Unwanted Comments on Your Instagram Posts? Here's How to Turn Them Off Entirely
While scrolling through Instagram, you may have come across a post from time to time that has no visible comments or option to leave one. Whether it's a celebrity's page or just your best friend's latest selfie, it may have left you wondering what that's all about. Well, Instagram has a neat little feature that allows any user to completely turn off comments altogether on any or all of their posts.
The ever-popular social media site began updating their comment policies back in 2016 when Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom first announced in a blog post that users would have the option to implant a keyword moderator. When activated, the moderator allows the user to specify which words they do not want to appear in their comments. From triggering and offensive words to inappropriate phrases, the user can customize the list as they see fit and Instagram will then hide any comments on the user's posts that contain said words. Instagram later updated that feature and now allows their users to block out comments altogether — and it's super easy to do. This feature comes in handy for everyday users, parents trying to stop their kids from being bullied online, and big celebrities who unfortunately deal with some trolls in the comments section of their posts.
So how does one go about turning off comments entirely? Keep reading for an easy step-by-step guide.