How to turn of Instagram comments
Instagram added the ability to block specific words from your comments which you can read about HERE. They also added another feature which allows users to turn off comments completely. This feature was first released as a trial only dedicated for celebrities and larger certified accounts, possibly because of all the hate comments they are constantly greeted with.
Due to the incredible amount of hate comments made, not only on Instagram but all over the internet and social medias, Instagram decided to introduce a feature that let´s people decide if they want to turn of comments completely, which is a good thing, right?
“Our goal is to make Instagram a friendly, fun and, most importantly, safe place for self-expression,” Nicky Jackson Colaco, Instagram’s head of public policy, told The Washington Post.
With this feature, Instagram also sends out clear signals that they are aware of the extensive harassment that is going on, on their platform and that they are working hard with coming up with solutions to the problem. It also sends out signals to other social media platforms that this is a problem that they should prioritize to a very wide extent in the new year.
Not only that, Instagram is also adding the ability to “heart” a specific comment to encourage positivity throughout the community. This is also a sign that Instagram proactively is trying to make their comment fields and platform a happier place filled with good vibes.
Let us know what you think. Is Instagram´s new feature going to reduce hate on the platform? Have you ever been the victim of harassment on social media? Tell us everything about it! We hope that you found this article helpful and thank you for reading How to turn of Instagram comments.