Instagram to introduce ‘take a break’ feature, nudge teens away from harmful content

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Instagram will introduce new measures to wean teens away from harmful content and encourage them to “take a break” from the platform. read the description:

Washington [US]: Instagram will introduce new measures to wean teens away from harmful content and encourage them to “take a break” from the platform.

According to The Verge, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, shared, “We’re going to introduce something that I think will make a big difference, where our systems see that a teen is watching the same content over and over again. The bar is watching. Again, and it’s content that may not be conducive to their well-being, we’ll encourage them to look at other content.” He said that in addition to pausing plans for the Instagram Kids platform and giving parents optional controls to monitor teens, the company plans to introduce a feature called “Take a Break” where we can let teens get off the bus. Will motivate you to take a break. Using Instagram.”

Clegg did not provide a timeline for either feature. In response to an email from The Verge seeking more details, a Facebook spokesperson said the features “are not in testing yet, but will be soon.”

The spokesperson pointed to a September 27 blog post by Instagram head Adam Mosseri, which mentioned that the company was “exploring” the features: “We announced last week that we were exploring two new ideas. have been: encouraging people to look at other topics if they’re based on content that may contribute to negative social comparisons, and a feature temporarily called “Take a Break” where people share their accounts. pause and take some time to consider whether the time they are spending is worthwhile”. (ANI)

First published:October 11, 2021, 4:46 pm

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