Instagram is taking a stance against bullying with the launch of a new feature that will notify users when a comment they write could be considered offensive before they post it!
The company announced that they will also be testing out a new feature called Restrict that will allow users to hide comments from specific users without telling those people they've been muted.
The head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said they would rather keep their users safe from online bullying even it means there will be a decreased usage of the app.
He posted about the new features on Instagram with the caption:
“We know bullying is a challenge many face, particularly young people. We are committed to leading the industry in the fight against online bullying, and we are rethinking the whole experience of Instagram to meet that commitment. We can do more to prevent bullying from happening on Instagram, and we can do more to empower the targets of bullying to stand up for themselves. Today we’re announcing one new feature in both areas.
Instagram is making the environment a safe space and wants to tackle cyber bullying.