A new Instagram setting will assist you in removing sensitive content

If you’re sick of seeing NSFW or gross-out videos on Instagram, there’s a new tool that could save you from performing a double-take or spitting up your morning coffee while scrolling. Sensitive Content Control is a feature that allows you to filter the photos and videos in your Explore feed.

The tool is intended to offer users more control over stumbling upon items that are legally permissible under Instagram’s community rules but may be unpleasant or inappropriate — for example, suggestive photos or violent movies. It might be unsettling when an emotional post appears on your Explore page on social media, which is intended to represent your unique curation of the world around you. I honestly can’t stand it when medical information appears on my feeds. Even those pimple popper videos make me gag and make me want to hide my head beneath a pillow.

Just want to sit down and look at succulents, dogs in hats, and dogs in hats sitting peacefully near succulents on Instagram? Your next visit might be the Sensitive Content Control.

How to Activate The Sensitive Content Filter?

According to Instagram, blocking sensitive content is simple. Go to your profile, then Settings, then Account in the top right-hand corner. Sensitive Content Control should be a new entry. There are three possibilities when you tap on it: While “Allow” allows all sensitive information to appear on your feed, “Limit,” the default setting, prevents some photographs and videos from appearing. “Limit Even Other” extends those restrictions even further, excluding more types of potentially unpleasant or harmful content. You won’t be able to pick and choose which types of content you want to ban, and users under the age of 18 won’t be able to select Allow.

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So, on Instagram, what constitutes “sensitive content”? Sensitive Material Control is based on an Instagram feature that currently exists: non-recommended content. These are postings that Instagram technically permits but does not “recommend” (i.e., does not place them on feeds to be seen by new audiences). As a result, posts depicting people fighting, postures in see-through clothes, advertisements for vapes or weight reduction pills, or even vaccine-related disinformation, may be detected by your sensitive content filter.

Why am I unable to manage sensitive content on Instagram?

Sensitive Content Control isn’t available to everyone yet; according to The Verge, it’s being progressively handed out to Instagram’s 1 billion users, so keep an eye on your account to see if it’s surfaced. If you don’t see it, restart your phone to see if the app’s settings have changed; if an update is available, you may also upgrade the app.

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Why isn’t your Explore feed suddenly filled with X-rated partying and fight club videos after you set the app to Allow? Instagram has stated that posts that are flagrantly in violation of the platform’s Community Guidelines will still be removed. That includes complete nudity (though the business claims post-mastectomy scars and nursing are excluded), hate speech, organized crime, self-injury, eating disorder-promoting content, and graphic violence.