Instagram is 10 years old today. Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram published a blog on this special occasion highlighting the social network’s milestones and reflecting on the future with new updates.
As United States is celebrating anti-bullying month this October, Instagram announced two new features to prevent internet harassments on its platform. In the next few days, Instagram will be testing a feature that will hide negative comments. Those comments which are similar to previously reported comments will be automatically hidden. Moreover, hate comments against Instagram’s community guidelines will be automatically deleted.
Now Instagram will also include an additional warning system to users trying to post derogatory comments again and again. Instagram explained that this new feature will encourage people to take a step back before commenting anything inappropriate. The feature is already on roll.
The Map feature which was discontinued in the year 2016 is coming back as well. It will be shifting to Story Archive where users will be able to track the location of their Stories. Additionally, other features like Messenger integration, Reels, and Shopping were previewed earlier this year.