Instagram Updates: Offline Mode And Blurring Of Sensitive Pictures


Instagram lover? Get in here! Some cool Instagram updates may be just around the corner.

To stay ahead in the world of social media, innovations are practically mandated and Facebook which owns Instagram is no stranger to this fact. Instagram has rolled out a number of useful Instagram updates over the years that have made it one of the most favored social media platforms the world over but the company is not done yet.

Instagram has rolled out a number of useful Instagram updates over the years that have made it one of the most favored social media platforms the world over but the company is not done yet.

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Instagram is planning and testing a new feature that will eliminate the need for strong internet connections to use their app. For locations where Internet connectivity is still a huge challenge, a roll-out of an Instagram app that will support offline mode will be a welcome relief.

Offline mode is becoming a vital feature in most apps that want to extend their reach to different parts of the world. Offline mode helps in the conservation of data and improves user experience by cutting down the amount of time it takes to load content.

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Instagram Updates Should Also See The Elimination Of “Nasty Surprises”

Instagram also announced another new update on Monday which is meant to help users avoid “surprises” while scrolling through their timelines. Business Insider reported that “Instagram will put a screen over photos and videos that have been reported – and confirmed by Instagram’s team – as sensitive.”

Basically, the app will blur photos which are deemed sensitive but have not crossed the line into violations of community guidelines. The update will make the app more family-friendly, eliminating fears of a child stumbling on sensitive images while checking out your gram.

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Instagram explained the new function in a recent press release as follows:

“As part of our goal to build a safe environment, we also have some updates to announce. Soon you may notice a screen over sensitive photos and videos when you scroll through your feed or visit a profile.

While these posts don’t violate our guidelines, someone in the community has reported them and our review team has confirmed they are sensitive.

This change means you are less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app. If you’d like to see a post that is covered with a screen, simply tap to reveal the photo or video.”

Instagram has not clearly specified what will be deemed sensitive content but the move is already gathering mixed reactions.

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