Instagram adds two-factor authentication and blurs sensitive content

Instagram has announced a new policy to blur content that users have flagged as sensitive or disturbing.

Images and videos that violate Instagram’s content guidelines will still be removed, with the new policy applying to content that some may find sensitive to view but which does not warrant removal.

“Soon you may notice a screen over sensitive photos and videos when you scroll through your feed or visit a profile,” said the company.

“This change means you are less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app.”

To view a blurred image or video, tap the content overlay to reveal the media.

Instagram has also added two-factor authentication to the app, which requires you to enter a code whenever you log in.

Users can enable two-factor authentication via the gear icon on their profile.

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