Instagram is trying something new these days; the photo and video-sharing app is experimenting with new ways to urge teens to stay away from hazardous content for their own safety and to take breaks from social media as needed.
When former product manager Frances Haugen testified before Congress that Instagram was affecting the mental health of many teens across the world, Facebook Vice President for Global Affairs came up with the concept.
“We’re going to launch something that I believe will make a significant impact,” says Clegg, “when our algorithms notice a youngster looking at the same stuff over and over again, and it’s content that may not be beneficial to their well-being, we’ll encourage them to look at other content.”
In addition to offering the ‘break’ function, parents will be given choices to carefully watch their teenagers.
Previously, when Haugen said that Instagram might be detrimental and hazardous for young females based on internal research, Facebook received a lot of backlash.
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