Instagram: Here’s How to Stop Users From Commenting On a Post

Follow our guide to turn off commenting on a post

Have you ever wanted to stop users from commenting on one of your Instagram posts? Our guide will show you how this is done.

Please note that when you turn off commenting on a post, any existing comments will be hidden, rather than deleted. This means that if you ever decide to turn commenting back on for the post, any existing comments will once again be visible, unless you or the commenter(s) delete them.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap the three dots in the top-right corner of the post you wish to edit.

Step 2: Tap “Turn Off Commenting.”

If you ever wish to turn commenting back on for the post, repeat Step 1 and tap “Turn On Commenting.”

Note: You can also turn off commenting for a post before you ever share it by tapping “Advanced Settings” on the New Post screen (where you enter the post’s caption and location) and tapping the toggle for “Turn Off Commenting.” Keep in mind that even if you turn off commenting before you share a post, you still have the option to turn commenting back on later using the steps referenced above.