As expected, Instagram is now offering a comment filter to their users. The social platform is rolling out comment moderation via a customizable keyword filter. While all the usual profile options like blocking accounts and reporting offensive content will still be available, Instagram hopes that the tool will continue to encourage a positive environment to users.
What we found most interesting about the tool is its customization option. Users can go into their Instagram settings and either click “hide inappropriate comments” or they can customize a list of keywords that they do not wish to be seen on their profile. While they can’t reveal the exact words, Instagram also has a default list of preselected offensive keywords that can be blocked.
In addition, high profile accounts have the ability to turn off all comments completely as part of a wider strategy that Instagram uses to manage public figures on social media.
Keep on the positive vibes! Xx