How To Turn Off Comments On a Facebook Post

In this article, we’re looking at how to turn off comments on a Facebook post.

Comments can be a great way to engage with your audience, but sometimes they can also be a distraction or a nuisance.

We will walk you through the steps of disabling comments on your posts so that you can focus on your message without interference.

Why you should turn off Facebook comments on Posts

There are plenty of benefits when you choose to remove the comment section from your posts on Facebook.

If you are posting in a large or popular group the comments and notifications can become overwhelming, or you might not want to be host to a comment section debate, which is a common occurrence on Facebook.

Not only can debates get heated, but if a commenter happens to post something that defames another commenter or person, you are liable for those comments which can turn into a legal mess should anyone pursue legal actions.

If you are publishing a post that may spark controversy, it is better to protect yourself by turning off the comment section altogether.

In addition to being liable for comments made, when you leave your comments section open you are opening yourself to potential spam comments and unnecessary notifications. 

How to turn off comments on Facebook

How to turn off comments on a Facebook post from desktop

Turning off or limiting comments looks a little different depending on if you made the post in a group or if you posted it to your own timeline.

If you would like to turn off the comments section of a post that you have made in a group, here is how you would do so on a desktop computer.

  • Log into your Facebook account.
  • Navigate to the group and post that you have made.
  • Click the three dots on the top right-hand side of the post.
  • Select “Turn off commenting”.

Unfortunately, Facebook doesn’t yet allow you to turn off the comments of the posts you make on your own timeline but you can limit who comments.

By default, anyone on Facebook can find your post and comment on it.

If you would like to limit who can comment on your posts, here is how to do it on a desktop computer.

  • Log into your Facebook account.
  • Navigate to the group and post that you have made.
  • Click the three dots on the top right-hand side of the post.
  • Select “Who can comment on my post?”.

A window will appear where you can select Public, Friends, or Profiles and the pages you have mentioned. 

How to turn off comments on Facebook posts from mobile

If you would like to turn off the comments section of a post that you have made in a group, here is how you would do so on a mobile device.

  • Open the Facebook app.
  • Navigate to the group and post that you have made.
  • Tap the three dots on the top right-hand side of the post.
  • Select “Turn off commenting”.

If you would like to limit who can comment on the posts you have made on your own timeline, here is how to do it on a mobile device.

  • Open the Facebook app.
  • Navigate to the group and post that you have made.
  • Click the three dots on the top right-hand side of the post.
  • Select “Who can comment on my post?”.

A window will appear where you can select Public, Friends, or Profiles and the pages you have mentioned. 

How to delete Facebook comments from a desktop

It is necessary to know how to delete comments from a Facebook post, to help moderate your own posts and keep everyone on Facebook safe.

If you would like to delete a comment on one of your Facebook posts, here is how you would do so from a desktop computer.

  • Log into your Facebook account.
  • Navigate to the post that you have made.
  • Click the three dots that appear when you hover beside the name of the person whose comment you want to delete.
  • Click “Delete”

Note: In a Facebook group, you may not be able to delete a comment, instead, you can hide it, or report it to admins or Facebook.

How to delete Facebook comments from mobile

If you would like to delete a comment on one of your Facebook posts, here is how you would do so from a mobile device.

  • Open the Facebook app.
  • Navigate to the post that you have made.
  • Find the comment you wish to delete.
  • Tap and hold the comment.
  • A pop-up will appear where you can select actions.
  • Select “Delete”

How to hide comments with content moderation (for FB Pages)

If you are an admin or moderator of a Facebook Page you can hide individual comments or delete comments that have been made on a post by following the instructions above, but Facebook also has a feature where certain words that you select can be blocked from the comment section.

This helps keep posts and comments clean and friendly.

If you would like to block certain words from being used in the comment section here is how you would do it from a desktop computer (keeping in mind, in order to do so you need to be an admin of that specific page).

  • Log into your Facebook account.
  • On the left-hand side of the page, click the “Pages” header.
  • Select the page you wish to manage.
  • On the left-hand side of the page scroll down to the bottom and click “Settings”.
  • Scroll down and click “Edit” on the “Content Moderation” header.
  • Add the words, phrases, or emojis you would like to block, separating them by commas.
  • Once you are done click the blue save button.

Final thoughts on turning off Facebook comments

We hope this article has helped you understand how to turn off comments on a Facebook post.

It’s important to note that disabling comments can have different effects on your page, so be sure to test out what works best for you and your audience.

Keep in mind that there are other ways to manage feedback on your posts, such as through replies or private messages, but turning off comments altogether can be the most effective means of stopping spammers and preventing any potential legal consequences from occurring.

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