Aug 13, 2021 BY SHUBHAM MANE
Instagram has launched a new feature to prevent the spread of abuse and hate on the social media platform. The feature added is called Limits and it stops direct messages and comments from the user end that either had recently followed an account on the platform or does not follow which has the Limits feature enabled.
Initializing this amazing new feature, the company took an example of a recent event that is of racist abuse spread across the platform following the men’s final in Euro 2020 Football, and how the new feature can prevent such agony. Keep reading to know more.
The feature will be very beneficial for the users who have a lot of on the platform and do not wish to disable their comments section or DM. In a brief, the Limits feature will authorize users to hide such abusive messages on Instagram.
The social media platform has foregrounded an example of the 2020 men's Euro 2020 Football final, where England lose. After that loss, team members had to face racist comments on their social accounts like Instagram, after that incident, some of the social media accounts were banned for like 10 years. Such a rush of abusive or unwanted messages these new feature limits are designed to curb.
While launching the new 'Limits' feature this is what Instagram said
In an official blog that is posted on 10th August 2021, Instagram says that “Our research conveys that a lot of negativity comes from people who have only recently followed them who don’t actually follow them or and who simply pile on at the moment."
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