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Instagram is continuing to fight against bullying on its platform, this time by making it easier to control negativity with the help of a few new features.
You’ll now be able to delete negative comments in bulk, as well as block or restrict multiple accounts.
Of course, this is more useful for those with larger followings who tend to get thousands of comments on just one post. Rather than having to sit there and delete each comment individually, they can now take care of all of them with a few taps.
Those with iOS can enable the feature by tapping on a comment and then the dotted icon located in the top right corner. From there, select the Manage Comments option and choose up to 25 comments to delete simultaneously. You can block accounts in bulk by tapping on More Options.
On Android, you can block or restrict accounts by holding down on a comment, tapping the dotted icon, and then selecting Block or Restrict.
In another attempt to curb bullying, the company is also rolling out controls to manage who tags or mentions you on Instagram.
In your Settings, you can choose to give permission to mention or tag you in a comment, caption, or on a Story to everyone, only people you follow, or no one at all.
To highlight positivity, Instagram will soon be testing Pinned Comments, in which users will be able to select a specific number of their favorite comments and pin them to the top of their comments thread.
Seeing as how everyone is clutching their phones tightly during this pandemic, there’s really no better time to start emphasizing the importance of positivity on social media by rolling out some features to help enforce it.