Instagram is attempting to make it tougher for individuals you don’t comply with to spam you with undesirable DM requests. After testing the function in June, Instagram now solely lets customers you don’t comply with ship a one-message invite earlier than they’ll begin chatting with you.
That message can even solely comprise textual content, so which means it is best to not see any unsolicited photographs, movies, or voice messages popping up in your message requests. Beforehand, Instagram let customers ship a limiteless variety of message requests, which may get out of hand fairly shortly.
Now, customers can solely ship you a couple of message when you’ve accepted their request to attach. Message requests dwell within the Requests button situated above your inbox in Instagram’s DM tab. Remember that you’ll solely obtain requests in case your privateness settings require customers to ship a request earlier than they’ll message you.
“We would like individuals to really feel assured and in management after they open their inbox,” Cindy Southworth, Meta’s head of girls’s security, says in a press release. “That’s why we’re testing new options that imply individuals can’t obtain photographs, movies or a number of messages from somebody they don’t comply with, till they’ve accepted the request to speak.”
Meta began testing the function as a part of a broader security push. Along with introducing new messaging safeguards on Instagram, Meta additionally rolled out extra sturdy parental controls on each Instagram and Messenger that give mother and father a extra detailed have a look at what their little one is doing on both app.