SAN FRANCISCO: Social networking app Instagram has released a new feature that allows users to pin a few comments on the top of a post.
The pinned comments feature is currently limited to 3 comments only, which means users can only pin up to 3 comments to the top of the post. The new feature is part of Instagrams’s effort to lead the industry in fighting online bullying.
“First, we are launching a new feature to help people manage multiple unwanted interactions at once. We know it can feel overwhelming to manage a rush of negative comments, so we have been testing the ability to delete comments in bulk, as well as block or restrict multiple accounts that post negative comments,” wrote Instagram on its website.
The new feature is an effort to encourage positive interactions on Instagram’s posts. “We have introduced ‘pinned comments’ option to people a way to set the tone for their account and engage with their community by pinning a select number of comments to the top of their comments thread.