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2020-05-14

Instagram recently launched a new feature to defeat bullying online

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Recently spending more time at home also means that we spend more time on our phones. But that means internet trolls are also rude, judgmental, and sometimes ugly. Even Chrissy Teigen decided last weekend to have a social media break because of some drama. Whether you are a celebrity, an influencer or simply a regular IG user, it can be far more than a bummer to read and receive negative comments; it is sometimes straight-up bullying. This is why Instagram has launched a new feature to help restore these trolls.

According to an announcement on Instagram's blog, there are trois new features aimed at continuing "leading the industry to fight bullying online." First, you can now delete bulk comment (up to 25 at once) plus block or restrict multiple accounts posting negative comments. Hopefully, for posts that receive a flood of offensive comments at once, this process will be less tedious.

To enable this feature on iOS, tap on a comment and then the dotted icon in the top right corner. From there, select “Manage Comments” and choose up to 25 to banish from your post. Goodbye, negativity. You can also tap “More Options” to block or restrict accounts in bulk. The same goes for blocking or restricting accounts on Android. Just press and hold on a comment, tap the dotted icon, and select “Block” or “Restrict.”

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Second, you’ll soon be able to highlight positive comments by pinning them to a post.

“We want to give people an easy way to amplify and encourage positive interactions,” Instagram said in its announcement.

While this feature is still being tested, it will be released in the near future.

Third, and last, Instagram is also developing new controls, since tags and mentions can be used to target and bully others. These controls will allow you to manage who can tag or list you in the app. You can decide whether you want all, just the people that you follow, or nobody can tag or mention you in a comment, in a caption, or in a story.

Article Edited by | John Heine |

Jhon is an incredibly talented freelance writer. He has been working of about 18 months as a reporter for some internet based print-based newspapers. He brings together significant news reports from the Technology and entertainment areas. we hope you're doing well if you see any inappropriate phrases please let us know on our contact page at the bottom. thank you!    .

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