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Block offensive comments with this new tool

Block offensive comments with this new tool

Social media sites are more popular than ever. It's estimated that by the year 2018 there will be 2.67 billion people on social networks worldwide. Over 68 percent of people with internet access were active on social media in 2016.

One downside of using social media sites is having to deal with internet trolls. They are people who post inflammatory comments looking to upset people or start arguments. The good news is there is a new tool that will help you kick those trolls to the curb.

Instagram has a new feature that will allow you to keep trolls from posting obnoxious comments on your pictures. The "keyword moderation tool" will automatically block comments containing specific words. You can use the default list of words provided by Instagram, or create your own list of words that you find offensive.

You won't be able to see comments posted on your photos that contain words on the list after you enable the feature. Only the person who wrote the offensive comments will see them. They will be invisible to everyone else.

Next page: Learn how to enable the keyword moderation tool
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