Instagram to let users moderate comments on their own accounts

Instagram to let users moderate comments on their own accounts
Unhappy with the comments that your Instagram posts are receiving? Soon, Instagram will allow you to moderate the comments yourself. And if you so desire, you can simply remove the ability for others to leave a comment altogether. The picture and video sharing site points out that different words and phrases mean different things to different people, so it should be up to the account holder to do the editing.

While Instagram has yet to roll out this new feature to the average Joe and Jane, the social media site is giving celebrities and high-volume subscribers the opportunity to test this before the general public. Eventually, all subscribers will be given this editing tool over the next few months. Users will also be able to decide whether to accept comments on a post-by-post basis.


With over 500 million monthly users, Instagram has been hearing about subscribers facing insults and getting harassed by other users in the comments section of a post. By putting the power to moderate the comments into the hands of its users, Instagram doesn't have to get involved or take a stance on a particular comment.

source: WashingtonPost

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9 Comments

1. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

I'm first.....

2. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

You hear that trolls. Pretty soon you'll be silenced across all social media. Long time coming.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Aw, snake day on Taylor Swift's account was fun tho...

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

So now people can LIKE what they want to hear and DELETE what they don't...? FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, anyone? Isn't it funny that the most of us consider it sort of our right to humiliate people based on race, religion, culture and even interests... And when someone raises an eyebrow and counters abusively and\or aggressively, we retreat and hide behind the so called FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION...? On the other hand, people get all berserk when someone makes an statement that goes against them...? FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION... I wonder if its a real deal or just a myth...? It's like a door that opens both ways and yet most expect it to open just the other way...? Like it or not, but humanity is still in its 'primitive' stage... Yes, more technology and better life style, but inside, we are the same old human who loves to bully, humiliate and push people to the edge... ...

5. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Its my account. I should be able to display what I want on it. Including the comments.

7. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Very wise post +1.

6. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Exactly. Just like if you're talking nonsense to my face, I can tell you to F---- off, and walk away. You have freedom to express whatever you want, and I have freedom to tune your ass out.

8. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

So you can delete if someone left a bad remark, for others to see, or not to see,?

9. sunnyfpy

Posts: 277; Member since: May 12, 2013

Commense, freedom to reject your good comments? and accept your bad one's?

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