Not everyone who follows you on social media is someone you want to interact with. Especially if you’re a woman. So this might be useful . . .
If you want to shield yourself from the CREEPS on Instagram, blocking just eight emojis could help.
Instagram has a feature that lets you block comments with certain words and emojis in them. And a woman who tried it says it purged 90% of the unwanted comments she used to get.
The eight emojis you should block are: The eggplant . . . the peach . . . the splashing sweat emoji . . . the mouth emoji . . . three different smiley faces with their tongue hanging out . . . and the drooling smiley face emoji.
To do it, just hit the Menu button, then Settings . . . Privacy . . . Comments . . . and find the option that says “Manual Filter.”
There’s also an option in there called “Hide Offensive Comments” that automatically blocks anything Instagram’s algorithm sees as offensive.