Instagram’s latest initiative, announced on December 13, addresses the pervasive issue of spam and fake accounts, recognizing the burden it places on creators. The platform acknowledges the necessity of enabling creators to concentrate on genuine engagement with their followers. To tackle this, Instagram is rolling out advanced features utilizing detection technology to identify potential spam activities. A key addition is the introduction of an inbox specifically for suspected spam or bot requests, streamlining the process for users to accept or delete accounts en masse with a single click.
Moreover, users gain the ability to scrutinize and remove followers flagged as potential bots discreetly, without triggering notifications to the removed accounts. Another valuable feature is the capacity to moderate spammy tags efficiently. Users can now review and delete potentially spam-inducing tags in bulk or set them for automatic removal after 30 days of inactivity.
This multifaceted approach aims to empower creators with enhanced control over their accounts, reduce the time spent moderating spam, and foster a more authentic and meaningful user experience on the Instagram platform.