INSTAGRAM ADDS STORIES MAP AND ANTI-BULLYING WARNINGS
Browse your old stories via new map and calendar views
The new "Stories Map" shows you where your Instagram stories were captured over the past three years, alongside a calendar of when they were posted. Stories usually vanish off a user's profile after 24 hours and enter an archive where they can be viewed. The new calendar and map are an easier way to find old Stories.
It is likely surprising to many that Instagram has an archive of them going back years. The stories archive truly dates back to 2017 — the new calendar and map simply supply a greater means to find old stories.
The archive is private, visible just to you, however there is a choice to re-share them publicly in your profile or stories feed. The new Stories Map and monthly calendar view are rolling out now and could be accessed from the “archive” menu under your user profile.
The social media giant is also launching new anti-bullying features to automatically hide comments like others that have been reported. It will also discourage customers from posting them in the first place.
“We know from research that, while people don’t want to be exposed to negative comments, they want more transparency into the types of comments that are hidden,” Instagram said in a blog post.
It notes that comments that continue to violate its Community Guidelines will continue to be automatically removed. The service will automatically hide offensive and abusive posts.
These comments will not be deleted entirely, however, and can still be viewed by tapping the “View Hidden Comments” button. Instagram is also adding warnings for users who repeatedly post potentially offensive comments to try and encourage them to think twice before posting.
Instagram said, “Since launching comment warning, we saw that reminding people of the consequences of bullying on Instagram and providing real-time feedback as they are writing the comment is the most effective way to shift behavior.”