Instagram will inspire people to respect others; Adds Hidden Words Feature


Instagram has rolled out updates to hidden words as well as new features to protect users from abuse. According to Instagram, users will now get a new notification that encourages users to pause and think about how they want to respond before replying to an offensive comment.

These prompts are now live for those whose apps are set to English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Chinese or Arabic. In addition, Instagram will also remind people to be respectful in Direct Chat when sending a message request to a creator. This reminder will be rolling out to all users around the world in the coming weeks.

According to the blogpost, “This nudge helps people remember that there’s a real person on the other side of their DM request, and encourages more respectful outreach to people they don’t know. We’ll be back in the coming weeks.” I am rolling out this reminder globally.”

Instagram has rolled out another functionality, now if you block someone, you will have the option to block additional accounts, which may make it difficult for them to connect with you again, the company said in a statement. blog post,

Based on the findings of earlier tests for this new change, the company expects to block four million fewer accounts each week than those accounts will now be blocked automatically.

Since its launch last year, more than one in five people with at least 10,000 followers have turned on the Hidden Words feature.

Hidden Words is an effective tool for automatically removing harmful content from message requests and comments.

According to the company, an average of 40 percent fewer comments can be offensive.

The company is starting a trial to turn on Hidden Words automatically for Creator accounts.

Each user will be able to toggle the settings on or off at any time and create a customized list with additional words, phrases, and emoji that they want to hide.

-With inputs from IANS

Instagram posts to inspire people to respect others; The Ads Hidden Words feature first appeared on BGR India.

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