Instagram unveils new feature in bid to stop the bullies

Instagram has today unveiled a new feature in a bid to put a stop to internet bullying.

In a blog post, the popular photo-sharing app revealed they were introducing a ‘keyword moderation tool’ which enables users to monitor and control the comments that are being posted on their images.

“Today, we’re taking the next step to ensure Instagram remains a positive place to express yourself,” Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram said.


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“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. You can choose your own list of words or use default words we’ve provided. This is in addition to the tools we’ve already developed such as swiping to delete comments, reporting inappropriate comments and blocking accounts.

“We know tools aren’t the only solution for this complex problem, but together, we can work towards keeping Instagram a safe place for self-expression.”

Goodbye keyboard warriors!

PHOTO: Instagram

PHOTO: Instagram