Instagram can be a great way to share what’s happening in your life as you can upload pictures and videos for your friends, family, and many more, depending upon your lifestyle. But sometimes, you can find yourself in the receiving end of negative and harsh comments.
The company’s also now giving people more control over who can tag or mention them in a post. People can select whether they want everyone, only people they follow, or no one to be able to tag or mention them in a comment, caption, or story. This tool is available from the privacy settings page. Additionally, it’s testing the ability to pin comments to the top of a post. People can pin multiple comments, similarly to how YouTube allows comments to be pinned to the top of the comments section below videos. This allows creators to highlight positive conversations.
Instagram Latest Features to Combat Bullying
The app is now offering a new way to protect against online bullying by letting you delete comments (up to 25 comments) on your posts in bulk. Instagram is also adding means to pin selective comments at the top of your post and you can also manage who will be able to tag or mention you on Instagram.
All of these features are likely most useful for people with large followings who might be targeted for abuse from random users, but the company says the tools are also designed to “fight against online bullying,” which could affect anyone, not just influencers with major reach. The company also today shared data about its content removal efforts on both Facebook and Instagram. It says it took action against 1.5 million pieces of Instagram content in both the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020 because of bullying and harassment violations. Most of the content was reported by users, not proactively discovered by Facebook.
How to Delete Comments in Bulk (Instagram)
Step 1: Update the Instagram app to the newest version from Google Play Store on your Android device. Once updated, open the application.
Step 2: Start over to the post you need to delete comments from and click on the ‘View all comments’ option below your post.
Step 3: Press and hold on a comment and select other comments you need to make deleted.
Note: You can just select and delete up to 25 comments on Instagram at a given time.
Step 4: Once all the comments are picked, you can tap on the trash symbol on the top right to delete the chosen comments in bulk.