Instagram today added a new option for users to adjust how strictly they want to filter violent or sexually suggestive posts while exploring the social network.
The new “Sensitive Content Control” option on Instagram, owned by social media giant Facebook, allows people to adjust whether they want to see more or fewer posts that some may find distasteful or distasteful, according to one post, AFP reported. .
“Sensitive content can be in posts that do not necessarily violate our rules, but could be annoying to some people, such as posts that may be sexually suggestive or violent,” the Instagram team explained.
This new tool joins another of exploration that recommends content that users may find interesting on the social network, which focuses its activity on images published by others.
People can stick to the default limit of responsive posts or choose to increase or ease that restriction.
“One exception to this: the Allow option will not be available to people under 18 years old,” clarified Instagram.
The optional form of filtering comes at a time when social media is still under pressure to thwart abusive or misleading posts while allowing users to express themselves freely on them.