Instagram tool lets users avoid 'sensitive' content
"You can think of sensitive content as posts that don’t necessarily break our rules, but could potentially be upsetting to some people - such as posts that may be sexually suggestive or violent," the Instagram team said.
People can stick with the default limit on sensitive posts, or opt to tighten or loosen the restriction.
"One exception to this: the Allow option will not be available to people under 18," Instagram noted.
The filtering option comes as social networks remain under pressure to thwart abusive or misleading posts while allowing people to freely express themselves.