Instagram is rolling out new features to help point those suffering from eating disorders in the right direction. When someone tries to search for content related to topics such as eating disorders, they will first see links to resources established by the company with the help of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), as well as links to local hotlines in Australia and Canada. United Kingdom.
Likewise, when someone tries to share what is said, or if their friends see what they post about, they will see the same set of resources. The company will allow people to contact their friends from the resource landing page for support. As before, Instagram will continue to blur content that it believes may cause eating disorders.
These features roughly mirror those announced by TikTok earlier in the day-although in the case of Instagram, it has already given users more general help before today̵
Although all social media services struggle with physical positivity to some extent, Instagram, as one of the largest social networks on the planet, is to some extent the source of the problem. Sometimes, the company does not do its best to support those who are trying to spread more inclusive messages about those who constitute beautiful bodies.