After the blow that caused the most important global crash in its history, Instagram announces new functions. With these actions, you intend to keep users informed of their system status and also anticipate an account closure.
As the company explained in a statement, they are testing a new communication tool, through which they will be informed of any service crash or technical problem within the activity feed of the app itself.
The function will display real-time data on the severity of the technical incident. In addition, they will be informed when the problem has been solved.
The firm notes that this new feature is in the initial testing phase in the United States and could still take some time to fully develop and reach other territories.
Instagram will notify you when there are problems. Photo REUTERS
“As with any experiment, it could be something we implement more widely, but we want to start small and learn from what we see. And if it goes well, we will expand to reach more people ”, they indicated.
In order not to alarm unnecessarily, it will not warn of all technical problems that arise, but only those that cause confusion and are relevant to users.
The fall that Facebook systems had a few days ago was great. So much so that Mark Zuckerberg lost a position on the list of the richest people, due to the depreciation of his shares.
The second novelty is even more important. Since the firm will notify users that they can lose their account if have been reported or reported for the content they have uploaded, be it a photo, a comment or another publication.
Now you will also be notified when there is a complaint.
From now on, the accounts that already have infractions, or that add a new one, rThey will receive a notification at the top of the feed, which will take them to the Account Status.
Additionally, the feature will be accessible from Settings, where you will be provided with more details on any account posts that violated the Instagram Community Guidelines and were removed, if applicable.
“Instagram is a reflection of our diverse community of cultures, ages and beliefs. We spend a lot of time considering the different factors that contribute to creating a safe and open environment for everyone, ”the firm said in a statement.
The advantage is that you can also defend yourself against accusations.
In the account statement it will also be possible appeal Instagram decisions easily and request a new review. For those who have never had content removed, the message “You have not posted something that has affected the status of your account” will appear.
Another point under discussion are the so-called artistic nudes, where the intention is not to provoke the viewer but quite the opposite. On this point, the firm gave its opinion.
“We are aware that some people may want to share artistic or creative nude images; however, for various reasons, we do not allow nudity to be posted on Instagram. This restriction applies to photos, videos and certain digital content that show sexual acts, genitalia and close-ups of fully exposed buttocks, ”they point out.