Instagram is the world most popular photo-sharing social networking app. This app has taken the world of photo-sharing to the next level. We all are aware of online harassment and this is not new for social networking app. According to Pew Research Center, 40 %(percent) of the people on the internet have reported experiencing online harassment. Keeping this in mind Instagram announces anti-harassment comment filtering tools.
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Instagram has given power to the users through these tools and it will surely minimize the percentage of online-harassment. Here users can create their own banned words list, so that offensive, harassment or any other nonsense comment won’t be posted on the photos or videos. Many of the time it has found that unwanted comments on the post have ruined the post and made us think twice to post anything again.
It is said that users will be allowed to moderate the comments themselves and they will also have the option to fully disable comments on their posts. We all know that different words and phrases mean different things to different people on the post, so it should be up to the account holder to do the editing. Users will also be able to decide whether to accept comments on a post-by-post basis.
Our goal is to make Instagram a friendly, fun and, most importantly, safe place for self expression. We have slowly begun to offer accounts with high volume comment threads the option to moderate their comment experience. As we learn, we look forward to improving the comment experience for our broader community.” – Said by Nicky Jackson Colaco, Head of public policy, Instagram
Actually, this feature has not been roll out yet for the public. For now Instagram is giving this anti-harassment comment filtering tools to celebrities and high-volume subscribers to test and know how effective and fruitful this tool is. Over next few months, all users will be able to use this tool.
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Instagram has an estimated 500 million monthly users, so it will be quite interesting to know by how much percent has the online-harassment decrease on Instagram. Instagram has taken this good step toward online-harassment and we have to see whether other social networking site will also adopt such tools against online-harassment or not.
Kaif is an author and co-editor at Appslova. Intellectually curious tech enthusiast and has been specially covering on How to-Tips-Tricks & Fixes with mobile technology news and app reviews.
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