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Instagram Rolls Out Its New Features That Aims All Users To Keep Safe

By Monica U Santos , Dec 07, 2016 06:51 AM EST
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Instagram announced last Tuesday about its new feature that will make all the users safer than before. The application has introduced some new tools intended to reduce cyberbullying and improve positivity on its platform. All users will soon have access to a feature that was previously limited to select accounts: the ability to disable comments on a specific post.

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Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately on the app, as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.

It has been pretty good at maintaining a reputation for trying to provide a safe social media space. Despite this, greater steps are still coming to Instagram to ensure the protection and safety of the those who use the app—500 million active Instagrammers.

Instagram Rolls Out Its New Features That Aims All Users To Keep Safe

“In the past, once you approved a follower, there was no simple way to undo that decision without blocking them,” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom wrote in the blog post.

According to InStyle, users can now not only like and reply to comments on their photos, but turn off the comment section entirely if they would rather their post stand on its own. Additionally, those who choose to keep their account private can now remove followers with a simple tap, instead of having to block them entirely, which was the case before this new feature.

In addition, Instagram is adding a way to ‘heart’ individual comments, bump followers from a private account, and anonymously report certain posts, as reported by Slash Gear. The ability to disable comments on an Instagram post is found under “Advanced Settings” on the “Share To” page. Tap that, and you can toggle on/off a switch next to “Turn off commenting.”

 

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