By: Greg Sacidor
Instagram is looking to help those who may need it the most.
The photo sharing app Instagram is launching a tool that will help those who may be in danger of self-injury. Through the app, users will be allowed to anonymously report any post that they may deem as a post about self-harm.
Once a post is reported, Instagram will then send the user who made the post a message reading “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.”
Along with sending the user a message, Instagram will also offer a selection of options that will be able to be accessed directly through the app. Seventeen reports that these options will include a helpline appropriate to the user’s location, tips and support and more.
Users who search for a hashtag related to self-injury will also be directed to the support page.