Instagram Will Soon Let You Turn off Comments, Kick Out Followers from Private Accounts

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Dec 6, 2016
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Instagram has announced a new change where users will have more control over the content they post and how they use the social network.

Turn off Comments, Kick Out Followers From Private Accounts & Report Self-Injury Posts

Instagram has always been a straightforward social network for sharing photos and videos with followers. You post a snap, people like it, or even comment on it if they so wish. But today, Instagram wants to change a few things on how things work. For starters, it wants to put the control of comments in the original poster’s hands. This means you have the complete option to publish something with the comments turned completely off. No one will be able to interact with the post using text. This feature will be available to everyone in the coming weeks, according to Instagram, in its official blog post.

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If you have a private account, you’ll be pleased to learn about the new feature the social network has announced. You’ll soon be able to kick out followers if you so desire. Previously you had to block the user altogether in order to get things done. The user you remove from your followers list will not be notified about anything at all, keeping things absolutely wonderful for everyone.

Last but not the least, Instagram will allow users to anonymously report posts that have material outlining plans for a user to injure themselves. Once the post is reported, the social network will refer to a friend or an organization that can provide help to the affected user. The company reviews such posts round the clock, so you do not have to worry about time at all.

All of these changes will be rolling out to users very soon, so be on a lookout for that update to arrive on your smartphone.

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Wrap Up

While the new features might not sound that awesome compared to what the social network announced a while back, but still, it’s a lot for those who make do with the service on a daily basis. Let’s just hope the refinements will keep on pouring in as we move forward.

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