Instagram Brings Interesting Privacy Feature for Users

You can’t really flourish in the tech world as a social network if you don’t protect the privacy of your users. The developers know this very well, especially when it comes to an app like Instagram. The social network is capable of allowing its users to build brand image through pictures and videos more effectively than Facebook or any other social media app.

A study made in 2018 by Pew Research Center reveals that Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat have become the most popular online hangouts for teens living in the US, surpassing Facebook. And now, the developers of Instagram bring another useful feature for their app.

Choose who can tag or mention you on Instagram

If you’re also one of those people who don’t like that anyone can tag or mention you on the Facebook-owned platform, then the solution will soon come for you. Bullying on Instagram is also an issue, and the developers know this as well. Announced recently, a new option within the Instagram settings will allow its users to select from three different options when allowing @mentions. The feature is currently rolling out along with two other updates.

Within the privacy section from the Instagram settings, the new option will allow users to adjust tag settings by accessing Interactions > Tags. Users can further select to allow tags from anyone, only people they follow, or from no one at all.

If you’re still reticent when it comes to using Instagram, the description from the Play Store summarizes pretty well what the app can do:

Connect with friends, share what you’re up to, or see what’s new from others all over the world. Explore our community where you can feel free to be yourself and share everything from your daily moments to life’s highlights.

If you have one of those moments when you really need to meet new people, Instagram can come in handy a lot!

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