Facebook Announces Instagram Improvements?

Facebook seems to be learning from their mistakes. Tuesday they announced that Instagram is set to transform with several new features set to “improve” the app.

Instagram is getting support for video chats, a hate filter, and AR.

“People use live video to just hang out,” he said. “It’s amazing how many of these tools are about bringing us together,” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted in his F8 keynote today.

Instagram Improved?

In addition to these video chats, Instagram is also getting an improved Explore tab, and a new filter to protect users from bullying comments.

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Instagram Hate Filtering

“This new filter hides comments containing attacks on a person’s appearance or character, as well as threats to a person’s well-being or health,” the Instagram team wrote Tuesday. In addition to the automatic filtering, Instagram will now also get alerts when there are repeated issues with an account.

Hopefully, this doesn’t go anything like Facebook’s Hate Speech glitch.

Instagram Gets Support for AR

Instagram is also getting support for Facebook’s AR features  from third parties.