Instagram rolls out a heap of new features to make the service as safe as possible

Instagram rolls out a heap of new features to make the service as safe as possible
Instagram is one of the largest social networking sites for sharing photos and videos of what you're up to with your life. It's been around for a number of years, but despite its age, there are still some features that the photo-sharing service continues to lack. Instagram made an announcement today that they're releasing a heap of new features for their app, and all of the new features are aimed at giving you more control over who sees your content and how they can interact with it.

The new features heading to Instagram include the ability to turn off commenting for specific posts that you publish, an option to remove followers if you have a private account, and the introduction of comment liking. All of these new additions are being added as a way of making Instagram safer for everyone to use, and according to the company, these will "help people feel safe expressing themselves on Instagram and improve the comments experience."

Along with this, Instagram also announced a new option for reporting self-harm/injury. If you see someone posting images of videos of them injuring themselves, you'll now have the ability to anonymously report it to Instagram so that the person you're reporting can then be connected with a professional to talk to about what they're going through. Kevin Systrom, Instagram's CEO and Co-Founder, says that "We have teams working 24 hours a day, sever days a week, around the world to review these reports." 

In the blog post that was published on Instagram's site, it's said that these features are just the start of similar ones to come. It looks like the company is taking some rather serious steps to make their social network as safe, friendly, and comfortable for everyone to use, and while these updates may not be all that exciting, they certainly are important ones.



1. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Nice features.....

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

"help people feel safe" ROFLMAO

3. TerryTerius unregistered

People enjoy safety. Basic reason that a lot of people buy guns, and choose to not go to certain areas. I don't get why people find the idea of wanting to feel safe online as well so absurd.

4. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

Still not giving us the option to get notifications when somebody unfollows us..

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