Instagram finally allows livestreamers to add moderators

Instagram is finally letting creators live appoint moderators during their streams. Mods will have the ability to flag comments, remove viewers from the stream, as well as disable comments for a specific viewer.

Instagram notes that creators can assign a moderator by tapping the three dots in the comment bar during a Live. From there, they can choose a moderator from a list of suggested accounts or use the search bar to search for a specific account.

Live has been around since 2016, and with that in mind, it’s a bit of a shock that Instagram is only now starting to support moderators for its streams. Moderation has become a staple on other live streaming platforms, like Twitch and YouTube, where comments can quickly get ugly. Even Instagram’s sister company Facebook gives users the ability to add mods to their feeds and also add tools to remove trolls, much like the moderation features Instagram just launched.

As Instagram tries to attract more creators to Live with the ability to monetize streams, the availability of chat moderators should hopefully make the streaming experience much more enjoyable for creators.


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