You'll Soon Be Able To Choose Who Can Mention You On Instagram

Social media has transformed the way we communicate with others. Where things have changed for positive, there are multiple ways it has ruined the positivity too. In a recent attempt to address these issues, both Facebook and Instagram have tried to make changes to make both platforms user-friendly, especially for teenagers who are facing cyberbullying. In the last half of the year 2019, Facebook has taken drastic measures to make its apps safer for users.

Being one of the most frequently used platforms for marketing purposes, Instagram went through a lot of changes in the last year. These changes were specially designed to make the marketers sensitive about the way they were advertising the products while choosing the audience. Moreover, the privacy issue was resolved by concealing the way others were using Instagram privately. Previously, liking someone's picture or following someone was bringing notification even for the irrelevant persons through the activity log.

In a recent attempt to make Instagram more private and secure for the users, the Facebook-owned app is working on an option of customization, through which users can select the list of people who can mention them in their story or picture. The idea is to stop Instagrammers from getting spammed or harassed by providing the customization option. To enable this feature, users can simply go to privacy setting where there will be a drop-down menu with a lot of other options including comments, tags, mentions, story and activity status. On selecting the mentions settings the user will have three options including allow @mentions from "Everyone", "People you follow" and "Off".

Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, should be credited for spotting the handy feature.

By providing all these options, Instagram is educating people to understand that not all the mentions we receive are important. For branding purposes, these mentions play an important role which is the reason Instagram business accounts can select mentions options for everyone. However, for a private account, it’s better to stay on people you follow or simply select off. Instagram is not the only platform to provide the customization option for mentions, Twitter is also doing the same.

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