How to Use Instagram’s Live Moderator Feature

The wait is over: Instagram’s introducing a new “Live Moderator” feature.  

With it, creators (and brands) can now appoint someone to be a moderator during their livestream. 

Moderators will be able to report comments, turn off comments for specific viewers, and even remove viewers from the Live.

Previously, those hosting Instagram Lives would be left to moderate and host simultaneously — a potential recipe for disaster.

The addition of a moderator means the Instagram Live host has one less thing to worry about and can instead focus on guiding the conversation.

Instagram has been doubling-down on creators this year — especially with the launch of their new Creator Lab.

“We believe in the importance of the creator community. We believe that they’re pushing culture forward, establishing trends, and setting new norms,” said Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, in a recent Tweet.  

With the addition of this new “Live Moderator” feature, Instagram’s showing that they’re heavily invested in making their platform not only a go-to for creators, but a safer one too. 

Farewell, Instagram Live trolls. 

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Source:, originally published on 2022-03-17 11:26:56