Instagram Has a New Filter for Posts: Spam
Instagram today introduced two tools it hopes will help reduce toxic and spammy comments on users' posts. First, Instagram is adding a filter to block offensive comments that might be made on posts and videos. The filter is able to see a series of comments deemed appropriate or offensive and block them automatically. Instagram says other comments will appear as normal, and users will still be able to report or delete offensive comments, as well as turn off commenting altogether. The offensive comment filter is available in English first and will expand to more languages over time. Second, Instagram is adding a legit spam filter for comments. The spam filter looks for obvious spam and will prevent it from appearing in posts. The spam filter can handle bad comments in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese. Instagram says both these tools rely on a combination of machine learning and input from its team. Instagram expects the filters to improve over time as it adds languages and tweaks the algorithms involved.
Instagram Adds Filter to Comments
Instagram users can now filter out offensive words in comments. The company is rolling out a new tool that allows users to list words they find offensive.
Instagram Gives Users More Control Over Comments and Followers
Instagram today expanded the number of tools people can use to control their experience within the app. First, Instagram will allow people to turn off comments on their posts.
Instagram Ties Comments Into Threads
Instagram hopes threaded conversations will improve the experience of commenting on photos, videos, and other posts. Moving forward, replying to a specific comment will line up the response directly under that comment in an on-going thread.
Instagram Adds Photo Replies and Face Filters
Instagram has rolled out several new ways to interact with friends on the photo-sharing social network. First, Instagram made it possible to reply with a photo or video to specific photos, videos, and reshared posts in the Direct messages feature.