Cyber-bullying is not new, but with the explosion of social networking, it has unfortunately become more prevalent. Platforms are taking action, and they are steadily improving. This is the case today on Instagram.
Cyber-bullying has been around for a long time, but as people become more connected, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. And many players in this segment are already taking action. Today, Instagram just announced several new tools for its platform. Tools that will help users combat cyberbullying.
Instagram is rolling out new features
One of its new tools is the ability now to delete comments in batches. Until now, you had to delete comments one after the other. This can be extremely tedious if you have many followers and hundreds or even thousands of comments to delete. It is also possible, in the same spirit, to block several accounts in a single action. Again, this is a new feature that should be very appreciated.
To fight against cyberbullying and encourage good practices
To encourage staying positive on its platform, Instagram will also introduce a new tool allowing the author to pin a comment. This one will become the first one visible to everyone. In other words, if you have received a particularly nice or useful comment, you will be able to pin it so that it is visible to as many people as possible. Finally, Instagram has decided to simplify who can tag or mention in posts. Tags and other mentions are sometimes overused, especially in the case of cyberbullying. With this new update, users can choose who can tag them. These changes should have already been deployed. To be tested!