Instagram is one of the most popular and widely used applications. The photo-video sharing application is slowly involving it in different other areas, including a marketplace for creators. However, the Facebook-owned company has introduced some new tools and Instagram features in order to protect the user’s online experience.
Lists of New Instagram Features
Instagram has come with several exciting features along with safety and privacy tools. Some of them are discussed below.
This feature allows users to block someone on Instagram. Users will have the option to both block their accounts and/or preemptively block new accounts that person may create. Doing so will make it difficult for users whom you have already blocked from contacting you again through a new account.
Here, people have the ability to hide comments and DMs from un-following accounts or the accounts that only followed the user recently. It means someone experiencing intense harassment or an episode of mass can protect themselves with just a few taps. People get the option to decide whom to limit and for how long.
Hide Public Likes
Now, users can hide theirs like counts on all posts in your feed. They will also get the option to hide like counts on your own posts so that others cannot see how many likes you have received for your posts. It helps you focus on the videos and photos and videos being shared, instead of how many like does the post/video gets.
Hidden words to filter abusive messages
– DMs are private conversations. Isn’t it? Thus, Insta has introduced a tool that when it is turned on, automatically filters DM requests containing offensive words, emojis, and phrases so you never have to see them. However, this featured tool mainly focuses on DM requests as it is a place where people generally receive abusive messages. Additionally, you can also turn comments as well as DM request filters on and off.
‘Security Checkup’ for your account
Instagram has added a new feature in order to assist people to keep their Instagram accounts secure. ‘Security Checkup’ usually guides people in securing hacked accounts. It includes reviewing profile information, checking login activity, confirming the accounts that share login information, and updating account recovery contact information.