Instagram has a new , and it’s not for making your face look like a puppy wearing a flower crown. Yesterday, a comment moderation tool launched to help make Instagram a more welcoming, less toxic, and less spam-filled environment. With the latest update, you no longer have to manually block or report all the troll-ish Instagram comments. (Insert praise-hands emoji here.) With a quick slide of a finger, you can hide inappropriate comments and set specific keywords and phrases to be blocked, too ( see below). Automatically, you won’t have to read that evil anymore. Only the user who posted the harassment has to live with their comment.
To activate the comment tool, go to your profile page and tap the gear icon in the upper right corner. Then, scroll down and tap on the comments bar. Here, you’ll find everything you need to make your Instagram safe from harassment.