Haters be gone!
As anticipated, Instagram is rolling out a comment filter to all Instagram users. Instagram is offering comment moderation to everyone via a customizable keyword filter. Users already have the ability to block accounts, report content, and make their profile private.
Check it out in Instagram’s settings under “comments.” You’ll see a “hide inappropriate comments” option. When you turn it on, Instagram will block a pre-selected set of offensive words and allow you to customize that list by adding your own.
The whole point of this new feature is to promote positive engagement on their profile.
Some popular accounts have the ability to turn off comments all together (I’m guessing celebrities/high profile people who have more traffic to their accounts).
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