Instagram announced two new features today, as it is said, are designed to fight online bullying.
In both cases, Facebook -owned service seems to try to find ways to limit bad behavior without directly blocking posts or prohibiting users.
"We can do more to prevent bullying on Instagram and we can do more to empower the goals of bullying to stand up for themselves," wrote Instagram head Adam Mosseri in the message. "Today we are announcing a new feature in both areas. These tools are based on a deep understanding of how people bully each other and how they react to bullying on Instagram, but they are only two steps on a longer path."
The first feature must use artificial intelligence to flag notes that "can be considered offensive". In these cases, users are asked, "Are you sure you want to send this?" and then have the opportunity to "undo" their comment before the entries.
This may seem like a relatively tame answer, especially because users can still continue and post the original comment if they want it, but Mosseri said that in early tests his team found that the question "encourages some people to regret their comments and share something less harmful once you've had a chance to reflect. "
The second addition that Mosseri said that the service will start testing soon , is the ability to "restrict" users looking at your account.  "We have heard from young people in our community that they are reluctant to block, repel or report their bully because it could escalate the situation, especially if they interact with their bullying in real life," wrote Mosseri. 19659002] So by using this new option you can limit another user's interaction with your account without making it clear. If you limit anyone, their comments on your posts will only be visible to them unless you approve a general consumption comment. They also cannot see if you are active on Instagram or if you have read their direct messages.
Mosseri described earlier versions of these features on Facebook's F8 developer conference in April.