Instagram Is Adding New Rules for Users

Instagram’s latest rollouts of updates to its platform continues this week with two more changes around post and account take-downs, in addition to a new process for appealing content deletion that it will expand within the coming months.

The corporate announced in a blog post on Thursday that it’ll begin notifying customers if their account is in danger of being taken down, a notification system that may also permit users to appeal directly by Instagram some content that the corporate has eliminated, rather than doing so through the Help Center. The modifications may help prevent accounts and posts which have been flagged in error from being removed without warning.

“To start, appeals will likely be available for content deleted for violations of our nudity and pornography, bullying and harassment, hate speech, drug sales, and counter-terrorism policies, however, we’ll be expanding appeals within the coming months,” the corporate mentioned. “If the content is discovered to be removed in error, we’ll restore the post and remove the violation from the account’s record.”

Concerning an account’s “record,” Instagram additionally stated it’s expanding the parameters under which accounts could also be removed. Instagram has previously removed accounts with a certain percentage of violations of its guidelines. However, the firm will now yank profiles that exceed a particular variety of violations within a specific timeframe, a change which will help it better police this kind of shit.

“We would like your friends to focus on the images and videos you share, not what number of likes they get,” the corporate tweeted Wednesday. “You can still see your likes by tapping on the listing of people who’ve liked it. However, your friends will not be able to see what number of likes your post has received.”