Instagram is opening up the pinned comments feature for a global release. Earlier in May, in an effort to battle cyberbullying and harassment, Instagram put a range of new features to test, among which was the ability to pin various comments to the top of the comment thread.
The most recent version of the app is required, and once downloaded, users can go into the comment section under the post, swipe left on the desired comment, and tap the pin icon. It will bring the comment up at the start of the section, where a maximum of three comments per post can be pinned. The person who commented will also receive a notification that their comment has been pinned.
Instagram‘s VP of Product Vishal Shah, stated: “Today we’re rolling out pinned comments everywhere. That means you can pin a few comments to the top of your feed post. By highlighting positive comments, you can better manage the tone of the conversation.”
This is just one of a few features Instagram debuted over the last few months to help combat cyberbullying. The ability to delete comments in bulk, as well as allowing you to choose who can tag or mention you in their own posts, were among the features the platform tested.