Instagram finally lets livestreamers add moderators

Instagram finally lets Live creators appoint moderators during their streams. Mods will have the ability to report comments, remove viewers from the stream as well as turn off comments for a particular viewer.

Instagram notes that creators can assign a moderator by tapping the three dots in the comment box below a Live. From there, they can select 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 comes as a shock that Instagram has only just begun to support moderators for its streams. Moderation has become a much-needed staple on other livestreaming platforms, such as Twitch and YouTube, where comments can quickly become ugly. Even Instagram’s sister company, Facebook, provides users the ability to add mods to their streams and also added tools to remove trolls – just like the moderation features Instagram has 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.

Updated: March 13, 2022 — 4:58 pm

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