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Facebook To Roll Out Additional Instagram Features To Tackle Inappropriate Direct Messages
  • Facebook Inc’s (NASDAQ: FB) photo-sharing app, Instagram, will soon allow users to hide direct message requests containing inappropriate words, phrases, or emojis, Bloomberg reports.
  • Every direct message request from a preset list will be filtered into a separately hidden request folder. The users will be able to report, delete or open messages from the folder, Reuters reports.
  • The users will also have the option to block any new accounts from an already blocked account. The feature will be only applicable to direct message requests.
  • The filter can be activated on Instagram in privacy settings and be customized to include words, phrases, and emojis that the users wished to exclude from their message requests.
  • Every user will be able to block people from contacting them on Instagram altogether.
  • The feature will be globally available in the next few weeks.
  • Price action: FB shares traded lower by 0.75% at $300.39 on the last check Wednesday.
 

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