On Facebook, you can control whether you want to make a post public, visible to your friends, only to yourself, or to a specific group of friends.And now, a new feature lets you control who can comment on your public post – great when you just want responses from friends and family, or if you just need to post something and don’t care. hear them.
Here’s how you can change the comment control on your public post:
- Open the Facebook app on your phone.
- Head to the post where you want to control comments.
- Tap the three-dot menu at the top right of the post and select “Who can comment on your post?” option.
- Now you can select Public, Friends or Profile and pages you mentioned.
Once you’ve set this up, only selected people or pages will be able to comment on your post.
This will ensure that strangers cannot comment on your post. Very often, when a message goes viral, it can attract unwanted responses; the new comment control tool will limit this to some extent.
The comment control feature isn’t new to social media, and it’s surprising that it took Facebook a while to roll it out to the blue app. Instagram has several granular controls for commenting on posts and stories. Last year, Twitter also rolled out a tool to limit responses to a specific tweet; you can check out our guide here.
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Published March 31, 2021 – 11:03 UTC