Hate trolls? Instagram will automatically block them for you

  • Instagram has rolled out a feature that helps you filter abusive comments
  • The key moderation tool will let you filter offensive words, phrases and even emojis
  • Comments containing these filtered out words will be hidden from your comments section

The photo sharing social media site has just launched a new feature that will help users filter abusive comments.

Called the “key moderation tool”, users can now choose to filter comments that includes words – and even emojis – that are offensive to them. The tool can be activated on the settings of your mobile app. Once activated, Instagram won’t let you see these offensive remarks; it can only be seen by the commenter.

To use it, you just have to go to your profile and click the options button. Then click “comments” and tap “hide inappropriate comments”.

Instagram has its own set of keywords but you can also add to the list any word that you’d like to be out of your comments box.

The comments containing the words you blocked will not be seen on your posts. But once you turn off the moderation tool, they will be revealed.

Aside from words, you can also filter out phrases and emojis.

“When Mike and I first created Instagram, we wanted it to be a welcoming community where people could share their lives. Images have the ability to inspire and bring out the best in us, whether they are funny, sad or beautiful,” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said in a blog post.

“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,” he added.

Instagram has earlier rolled out several features that protects its users from abusive commenters. These include the “swipe to delete”

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