Instagram already has different options that allow users to protect themselves from harassment and abusive comments.
It allows blocking specific users, hiding offensive comments, and using a manual filter to hide content that includes specific words or phrases. And a dynamic may soon be added.
Instagram may add a new option to automatically moderate comments on our posts, as mentioned by Alessandro Paluzzi from his Twitter account.
#Instagram is working on a new option to filter comments: Hide more comments 👀
ℹ️ When active, comments containing frequently reported words will be automatically hidden.
ℹ️ This option seems to be available to everyone in the latest alpha for Android. It's a mistake, probably. pic.twitter.com/TilARqyvyW
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) March 31, 2021
Analyzing the new features of Instagram in one of its beta versions, he found that a new option is added that allows applying another automatic filter for comments. A filter that seems to be powered by artificial intelligence and that hides comments containing words that have been reported in previous cases.
A dynamic that would be applied in the comments of posts, live videos, stories, and Reels. While it is not yet known if this is a test that could see the light in any of the future versions of Instagram, it could become an excellent complement to eradicate abusive comments on the platform. So Instagram would not only take into account the automatic filter used by each user but would use the reports of all users.
Of course, this would be an option that each user would have to activate from their account settings. People who wants to moderate the comments in their posts manually can do it, so that Instagram does not filter important content from the audience by mistake.
We will have to wait to see if Instagram decides to implement this dynamic or if it remains on the way as one of the many tests it performs on the platform. In the meantime, you use the options found in Settings >> Privacy >> Comments. In this section, you will find controls and filters to moderate comments on your posts.