Instagram is back at work with another update this month; this time it offers users more flexibility in controlling what they see and what they don’t see.
If they can get people to actually implement the new feature, instead of complaining about content they don’t want to view, it can be super helpful to the adult industry. The update could prevent your post from being reported. If folks have more power over their feed, they won’t be seeing your cute bikini cam shots that are super tame and getting you shadowbanned because they’re super uptight. Meanwhile, the more chill peeps who want to see them, will. It’s a win-win for all.
The current update is an add-on to the initial one Instagram launched last summer called Sensitive Content Control and gives users more choices.
As explained by SocialMediaToday the options have been expanded and are “providing more ways for users to manage their in-app experience.” The original update only covered the Explore Feed whereas the new one includes the content in all areas of the app.
“Starting today, the Sensitive Content Control will cover all surfaces where we make recommendations. In addition to Explore, you will now be able to control the amount of sensitive content and accounts you see in Search, Reels, Accounts You Might Follow, Hashtag Pages and In-Feed Recommendations,” said Instagram. “With this update, we’re also applying the technology we use to enforce our Recommendation Guidelines to Instagram’s recommendations on Search and Hashtag pages. This update will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.”
The platform went on to explain that users have three options to hide content.
With the expanded update, all a user has to do instead of reporting your post is simply go into their “Settings” menu in the right-hand corner, tap “Account,” then tap “Sensitive Content Control.”
There they will see “Standard” which is the default state, “More,” to see more of your cute bikini shots or “Less” if they get their panties in a bunch over anything remotely sexual. Also, the app does not allow anyone 18 and younger to have access to the “More” button.
Of course, I would think it’s always a battle for Instagram to determine who’s underage. I know if I was a teen and really wanted to see something, I’d figure out a way to open an account that showed me being the ripe old age of 21. But then again, maybe I was a delinquent. Anyhow, Instagram’s doing their best to make it a positive experience on the app. And, as always, they also have Comment Control, Restrict, Block and Mute to really take it up a notch.
With all these ways to hide content that offends the question is why do people go out of their way to report your posts and get your profile banned? Are they trying to make the world see things the way they do? Just shut it off. Instagram has given you plenty of ways do so!
Alyssa Collins hails from Minnesota, where snowy days were the perfect excuse to stay warm inside and write. Over the years, she turned that joy into a career and has authored numerous articles for various publications (under pen names). Email Alyssa via [email protected].
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