Instagram’s New Feature Gives Users More Control Over Comment Sections

Anyone that has posted something or the other to social media that was not just restricted to individuals that you are personally connected to has rather quickly realized what a hostile place social media can end up becoming. Hostile comments are rife in comments sections that belong to major creators as well as to smaller scale social media users, and Instagram is looking to change that with its new feature that gives users a lot more control over the comments that can be left on their posts.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that this new feature gives you the ability to hide offensive comments automatically. This might involve comments being put through some kind of algorithm to determine whether or not they actually have any offensive content contained within them. You can also create a customized list of words that you want muted and this will allow you to use this feature to get rid of those comments as well.

These comments won’t be deleted, though. Rather, they will be added to a separate section because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing you to go through them and seeing what these individuals are saying about you. This can be useful if you want to know which users have hostile intentions towards you so that you can summarily block them and prevent them from interacting with you ever again.

This is most definitely going to be a welcome change with all things having been considered and taken into account. After all, most social media users have gotten quite tired of the highly partisan and tense environment that social media has started to turn into these days. This new feature can simplify things for users that don’t want abusive comments, although it might also increase censorship by giving official accounts the ability to cherry pick the comments that they want visible. Making these comments invisible will obviously come with its own set of pros and cons for the most part.

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