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Protecting Our Community from Bullying Comments

Starting today, Instagram will filter bullying comments intended to harass or upset people in the Instagram community. To be clear: we don’t tolerate bullying on Instagram. Our Community Guidelines have always prohibited bullying on our platform, and I’m proud to announce this next step in our ongoing commitment to keeping Instagram an inclusive, supportive place…

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Protecting Wildlife and Nature from Exploitation

Starting today, when a person searches for a hashtag associated with harmful behavior to animals or the environment, they will see a content advisory screen. Animal abuse and the sale of endangered animals or their parts are not allowed on Instagram. The protection and safety of the natural world are important to us and our…

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Introducing Instagram in Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi

Starting today, you can use Instagram in Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi for the very first time. It’s easy to change your language setting. Go to the settings tab on your profile and tap “Languages” to choose Arabic, Hebrew or Farsi. Your app will update to read from right to left. With this update, we hope…

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Meet the Artists Behind the #KindComments Murals

Throughout the new few months, we’re continuing our global initiative to turn walls in cities around the world into colorful beacons inspiring #KindComments. All the murals are created by artists from our global community. Visit a wall and take a photo or video in front of the wall to share a #kindcomment and make someone’s…

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Strengthening Our Commitment to Safety and Kindness for 800 Million

Today, we’re announcing new tools and programs to keep Instagram a safe and positive place for self-expression. Since the beginning, we’ve tried to make Instagram a welcoming place for everyone. Our community has grown to 800 million, with 500 million using it every day. It’s more important than ever to strengthen our commitment to safety…

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Keep the conversation going with comment threads

Today we’re making conversations about Instagram posts even easier by adding comment threads. Comment threads help you keep track of conversations and make it easy to respond to a specific thread. This update will make your feed an even better place to share interests, get inspired and connect with others. Now, when you hit reply…

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Keeping Instagram a Safe Place for Self-Expression

Today, we’re introducing two new tools to help keep Instagram a safe place for self-expression — a filter to block certain offensive comments and a spam filter in nine languages. These tools are the next step in our commitment to foster kind, inclusive communities on Instagram. Blocking Offensive Comments Many of you have told us…

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Tips for Staying Safe on Instagram

Over the last year, Instagram has released a number of tools and resources to ensure that we remain a safe and welcoming community. From advanced account security to comment tools, we’ve rounded up the top tips and tricks, both on and off Instagram, to keep your account and your community safe. 1: Use two-factor authentication…

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Celebrating Pride 2017 on Instagram

In celebration of Pride 2017, we’re introducing a set of new creative tools for Instagram Stories including pride stickers and a rainbow brush. Pride Stickers and Rainbow Brush Throughout pride month, turn any photo or video into a visual celebration and show of solidarity by using pride stickers in your stories or in the photos…

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Find Your Support Community on Instagram

In May, people come together to highlight the importance of talking about mental health and encourage others to seek support and treatment. Mental illness can affect anyone, and according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in the United States alone half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14. Every day…

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