Instagram’s latest feature lets you limit comments and requests on popular posts

by Jeremy

The company announced that Instagram had introduced new features called Limits and Hidden Words designed to reduce hate and abuse on trending posts. The update is intended to protect its users, particularly creators and public components, from seeing harassing, racist, homophobic and sexist content in comments and DM requests.  The new Limits feature, available starting today, will allow all users to hide comments and DM requests from users who either don’t follow them or

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recently started following them. On top of that, the app will issue “an even stronger warning” and halt posting immediately if someone tries to publish offensive content — rather than waiting for a repeat offense as before.  “Creators also tell us they don’t want to switch off comments and messages completely; they still want to hear from their community and build those relationships,” said Instagram head Adam Mosseri in a blog post. “Limits allows you to hear from your long-standing followers while limiting contact from people who might only be coming to your account to target you.”

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