Instagram is gearing up to introduce a set of new features aimed at combating spam and providing creators with more control over their accounts. In a blog post on December 13, Instagram acknowledged the time-consuming nature of moderating spam and removing fake accounts, emphasizing the need to allow creators to spend more time engaging with their authentic followers.
The upcoming features will utilize advanced detection technology to identify potential spam activity, empowering users to manage fake followers in bulk. The new tools include an inbox for suspected spam or bot requests, allowing users to easily accept or delete accounts with a single click.
In addition, users will have the ability to review and remove followers flagged as potential bots without notifying the removed accounts. Another feature will enable the moderation of spammy tags, allowing users to review and delete potentially spammy tags in bulk or automatically remove them after 30 days of inaction.
Instagram is also experimenting with hiding views on stories that may be spam, aiming to limit unwanted interactions. These planned features, designed to enhance transparency and user control, are expected to roll out over the coming weeks. They aim to streamline the process of maintaining account integrity and fostering authentic interactions on the platform.