Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow you to disable comments on your profile posts., but you can get creative and take control of your privacy and content, at least to some degree. In other words, you can adjust the privacy settings to allow "Friends Only" or "Friends of Friends" instead of "Public" to view and comment on your posts. Where and how is another story. Here's how to adjust the privacy of comments on your Facebook posts.
Managing comments on a particular account
Let's first look at your options for managing comments for a particular account. If someone is bothering you but you want to keep them as a friend, follow the instructions below.
Changing Facebook privacy settings
By changing your Facebook privacy settings to determine who can see your posts, you are essentially limiting commenting capabilities to those you allow to view your posts and tags.
- To get started, open " Facebook " on computer or mobile and log in to your account.
- Once logged in, click on the "drop-down arrow" in the top right section and select “Settings and privacy -> Settings. »
- From there, you'll want to change your privacy settings. Here you can choose who will see your future posts, and you can review the tags before they go live on your Facebook profile/homepage.
Change your activity settings
Now that you know how to limit who on Facebook can access your tagged posts and photos, it's time to adjust the privacy settings for individual posts.
- Locate the post where you want to change the privacy.
- Press the "horizontal ellipsis" (three horizontal dots) in the upper right corner of the selected post.
- To choose “Edit audience. »
- Choisissez parmi " Friends, " "Friends except..." "Specific friends" "Custom," ou " Close friends. »
The "Friends except..." option allows you to hide your post from certain Facebook users, which also means you won't see their comments. The same result also applies to the “Specific Friends”, “Close Friends” and “Custom” options.
At this point, you've limited who can see future posts and tags, and set viewing exclusions for specific posts that already exist. Now it's time to reduce the comments using a roundabout alternative.
Use text filters to control Facebook comments
You cannot disable Facebook comments, but you can use the text filter to reduce them. Rather than restricting comments containing unwanted words like "stupid", "a hole", "idiot" or other words that we can't mention here, you can insert very common words to restrict more comments. Words like 'a', 'the', 'and', 'we', 'you' and many others are used so much that most comments will not appear on your posts. The only downside to this method is that the person leaving the comment still sees it, and so do their friends.
Here's how to restrict comments based on specific words.
- On your profile page, click the "drop-down arrow" at the top right and choose “Settings and privacy”.
- Click on " Settings " in the new drop-down list.
- To choose “Profile and Labeling” in the Settings menu on the left.
- Click it "Edit" to the right of “Hide comments containing certain words from your profile”.
- Click on “Hide comments containing certain words from your profile” then type your marked words in the text box.
- Optional: click "Show variants" if you want to add more similar words for better filtering. Note that Facebook already excludes word variations, such as "tree, TREE, tr33, treee, tree, and #tree."
- Once you have entered your options, click " To safeguard. »
You can also adjust your "review posting settings". This option is also found in the account settings page and activates a waiting period before your posts go live.
Because of this, you can take the time to watch everything someone tries to put on your page, which allows you to manage your personal profile.
Finally, you can choose to hide comments with specific words. This setting can also be found on the account management page. You can hover over it, select "Edit" and indicate which words you want to prevent from appearing on your page. Any comments made with these words will automatically be hidden from your timeline – a nice feature.
While none of these solutions are official, they give you more control over your personal and business pages than before. Plus, if you want to go all out, you can throw a ton of commonly used words into the “hide comments” section and prevent almost all comments from appearing on your page.
Currently, the most effective option for managing comments on your Facebook posts is to delete them. Whether it's spam or you just don't want comments, the option to delete comments is available.
Deleting in-app comments
To delete and remove comments from the Facebook app, follow these steps:
- Locate the offending comment and long-press on it
- In the menu that appears, press “Delete”
- Confirm that you want to delete this comment
This menu also presents the option to "hide" comments, which means you don't have to delete them completely.
Delete Website Comments
Deleting comments from a web browser is simple:
- Find the comments you want to delete
- Directly to the right you will see three horizontal dots – tap on them
- A menu will appear with the option “Delete…” or “Hide comments”. Choose one
- Confirm to delete the comment
While this may not be an ideal solution as a simple checkbox that will permanently disable comments, it does give you some control over unwanted content.
How to Disable Comments on Facebook Groups
Facebook has created a way to disable comments on Facebook Pages and Groups, but you need to be the group admin or original poster to do so.
On the left side of the Facebook page, click groups, tap the group you manage. Scroll down until you find the post you want to disable comments on.
Click on the three-dot icon in the upper right corner and select "Turn off comments". Unfortunately, you still can't completely disable comments for the entire website.
If you control your own Facebook group, you can easily correct and delete comments, so stick to your own pages that give you administrative approval. This way you will have more control over your content and how people respond to it. You can also privatize your group, so only those you let in can comment.
There are Google Chrome extensions that aim to give you more control over your social media accounts. The Close Comment Blocker for Chrome claims to do just that. With good reviews, this addition to your Chrome browser will give you the option to stop all reviews.
The only downside of adding an extension to Chrome is that it only works for that browser. So, if you are using the Facebook app on your mobile device, you may encounter some issues. If you are really dedicated to scrolling without comments, this is an option for you!
Limiting who you connect with on Facebook can help improve your online experience. Try to send or accept friend requests from people you trust by nature. Make all posts in your timeline reviewable, giving you full control over the main posts on the page. It will take a little more of your time, but doing so will give you a perfectly organized page for yourself.
Do you have any other solutions to disable comments on Facebook? Share them in the comments below!