Instagram’s Company recently announced that a new tool for filtering negative comments is available for its users.
The social network will automatically hide comments containing words or sentences considered inappropriate.
“Today, we’re taking the next step to ensure Instagram remains a positive place to express yourself,” Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom writes in a post. “The first feature we’re introducing is a keyword moderation tool that anyone can use. Now, when you tap the gear icon on your profile, you’ll find a new Comments tool. This feature lets you list words you consider offensive or inappropriate. Comments with these words will be hidden from your posts.”
It is a change for the better and an important action taken by the Company against abuse on the Internet.