Last Tuesday, Facebook owned Instagram announced that it will now allow users to like each other's comments.
In the past, liking comments was reserved for platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. And while it was possible to like a photo, comments were mostly left unfazed. However, this new rollout is just the beginning for the photo-sharing app that currently has over 300 million active daily users.
CEO of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, said on Tuesday in a blog post that the ability to like comments helps Instagram users "show support and encourages positivity throughout the community." And while we are excited about the idea of making comments more interactive, it does raise the question of how social media platforms are slowly blending into each other.
In addition to the ability to like comments, Instagram is also giving users the ability to disable comments on their posts. While this used to be a feature that was only available to verified accounts, now anyone can make their IG posts well open to criticism and generally craft a more safe space.
IG announced the rollout of new features, and assured users that all accounts would be updated throughout the week.
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