Instagram has just announced more updates to the app, and this time it has nothing to do with any live stories or videos. Starting today, Instagram is rolling out three major new updates regarding comments, privacy, and security.
Instagram is ultimately remove a book page from Facebook and give you a way to recognize amazing comments, without having to write a reply comment with an @ mention of the person you are completing. Instead, you will be able to show your love for any comments (on your own posts or those of other users) by tapping a heart icon next to it.
And then there is the other end of the spectrum. In September, the app released an update that lets you hide comments you probably wouldn’t like based on specific keywords. And soon, you’ll be able to block all comments – something that, until now, was only available to a few select accounts. After the launch of this feature in a few weeks, you can decide, post by post, to disable comments by going to “Advanced settings” and selecting “Disable comments” before posting. If you change your mind, all you have to do is reactivate the comments via the “…” menu.
Today’s update also gives you more control over who follows you, if you have a private account. While users with private accounts still had the power to approve every new follower, until now there was no easy way to go the other way. But now anyone with a private account can delete subscribers via the “…” menu next to each person’s name, making it manner easier to get rid of those people who always leave boring comments, or just reduce your number of people you really know and trust.
File these updates under: Yes, please.
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