Instagram has announced some changes in the app with the aim of protecting teens. From now on, users under 16 (or 18 in some countries) will have their accounts set to private by default. Messaging between kids and adults will be limited as well, and so will the ads teens can see on the platform.
Last week, Instagram introduced the new “Sensitive content control” feature within the app. It lets users choose how much sensitive content they want to see – all, some, or almost none of it. This means that some people you may want to reach will not be able to discover your work in Explore, and some creators have already complained about it.
If you ever visit the Explore feed on Instagram, you probably run into more or less stuff that you absolutely hate. Well, Instagram now lets you control it – at least up to a point. The app now has Sensitive Content Control, a brand new feature that lets you choose how much sensitive content you will see in your Explore if any.
Just last night, I was having a conversation with my cousin about how addictive and dangerous social media can be if we use them excessively. If we let social media control us, it can ruin our self-esteem, and alter our views of the world and of our own lives.
The work of Swedish photographer Andreas Varro perfectly illustrates this somewhat gloomy conversation. His latest series of conceptual images shows all that’s wrong with living our lives on Instagram and other social networks. And other than being thought-provoking, Andreas’ photos are also masterfully done. DIYP chatted with this talented artist about his work. In this article, and we bring you a story about his inspiration and workflow, and of course – you’ll see some stunning photos.
Suggested content and people to follow on various platforms is all well and good. But show it me after I’ve looked at what I wanted to see, yeah? Well, no. Not according to Instagram who is apparently testing a new feature that puts suggested content ahead of the people you explicitly chose and want to follow.
The Verge reports that the new feature mixes suggested posts along with your regular content, sometimes ahead of photos and videos from people you follow – instead of putting them all at the end when you’ve looked through the feeds from people you actually want to see.
Ever since I opened an Instagram account, I wished to be able to upload photos from my browser. If you’ve had the same wish – well, it may soon be granted! Instagram seems to be testing the ability to create posts from a browser.
If you want to make it simpler for people to address you by your chosen pronouns, Instagram is working on making this easier. The platform has just introduced a dedicated field that lets you add the pronouns of your choice.
How many times have you heard or said that Instagram is toxic and full of meaningless content? In fact, it kinda is, but is it the only kind of content you’ll find there? Today I want to talk to you briefly about your Instagram feed and whether it’s food or poison for your mind. Because it depends only on you what it will be.