Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private.

Earlier this week, the firm warned bloggers that blogs containing sexually explicit images and videos would be made private on 23 March.

After “a ton of feedback” the firm has decided to continue with its current policy instead, it says.

Explicit blogs must continue to identify themselves as “adult”.

This means a warning page is shown before readers are transferred to the site.

Google also reserves the right to add an “adult” tag to Blogger blogs if it feels the description is appropriate.

The “acceptable use” policy link currently redirects users to a posted message which reads:

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