How To Turn Off Comments on a Facebook Post

Facebook has become everyone’s favorite place to voice their opinions, including opinions no one’s asked for. Sometimes, a post stops being a place to share perspectives and becomes a headache-inducing nightmare. That’s why it’s essential to learn how to turn off comments on a Facebook post.
You can change your Facebook profile’s privacy settings to limit who can comment on your public posts or take a more singular approach. You can either choose who can comment on your personal profile or page or turn off commenting on posts in groups you moderate.
Let’s go over the details of each case with a step-by-step tutorial.

How to Limit Who Can Comment on Your Public Posts

When it comes to public posts on personal profiles and pages, you have one of two options:
  • Change your privacy settings to only allow “Friends” or “Friends of Friends” to comment on your public posts.
  • Go one by one on each public post and change “Who can comment on your post?” to allow your Friends or the people you tagged only to comment on it.
As for the first option, There’s a setting you can adjust for the public posts you let everyone see but don’t want just anyone to comment on. If you use the following settings on your computer, they will apply to all your future public posts.
  1. Open Facebook on your web browser.
  2. Go to the top-right drop-down menu (the downward-facing arrow)
  3. Choose “Settings & Privacy”
  4. Go to “Settings”
  5. Choose “Public Posts”
  6. The second setting, called “Public Post Comments: Who can comment on your public posts?” has an “Edit” option on the right; click on it.
  7. You can choose either “Public,” “Friends of Friends,” or “Friends.”
  8. To limit who can comment, choose “Friends.”
For the Facebook mobile apps, Facebook and Facebook Lite, follow these instructions:
  1. Open the Facebook or Lite app.
  2. Go to the top right sidebar menu
  3. Scroll down for “Settings & Privacy”
  4. Go to the “Audience and visibility” section
  5. Choose “Followers and public content.”
  6. In the setting called “Public Post Comments,” you can choose either “Public,” “Friends of Friends,” or “Friends.”
  7. To limit who can comment, choose “Friends.”
While this won’t turn off comments completely, it will prevent people you don’t know from commenting on your public posts.
Keep in mind that this setting only applies to future comments only. Any comments on your previous public posts will remain visible, no matter who wrote them.
That was how to limit who can comment on your public posts, but what about posts you don’t want anyone to comment on?

How to Turn Off Comments on a Public Post on Your Facebook Profile or Page

Sometimes, even limiting comments to friends doesn’t cut it. If you don’t want to archive or delete your public post, opting to leave it up without anyone commenting on it, you can easily do it.
To turn off comments on a public post you have on your profile or page, follow these steps on either your computer or mobile device:
  1. Go to the public post on your profile or page.
  2. Choose the three horizontal dots on the right-hand side of the post.
  3. Go to the option on the menu that says, “Who can comment on your post?”
  4. Click or tap on it; then you’ll get three options: “Public,” “Friends,” or “Profiles and Pages you mention.”
  5. Choosing the third option will allow you to limit commenting to a specific profile or page you tag. If you want the comments completely turned off, choose it and don’t tag anybody.
Just keep in mind that changing this setting on a single public post won’t affect who can comment on your other posts. So, if you don’t want strangers (or friends) bombarding any of the public posts on your profile or page, apply the same setting to each one of those posts.

How to Turn Off Post Comments on a Facebook Group

Facebook groups can be a wonderful place for people with common interests and different backgrounds to meet and exchange ideas. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Sometimes, group comments can turn into arenas where people are mutually mean and cruel to each other. In other instances, they can become a platform to spread spam, misinformation, and false news.
Not to mention the dogpiling that happens when a singular opinion differs from the majority, and the rest of the group members bully that person into submission.
Although Facebook takes some measures to prevent this from happening, it can’t stop it altogether. Needless to say, bullying and harassing behavior requires immediate attention from the group admins or moderators, who have the tools to make it stop.
If you’re a moderator or an admin on a Facebook group, you can actually turn off commenting completely on your or anyone else’s posts on the group. Just follow these steps:
  1. Visit the homepage of the group you admin or moderate
  2. Navigate to the post you don't want any more comments on
  3. Choose the three horizontal dots next to the post in question
  4. Choose “Turn off commenting.”
It’s that simple. Just keep an eye out for any abusive behavior from certain group members and regularly check comments reported by the group members. If you notice any repeat offenders, you can just as easily remove them from the group.


Facebook posts have become a commonplace way to share ideas with the people you know, as well as with total strangers. If you want to create some boundaries when it comes to who interacts with your public posts, you can learn how to turn off comments on Facebook posts.
It’s pretty simple: on personal profiles or pages, you can go to the post in question, tap on “Who can comment on your post?” and then choose “People or pages you mention.” If you don’t mention anyone, no one can comment on your post.
On Facebook groups, it’s more straightforward when you’re an admin or a moderator. Just go to the post in question, then choose “Turn off commenting.”