Instagram has introduced two new tools to block offensive comments and a spam filter in nine languages. The blog post titled “Keeping Instagram a Safe Place for Self-Expression” by CEO Kevin Systrom has outlined this feature.
There are many such situations where users feel discouraging comments stop them from expressing things freely. To prevent this Instagram has come up with blocking certain offensive comments on posts and in live video. To access this feature you need to navigate to “Settings” menu from your profile and tap on “Comments”. Initially the feature is available only in English but soon Instagram will release in other languages too.
The other feature is to reduce spam in comments both from posts and live video. This feature will remove spam written in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. Instagram has powered this feature through machine learning techniques.
By using machine learning, Instagram is now confident to tell it’s users, they are safe to express freely. Follow our blog to get more updates to social media happenings.