CENSORGRAM, developed by NARAYAN SHANKAR / APPSOCIAL, LLC, is perfect for anyone who would like to censor comments received on Instagram. This is also a great way for parents to make sure their child doesn’t encounter any forms of cyberbullying while using the popular social networking service.
Concept and Functionality
Instagram is certainly a wonderful platform for sharing photos, but like all other social networking sites, there are also drawbacks to using it. The community is littered with negative, offensive, and downright mean people who tend to leave nasty comments on photos. If you’ve ever encountered this problem, CENSORGRAM is perfect for you.
The purpose of CENSORGRAM is to help Instagram users automate the task of filtering photo comments with ease. First, you’ll need to connect your Instagram account with the app and give it permission to access your information.
Once that’s completed, you’ll see the menu screen of CENSORGRAM. This is where you can perform tasks such as scans, set up parameters, and adjust other settings.
CENSORGRAM allows you to set up parameters that will delete and/or block comments and even users, which is a fantastic way to control what you or your child might see as far as comments.
Overall, it’s pretty easy to find your way around the app and take advantage of what it offers. I do like the fact that it’s fairly automated, but you can still search for specific words, hashtags, photos, and even users just in case the scan happens to miss something.
Perhaps the only thing I found to be missing in CENSORGRAM is a pre-populated list of vulgar words and phrases for users to automatically censor. The reason why I say this is because it seems like you have to manually add phrases and word to the “ban list”, and I know many people who would not be too keen on having to do so.
Another feature I think CENSORGRAM would benefit from is a way for parents to lock the app with a passcode. This would serve two purposes: keep children from seeing the list of vulgar words and phrases, and keep kids from shutting the app off altogether.
CENSORGRAM also offers the ability to perform scheduled scans and send notifications when it detects something that’s censored, but this is a paid in-app upgrade. If you’re someone who uses Instagram on a regular basis, though, these features are certainly worth the extra money.
CENSORGRAM is available to download from Google Play for free, and the in-app purchase to unlock automated scans and notifications will set you back a mere $0.99. Given what the app is capable of, I can definitely say that it’s worth upgrading.
Even if you don’t feel the need to do so, CENSORGRAM is still a very useful app that’s perfect for anyone who wants to maintain a clean Instagram account.
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