Instagram begins blurring sensitive content and extends two-factor authentication to all users

 

Instagram has just introduced a variety of helpful changes to its app in an attempt to improve security and privacy on its platform for all customers. Thursday, the company announced two important features which will change the way we interact with the app.

Blurred posts

In an effort to build a “safer, kinder community” where everyone has an equal voice and is well protected, Instagram has decided to start blurring posts containing sensitive or offensive content.

According to Instagram, it will use a new system on photos that have been reported by users but do not violate its platform guidelines. In this case, the review team will decide whether the content is sensitive or not. If it is, a blurred filter will be applied to the image or video. In order to see a post with blurred content, you need to tap the screen. Generally, with the support of the review team, users are less likely to suffer from unexpected experiences.

 Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication is a great feature that adds an extra layer of security to your account to keep it from prying eyes. After rolling out the Two-Factor Authentication for a small number of users, Instagram now has widely introduced this particularly useful feature to everyone.

The company’s version of Two-Factor Authentication works as users would expect. Accordingly, every time they log in with their Instagram username and password on any device, they’re required to enter a one-time security code sent to their phone.

To activate this feature, simply tap the gear icon on your profile, then tap Two-Factor Authentication to activate it.  Despite a late arrival the update, it is strongly recommended for everyone to enable it so as to better protect their accounts.

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