Instagram rolls out 'pinned comments' feature
After testing new pinned comment feature for a few months, Facebook has finally started rolling out the feature to the latest version of the Instagram app.
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’re 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’ve 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.
"In addition to removing negative comments, we want to give people an easy way to amplify and encourage positive interactions,' said Instagram. And thus we have Pinned Comments. This feature gives 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.
Instagram has been constantly trying to improve interactions on its platform and deter harassment, abuse, and misinformation.