Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Instagram's new features gives you more control over comments

Instagram has added new features to its app which gives users more control over their accounts. Users will now be able to turn off comments on specific posts and have the ability to remove followers from private accounts.

First, the Comment Control feature will be useful for users who receive offensive and abusive comments. This feature lets you turn off comments on any post. In order to do so, you will have to tap "Advanced Settings" before you post and then select "Turn Off commenting". You can even turn it back on anytime. 

Additionally, Instagram will now lets users to like comments by tapping a heart icon next to any comment. Instagram says that this will let users show ‘support and encourage positivity’ in the community.

Next, users will have the ability to remove followers from private accounts. If you have a private account go to list of followers and tap the menu button next to any person's name to remove as follower. The person will not be notified when you have removed them as a follower.

Lastly, there's the Anonymous Reporting for Self-Injury posts. If you find someone you care about, may be considering to injure themselves, you can report it anonymously, and Instagram will connect that person to organizations that offer help. Instagram says they have teams working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, around the world to review these reports.

All these new features will roll-out in the coming weeks.  


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