Instagram has announced on March 23 that it implemented two-step authentication and it will also blur sensitive content posts. This update is part of a bigger announcement made by the company which seeks to nurture a safer Instagram community. The company had previously announced when it started working on this project of implementing two-factor authentication, and it had begun to select users to test it.
The new two-factor authentication feature will secure every account
However, the announcement from March 23 is bound to make the security layer to be available for everyone. To enable this new type of authentication, the user needs to tap the settings icon, search under the “Account” list and then select “Two-Factor Authentication” option. Once the user enables the feature, he or she will be asked to type in a particular code every time he or she would try to log in.
Generally, this new tool is bound to add an extra layer of security to every Instagram account, assuring users to keep their personal data and pictures safe. Besides the announcement regarding the two-step authentication, Instagram also indicated that they would soon implement blurred images for those videos or picture which contain sensitive content. If a user wants to see a post which was triggered as being sensitive content, then he or she needs to tap on “See Photo” to make the warning message disappear.
Blurring sensitive content posts will prevent users from seeing disturbing content
That message is meant to prevent users from seeing certain videos or pictures which may be disturbing. Instagram representatives explained that users might notice a screen over sensitive content posts when visiting a profile or scrolling through their feed. Instagram officials indicated that these posts do not violate their guidelines, but, however, they have received some complaints lately regarding some posts which had disturbing content.
The review team at Instagram has confirmed that the reports were indicating towards some sensitive content. In this case, officials decided not to prohibit those profiles or accounts, but place a blur on videos and pictures instead to announce viewers that they may not want to see that. The company also unveiled a new website which offers tips regarding how users can deal with harassment and how they can keep their accounts safe.
If you are interested in accessing the new website entitled “Instagram Together,” you can click here and enjoy some useful information.
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