Updates to the Sensitive Content Control

Sensitive Content Control

Teens only have the “Standard” and “Less” options under the sensitive content control. The “Less” state automatically in under-16-year-old new users on Instagram. Teenagers already using Instagram will receive a prompt urging them to choose the “Less” experience. Young people will have a harder time finding potentially sensitive content or accounts in Search, Explore, Hashtag Pages, Reels, Feed Recommendations, and Suggested Accounts as a result.

Additionally, they are trialing a fresh strategy for persuading teenagers to update their privacy and safety settings. Teenagers will see prompts requesting that they review their settings, which include those governing who can reshare their content, who can message and contact them, what content they can view, and how to control their time spent on Instagram.

Some ways they attempt to safeguard teenagers on Instagram are through these updates.

Controls to help people customize their experience on Instagram are constantly being developed. Instagram released Sensitive Content Control last summer so users could decide how much or how little sensitive content they wanted to see in Explore from accounts they didn’t follow. They’re announcing changes to this control today.

What’s a Sensitive Content Control update?

Sensitive Content Control will now be present in all areas where recommendations are made. You can now choose how much private information and accounts you see in Search, Reels, Accounts You Might Follow, Hashtag Pages, and In-Feed Recommendations in addition to Explore. With this update, they also use Instagram’s recommendations on the Search and Hashtag pages to enforce their Recommendation Guidelines. Within the next few weeks, everyone will have access to this update.

Three options make up the Control, and they have all been given new names since the control was first introduced to make them easier to understand. There are three choices: “More,” “Standard,” and “Less.” The default “Standard” setting will keep some private information and accounts hidden from view. In contrast to the default setting, “Less” allows users to see a smaller amount of sensitive information and accounts. The “More” option is not accessible to those under 18.

How to view Your Sensitive Content Control:

  1. Check out your profile.
  2. At the top right corner, tap the Settings menu.
  3. Click Account.
  4. Sensitive Content Control can be tapped. You can choose whether to keep the settings at their default (“Standard”), see more (“More”), or less (“Less”) of certain categories of sensitive content. You can change your decision at any time.

They also provide tools like Comment Control, Restrict, Block, and Mute to help you customize your Instagram experience. Over time, they intend to add more tools and improve Instagram’s usability for you. Visit the Instagram Help Center to learn more about sensitive content control on Instagram.

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