Instagram introduces Sensitive Content Control, to ensure safer access for youth

Meta-owned photo-sharing platform, Instagram is expanding the Sensitive Content Control feature, which will now enable users to control the amount of sensitive content and accounts which they see on the platform. Instagram has stated that 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,” the photo-sharing platform said in a blog post.

“With this update, we are also applying the technology we use to enforce our Recommendation Guidelines to Instagram’s recommendations on Search and Hashtag pages,” it added.

The update will be made available for everyone globally in the coming weeks.

The Sensitive Content Control has three options: which have been renamed from when it first introduced the control to help explain what each option does. The three options are: