6.2 C
Madrid
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Instagram to Add a New Security Features for Inappropriate Messages

This will prevent users from seeing sexually explicit photographs in their inboxes

Must read

Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

UNITED STATES: In the present times, there have been a lot of inappropriate texts, direct messages, comments and many such things being posted then and now on Instagram and other social sites. In response to this Instagram came up with an update to control this ‘cyber flashing’.

A new security feature being worked on by Instagram will prevent users from seeing sexually explicit photographs in their inboxes.

- Advertisement -

By enabling users to automatically screen direct message requests that contain inappropriate content, this new functionality will try to address this issue.

The report states that Meta will employ machine learning to assist users in shielding themselves from lewd images and other undesirable messages.

- Advertisement -

Alessandro Paluzzi, a Meta developer, also tweeted an early preview of the new functionality. Instagram is developing nudity protection for chats, he tweeted along with a screenshot of the future functionality. Photos that might be nude in discussions are protected by this system. Photos CAN’T be accessed by Instagram.

According to a spokesman for Meta, who verified this to The Verge, they are collaborating closely with specialists to make sure that these new capabilities preserve people’s privacy while simultaneously granting them choice over the messages they receive.

- Advertisement -

The representative said that the technology would prevent Meta from viewing the actual messages or disclosing them to outside parties.

The functionality is still under development, and once it is available, customers will be able to enable and disable it as they see suitable, according to Meta.

Controls for parents of minors using the social media platform operated by Meta in India were recently added. This feature is currently thought of as the following development in user privacy and security.

The current Hidden Words function, which was launched in 2021, will receive this addition. The Hidden Words feature allows users to automatically filter offensive words, phrases, and emoticons into a secure folder. Even DM inquiries that are most likely spam are excluded by this technique.

Also Read: Instagram Now Enables Straight Shopping from Chats

Author

  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

- Advertisement -

Archives

- Advertisement -

Trending Today