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Keeping Instagram a safe and supportive place

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We create safety tools that empower you to express yourself and explore with confidence.

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Block Accounts

Block Commenters

Control Comments

Hide Offensive Comments

Manual Comment Filter

Delete Comments

Turn Off Commenting

Mute An Account

Stop an account from showing up in your feed without having to unfollow them.Help Center

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Our privacy and security features give you control over your account and personal data.

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Private Account

Remove A Follower

Whether you have a public or private account, you can remove people from your follower list at any time.

Two-Factor Authentication


Access & Download Your Data

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Our Community Guidelines support a safe and open environment for everyone. We take violations very seriously, and encourage you to report abusive behavior.

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Report Posts

Report Accounts

Report Comments

Report Direct Messages

If you receive a message that feels inappropriate, tap and hold the individual message to report it.Help Center

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Report spam & innapropriate content or user on Instagram
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Your time on Instagram should be intentional, positive and inspiring. Here are a number of tools to help you take control of the time you’re spending on the app.

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Manage your time on Instagram by setting a reminder

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View Your Activity

Set Daily Reminders

Choose how much time you want to spend on Instagram every day and create an alert for when you’ve reached your time limit.

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If someone you know is in immediate physical danger, please contact local law enforcement. Here are other ways to protect your community.

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Anonymous Reporting for Self-Injury Posts

Anonymous Reporting for Live Video

Report at-risk behavior during a live broadcast. The person will receive a message offering help, support, and resources.

Sensitive Content ScreensHelp Center

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If you or someone you love is going through a difficult time, please contact an organization that can provide the support you need.

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Learn more about our community policies and guidelines.

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