated flat lays and hunger-eliciting food posts, instead morphing itself into a diverse, changing and exploring community.
The social media giant has announced some major changes today relating to sensitive content that appears on users’ feeds. Soon, the app will blur content deemed to be “sensitive”, requiring users to tap the hazy glass-like filter in order to view the image.
And though the guidelines for what falls under “sensitive” content is unclear, it seems that the company’s policies remain the same and that this added feature will serve as a compromise between users’ varying standards of appropriate digital behaviour.
Soon, the app will blur content deemed to be “sensitive”, requiring users to tap the hazy glass-like filter in order to view the image.
Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom has said of these new changes, “While these posts don’t violate our guidelines, someone in the community has reported them and our review team has confirmed they are sensitive. This change means you are less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app.”
In another move to protect users as much as possible, Instagram has also created a two-factor authentication option, giving your account an added layer of security. Because, let’s be honest, a plethora of followers is a high-valued commodity in the digital space these days, almost like a form of currency.
It seems that Instagram is increasing its focus on the community and fostering a safe environment for users. The community spirit only further enforced by the InstaMeet initiative slotted to take place tomorrow and on Sunday, with an estimated tens of thousands getting together under the banner of “kindenss” to share their tips and tricks, while also creating an inclusive environment and community.