Instagram announces feature to protect account from 'unwanted interactions'
Instagram is attempting to crack down on bullying with a new way to stop people from commenting publicly on users' photos without having to block them, Instagram said in a statement. The app will let users "restrict" people's comments with a mute-style feature, and use AI to flag offensive comments before they're posted, Instagram head Adam Mosseri says. "We wanted to create a feature that allows people to control their Instagram experience, without notifying someone who may be targeting them. Soon, we will begin testing a new way to protect your account from unwanted interactions called Restrict. Once you Restrict someone, comments on your posts from that person will only be visible to that person. You can choose to make a restricted person's comments visible to others by approving their comments. Restricted people won't be able to see when you're active on Instagram or when you've read their direct messages." Reference Link