Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform. This is evident from the fact that it gained a 100 million users in a single quarter and is now sitting pretty with over a 700 million monthly active users. Can you imagine the number of photos, videos or GIF uploaded daily on Instagram? It could easily be over a 100 million and will continue to increase with the increasing user base. More posts mean more comments and we all know how comments can turn out to be. Keeping this in mind, Instagram rolled out a nifty feature where you can disable comments on Instagram posts from Android and iOS app. We will let you know about the same in this tutorial.
Comments can at times be offensive, abusive, trolling and whatnot. To tackle this situation, Instagram allows you to have more control over your posts by turning off comments. It is possible to hide/disable comments option for specific photos/videos while keeping them turned on for other posts.
So, let’s get to it.
Disable Comments On Instagram Photos Or Videos
The steps are the same for both Android and iPhone/iPad with slight changes. You will find screenshots from the iPhone app in this guide.
You can block comments for already uploaded photos/videos and also for new posts.
First, let us have a look at turning off comments for existing posts.
Turn Off Comments For Already Uploaded/Existing Photos Or Videos
1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile screen by tapping on the profile icon at the bottom right. If you have added multiple Instagram accounts on the app then you will see the account profile picture.
2. Under your profile tap on the photo/video for which you wish to disable the comments option.
3. Now, tap on the 3 dots icon above the post on the right side and select Turn Off Commenting.
Similarly, you can hide comments option for other existing posts if desired.
Hide Comments Option While Uploading Instagram Posts
You can block comments for particular posts while uploading them. For that, follow the same steps as usual for sharing posts on the photo-sharing app. But on the final screen, which has the Share option you should see Advanced settings below the choices to share Instagram posts on Facebook, Twitter etc. Tap on it.
Under Advanced Settings, toggle Turn Off Commenting switch to On.
With this, comments for this post will be disabled. Similarly, you can follow the steps for other posts if and when desired.
The comments for that particular post will be disabled on the Instagram website too. But currently, there is no option to turn on/off comments from the Instagram website.
You can always turn on the comments from the app if desired later by opening the photo/video. Tap on the 3 dots icon and select Turn On Commenting.
Following these methods, you can turn off comments on Instagram posts which are already uploaded or even while sharing new ones. Comments option will still be there for other posts.
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