Popular photo-sharing app Instagram has rolled out a new tool to prohibit adults from sending Direct-Messages (DMs) to kids who do not follow them.
According to the details, Instagram is offering new policies to avoid contact between teenagers and adults to make its platform safer for young users.
Instagram is aiming to introduce ‘safety prompts’ for kids who don’t follow adults sending messages to them.
An option focusing on the “safety” of users will appear to teens when they DM adults who have been “exhibiting potentially suspicious behaviour.”
According to the details, several notices will appear whenever a suspicious user spotted texting the teenagers.
Furthermore, the photo-sharing application also plans to launch new ‘artificial intelligence and machine learning technology’ to try and disclose someone’s age when they sign up for an account.
Earlier, Instagram had rolled out music access to their platforms in a number of countries including UAE, Kuwait, Palestine and more.
It was not available in the UAE since its launch in 2018. After switching on the music feature, the residents in the country witnessed a muted video.
However, the users can now select their music from a vast library of songs. They can also choose the length of the clip and can also pick the song which they want to highlight.
Furthermore, the new update will result in the automatic popping up of song with lyrics available.
Instagram Music – Declaration By Facebook:
“People have always come to Facebook and Instagram to express themselves and be entertained, and we’re focused on bringing music into the ways people share, connect and express themselves. For that reason, we’ve been working with creators and music partners around the world to help people connect and share how they feel through music across the Facebook family of apps. We see music as a core part of the future of entertainment on Facebook and Instagram. Now there are even more ways for people to create and discover content they’ll love.”