Instagram adds pop-ups to notify users before deleting their posts or streams to use copyrighted music
- Pop-ups will notify users in violation before removing streams or messages
- Instagram says it hopes the policy will prevent accidental outages
- Pop-ups also inform users why their messages have been deleted
- The move comes when Instagram Live usage explodes around the world
Instagram will now let users know in advance before their live streams or stories are removed for violations of copyrighted policies.
According to the platform, a new pop-up will appear when the AI detects that a user’s posts, be it a live stream or a story, contain copyrighted music instead of automatically deleting the post.
Instagram wants to ensure you are notified before your video or livestream is removed due to copyrighted music (inventory) violations
The change will be made to avoid cases where a user’s messages or streams are deleted after accidentally or unknowingly recording music without a license.
“These notifications are intended to alert you when our systems detect that your broadcast or uploaded video may contain music in a way that is not in line with our licensing agreements,” Instagram said in a blog post.
“Updates include making notifications clearer and notifications for live broadcasters appearing earlier, to give people time to adjust their streams and avoid disruptions when we discover they may be approaching our limitations.”
The new notifications will not only warn users that they are violating Instagram policies, but will also help them point to sources that more accurately describe why it was removed and what users can do to rectify the situation.
The clarification and improved notification system comes when Instagram tries to take even more advantage of unprecedented use of the ‘Live’ feature that allows users to broadcast themselves in real time.
According to Business Insider, Instagram Live use exploded last month by 70 percent, as people are trapped due to a persistent pandemic.