Instagram touched a giant 700 million users mark a few days back and it is because the photo-sharing app is absolutely brilliant. It is not only packed with cool features but also takes care of users privacy, security and control over comments received on your uploaded photos or videos. If turning off comments for Instagram posts completely is not a good option for you then it is also possible to block or hide Instagram comments based on specific words or phrases. In case you don’t already know about the comments filtering setting on Instagram then this article will provide all the information you need to know about it.
With Instagram having users from all over the world. If you have a Public profile then it is easy to find your account for people sharing the same interest using hashtags. This causes a lot of comments on your Instagram photo/video and as you might know, not all the comments are good. Some can be abusive or offensive. You can always turn off the comments for specific posts. But that would mean no comments or feedback at all. To avoid that, you can turn on Hide Inappropriate Comments option. This will automatically filter comments on your posts bases on words or phrases you set.
Here’s how you can use this feature.
Block Comments on Instagram Based on Particular Words or Phrases
1. Launch the Instagram app and go to your profile screen by tapping on the profile icon.
2. Under your profile, tap on the cog icon(iOS) and 3 dots(Android) at the top right corner.
3. In Options screen, select Comments under Settings section.
4. Now, toggle Hide Inappropriate Comments switch to On.
5. Next, add the keywords or phrases you want to use for filtering comments.
6. Finally, tap on Done to save the changes.
That’s all there is to it! All the comments containing those words or phrases irrespective of the post will be hidden/blocked automatically. You won’t even get a notification for those comments.
Isn’t this a great feature from Instagram? A life saver actually for many as you don’t have to manage comments manually. Poor, abusive, trolling or offensive can be taken care of automatically using this setting.
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