Instagram Reveals New Parental Controls Ahead Of Senate Hearing—Here’s What You Need To Know - Social Media Explorer
Instagram Reveals New Parental Controls Ahead Of Senate Hearing—Here’s What You Need To Know
Instagram Reveals New Parental Controls Ahead Of Senate Hearing—Here’s What You Need To Know
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Instagram will introduce a set of parental control features in March that will give parents and guardians more oversight and control over their teens’ usage of the social media platform, the company announced on Tuesday, just a day before the platform’s head Adam Mosseri is set to face a congressional hearing on the photo sharing app’s impact on younger users.

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Mosseri explained that these new features will make Instagram more secure for youth and that it will be stricter about what recommendations teens are given.

Parents and guardians will be able to see how their teens use the app. The parents can also set time limits and notify them when their child reports another user.

The platform is also working on an educational hub for parents, focused on children’s social media use.

The Meta-owned company said it will widen access to its new “take a break” feature that prompts users who have opted-in, to take some time off the app after they have been using it for a set amount of time.

Like the “take a break” feature, the parental controls will also be an “opt-in” feature where teen users will have to give access to their parents, the Wall Street JournalAccording to a spokesperson from the company, this was reported.

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Mosseri is scheduled to appear before a Senate’s consumer protection subcommittee on Wednesday where he is expected to face questions about the social media app’s impact on young users.

This is an ongoing story.

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