It’s not only Facebook that revamped its commenting system. Instagram is also rolling out a new comment section, which relies on conversation threads.
Instagram is following in the footsteps of its big brother with the launch of a usability improvement – comment threads – after having fine-tuned its commenting system for some time now. Back in July, Instagram added the option to reply to users’ Stories and in June started rolling out a version of comment threads on Android.
But now, it’s official. Each time you hit reply and type a comment, it will be nested under the original one. So far, tapping on the reply button would autocomplete the user’s name, or initiate a direct message thread.
This may not seem groundbreaking, but it may hinder bots from commenting en masse, and it will also make comment moderation easier, especially for influencers with high engagement and big followings.
As the announcement explains, these updates will be available on app version 24 and above, for iOS and Android. The feature will roll out globally in the coming weeks.