Instagram is eager to improve features that help its users block the accounts of abusers and trolls on the social media platform. Instagram said users will now be able to block all existing personal accounts and is expanding a feature it launched last year. This newly launched feature only allows the blocking of any new account they may create.
In a blog post, Instagram mentioned that based on early test results of this new change, the company expects the community to block 4 million fewer accounts every week. These accounts will now be automatically blocked by Instagram.
When it comes to tackling hate speech and online abuse on the platform, Instagram, the photo-sharing app, has doubled down on the experience. These types of acts are more popular among teens and young adults than Meta’s Facebook.
The upgrade is also integrated with the new Instagram feature that helps prevent users from seeing potentially abusive posts by filtering out offensive words in Stories replies. On Thursday, the company also revealed that it was expanding “nudges” designed to protect creators from harassment.
With the update, users can now block people on Instagram. With this feature, a user has the ability to block multiple accounts created by a particular person. Along with this, one can also block existing accounts that a person may already have.
The word is also mentioned in regards to the hidden words that were launched last year. This feature allows users to cover stories and replies that are offensive in nature. Also, inappropriate replies from people you don’t follow will automatically be sent to the Hidden Requests folder.
Additionally, hidden word support has now expanded to several other new languages, such as Farsi, Russian, Turkish, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, and Tamil.
Instagram should also show a community directive request when a user takes the initiative to message a creator. The goal of the practice is to remove the use of offensive words.