Instagram will send notifications to teenagers to encourage them to take a break from the platform

Instagram has announced the novelties in which he works so that his social network is a more favorable place for adolescent users, who will include the sending

Instagram will send notifications to teenagers to encourage them to take a break from the platform

Instagram has announced the novelties in which he works so that his social network is a more favorable place for adolescent users, who will include the sending of notifications to encourage them to take a break from the platform or ways to dissuade them to see content that Improve your well-being.

It has been in an interview in the 'CNN' The Vice President of Global Affairs of Facebook, Nick Clegg, has shared the main novelties in which the company works for its adolescent users.

Instagram announced at the end of September that paused the creation of a version of the social network, Instagram Kids, initially designed for users between 10 and 12 years old; To focus your efforts on a platform focused on users of 13 years and up. This alternative to the main social network would have parental supervision functions.

The news was known at the same time that Instagram denied being a toxic platform for adolescents and contributing to the creation of body image problems, in response to an investigation published by 'The Wall Street Journal' (WSJ).

The investigation included data such as "32% of adolescent girls said in a survey conducted by the company that when they felt bad with their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse," said the aforementioned medium, which came to qualify as " Toxic "The platform for adolescents.

The technology company published internal reports, nuanced the WSJ information. He assured that the data refer to a "user minority". For this minority but vulnerable group, the company has already made changes, such as Pausar Instagram Kids - Something that the manager believes that "is part of the solution" -, consult experts, and explain what they do.

CLEGG has ensured that the company will introduce new optional controls "so that adults can supervise what their adolescents do online." They are also going to introduce something that the manager believes that "will significantly mark the difference": a kind of "push" so that adolescents see another type of content when platform systems detect that they focus on content that does not favor their well-being. A third novelty will urge adolescents to "take an instagram".

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 09:17

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