Social media giant Facebook is trialling a new system urging its users to 'send nudes'.
Once that happens, Facebook's analysts "hash" the image, storing a unique fingerprint which prevents further instances being uploaded and shared.
They will keep the blurred image for some time to ensure the technology is working correctly before deleting it.
"We see many scenarios where maybe photos or videos were taken consensually at one point, but there was not any sort of consent to send the images or videos more broadly", e-Safety commissioner Julie Inman Grant told the Australia Broadcasting Corporation.
There are fears the images could be found before being deleted, intercepted on their way to Facebook, or people could get around the technology by simply resizing images.
The program in Australia is in conjunction with the government's e-Safety Commission, an office dedicated to promoting digital safety, especially for children.
But that still requires human workers and human eyes on the sensitive images. The updated system would analyze metadata and fight against a third party altering the tagging of the original content, similar to measures Facebook implemented back in April in its last attempt to curb the spread of revenge porn.
"This pilot has the potential to disable the control and power perpetrators hold over victims, particularly in cases of ex-partner retribution and sextortion, and the subsequent harm that could come to them", said Inman Grant. The United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada are also expected to test the program.
Users would fill out a form before sending the message to themselves using the Messenger app. Facebook said the process involves storing image-matching data, and the photos themselves would not be saved, though they would be reviewed by a trained Facebook team.