The company said the comments that will be hidden will be similar to those that have been reported by users in the past. Users will still be able to tap “View Hidden Comments” to see those remarks.
Instagram said it’s using existing artificial intelligence systems to identify bullying or harassing language in comments. Currently, users have the option to hide anything that Facebook determined was offensive.
Instagram announced on Tuesday it would be testing the feature. The day also marks the app’s tenth birthday.
Instagram said, since introducing comment warnings, it’s seen “significant improvement” in people editing or not posting the comment, although it did not elaborate further.
On Tuesday, Instagram also said it’s adding an additional warning for people who have posted several comments that could be offensive. The notification prompts them to go back to their comment, otherwise they could risk consequences such as their comment being hidden or even their account getting deleted.