There are about 500 million monthly active users of Instagram. It is one of the favorite social networking platforms ever created to date.
The eminent platform is also known in its campaign against social media misuse and promotes reporting inappropriate photos and violence.
Recently, it has taken a noble step; and with that, the netizens believe Instagram's admin should be given a tap in the back.
As the developers describes it, Instagram is an exciting and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.
Most of the photos can be filled with interest, breathtaking and exhilarating posts. However, there were times when it has also become a platform for those who are 'crying out for help'.
Thus, the social network decided to provide a useful twist in the scene and added tool features that have the capacity to respond to these cries for help.
According to iTechpost, if a user sees a "followed" Instagram friend who happens to post about suicide or self-harm, an option to report it incognito would be available.
Consequently, the reported friend will be receiving a message, as quoted, "Someone saw one of your posts and thinks you might be going through a difficult time. If you need support, we'd like to help."
With that, an option to see support resources will be offered and that includes calling a helpline.
According to Instagram CEO, Marne Levine, "We listen to mental health experts when they tell us that outreach from a loved one can make a real difference for those who may be in distress.
"At the same time, we understand friends and family often want to offer support, but don't know how best to reach out," he said.
"These tools are designed to let you know that you are surrounded by a community that cares about you, at a moment when you might most need that reminder," added by the Instagram CEO, as reported by PC Mag.
Moreover, Instagram also set up a system that will direct users to be diverted to the same support page once they try to search for a hashtag related to self-injury.
There are certain hashtags that are banned in Instagram and that includes the dangerous and suicide-related hashtags.
Instagram was commended in being an exemplary social media platform to netizens.
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