Block abusive Instgram DMs | The Social Update ep. 40


Instagram announced a new tool that will allow users to automatically filter out direct message requests containing offensive words, phrases, and emojis. The tool is targeted at celebrities and public figures who receive a large number of unwanted, harmful DMs.

When it’s on, offensive messages will be pushed to a separate folder. DMs in this folder are concealed, allowing users to browse messages without needing to read what they say. If a user taps into a message, they can read, delete, or report it.

Ads are coming to Reels which is no surprise I personally think this will be a game changer for businesses, as everyone is creating, watching and sharing more and more Reels, is it too early? Probably but Instagram/ Facebook is a business.

There’s a few stickers that they’re working on to, super mentions, link sticker and private stories, there isn’t much information about either of these features so we’ll have to wait, let me know what you think they do in the comments.

Facebook is going all in on social audio, we knew they were coming for Clubhouse but they’re also going for podcasts (teamed up with Spotify) and audio in general with three types of audio features. Soundbites (audio posts), podcasts and live audio.

Pinterest wants you to have more control over who gets to repost your content, you’ll be able to block, restrict and approve when someone posts your content that you upload to the content claiming portal.