Instagram is working on a new feature that will protect users from unwanted DM requests or spam messages. With this, the company will only allow text messages to be part of DM requests and media files including videos and photos will be sent only when users accept the message request. Let’s know about it.
Famous photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced that it will officially introduce a new update that will bring a new feature to protect users from unwanted spam or direct message requests on the platform.
The report states that according to Meta, the feature has been in the works since June and will be available on the platform soon. People who want to send DM requests to users who don’t follow them will face two new hurdles as a result of this new feature.
Will not be able to send photo video message
Now users can send just one message to someone who doesn’t follow them, instead of an unlimited number of DM requests. In addition, users can send photo, video or audio messages to those people only when the receiver accepts the request to talk via direct message.
Freedom from unwanted messages
Instagram claims that with the new feature, users will no longer receive unwanted photo or video messages from non-followers, nor will anyone send them repeated messages.
Security of users is important
“When people check their inbox, we want them to feel confident and in control,” Meta’s head of women’s safety, Cindy Southworth, said in an emailed statement. Instagram already has safeguards in place to protect users from abuse and unwanted communications, and the new DM function expands on existing safeguards.
secret word setting
The app’s ‘Secret Word’ setting causes DM requests containing offensive words, phrases or emoji to be automatically routed to a secret folder. According to the study, the ‘Limits’ function on Instagram protects users from a sudden increase in unwanted comments or DM requests.