Recently, the Meta-owned messaging platform in India introduced controls for parents of underage users of its social media platform.
Instagram is developing a new security feature that will protect users from receiving explicit sexual photos in their inboxes. According to The Verge, the “nudity protection” feature addresses online harassment cases known as “cyber flashing.”
In recent times, there has been a significant increase in the incidence of cyber flashing, which involves sending uninvited sexual messages to strangers, often women. This new feature will attempt to address this threat by empowering users to automatically filter Direct Message requests containing objectionable content. According to the report, Meta will use machine learning to help people protect themselves from nude photos and other unwanted messages.
Meta Developer Pozzi
Meta developer Alessandro Pozzi also shared an early look at the new feature on Twitter. Sharing a screenshot of the potential feature in a tweet, he wrote, ‘Instagram is working on nudity protection for the chat. This technique covers photos that may contain nudity in the chat. Instagram can’t access photos.”
A spokesperson for Meta Experts confirmed to The Verge that they are working closely to ensure that these new features protect people’s privacy while also giving them control over the communications they receive. . According to the spokesperson, the technology will not allow Meta to see the actual messages or share them with third parties.
Meta Said First They Launch in India
Meta said that the feature is still in the works and once released, users will be able to enable and disable it as they see fit.
Recently, the Meta-owned messaging platform in India introduced parental controls for underage users of its social media platform. This feature is now being seen as the next step in protecting the privacy and security of users.
This feature will be added to the already existing Hidden Words feature, which was introduced in 2021. Users can automatically filter offensive words, phrases and emoticons into a secure folder using the Hidden Words function. The tool also filters out DM requests that are most likely to be spam.
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