Instagram Receives Comment Thread Update to Enhance Conversations


Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram has largely trumped its competition in terms of the number of users on the platform and now they’re introducing comment threads which will make conversations easier to follow for the users.

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This update comes at the same time its parent company has introduced several changes to the news feed, including a revamped comment section which makes it easier for users to differentiate between direct replies to a comment from standalone ones.

The Instagram comment section will now feel more similar to Facebook’s. Now whenever a user replies to a comment, the response will be grouped right underneath the parent comment in a thread.

“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,” the company stated.

The update will be rolled out in the following weeks for both the iOS and Android devices globally.

Instagram gets updated with comment thread feature

In addition to this update, earlier this year in June Facebook-owned Instagram is also making sure that they’re a ‘safe place for self-expression’ and are harnessing the power of machine learning to do just that.

Instagram is now integrating machine learning software with their platform to get rid of offensive comments and reduce spam too, in a total of nine languages worldwide so far.

This announcement comes in addition to Facebook’s announcement to tackle terrorism-related and extremist content on the social media network as well as Instagram and WhatsApp.

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