After the last Instagram update users are now able to like comments or disable them in any publication. In addition, the social network has allowed deleting users from subscribers without blocking them.
According to Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, innovations help users to express their support and aim to improve the atmosphere in the community. The new feature is the continuation of the new policy of the company: the first change came in September with comments filtering function based on stop words list: comments containing selected words don’t appear in the profile.
Systrom claimed in blog that the section of comments is a place for dialogue in Instagram. The majority of comments are positive, but not all of them are polite and friendly.
The feature of deleting people from subscribers is aimed to ensure safer and more pleasant communication. Now the owners of closed profiles may visit the page of any of the subscribers and press the corresponding button on the menu. The deleted users don’t receive any notification.
The social network has also added the feature to report the publications with suicidal intentions—Instagram hired a special team that will work with such messages day and night.
“We want to remain a platform where people share private moments of their lives. Sometimes, your friends need help or get into difficult situation. You can anonymously report about it—and we will find an organization that will help them”, — wrote Systrom.