Instagram is basically making its comments system work more like Facebook's, which makes complete sense considering Facebook owns Instagram. All you have to do is tap the reply button beneath a comment to respond or tap the tiny heart icon on the far right of the comment to "like" it. "Liking lets you show support and encourages positivity throughout the community," Systrom said.
As for removing followers from your private Instagram account, Instagram said it's a new way to keep someone from viewing your posts without having to fully block them. Best of all, they will not be notified when you cut them off from your stream of absurdly good-looking food posts and painfully artistic black and white architecture photos.
Instagram said the new features will roll out "in the coming weeks," although there's a chance one or more of them have already hit your Instagram app. Interestingly, the Systrom said the added controls "still mark the beginning," and that more are on the way. Too bad there isn't a new setting that automatically unfollows people for posting three vacation photos in a row. Yet.