Instagram is testing a new feature to let users can limit unwanted comments and messages they receive from groups of users to fight abuse and harassment on the platform.
The feature called ‘Limits’ is in its initial testing stage and is available only to some users. This feature was rolled out to fight abuse and harassment on the social media platform.
In a statement to SocialMediaToday, Instagram said that the Limits feature is currently in testing. “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,” the company said.
The feature is currently available for access to select users through Settings > Privacy > Limits.
Instagram has a NEW ‘Limits’ feature to help you manage harassment from groups of people
- Instagram will recommend groups of accounts you may want to limit comments and messages from
- Limited comments and messages will be hidden unless you approve them
— Matt Navarra 🏴 (@MattNavarra) July 8, 2021
The feature will allow users to limit unwanted comments for a certain period of time and Instagram will allow users to switch off the limit after that period of time.
The social media platform will also recommend groups of accounts that you may want to limit comments and messages from based on your interactions and other data. You can choose who to limit from your follower list and non-followers.
Instagram says that it will recommend groups of accounts that you may want to limit comments and messages from.
Users can get the option to select whether they want to limit accounts that are not a part of your followers or are your recent followers.
If you have preferred who you want to limit, the platform will hide comments and messages from all those groups of accounts unless you approve them.
The new feature extension of the Instagram feature allows users to mute and restrict abusively and harassing comments.
The company wants to provide more ways to manage intense instances of harassment or abuse and test a new tool that allows people to hide comments and DMs from recent followers and people they don’t follow for a certain period of time.