Instagram calls for kindness with four new features

Social media platform Instagram today launched four new tools to in an attempt to formulate a kinder, more supportive and positive community.

The new Instagram Together support page

Instagram implemented a new sensitive content screen, a safety centre, wellness InstaMeets and the two-factor authentication tool this morning.

Wellness InstaMeets have been a feature of the American Instagram community where individual users can gather together to share their mutual passions, with Instagram now announcing it will be bringing the initiative to Canberra and Melbourne.

The Canberra InstaMeet will see @theembassyofkindness team up with @igerscanberra, talking about how to start conversations on kindness. While the Melbourne InstaMeet will see @theembassyofkindess co-founder and street photographer Armal Bleed show the community how to capture kindness through a lens.

The sensitive content screen will appear over images or videos which may be graphic or explicit as users scroll through their feed. Although these posts won’t have officially violated Instagram’s guidelines, someone in the community will have flagged or reported the content with an Instagram official confirming the content as ‘sensitive’.

Users may still see the sensitive content by tapping the post.

Instagram Together also launched today, a safety hub where users can access all of Instagram’s safety features and connect with affiliated programs and resources. The safety features include your account settings, home feed filtering, stories and live controls and explore settings.

Logging in has also been made more secure with Instagram requiring a code every time users log in.


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