Instagram Has Just Launched A New Feature That Might Srsly Be The Best One Yet

2016-10-18 05:33:26Z
Lucy O'D
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Instagram has just introduced a new feature - it's not new filters, it's not scheduling posts, it's something completely different and it's incredible! 

Basically, the social media app has facilitated a way in which you can send your support (anonymously) to a friend or a follow-ee who is posting concerning photos. 

Through this feature, you are able to 'report' posts that you see as a cry for help, which then sends a message to your friend which reads, "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."

Then it prompts three forms of support: talking to a friend, contacting a helpline and getting 'tips and support'. 

For this feature to come to fruition, the app worked closely with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and theNational Eating Disorder Association

So far, Instagram has only rolled this out to America, however, it is expected to hit Australian shores shortly! 

Forget Valencia and X-Pro II, *this* right here is the winner! 

And remember, if you or someone you know needs assistance there is help out there. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyondblue on 1300 224 636.

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