How to Turn Off Comments on Instagram

In this guide, we will show users how to turn off comments on Instagram. Over the past few months, the company has made many changes and added some much-needed new features. This option arrived in December last year, but many don’t know it exists. With that in mind, here’s how to disable comments on Instagram posts.

If you want to keep things friendly, steer clear of political comments, or just keep your Instagram feed clean, getting comments is the easiest way. This can be done before shipping or after if things get out of control.

We’ve shared tons of Instagram tips and tricks in the past, like disabling autoplay videos, but now we want to show Instagram fans how to take control of their posts. Read on for simple instructions to disable or turn off comments on your photos and video.

Instagram in December 2016 announced Some big changes to the platform. It was an effort to make the social network more friendly, secure and give control to users. You may remember adding likes and hearts to comments, but a big part of that same update was being able to disable comments altogether.

While Instagram is primarily a visual experience filled with photos, the comments section can quickly spiral out of control. In the past, there was an option to “hide inappropriate comments” using certain keywords, but this new step gives users full control over what’s in their photos. Without further delay, here’s how to do it.

How to Disable Comments on Instagram

There are two super easy ways to get rid of comments. This step-by-step instruction and photo list will show you both. Users can turn comments off before posting, or disable comments later if they become negative or undesirable.

  1. Create a new post, add or edit filters and hit the next button
  2. In the last step before hitting “Share”, click near the bottom
  3. Select the slider in Advanced Settings
  4. Hit share and you’re done

Quickly disable comments before posting

Here are two easy steps you can take to turn off comments before sharing your Instagram posts with the world. Alternatively, the steps below can turn them back on at a later date. However, sometimes a photo or video is already online, but you need to take control and clean things up.

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Turn Off Comments On An Existing Post

If you’re having trouble with comments on a post that has already been posted and shared online, don’t worry. There is an option to disable comments on existing posts and turn them back on if needed.

Instead of getting mad at rude people and deleting your Instagram account, turn off all comments on a post. Unfortunately, there is currently no universal tool to turn off ALL comments for each post. This should be done one at a time or before shipping. Here’s how:

  1. Open Instagram and go to the problem photo/video
  2. Tap in the top right corner of any photo or post
  3. Select in the drop-down menu

That’s it and you’re done. Comments will be removed from the post and the little “chat bubble” used to post comments will also disappear. Most users won’t even notice it’s missing.

You can always go back to the same settings menu for any post and tap to undo it if needed. We’re all done. Now enjoy Instagram peacefully without all the comments and distractions.

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