Blued has introduced a series of new features to protect user identity and privacy including prohibiting screenshots and screen recordings.
The popular LGBTQ+ community platform connects over 60 million users across the globe, and has introduced the measures to enhance their user privacy protection offerings.
Blued’s new measures include prohibiting screen captures during live streaming, once the broadcasters enable the function. Blued also doesn’t allow screenshots and screen recordings during video calls, in order to protect all users involved.
Liam Lu, head of Blued International, said in a statement: “At Blued, we believe that privacy is of the utmost importance, especially for the LGBTQ+ community. We have always gone to great lengths to ensure the safety and security of our members.
“In light of the recent events that have occurred at the Olympics, which have raised widespread concerns regarding the privacy of social media apps, we are ramping up our efforts and introducing a series of new features to create a safer environment for everyone.”
In addition to these protective measures, the ‘Private Album’ feature ensures that faces do not appear in the album’s public thumbnails and that viewers can only access the album’s photos when given authorisation by the owner.
Meanwhile, users can choose to send photos which can disappear within seconds of being read, preventing users from capturing screenshots.
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