Instagram has rolled out new features to protect users from abuse
Instagram has rolled out new features to protect users from abuse, along with updates to Hidden Words. According to a blog post published by the company, users now have the ability to block extra accounts that another person may have in order to make it more difficult for them to reconnect with you after you have previously blocked them.
Since these accounts will now be stopped automatically, the business anticipates that the number of accounts that need to be blocked each week will decrease by four million, which is in line with the conclusions of the initial tests that were conducted about this new adjustment. Since it was first introduced a year ago, more than one in five people with at least 10,000 followers have activated the Hidden Words function.
Hidden Words is an efficient piece of software that may automatically remove potentially harmful language from message requests and comments. According to the firm, there are about 40% fewer comments that could be considered offensive. The company has begun testing the functionality of automatically activating Hidden Words for Creator accounts. Every user will be able to turn the settings on or off at any time, and they will also be able to make their own blacklist of words, phrases, and emojis that they think shouldn’t be seen by the public.
A new notification has been added that will prompt users to take a moment before responding to a comment that has the potential to be offensive and consider how they want to respond to it. According to the business, the program also notifies users when they are sending a message request to a creator to be respectful in direct chats with the person.