Instagram has rolled up its sleeves to prevent users from receiving unwanted nude photos via DM (Direct Message). It turned out that the platform, which has millions of users, is working on a new feature. So what does the new feature promise?
INSTAGRAM’S NEW FEATURE SHOWN: “OBSEQUENTLY PHOTO FILTER”
Alessandro Paluzzi, who discovered the new nudity protection feature, also described as the obscene photo filter, was the first to discover features that Instagram had not yet introduced. Paluzzi also shared a screenshot of the new feature from his Twitter account.
According to The Verge’s report, after Paluzzi’s post, Meta confirmed that the feature is in development.
IT WILL PROTECT PEOPLE FROM NUDE PHOTOS
Meta noted that this optional feature will help protect people from nude photos and other spam. The tech giant likened it to the “Hidden Words” feature, which allows users to automatically filter out message requests containing certain words.
According to Meta, the technology will not allow Meta to view or share messages with third parties. “We are working closely with experts to ensure that these new features allow people to have control over the messages they receive while protecting their privacy,” said Meta spokesperson Liz Fernandez.
Meta stated that it will share more information about the new feature in the next few weeks.
REPORT: WOMEN SUBJECT TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT ONLINE
Last year, the Pew Research Center, a United States-based think tank, published a report that found that 33 percent of women under the age of 35 had been sexually harassed online.