Instagram Brings New Features to Combat Bullying, Instagram Lite App Removed


Instagram has announced a new feature today in its aim to combat bullies on the platform. The photo-sharing platform is now allowing users to delete negative comments in bulk to have a positive atmosphere on their accounts. In addition to these, Instagram is also giving powers to the users to block or restricts multiple accounts that are trolling them.

In a blog post, Instagram said that with an aim to drive positivity on user accounts, it is allowing users, who can find it “overwhelming to manage a rush of negative comments”, to delete up to 25 troll comments at once. 

On Android, users will have to tap and hold on a comment, then tap on the dotted icon and select Block or Restrict. On iOS, users can tap on a comment and then the dotted icon in the top right corner. They will have a Manage Comments options from which they can choose the comments that they want to delete. In addition to that, they can tap on More Options to block or restrict accounts in bulk.

Apart from announcing this new feature, Instagram also laid its plans to start testing a new feature called Pinned Comments using which, users will be able to pin comments to the top of the comments thread. Besides, it is also enabling its users to choose who can tag or mention them on Instagram. They can choose from options including everyone, only people you follow or no one.

Well, in addition to launching new features on Instagram, the photo-sharing platform has shutdowns its Lite app. Instagram Lite app was focused on those people who have less storage on their phone and has unstable Internet connectivity. 

The app says “Instagram Lite is No Longer Supported” and redirects to the Instagram app. “We are rolling back the test of the Instagram Lite app. You can start using the latest version of Instagram instead to connect with the people and things you love,” TechCrunch quoted a Facebook spokesperson as saying. The report notes that the move comes in advance of a re-launch of Instagram Lite, after revamping it.

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