Instagram is Reportedly Testing a New Reporting Flow for Hashtags!

With the social media gaining prominence day by day, it has become more important than ever to keep track of the content that gets posted on these platforms. The amount of offensive and unacceptable posts/comments is at an all-time high and this is why almost every social network including Instagram has reporting tools so the harmful content can be taken down timely.

Renowned app researcher Jane Manchun Wong recently tweeted about Instagram looking to improve its reporting flow. The reporting flow being worked on is for hashtags. The Facebook-owned media sharing service’s main purpose behind the planned change is to unify the reporting flow of different content types.

Wong also shared a screenshot where it can be seen that once the change is implemented, there will be a choice being given to the user to report a hashtag if they think it shouldn’t be on Instagram. The user will then be asked to provide feedback on the same hashtag and a menu will be displayed containing different reasons for the user to provide that input. The available options will be nudity, violence, bullying, hate speech and many others.

The feature is still being tested and there is no timeline on its release yet. However, it has the potential to make a big difference in regards to dealing with harmful content as tackling an entire hashtag can get the platform rid of an entire discussion at once. Stay tuned for further updates.

Instagram is working on a new reporting flow for hashtags, in aim to unify the reporting flow of different content types

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