Instagram may provide more enhanced content controls in the future

Instagram is testing additional features to give you more control over what you see and what you prefer to avoid.

Not to be confused with Instagram’s previously launched Sensitive Content Control, the new options provide more ways to filter what appears in your feed. Once implemented, it will be a bit more straightforward than the social media platform’s current settings, limiting sensitive content based on what is considered “sensitive.”

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While it’s currently possible to mark a post that appears in Explore as something you’d rather not see, you still need to individually select each one and tell Instagram to stop recommending it. But if testing goes well and the new feature rolls out generally, you’ll be able to select multiple Explore posts at once. This way you can bookmark multiple posts at once to save time and ideally have a better way to tell Instagram what kind of content you’re not interested in.


Along with better markup, Instagram is also working on a feature that would allow you to create your own filter (of some kind) for suggested posts. With this, you can set up a personal list of words, phrases, or even emojis (or emoji strings) that you want to avoid. Think of it like a list of silenced words on Twitter, letting you decide details rather than leaving “sensitive content” decisions up to an algorithm.

Selecting multiple Explore posts as “Not Interested” is being tested now, and word and phrase filtering tests will begin soon. Instagram hasn’t yet stated when (or if, since things can always change during testing) any of these features will be available to all users.

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