As the Instagram algorithm continues to change, users across the platform are experiencing lower numbers on carousel posts, single-feed images, and even in-feed videos. It can sometimes feel impossible to reach your followers, let alone have them engage with your content or attract new ones. 

AND as if that was not enough to worry about, bots are now invading the comment sections of your posts. Well fear not! We are sharing our step by step guide to banning bots using Instagram’s “Hidden Words” feature. Read on…

1. Navigate to Settings

The first step is to navigate to Instagram settings for your account. Tap  profile  or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile. Then tap    in the top right, then tap settingsSettings.

2. Open the Hidden Words Feature

Tap Privacy, then tap Hidden words


3. Block the Bots

Once you are there navigate to Custom words and phrases and tap Manage List, then enter specific words, phrases, numbers or emojis you don’t want to see in the text box.

Then gather the most commonly used phrases in your spam comments and fill them in here. Note: Separate each entry by a comma. Et voilà you will no longer have to spend precious hours in the day deleting comments!