Sometimes feedback in the form of comments is welcome on Facebook posts. Other times, not so much. For those moments you may be wondering how to turn off commenting on your Facebook posts, the short answer is: You can’t. Facebook states: “Unfortunately, the functionality to disable comments on your posts is not currently available. Anyone included in the privacy setting of your post will be able to view, like, and comment on your post.”
You can, however, stop commenting on posts in a Facebook group page. Bear in mind, you must be a group admin or a moderator of the group to turn off commenting on a post in a group.
How to turn off comments on a Facebook group post
It’s a quick and simple job to turn off comments on a Facebook group post. Simply click on the three dots icon at the top right of the post.
From the options that pop up, tap on “Turn off commenting.” Comments will now be disabled.
How to hide posts from a certain person or people
While you can’t turn off comments outright in non-group posts, there are some other workarounds. If you have a particular person, or people, who regularly make annoying comments on your posts, it is possible to hide your posts from them. Here’s what to do:
When you create a post, look for the “Friends” dropdown menu underneath your name.
Limit who can see your post on your Facebook.
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Click this. In the window that pops up, look for the “Friends except…” option.
Select “Friends except” to limit who can see your Facebook post.
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Click this, and select the person or people you want to hide the post from.
How to hide comments containing certain words from your profile
Another thing you can do for your personal Facebook profile is to hide comments containing certain words. You can generate a personalized list of up to 1,000 words which, if someone uses one or more of them in a comment, will result in the comment automatically being hidden.
To set this up, click on the triangular icon at the top right of your Facebook and select “Settings and privacy.”
In the “Settings and privacy” menu, select “Settings.” Now look to the left of your screen and select “Profile and tagging.” In the “Viewing and sharing” section, look for the option to “Hide comments containing certain words from your profile.” Click “Edit.”
This gives you the option to “choose a list of words, phrases, or emojis that you want to hide from your profile.” Enter your undesirable words in the text box, and click “Save.”
Now, if anyone comments on any of your Facebook posts and uses one of those words or phrases, the comment will automatically be hidden from you and everyone else. Only the person who posted the comment will still be able to see it.
The obvious hack here: If you enter a ton of commonly used words as your words that mean the comment gets hidden, it’s unlikely that many comments will pass your filter.