Like any social network, Instagram has its share of abusive comments, trollish behavior and cyber bullying. To curb this online abuse, Instagram is rolling out several new features to control commenting and encourage positivity.
For public Instagram accounts, users will now be able to choose who can comment on a post (everyone, people you follow, your followers, etc.). For both public and private accounts, you’ll be able to block other accounts from commenting.
Instagram is also expanding its offensive comments filter, making it available in Arabic, French, German and Portuguese–not just English.
Instagram will also now let users send anonymous reports during a live broadcast if they’re concerned about the broadcaster’s mental health. Said broadcaster will see a message offering help with options to talk to a helpline, reach out to a friend or get other tips and support. The social network says it will have teams “working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, around the world to respond.”
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