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Instagram’s parental controls will be available in 2022.

Instagram’s CEO, Adam Mosseri, announced in a blog post that the platform will roll out new parental control features starting in March.

Parental and guardian to their teenagers’ Instagram activity will be enabled, according to The Verge, and they will be notified if their teenager someone. The were announced as part of a package of new features aimed at making the platform a safer environment, particularly for its teenage users, according to the .

In a blog post, Mosseri stated that these security features have been in the for “a long ,” but their announcement comes in the wake of several scandalous revelations about the Meta-owned social network.

One of the most notable revelations came from internal documents leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen, which revealed that Instagram was aware that its service could exacerbate body image issues among female teenage users. According to The Verge, Mosseri is scheduled to testify before a Senate committee this week, where he will likely be questioned about the impact of Instagram on its young users, among other things.

Additionally, Instagram has stated that it is working on creating an educational hub for parents and guardians that will provide them with tips and tutorials on their children’s social media use. This will be in addition to the new parental controls.

Instagram has announced that it will begin rolling out the ‘Take a Break’ that it began testing last month in the very near future. Once a user has been scrolling for a specified amount of time, such as 10, 20, or 30 minutes, this opt-in prompts them to exit the application.

When the is turned on, users will be reminded by notifications, and Instagram claims that 90 percent of users who participated in testing did so by leaving the reminders on. The feature will be available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia starting today, and will be available worldwide by the beginning of next year.

Some of the other new safety features include changes to the way Instagram handles tagging permissions for teenage users, which will be rolled out to everyone in the first quarter of 2019. According to Mosseri, by default, the service will no longer allow users to tag or mention teenage users on its website.

In addition, a new bulk delete will be available in January, which will allow users to remove all of their posts, likes, and comments at once. According to Mosseri, this is intended to assist users in “managing their digital footprint.”

Additionally, Mosseri’s blog post went into detail about safety features that are still in the early stages of development. It confirms that the service is continuing to investigate ways to “nudge” people away from topics that they have been thinking about for an extended period of time.

When Meta’s vice president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, announced this alongside Take a Break in October, he stated that it would kick in for “content that may not be conducive to [a user’s] well-being.”

Instagram has not given any indication as to when the might become available. Also under consideration is the introduction of more controls over what content is recommended to users in Explore, with the goal of limiting their exposure to “potentially harmful or sensitive content or accounts,” according to the service.

Mosseri, according to The Verge, will have his work cut out for him if he wants to win over increasingly lawmakers in the United States, despite the that Instagram’s post contains a number of quotes from and research partners writing in support of the new features.

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