Exclusive: Instagram’s new feature allows celebs restrict comments on their posts and Wizkid tried it


A few days ago WIzkid posted a picture that shows him embrace American singer, Justin Skye.

She also put the same picture up on her Instagram page. And fans went to work.

But not under Wizkid’s post. Fans could only like the picture, they couldn’t comment on it.

That must have frustrated fans. And trolls (especially).

So how did WIzzy do it?

Instagram had a keyword moderation tool that was available to celebrities and businesses only. Now, the company rolled it out the feature to everyone on Instagram.

The comment moderation tool allows users block inappropriate comments. You can initiate this in the settings menu labelled “comments”.

“This feature lets you list words you consider offensive or inappropriate. Comments with these words will be hidden from your posts,” says Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s CEO, in a statement.

But Wizkid didn’t need to put in a bunch of words to block out comments. Instagram now has a tool that allow celebrities restrict comments on their pages. And it makes perfect sense since the keyword moderation tool released on Monday had been available to celebrities since July.

It’s only a matter of time before mere mortals get a feel of it. But until then, Wizzy is saying, keep your thoughts to yourselves- trolls.

Ps: They are dating.

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