Facebook announces three new features to protect users on Instagram


Facebook announces three new

Facebook announces three new features to protect users on Instagram

Facebook announced on its official blog that it is working to protect Instagram users from abuse by adding new features related to three areas: allowing people to limit comments and direct message requests during periods of high interest, and giving stronger warnings when people try to post potentially offensive comments. Then finally, the global launch of the "Hidden Words" feature that allows people to filter out abusive private message requests.


Regarding the first axis, Facebook said: "To help protect people when they encounter or expect a rush of abusive comments and messages, we offer Limits: an easy-to-turn feature, which will automatically leave comments and direct message requests from people who do not follow you, or who do not follow you. Follow you only recently. "Our research shows that a lot of negativity towards public figures comes from people who don't actually follow them, or who only follow them recently, and who are piling up at the moment. We saw this after the last Euro 2020 final, which led to a huge and unacceptable rise." in racist abuse towards gamers. Creators also tell us that they don't want to turn off comments and messaging completely, they still want to listen to their community and build those relationships. Limits allows you to listen to your long-time followers, while restricting communication from only people who might come to your account to target you

Facebook announced that the new feature will be available to everyone on Instagram globally starting today, where the user can go to his privacy settings to turn it on or off whenever he wants.

Regarding giving out warnings, Facebook said: "We already display a warning when someone tries to post a potentially offensive comment. And if they try to post potentially abusive comments multiple times, we display a stronger warning - reminding them of our Community Guidelines and warning them that we may remove their comment. Or hide it if they keep doing that. Now, instead of waiting for the second or third comment, we'll show this stronger message the first time."

And Facebook finally pointed to its new feature on Instagram, where it said: “To help protect people from abuse in their message requests, we recently announced Hidden Words, which allows you to automatically filter offending words, phrases and emojis in a hidden folder, you don't have to open it. Never if you don't want to. It also filters out potentially spam or low-quality private message requests. We launched this feature in a few countries earlier this year, and it will be available to everyone globally by the end of this month. We will continue to encourage accounts with large followers to use them, with messages both in their inbox and on the front of their Stories inbox."

We have expanded the list of potentially offensive words, hashtags, and emojis that we automatically filter out of comments, and will continue to update them frequently. We recently added a new subscription option to Hide More Comments that may be harmful, even if they don't violate our rules. "