If your account type is Instagram Generally, you may have received offensive comments including inappropriate speech or random speech written with a bot. Yes, Instagram is a leading social platform with billions of accounts, so it’s obvious that you receive comments like this. As with FacebookInstagram Network allows you to filter and block offensive comments containing certain words you specify.
Well, without further ado, let’s find out the steps to block offensive comments on your posts.
Block offensive comments on the Instagram app
- Open the Instagram app on your Android phone or iPhone, then go to your Profile section.
- Click on the three-bar option in the upper right corner, then in the side menu that appears, select the “Settings” option then under Settings, click on “Privacy”.
- In the Interactions section, click on the Comments option.
When enabled Hide Offensive Comments Instagram itself detects inappropriate comments and automatically blocks them before they reach you, based on an Ai-compatible network tool. The ban is not limited to comments on posts only, it also blocks unwanted comments in your direct broadcast and replies to the story.
This may not be effective, as there may be other offensive comments in your local language that Instagram doesn’t detect, or there are some loopholes that insulters turn to. But since the network behind machine learning is built around user-defined abusive comments, it’s sure to improve over time. Additionally, Instagram includes the ability to manually filter offensive comments by typing in the words and phrases yourself to automatically block them, meaning that when someone puts a phrase in the comment that includes one of the banned words, that comment will be automatically blocked.
Activate the manual filter option “Manual Filter” to show the desired field for placing offensive words and phrases. Remember to separate the sentences with a comma, as shown in the image below.
Block offensive comments on Instagram
We have completed the process of blocking abusive comments on the Instagram app. In addition, you can also complete the process on the Instagram website. Simply log in to the site, then log in to your account. Click on your profile icon in the upper right corner, then in the small menu that appears, select “Settings” then, under the side options, click on the section Privacy and Security “Privacy and Security”، then press the option to change the settings of comments “Edit Comment Settings”.
An interface will appear for you that includes a box to filter spam comments. As with the Instagram app, enter the offensive phrases and words that you want to block in the comments, that is, each comment containing this word never appeared in the comment of your posts. Separate them with a comma. Once you have finished entering the offending phrases, click the Submit button.
Any comments on your posts that contain any of the words and phrases you have entered will be banned. In case there is an offensive comment that has been written in a different way in order to get around the ban, you can simply report it to block it, by holding your hand down on it until the options appear at the top, then click on the icon that includes the exclamation mark at the top, then in the menu that appears, select the option to report this comment “Report this comment”. Alternatively, you can Restrict this user in order to hide all his comments about you.
This feature will reduce the offensive comments that come to you from malicious people, in case a certain person comments on you with inappropriate words continuously and permanently, you can consider banning him to cut the link between you and him on the network, or if he posts messages that annoy you