While Instagram and other social media platform are all about building communities, connecting people and encouraging discussions ─ however sometimes these discussions and comments get very weird.

In order to deal with the complicated ethics of online comments, Instagram will now give users the ability to control and filter comments.

While Instagram already has its comments moderation policies in place that keeps the spammers away from your pictures, however with this new feature you can keep the trolls away as well.

When can you get it?

Instagram has already made this new feature live for Business pages and will begin the roll out for users very soon, starting with high profile accounts.


Users get the ability to turn off comments or block comments with words or phrases deemed offensive.

By putting these controls in the hands of users, Instagram has decided to let individual people and businesses make the decision about where to draw the line about what’s acceptable for them.