Instagram: How to Change Who Can Comment on Your Posts

Users can prevent strangers from interacting with their content

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By default, all Instagram users can comment on other users’ posts on the photo- and video-sharing platform. However, creators have the option to prevent strangers from commenting on their content, if they’d like.

Our guide will show you how to change who can comment on your Instagram posts.

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

Step 1: On your Instagram profile, tap the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the screen.

Screenshot of an Instagram user's profile with a red arrow pointing at the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the screen

Step 2: Tap “Settings.”

Screenshot of Instagram's profile menu with a red arrow pointing at "Settings"

Step 3: Tap “Privacy.”



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