Instagram could release a version of its popular student story format.
Code hidden in the app shows that Instagram seems to be testing a feature called "School Stories," according to TechCrunch.
Only students from a particular school can submit and view posted content in the story.
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Instagram could release a version of its popular student story format. Code hidden in the app shows that Instagram seems to be testing a feature called "school stories."
Instagram would also add extra safeguards to ensure that school stories do not become a magnet for cyberbullies.
One line in the code says, "School histories are manually reviewed to make sure the community is safe."
Details of the feature were discovered by Jane Manchun Wong a frequent tipster and computer science student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
TechCrunch did not confirm if such a feature should be started.
It would not be the first time that Instagram has introduced a feature for students.
Last month, Instagram launched new user profile tools that allow them to specify their school, class and favorite activities.
Details of this feature have been discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, a frequent tipster and computer science student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Instagram would also add additional safeguards to prevent abuse by cyberbullies. One line in the code says, "School histories are manually reviewed to make sure the community is safe."
This is in addition to another feature it tests and allows students to join groups specific to US universities and colleges.
When users decide to connect with fellow students, the university and graduation profile is added.
You also get access to a list of other users who have added the same information to their profile.
With Mobbing's problems with Instagram, it's probably a good idea for the company to keep a tight track of what kinds of content can be submitted in school stories.
The company has recently ramped up its tools to prevent bullying.
Instagram is against trolls and tyrants. Last month, Instagram introduced new machine learning tools that proactively detect bullying in photos and captions
Last month, Instagram introduced new machine learning tools that proactively detect bullying in photos and captions.
Instagram already uses AI to filter out comments that violate Community Guidelines. However, this feature goes one step further.
The algorithm arranges and rates images and captions to detect bullying in photos.
For example, it can detect whether a photo is critical of a person's appearance or character, and whether the photo jeopardizes a person's well-being.
Once a photo is tagged, it will be sent to Instagram moderators for review.
HOW DO YOU FOLLOW COMMENTS ON INSTAGRAM?
Instagram has two different filters that users can use to block offensive or spammy comments.
1) blocking offensive comments
A filter blocks certain offensive comments on posts and live videos.
If the filter misses an offensive comment, users can still report, delete, or disable comments.
The filter is optional and can be accessed from the Comments tab of the Settings menu.
Initially launched in English, it will be introduced in several languages over time.
2) Spam filter
Also added is a spam filter in nine languages that looks for obvious spam in comments and live video.
The filter removes spam in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.