Anti-Abuse Comment Filtering Tool now on Instagram

"Our goal is to make Instagram a friendly, fun and, most importantly, safe place for self expression." explains Instagram's head of public policy, Nicky Jackson Colaco.

Anti-Abuse Comment Filtering Tool now on Instagram

Instagram, having millions of users over the globe, has now rolled out Anti- Abuse comment filtering tool. As we all know that the comment section can be a place of exciting compliments or for harassment which makes a path to abuse and bullying online. This photo-sharing social network now has the power to eliminate the abusive, horrific comments coming on you way.

"Our goal is to make Instagram a friendly, fun and, most importantly, safe place for self expression. We have slowly begun to offer accounts with high volume comment threads the option to moderate their comment experience. As we learn, we look forward to improving the comment experience for our broader community," said Instagram head of public policy Nick Jackson Colaco to,The Washington Post.


This is certainly an uncommon step taken. It says that this feature may already be available to users who have large number of followers on Instagram, and will soon be made available to all users in some way.

To add to it, Instagram will also let users in deciding whether to switch off or not the comments on their accounts on a post-by-post basis. The feature will roll out to highly followed accounts first and it may roll out to more accounts later on.

In an interview with the New York Times, Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom reveals that “other companies deserve all the credit” for coming up with the idea of ephemeral messaging, though he doesn't mention Snapchat by name.

While Instagram is growing like a rapid fire and now has 500 million monthly active users, it has made the individuals decide on limitations about what are acceptable and what are not.

On March 2015, Twitter users who have been verified had access to a “quality filter". When activated, it “aims to remove all tweets from your notifications timeline which contain threats, offensive or abusive language, duplicate content, or are sent from suspicious accounts.”