Instagram is adding a new feature to automatically block any comments that are clearly spam or harassment.
The new filters will track comments that are obviously spam or vulgar harassment and block and remove them. Users will still be able to delete or report other comments or turn comments off on certain posts.
The filter blocking “toxic” comments will first be unveiled in English, but Instagram says it hopes to expand it to more languages over time.
The second filter blocking obvious spam will be introduced in a number of languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.
The company said in a blog post, “These tools are the next step in our commitment to foster kind, inclusive communities on Instagram.”