Instagram is launching new tools that allow users to filter abusive direct messages.
The filter looks for certain words, phrases and even emojis that indicate abusive content, the social media company said.
The list of abusive content is compiled by Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, which is used to filter through DM requests, but users are allowed to add their own words to it.
The new tool set was designed to also make it more difficult for previously blocked people to contact users again using a new account.
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