Instagram is working on a filter that will automatically block nude photos and other unwanted messages | Internet

Instagram is working on a filter that will automatically block nude photos and other unwanted messages | Internet
Instagram is working on a filter that will automatically block nude photos and other unwanted messages | Internet

Soon Instagram users will no longer see unwanted images in their DMs. The platform is working on a new feature that will allow it to automatically block nude photos in personal chat messages.

Instagram is developing an artificial intelligence feature that will act as a filter against nude photos and other unwanted chat messages, such as threats. The filter will automatically recognize and block such messages.

Users will be able to enable the filter themselves. “The new feature should help users protect themselves from unwanted DMs,” said a spokesperson for Meta, Instagram’s parent company. The position comes after a US survey found that 33 percent of women under the age of 35 had already been sexually harassed via social media. The blocked photo will remain viewable, if the users so wish.

Nudity Protection

Chat messages between users of the app are encrypted, and therefore only visible between users. Instagram will not have to scan the photos on its servers for the feature, as it will use the technology on the user’s device, the spokesperson said. “We’re working closely with experts to make sure these new features protect people’s privacy.”

Instagram is still developing the filter, which will be called ‘Nudity Protection’, and has therefore not yet been able to test it with users. Meta will release more information about the feature soon. What does exist is the ‘hidden words’ filter, which allows users to automatically filter chat messages with unwanted terms.

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