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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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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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#KindComments

For Transgender Day of Visibility, we partnered with GLAAD and Jacob Tobia to capture some of the brave stories of people on Instagram and the impact that a compassionate and supportive comment can make.

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Fostering a Safer, Kinder Community

Last September, we made a commitment to the community to keep Instagram a safe place for everyone and built tools to safeguard self-expression on our platform. This year we will continue to act on that commitment and also focus on fostering kindness. The first step is to celebrate the kindness our community is already known…

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Keeping Instagram Safe: More Tools and Control

Since the beginning of Instagram, we have focused on making it a welcoming place for everyone. In September, I shared our commitment to keeping Instagram a positive place for self-expression. I’d like to tell you about a few more tools we’re launching to keep people safe. Comment Control Features Comments are where the majority of…

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Keeping Comments Safe on Instagram

When Mike and I first created Instagram, we wanted it to be a welcoming community where people could share their lives. Images have the ability to inspire and bring out the best in us, whether they are funny, sad or beautiful. Over the past five years, I’ve watched in wonder as this community has grown…

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