New Delhi: Instagram has announced that it has started testing a new feature that will protect users from being exposed to nudity in chats. Instagram users are complaining about getting unwanted nude pictures in their Instagram direct messages. The feature, dubbed “Nuddle Protection,” may be rolling out to users in the coming weeks.
An Instagram user named by Alessandro Paluzzi shared a glimpse of the new feature in development. When announcing the feature, he said Instagram was working on nudity protection for conversations. He added that the technology on your device covers images that may contain nudity in conversations. Instagram can’t access the photos.
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The technology on your device covers images that may contain nudity in chats. Instagram can’t access the photos. pic.twitter.com/iA4wO89DFd
– Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) September 19, 2022
The Verge reports that Meta has confirmed work to protect users from unwanted nude photos. “The feature will be optional and it’s in the early stages of development,” says Meta.
According to Meta, the technology will not allow Meta to display or share actual messages with third parties. “We are working closely with experts to ensure that these new features preserve people’s privacy, while giving them control over the messages they receive,” Meta spokeswoman Liz Fernandez told The Verge.
The feature is meant to protect users from cyber flickering, which means spamming strangers often women. May be harmful to users’ mental health.