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Instagram could soon blur out your sexy selfies

Instagram announces new feature to keep your feed clear of 'unwanted' images

Instagram could soon blur out your sexy selfies
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Instagram's new tool could blur out images containing too much nudity

If your Instagram profile is full of sexy snaps it might soon look very different.

The picture-centric social network it rolling out a few changes, and one of them could make everyone’s experience a little frustrating – especially if you like posting, or looking at, half-naked pics.

In a bid to manage ‘sensitive content’, Instagram will soon blur some images and videos on your feed.

According to a post on Instagram’s official blog the new tool is intended to keep people from seeing potentially sensitive content, of whichever kind, which cannot be banned.

‘While these posts don’t violate our guidelines, someone in the community has reported them and our review team has confirmed they are sensitive,’ it reads.

‘This change means you are less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app.’

To reveal the content, you’ll need to tap an image a second time and the screen will lift.

Instagram does not define what is considered as sensitive content. It doesn’t sound like there will be any changes to the community guidelines or allowed content.

But considering the social network’s stance on nudity, especially female nudity, prepare to see a few of those blurred images.

Especially as it is based on community reports, so pics might be blurred if enough people complain.

Mashable describes the new feature as a compromise, after Instagram has repeatedly come under fire for their deletion policies.

Over the past years, they have repeatedly deleted pictures which do not violate community rules, but were reported as offensive by some users – including illustrations showing nudity and ‘butt selfies’.

On a more serious note, the update will also roll out two-factor authentification which will offer you an extra layer of protection against hackers.


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