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How to turn OFF comments on Facebook Posts, Pages & Groups?


Social Media is a big and dangerous place which is why you need to stay protected at all times. You should keep reviewing your Privacy Settings and make sure your profile is hidden and no stranger can just drop in and comment on your private photos. This is a detailed article on how you can turn off comments on a Facebook post to make sure no unknown spams your profile from irrelevant comments.

There are multiple things you can do to make sure your profile is secure including hiding your posts from unknowns and turning off the comments from posts. Facebook has various steps and measures to protect you from such people. You can either use a browser to turn of comments or use the Facebook mobile app. Both the methods will be discussed in detail below. 

Turn OFF Comments on Facebook Posts

Using Web Browser

Turning off comments on your post is quite easy. Just follow the steps below and you’re good to go. 

Step 1: Log in to your Facebook account in a browser. 

Step 2: Look for a down arrow on the top right corner of the screen. A new window shall popup after clicking on the icon. 

Step 3: Click on Settings & Privacy.

Step 4: From the new menu, click on Settings. 

Step 5: In the new window, locate Public Posts.

Step 5: From the list of choices, look for “Who can comment on your posts”.

Step 6: Click on the link at the end of the line. A new menu will appear in front of you. Choose the desired option and it will be applied accordingly. 

This method will stop anyone else apart from your friends or friends of friends (depending on your choice) to comment on your profile. Your profile is risk-free from an outsider commenting on it and creating a nuisance among your listed friends. 

Using Smartphone

Step 1: Click on the three parallel lines at the end of the navigation tab. 

Step 2: Scroll down and look for Settings & Privacy. 

Step 3: Click on Settings. 

Step 4: Scroll down to the privacy section and look for Public Posts. 

Step 5: Scroll in the particular section and look for Who can comment on my posts. 

Step 6: Select the desired option from the list. 

Facebook on the browser and on a smartphone has a similar process when it comes to turning off the comments for your public posts. Now your profile is secure from intruders or some people who want to defame you on social media. 

Turning OFF Comments on Facebook Pages

Unfortunately, Facebook has removed the feature of turning OFF comments on Facebook pages. You can’t disable Facebook comments on Facebook Fan pages anymore.

Turning OFF comments in Groups

There is no direct option that can help you turn off comments of outsiders in the group. The option is just limited to the post creators or admins/mods of the group. If you have not created the group or the post, you cannot turn off commenting on the particular post. 

If you’re the admin of the group or creator of the post, follow the steps below to turn off commenting on your post in a Facebook group. 

Step 1: Open the particular post you want to turn off the comments for. 

Step 2: Click on the three dots on the top right corner of the post. A new menu will popup. 

Step 3: Locate for “Turn off commenting” from the list of items on the menu. 

The post commenting will be turned off and no one will be able to add new comments on the post until you turn it on again. Remember, this is only allowed for the admin/moderator of the group or the post creator. 

Turning OFF comments on pages

There is no option to turn off the comments for a particular post on a page. However, you can hide the comments or delete them if you’re the page owner or the person who commented. 

You can do that by just clicking on the post and select on either “Hide Comment” or “Delete Comment”.

Wrap Up

Social media is a dangerous place and it’s advised to stay secure at all times. Turning off your profile comments is beneficial if you want to keep your profile locked out from unknown people. Facebook also introduced a profile guard so no outsider is able to access any information on your profile unless they’re added as a friend on your friend list. 

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