After multiple backlashes over cybersecurity issues from public figures and celebrities, Instagram has declared an all-new feature of automatic filter out abusive DMs for users on Wednesday. According to the report of The Verge, this new feature announced by Facebook-owned Instagram will permit users to automatically filter out unwanted DMs and offensive requests including offensive phrases, words, and emojis.
The photo-sharing media updated this new feature to support combat users against all hate phrases on this platform. The organization in February said it would start disabling those users’ accounts who have sent several harassing messages. On an associated note, this company has already launched an automatic filter option to block any offensive comment about a person’s character and outward appearance in 2018.
According to The Verge report, users’ will get an option to turn on or off the message request filter that is named as ‘hidden words’. When this feature will release, all offensive messages will shift to a separate folder.
The messages will be stored in this particular folder and it would be concealed. It enables users to browse different messages without requiring to read those messages what those about. If any person taps into those messages, they can read, delete, or even can report further. A social media giant’s statement opined that it will work on anti-bullying and anti-discrimination organizations.