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The new ways Instagram is working to create safer environment

Posted at 7:19 AM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 14:47:14-04

Instagram says one of its goals is to create a safe environment, and part of that effort now includes several new features on the platform. 

The company announced on its official blog that sensitive content will be treated a little differently moving forward.

Now, when scrolling through your home feed or a person’s profile, don’t be surprised if you see a screen. It basically looks like an overly blurred image.

Instagram says screened content doesn’t mean it violates guidelines, just that it contains something that may be off-putting or surprising. Users will still be able to see the full photo or video with a quick tap.

Moving to account security, Instagram is also rolling out two-factor authentication.

Think of it as just an extra layer of protection.

Users who turn on the feature will be required to enter a code when they log in.To enable it, just hit the gear icon in your profile to navigate to the two factor authentication button and flip it on.

The company has also set up a page to help users with questions regarding comment controls or how to block accounts.