Facebook is launching a new sensitive content control setting on Instagram, which will allow users to decide how much sensitive content appears in their Explore tab.
Users can limit sensitive content in their Explore tab’s recommendations. Currently, the tech giant has certain rules in place to determine the type of content it shows to users in places like Explore. This is called its recommendation guidelines.
“These guidelines were designed to ensure that we don’t show you sensitive content from accounts you don’t follow. You can think of sensitive content as posts that don’t necessarily break our rules, but could potentially bother some people, such as posts that may be sexually suggestive or violent, ”Facebook explained in a blog post.
The new feature is part of Facebook’s attempt to give users more control over sensitive content. Users can decide to leave it as it is or adjust the Sensitive Content Control to see certain types of Sensitive Content more or less.
“We recognize that everyone has different preferences for what they want to see in Explore, and this control will give people more choice over what they see,” he said.
Users can view sensitive content control settings in the Account section of their Instagram profile settings.
From there, they can decide to keep the setting at its default state, Limit, or see more, Allow, or less of certain types of sensitive content, Limit even more.
Users can change their settings at any time. However, the Allow option will not be available for users under the age of 18.