How to disable comments on Facebook- On the App & Web

Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites in the world with over a billion users. If you choose to make your posts public on Facebook, you need to know how to disable comments on Facebook because chances are you would get a few negative/abusive comments on your Facebook posts.

There is no direct way to disable comments on Facebook, unlike Instagram where you have so much control over your comments and can easily disable or turn off commenting. So, although there is no direct way to disable comments on Facebook, there is a way around it.

How to disable comments on Facebook

Learning how to disable comments on Facebook is not straightforward, but you can control who leaves a comment on your Facebook post by changing some settings in your Facebook account. To do this, please follow these steps;

1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone/Android and click on the hamburger menu icon at the top right corner of your Facebook app.

How to disable comments on Facebook
How to disable comments on Facebook

2. Next scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Settings and privacy and then Settings.

How to disable comments on Facebook
How to disable comments on Facebook

3. Scroll down to Privacy menu and then click on Public posts. Here you can manage who follows you, and who can comment on your public posts.

How to disable comments on Facebook
How to disable comments on Facebook

4. Under Public Post Comments, you can choose who is allowed to comment on your public posts. But people tagged in your public posts and their friends may still be able to comment. Even after choosing an option here, you can still update your individual posts’ comments settings without affecting your general account settings.

How to disable comments on Facebook
How to disable comments on Facebook

5. Next, tap either Public, Friends of friends, or Friends option and your settings will be updated.

How to Disable Comments on a Facebook Post

At the moment it is not possible to disable comments on an individual Facebook post, you need to use the account settings to choose your comments setting for all your posts. You can also choose these generic settings on the individual post.

How to Disable Comments on Facebook Post
How to Disable Comments on Facebook Post

You can easily change the settings to suit your current need. You also have the option to block someone on Facebook if they are being rude to you or commenting inappropriately on your Facebook post. There’s also the option to edit the privacy of your post.

How to Hide Comments on Facebook From Friends

There is still no direct way to hide comments on Facebook from friends, but you can choose the specific friends you’d like to share the post with or remove the friends you don’t want to see the post. To turn off commenting on a Facebook post you can do this instead;

1. Go to the post you’d like to hide comments on Facebook from friends, you can do this by opening the Facebook app on your iPhone/Android and click on the hamburger menu icon at the top right corner of your Facebook app.

How to disable comments on Facebook
How to Disable Comments on Facebook Post

2. Under Menu, click on your name (see your profile), this will open up your Facebook profile, scroll down until you find the post that you’d like to edit the privacy settings.

3. Next, tap the three horizontal dots at the right corner of the post, then tap Edit privacy.

4. Tap See more to reveal all the options;

  • To prevent some friends from seeing your post, tap Friends except (this option will not show your post to the friends you add to the list.) Just select the friends from the list of your Facebook friends.
  • To share your post with specific friends, tap Specific friends, then tap on their names from the list of your Facebook friends, and your post will be shown to the friends you have added to this list.
  • You can also choose to make the post visible to only you, the public, and Friends.
How to Hide Comments on Facebook From Friends

How to Disable Comments on Facebook Page Post

You may not be able to disable comments completely on your Facebook page, but you can choose whether to block profanity from your Facebook page and to what degree, there’s the Off, Medium, and Strong option to choose from.

how to disable comments on facebook posts - content moderation
How to Disable Comments on Facebook

You can also block posts or comments that contain certain words by entering the words in the box and separating them with a comma.

How to Disable Comments on Facebook Page Post
How to Disable Comments on Facebook Page Post

How to Disable Comments on Facebook-On the Web

1. Click on Account  

 in the top right of Facebook’s home page.

2. Next, in the drop-down menu, click on Settings & privacy with the gear icon, then click on Settings.

How to Disable Comments on Facebook
How to Disable Comments on Facebook

3. This should open up the General Account Settings page. click Public post in the left side menu.

How to Disable Comments on Facebook
How to Disable Comments on Facebook

4. Under Public Post Comments, you can choose who is allowed to comment on your public posts. But people tagged in your public posts and their friends may still be able to comment. Even after choosing an option here, you can still update your individual posts’ comments settings without affecting your general account settings.

How to Disable Comments on Facebook-On the Web

5. . Next, tap either Public, Friends of friends, or Friends option and your settings will be updated.

How to Disable Comments on Facebook Profile Picture

1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone/Android and click on the hamburger menu icon at the top right corner of your Facebook app.

How to Disable Comments on Facebook Profile Picture
How to Disable Comments on Facebook Profile Picture

2. Next scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Settings and privacy and then Settings.

How to disable comments on Facebook
How to Disable Comments on Facebook Profile Picture

3. Scroll down to Privacy menu and then click on Public posts. Here you can manage who follows you, and who can comment on your public posts and your profile.

4. You can manage who can like or comment on your profile information such as your profile pictures, profile videos, cover photos, featured photos, and updates to your short bio.

How to Disable Comments on Facebook Profile Picture
How to Disable Comments on Facebook Profile Picture

How to Disable Comments on Facebook Group.

This is the only Facebook section where it’s straightforward to turn off commenting. If you are the administrator of a Facebook group or you’ve made a post on a group that you’d like to disable the comments, it’s easy to do so.

1 Go to the post on the Facebook group that you’d like to turn off commenting on.

2. 3. Next, tap the three horizontal dots at the right corner of the post, then tap Turn off Commenting.

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