Instagram has rolled out some new features that aim to prevent online bullying and other unwanted interactions on the social media platform. These features include the ability to control who can tag or mention you in comments, captions and Stories, and the ability to delete comments in bulk.

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When it comes to who can mention and tag you in content, you can choose Everyone, Only People You Follow, or No One. These options can be found in the Privacy section of the Settings screen, accessed via your profile.

To bulk delete comments, follow these steps:

  1. Tap a comment, then tap the dotted icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Manage Comments.
  3. Choose up to 25 comments to delete at once.
  4. Tap Delete, or tap More Options to block or restrict accounts in bulk.

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Instagram says it also has a pinned comments feature in the works that will give users "a way to set the tone for their account and engage with their community by pinning a select number of comments to the top of their comments thread."

More information about Facebook and Instagram's work towards a more positive culture online can be found in the May Community Standards Enforcement Report.

Top Rated Comments

itsmilo Avatar
18 months ago

I think the person is saying he wants to hide the people he follows so other people can’t see. For instance some people might follow accounts that they may not want everyone to know about.
Ah ok yes that makes sense. That’s why I have a 2nd account tbh lol my family doesn’t need to see the insta hoes I follow
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
amartinez1660 Avatar
18 months ago
The best privacy settings is the “delete account and uninstall” app button.
That way no one can follow, bully or know about you.
Want photos? Photo app for that, shareable with family members and alike on a case by case basis.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KJH Avatar
18 months ago

huh? Why should YOU be able to control someone else’s account
I think the person is saying he wants to hide the people he follows so other people can’t see. For instance some people might follow accounts that they may not want everyone to know about.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Oz. Avatar
18 months ago
How about some real privacy options?

I can't make the accounts I follow private (only me)

No individual privacy options for each post...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tallscot Avatar
18 months ago

[IMG width="251px"]https://images.macrumors.com/images-new/macrumorsthreadlogo@3x.png[/IMG] ('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/05/13/instagram-adds-bulk-delete-comments/')

Instagram has rolled out ('https://about.instagram.com/blog/announcements/continuing-our-work-to-fight-online-bullying/') some new features that aim to prevent online bullying and other unwanted interactions on the social media platform. These features include the ability to control who can tag or mention you in comments, captions and Stories, and the ability to delete comments in bulk.



When it comes to who can mention and tag you in content, you can choose Everyone, Only People You Follow, or No One. These options can be found in the Privacy section of the Settings screen, accessed via your profile.

To bulk delete comments, follow these steps:
[LIST=1]
* Tap a comment, then tap the dotted icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
* Select Manage Comments.
* Choose up to 25 comments to delete at once.
* Tap Delete, or tap More Options to block or restrict accounts in bulk.



Instagram says it also has a pinned comments feature ('https://about.instagram.com/blog/announcements/continuing-our-work-to-fight-online-bullying/') in the works that will give users "a way to set the tone for their account and engage with their community by pinning a select number of comments to the top of their comments thread."

More information about Facebook and Instagram's work towards a more positive culture online can be found in the May Community Standards Enforcement Report ('https://about.fb.com/news/2020/05/community-standards-enforcement-report-may-2020/').

Article Link: Instagram Adds New Options for Bulk Deleting Comments and Controlling Who Can Tag and Mention You ('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/05/13/instagram-adds-bulk-delete-comments/')
Too late. I’m off all social media. Couldn’t be happier. I have zero stress about whether or not I’m tagged or what comments were made. :)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cocky jeremy Avatar
18 months ago
Now all of the random idiots will stop tagging my [USER=133723]@cocky[/USER] account. Finally!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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