iOS 10: Apple begins filtering porn and Nazi GIFs on iMessage

Apple has finally begun blocking porn and Nazi GIFs that appeared in search queries within its revamped iMessage app.


Apple has finally begun blocking porn and Nazi GIFs that appeared in search queries within its revamped iMessage app. The revamped app that saw a ton of new features came with iOS 10 update, that rolled out to iOS devices worldwide on 13 September, which Apple termed as it biggest iOS update yet.

Soon enough iMessage users began to report that typing in certain search queries like "huge", "pony" and plenty others resulted in GIF search results with adult themes and even pornographic content. Clearly Apple forgot to set a filter for its iMessage app that is being used by millions after the roll out of its iOS 10 software update.

Updates from The Concourse now indicate that Apple is working to filter out the X-rated GIFs and that new search results with the same terms either show no results or filtered ones.

The update to iMessage was indeed one of the top rated features in Apple's iOS 10 software update. The new update lets iMessage users communicate with richer conversations that let users add more expression to their experience. There are speech bubble animations, stickers and special effects added. The features move the messages app from the minimalism that Apple is known for, but the features still show the careful consideration behind new additions. There is a new iMessage app store, that allows users to consume free and paid content through the messaging platform.


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