Instagram’s new updates to fight online abuse lets you disable comments

By : |December 7, 2016 0

Twitter tops the list of having most abusive comments on its platform. But looks like, some Instagram users are also trying their best to keep the photo-sharing app on pace to reach the ‘honorary award’.

Joining the recent initiatives to curb online hate speech, Instagram has launched three features – disable comments, like comments and remove people from followers list – aimed at combating abuse and also allow users to show appreciation for fine comments.

CIOL Instagram’s new updates to fight online abuse lets you disable comments



CEO Kevin Systrom said in a blog post, “the move is a part of a greater effort to keep the community a welcoming and safe place for everyone.”

Though comments are a great way to show your appreciation for something, but often they turn to abuse instead.

Disabling comments will allow users to get their message across, and at the same time avoid uninvited attention or comments. To use the feature go to “Advanced Settings” before you post and then pick the ‘turn Off Commenting’ option.

Like Facebook, you can now like comments on Instagram too. You can show your appreciation for a particularly nice, relevant or witty comment by liking it. This will be displayed via a heart icon located next to the comment.

For those who started off with a Public account and then shifted to a private account, you can remove people from your follower’s list. Instead of blocking those accounts, you can remove people you allowed to follow you earlier. The fun part, those followers won’t be notified about the removal, the company says.

The feature is not yet available for all accounts. Wait for few more days for such useful features.

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