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Instagram Introduces Feature To Filter Out Abusive Messages And Comments

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

03:41 21 Apr 2021


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Instagram users will be able to filter out abusive messages and comments, as part of a new update being rolled out over the coming weeks.

It follows a social media blackout by a number of sporting stars and Premier League footballers who are protesting against platforms that allow racist and sexist abuse.

A new Instagram tool, called “Hidden Words”, hopes to tackle the issue of trolling on the platform.

The update will allow users to build a list of offensive terms, or use a pre-made list created by the app.

Then, if someone receives a comment or message including those words, phrases or emojis it will be “filtered out” and kept in a separate folder.

Included in the Instagram update is tool that will prevent someone you’ve previously blocked from contacting you again through a new account.

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