A Note from Kevin Systrom (@kevin): In September, I shared our commitment to keeping Instagram a positive place for self-expression with the introduction of a keyword filter for comments. Today, I’d like to tell you about new commenting features that we’re launching. In the coming weeks, you’ll be able to turn off comments on any of your posts. Previously this was only available for a small number of accounts. You’ll be able to tap “Advanced Settings” then select “Turn Off Commenting.” You can also tap the … menu any time after posting to turn comments back on. Also, we’re adding the ability to like comments by tapping a heart icon next to any comment. Liking lets you show support and encourages positivity throughout the community. These updates still mark the beginning. We will continue to work to maintain Instagram as a welcoming and safe place for everyone. To learn more about these tools and others, check out help.instagram.com. Kevin Systrom Co-Founder & CEO

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A new update has been rolled out for Instagram and it allows those with private accounts to “remove” followers instead of blocking them as one had to do in the past.

Also included in the update is the ability to disable the comments on  photo which was previously only available to certain accounts and you can now also like comments.

Now go get you that update.