Instagram is Testing New Comment' Limits' To Help Reduce the Impact of Targeted Abuse by Groups

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A new article on Social Media Today reports that Instagram is rolling out a new option to combat on-platform abuse, this time focused on limiting actions from groups of users, as opposed to muting or restricting individual profiles.

Some Instagram users are now seeing a new 'Limits' option within their Privacy settings, which enables you to temporarily limit unwanted comments and messages from selected groups. Instagram says that it will recommend groups of accounts that you may want to limit based on detected activity, which will then enable users to hide interactions from these users unless they manually choose to see them.

Users can specifically choose to limit interactions from accounts that don't follow them, or new followers, which could help to reduce the impact of those looking to join a pile-on, as a result of users being 'cancelled' or similar. If users make a comment which they know will spark a response, the sudden amplification of attention can be a lot to take, so shutting down, or limiting those mentions, can provide welcome relief, enabling users to lessen anxiety and stress.

The author reached out to Instagram for more info on the update, and the platform provided the following statement:

"We want to give people more ways to manage intense instances of harassment or abuse. We're testing a new tool that lets people hide comments and DMs from recent followers or people they don't follow for a certain period of time."
So, as things stand, this is still in the testing phase. If your account becomes a part of the test pool, you'll see the option in your privacy settings in the app.
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  • Profile picture of the author N1coleW
    Wow, I thought Insta already had this settings, it's really useful thing to save yourself from haters

    Anybody knows when it will be updated with this feature?
    Looking forward for the update
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  • Profile picture of the author iDigMark
    While this won't eliminate the issue, I believe it will at least, reduce it to a considerable extent. Let's see how this works out.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesMill
    I wish this would have already come out by now based on the prevalence of online bullying. but at least now is better than never.
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