Instagram announces anti-abuse features: All you need to know

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Instagram has announced a set of new features to help protect people from abuse on the app. The company has added the ability to limit comments and DM requests during spikes of increased attention. Instagram will also now issue stronger warnings when people try to post potentially offensive comments. The app has also added a new Hidden Words feature. Read on to know more about the new Instagram features.

Users will now see a “Limits” feature, which will automatically hide comments and DM requests from people who don’t follow you, or who only recently followed you. The feature is available to everyone on Instagram. To enable it, just go to your privacy settings.

The app already offers a feature called Hidden Words, which allows you to automatically filter offensive words, phrases and emojis into a Hidden folder, that you never have to open if you don’t want to. It also filters DM requests that could be spammy or low-quality….

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