When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, little would he have known about the impact his invention was going to have on the globe, let alone about the revolution it brought along the way. The Internet, its many-faceted uses, and its pros and cons have long been debated.
Social media, which account for a major portion of this Internet traffic throughout the globe, are a major reason for this. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter have had us glued to our screen almost 24×7. While they do connect and make differences that otherwise would have been debatable, they have now surely been settled, especially with the beginning of the corona pandemic.
These social media platforms have done more than just connect people. They are an influential force in the modern-day world.
Instagram’s Sensitive Content Control
With a growing number of users, the requirement for these social media platforms to become secure is now more than ever. Taking a step in this direction, Instagram has recently released a new feature to manage the sensitive content posted on it.
The feature called Sensitive Content Control puts the user in command of the type of content they can view on the platform from people they aren’t connected to.
In its official press release, Instagram stated “You can think of sensitive content as posts that don’t necessarily break our rules, but could potentially be upsetting to some people — such as posts that may be sexually suggestive or violent,”
This has come after the social media giants have been criticised by many for not regulating content posted on their platform which can be a bad influence on users, particularly teenage users.
Steps to enable Instagram’s Sensitive Content Control
Step1: In the Instagram app, go to your profile in the settings menu.
Step 2: From the three-line menu icon present in the top right corner, go to your account and then to sensitive content control.
Step 3: Here you can see the limit to which sensitive content will be allowed on your exploration tab. By default, it is set to ‘limit’ some sensitive content. However, you can also change it to ‘limit even more’ or ‘allow all’ according to your preference.
Instagram, however, has not extended this option of ‘allow all’ for sensitive content control for users below 18 years of age, with many experts claiming it is Instagram’s way of ensuring a safe and secure environment for young users.