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Instagram changes settings for under 16 users: Know details

By Shefali Kohli -- August 27, 2022 2:28 pm -- Updated:August 27, 2022 2:28 pm

Washington [US], August 26: The most hyped used platform-Instagram rolls out new feature for users under 16 years of age or less than.

Instagram new feature defaults settings for underage children to the most restrictive settings for Sensitive Content Control.


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As per the sources, current users on Instagram will get push notifications "encouraging" them to opt-in to the heavier filtering on what the algorithm shows them across Search, Explore, Hashtag Pages, Reels, Feed Recommendations, and Suggested Accounts.

Instagram rolls out ‘Standard’; ‘Less’; ‘More’ option settings.

The ‘Standard’ settings allow users to see some content deemed sensitive, while the 'Less' option tightens the restrictions even further, and the 'More' option allows users to see more sensitive content or accounts than the default settings.

Earlier, in June Instagram introduced ‘Less’ option. However, a week later it rolled out a feature in the US and other countries to suggest that teenage users look at other content if they spend too much time on one particular topic and excludes topics tied to appearance comparison.


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Instagram started testing prompts for teens that suggest limiting who can interact with their content. The test will ask them to review privacy and security settings related to who can re-share their content, who can message them, the type of content they can see, and time management.

-PTC News with ANI inputs

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