The founders of Instagram have always been quite vocal about their commitment to keeping Instagram a positive place for self-expression.
In September they introduced a keyword moderation tool that lets you list words you consider offensive or inappropriate. Comments with these words will be hidden from your posts.
In an effort to keep building features that safeguard the community, they have just launched two more features to improve this experience.
Yesterday it was announced you’ll soon be able to turn off comments on any post. Previously this was only available for a small number of accounts, however it will be rolled out to everyone over the next few weeks.
They will also be adding the ability to like comments by tapping a heart icon next to any comment. Liking lets you show support and encourages positivity throughout the community.
I was happily able to use this feature today in Australia and of course, shared the news immediately. ❤
Going forward, Instagram will provide the ability to remove followers from private accounts and anonymous reporting for self-injury posts to maintain Instagram as a safe and welcoming place for everyone.
To learn more about these tools and others, check out the Instagram Help Center.