Instagram, photo and video sharing social network, has included a new feature that allows users block comments they deem inappropriate.
Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram who made the announcement in a blog post, said “the beauty of the Instagram community is the diversity of its members.”
“This feature lets you list words you consider offensive or inappropriate. Comments with these words will be hidden from your posts. You can choose your own list of words or use default words we’ve provided.
“This is in addition to the tools we’ve already developed such as swiping to delete comments, reporting inappropriate comments and blocking accounts.
“We know tools aren’t the only solution for this complex problem, but together, we can work towards keeping Instagram a safe place for self-expression.
“My commitment to you is that we will keep building features that safeguard the community and maintain what makes Instagram a positive and creative place for everyone.”
To enable the feature, go to “Settings”, scroll down to the section labeled “Comments”. Once there, enable the “Hide Inappropriate Comments” section.
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