Instagram will help users tackle eating disorders with new support features

Instagram has announced new features that will help users who suffer from eating disorders or are affected by negative body images.

It’s promising more “expert-backed resources” which include contacts for local eating disorder hotlines and the censoring of triggering content on the site. It will also display links to message or call a friend and find methods of support.

The company says that it’s “hosting feedback sessions with community leaders and experts globally to learn more about emerging issues in the eating disorders space” and will continue to develop new ways to offer support.

Instagram is also collaborating with NEDA to share reels and posts that encourage positive body images and “show that all bodies are worthy and deserve to be celebrated”. The features will be rolling out to the Instagram app now.

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