Auto Filter


This article provides information about the Auto Filter feature in Chute, how it works, and the criteria used to filter contents.



What Is the Auto Filter?

When you subscribe to a new hashtag, you will start importing everything from Instagram and Twitter that is publicly posted with that hashtag. If you would like to filter out some of this content, you can use an Auto Filter.   

The Auto Filter, when added in a Workflow, acts as an extra computerized level of moderation. It is commonly used by the clients to block unwanted content.

The video below shows a demo on filtering unwanted content using the Auto Filter.

Does the Auto Filter Need to Be Added Every Time You Create a Workflow? 

Not necessarily. Ideally, the Auto Filter is added to a Workflow even if you don't want to filter anything, and it is commonly placed at the beginning of the flow after your input. If you do not add it in your Workflow and later on realize that you want to filter some content, you will end up redoing the entire Workflow as deleting/modifying a step deletes everything that follows it.


Auto Filter Criteria: 




Filter Criteria Description
Media Type

Choose to include or exclude video or image files.


Choose to include or exclude certain words or phrases in a caption.


Choose to include (by using Is or Contains) or exclude (by using Is Not or Not Contains) content from specific users.

Note: No need to include the @ symbol before the username. This filter is only applicable for Twitter content since content from Instagram no longer displays the username.

Choose to include or exclude content containing a specific hashtag.
Note:: No need to include the # symbol before the tag.


Choose to include or exclude content coming from Instagram, Media Chooser upload, or Twitter.

Date Range

Choose only to pull the content within a specific date range.

Width & Height

Specify the width and height and choose to allow pulling photos bigger, smaller, or of the specified size.


Choose to allow media with more or fewer votes than the specified number.


Important Note: Keep in mind that when you configure multiple Auto Filter criteria, the criteria works with an AND logical operator. This means that all the criteria will have to be satisfied first before you can get a successful match. Otherwise, they would go to Rejected Assets Path (Everything Else).


Matching Criteria Information: 

  • Is - It yields exact matches. For example, Is beach will only bring up beach results.

  • Is Not - It essentially means must not be. For example, Is Not beach will ignore results like beachbeaches, etc.

  • Contains - It yields results that partially match your keyword, so if you search for beach, then beaches will also be brought up.
  • Not Contains - It essentially means does not contain. If beach is your criteria, then the search would ignore beach only but not its variations such as beaches, etc. 


Adding an Auto Filter Requires You to Create the Following Two Paths: 

  • Accepted Assets Path (Successful Matches).

  • Rejected Assets Path (Everything Else).

Assets that satisfy all of the criteria will move through the top branch of the Workflow (green checkmark).

Assets that do not meet the criteria will go through the bottom branch of the Workflow (red X).





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