Instagram Now Lets You Mute Interactions With Anyone Who Isn’t a Close Friend

Today Instagram is adding a new feature for its users that allows them to limit interactions with anyone who isn’t on your close friends list. Therefore, you will see only comments, DMs, Story Replies, Tags, and Mentions From People you’ve added to the list of close friends.


It is worth noting that other followers will still be able to interact with your posts. However, their comments and messages won’t be visible to others, nor you. Meta is aiming at teens with these features. However, anyone can use it to limit interactions with people. It’s an interesting feature when it comes to privacy. After all, you will be able to customize who will see some of your content.

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If you enable the new feature, you will get a reminder later asking you to turn it off in a set amount of time. Furthermore, the feature gives you the ability to only limit interactions from recent followers and/or accounts that don’t follow you. You can also restrict specific accounts without blocking them. Therefore, they won’t see when you’re online or when you’ve read their messages. Also, their messages to you won’t show up in your DM inbox, instead they will be moved to Message requests.

The new comments on your posts will only be visible to you and them, and when trying to tag or mention you they will see a message saying you don’t let everyone do this. Earlier this year, Meta rolled out new restrictions preventing anyone over 18 from messaging teenagers who don’t follow them. In April, the company introduced a feature that would blur nudity in Instagram DMs for teens.

This stands as a “good faith” move from Meta, which has been facing scrutiny over teen safety in multiple regions. Back in last October, over 40 U.S. states sued Meta. alleging its product design impacts kids’ mental health. Earlier this month, the European Union opened an investigation against Facebook and Instagram.

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