Instagram is developing new methods to make the site more secure for young users. The photo-sharing app will now launch a new feature that will advise teens to stay away from harmful news feed contents and encourage them to “take a break” from Instagram. Facebook vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg announced the features shortly after the platform got accused of harming young users through Instagram.
Clegg says, “We’re going to introduce something which I think will make a considerable difference, which is where our systems see that a teenager is looking at the same content over and over again, and it’s content which may not be conducive to their well-being, we will nudge them to look at other content.” Facebook didn’t confirm anything about the release date of these new features.
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri previously mentioned working on the “take a break” feature. “We encourage people to look at other topics if they’re dwelling on content that might contribute to negative social comparison, and a feature tentatively called “Take a Break,” where people could put their account on pause and take a moment to consider whether the time, they’re spending is meaningful,” he had added.
As per another report, Instagram has halted their plan to launch Instagram kids after facing severe backslash from the community.