How to Block Sensitive Content On Instagram App
How to Block Sensitive Content on Instagram App

Let’s admit, Instagram is most probably the best photo-sharing platform out there. It’s a photo & video sharing platform where you can share your photos and follow other users.

Since Instagram is mainly used to share photos & videos, it’s also a house of sensitive content. On Instagram’s Explore tab, you can find both useful and offensive/sensitive content.

To deal with the offensive content, Instagram gives its users a tiny bit more power to see what they want and not see what they don’t want.

Recently, Facebook-owned Instagram revealed that it would allow users to block Sensitive content in the Explore tab. For that, the company has introduced a new feature known as ‘Sensitive Content Control.’ It’s a feature that will let you choose what type of posts you would like to see in the Explore section.

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Steps to Block Sensitive Content on Instagram 

The company has defined 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.”

So, in this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to block sensitive content on the Instagram app. Let’s check out.

Step 1. First of all, open the Instagram app on your smartphone. Next, tap on the profile icon as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 2. On the next page, tap on the hamburger menu, as shown in the screenshot below.


Step 3. Next, tap on the ‘Settings‘ option, as shown in the screenshot below.


Step 4. On the Settings page, tap on the ‘Account‘ option.

Step 5. Under the account, tap on the ‘Sensitive Content Control’ option.

Step 6. You will find few options. You need to select between the ‘Limit (Default)’ and “Limit Even More.’

  • Limit (Default): This will let Instagram choose what’s best for you.
  • Limit Even More: This will reduce the chances of any sensitive pictures or videos.

Step 7. Based on your preferences, you need to select between the two options.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can block sensitive content in Instagram explore tab.

So, this article is all about how to block sensitive content in the Instagram app. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.


  1. This was the much need article as I was looking to block such sensitive content on Instagram so that I can keep my children away from it. Glad you shared it with us.


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