Instagram has been on a roll introducing a new feature almost every week. The latest feature to come out is the Instagram keyword moderation tool.
This much needed tool will help Instagram users maintain the comment section on their posts. The team must’ve created the Instagram keyword moderation tool after big celebrities either deactivated their accounts or opted to disable comments.
How To Use The Instagram Keyword Moderation Tool
- Go to your Profile tab.
- Tap the Settings gear icon in the top right corner.
- Find and tap “Comments.”
- Toggle “Hide Inappropriate Comments” to automatically hide keywords that are “often reported as inappropriate.”
- Or, add your own custom keywords in the text box, separating each with a comma.
- Tap “Done” to save your changes.
This feature was limited to high-profile users, like businesses and various brands, but Instagram said that today marks its wide rollout to every user.
This is what the Instagram CEO had to say in the Instagram keyword moderation tool announcement:
When Mike and I first created Instagram, we wanted it to be a welcoming community where people could share their lives. Images have the ability to inspire and bring out the best in us, whether they are funny, sad or beautiful. Over the past five years, I’ve watched in wonder as this community has grown to 500 million, with stories from every corner of the world. With this growth, we want to work diligently to maintain what has kept Instagram positive and safe, especially in the comments on your photos and videos.
The beauty of the Instagram community is the diversity of its members. All different types of people — from diverse backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and more — call Instagram home, but sometimes the comments on their posts can be unkind. To empower each individual, we need to promote a culture where everyone feels safe to be themselves without criticism or harassment. It’s not only my personal wish to do this, I believe it’s also our responsibility as a company. So, today, we’re taking the next step to ensure Instagram remains a positive place to express yourself.
We know tools aren’t the only solution for this complex problem, but together, we can work towards keeping Instagram a safe place for self-expression. My commitment to you is that we will keep building features that safeguard the community and maintain what makes Instagram a positive and creative place for everyone.
CEO & Co-founder, Instagram