Some Facebook page administrators want to disable the ability to comment on posts on their page, but Facebook does not offer an official documented method to disable comments on Facebook pages.
Facebook pages with many subscribers can become chaotic, which takes a long time for the administrator to moderate comments. While deactivating comments is not an official feature, here is a workaround that allows you to effectively deactivate comments on your Facebook page:
Disabling comments on a Facebook page is not something you can do by checking a box, but you can easily hide them. If you hide all comments, you have effectively disabled comments on your page.
Facebook does not have a built-in function or a “hide all comments” option, although there is a solution to this common problem.
As a page administrator, you can filter certain words so that they do not appear in comments. This involves the use of a filter, commonly used to filter out profanity or hate speech.
The beauty of this feature is that you can add any word to the spam list, including, for example, some of the more common words that a potential commenter should use. For example, you can add these common words to your filter list, such as “the”. I will provide a longer list of words to filter in the Tips and Tricks section of this article and some ideas on how to make your filter list fairly complete.
If you do, chances are you don’t see a lot of comments on your Facebook page. Add a list of common words to your filters and it will effectively turn off comments.
Facebook doesn’t limit the number of words you can add to the list, so add all the common words you can find (a few ideas in the Tips and Tricks section) and profanity using words from a profanity filter list. Once you’re satisfied with the words you’ve added, here’s what happens.
Comments containing one of the prohibited words will appear as “…” for you and for visitors to your Facebook page. People who posted comments can still see their own comments, so they don’t know their page is hiding their comments.
This is useful for two reasons. On the one hand, using a few common words allows you to hide most of the incoming comments, although you probably want to spend some time creating a longer word list for your filter.
Second, this feature hides complete comments. Racial slurs or hate speech can still make sense if only a few bad words are hidden, but you won’t have to worry about it if you use the filter.
If you want to read the comment, you can click on the message “…” and read the original text. You will also have the option to allow or hide it from public view, giving you a little control over what appears on your Facebook page.
How to use the filter
From your Facebook page, you need to locate the Settings link. It should be in the upper right corner of the page.
2. Moderation of the page
From there, go to the General tab. Then find the section called Moderation of the page. Click the Edit link.
3. List of keywords
A box will appear which should already contain prohibited words. Then, how are you doing? You will be adding yours soon.
This is where you can start adding words to the prohibited list. You can enter them or you can download a .txt file containing the words you want to hide.
Now you may be wondering what kind of words to use. If you want to make sure no comments are posted, just add the most popular or used words. Please note that Facebook will not translate them for you.
So, although you can add half of the Oxford dictionary, comments written in foreign languages will probably always appear. If you are running a business page, you can filter on certain regions which may prevent the possibility of ignoring the language.
Here are some words you should definitely consider using in the filter: the, of, and, in, is that, no, but, use it, it, if, etc.
The list is not case sensitive, so you don’t have to worry about limiting the first letter of names, countries, etc. Focus on what people use most often when writing. Also be sure to add some commonly used abbreviations.
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If you want to spend as little time as possible, you should use predefined lists of commonly used words. You can do a web search and quickly find a list of the most common words to add to your list to make it more complete.
Copying some popular vulgarity filters is also a good idea if you want to be thorough. Don’t trust Facebook’s built-in lay filter, as there are many smart people who can find a way to avoid it with slightly misspelled lay words.
Control Over Comments
Another option available to you is the ability to block, delete or delete spam from your messages. If you want to prevent a specific account from commenting, you can do that too.
If you’ve used Facebook before, you probably know about account blocking. You can take additional steps to make sure someone doesn’t comment on your posts. Facebook posts allow you to hide comments once they are posted by clicking on the three horizontal dots next to the comment.
When you post something on Facebook, you will be able to share this content with anyone in the world, the “Settings” allow you to switch from Everyone to Friends. The message itself gives you the option to choose specific friends to share or specific friends to hide your messages.
To hide messages:
- Click on the box “What are you thinking about?“
- Press “Friends” at the top left of the box to bring up a drop-down menu.
- Select “Friends except”
- Enter the profile names of the people you want to avoid.
- To confirm
- The confidentiality of your message will remain with this setting until you change it.
This not only prevents certain people from commenting but also prevents people from seeing what you post without having to stop being their friend.