Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Instagram will now let you turn off comments because trolls aren’t worth your time

Instagram is giving you a bit more control over what you see on your feed. In a comment to the Washington Post, the company said it will soon let you filter comments on your own post.

Instagram recently introduced this feature for businesses, allowing them to auto-hide any comments with offensive words and phrases. The feature appears under a ‘Comment Moderation’ sub-menu of your app settings.

According to the Post’s description, you will have a bit of finesse over what gets moderated, since people are offended by different things. You’ll also be able to turn comments off on a case-by-case basis – or altogether.

Instagram says “high-profile” account will be the first to see the feature go live, but all users will have access “in the coming months.”

Reality TV star Kylie Jenner made use of the new option earlier today. She disabled her Instagram comment section and can no longer see negative comments on her Instagram page.

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