Whenever you post something on social media, have you noticed that you look forward to reading other people’s comments about it? You might not open the “Like” section to check how many people liked it, but comments deserve special attention, right?
It’s because we all love to read nice things about ourselves, what we’ve accomplished, or whatever else the message is about.
HIDE SOMEONE’S COMMENT ON FACEBOOK
That’s why when someone writes something negative or derogatory in a comment, it can not only put you in a bad mood, but also ruin your day.
Many users from different social media platforms have started disabling comments on most of their posts. For the moment, the function of disabling comments is mainly used on Facebook and Instagram.
But obviously, it cannot be a solution for all users.
Are you also annoyed when someone you know adds an irrelevant or thoughtless comment on your posts?
Your first instinct under such circumstances might be to delete those comments, but if the person who added it is someone you know in real life, the thought of what they’ll think might get in the way. And it’s only when you can’t delete a comment but don’t want to see it either that the comment hiding feature kicks in.
Stick with us till the end, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about hiding comments on Facebook, including how to do it and undo it.
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WHY DO YOU WANT TO HIDE SOMEONE’S COMMENT ON FACEBOOK?
Before explaining how to hide someone’s comment on your post, let’s first see why.
Why would you want to hide this comment when you can also delete it? Well, we all know it’s not always that simple.
Here are examples of when you would rather hide a comment than delete it:
WHEN SOMEONE WRITES SOMETHING HATE OR INAPPROPRIATE
Suppose you post a picture of yourself on Facebook and someone comments on it saying your dress is way too short to wear in public. Do you think it was appropriate for that person to say that? Obviously not.
However, if that person is a distant relative, you also wouldn’t want to bother responding to them in kind. So, how to defuse this situation? Hiding his comment.
WHEN SOMEONE IS PROMOTING THEIR OWN PROGRAM
Surely you have already encountered people who add irrelevant comments to random messages, like these: “Open this link if you want to win an iPhone 13” or “Add me if you want to earn money by working in line ! “.
No one would want such comments on their posts. But when those comments come from someone you know in real life, you might feel uncomfortable deleting their comment blatantly. So why not hide them?
Now that we have an idea of why you want to hide a comment, let’s get to the real question.
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HOW TO HIDE SOMEONE’S COMMENT ON FACEBOOK?
We have already talked too long. So, without further ado, we’re going to give you exactly what you’ve been looking for. Here are the steps you need to follow to hide someone’s comment:
- Open the Facebook app on your smartphone or the web version of it on your browser.
- Go to your timeline and navigate to the post that someone made a problematic comment on.
- When you view the comments made on this post, you will notice an icon hovering right next to each comment. This icon would have three dots arranged horizontally in a column.
- When you tap on this icon, a pop-up menu appears in front of you, with two options: Hide comment and Give a review or report this comment.
- The option you are looking for is obviously “Hide comment”. So you have to tap on that option to hide that particular comment.
- As soon as you do, you will notice that this comment has become fainter than all the other comments in the post, which means it is now hidden from others.
HOW DOES THE HIDE COMMENTS FEATURE ON FACEBOOK WORK?
Now that we’ve provided you with a step-by-step guide to hiding a comment on your post, let’s walk you through how it works. We understand that you wanted to hide this comment, but do you know who you are hiding from? If you think only you can see this comment from now on, you are very wrong.
Hiding a comment on Facebook doesn’t make it disappear for everyone except you. Apart from you, this comment will also be visible to the user who added it, as well as all other users they are friends with.
In other words, a hidden Facebook comment will always be seen by its author and all users who are part of its network. Although this may seem unfair to you at first, if you really think about it, it makes a lot of sense.
Suppose someone made a comment on your post, you hid it, and a few days later, while chatting with a mutual friend, it turns out that no such comments are available on this message.
This would clearly imply that you hid their comment on your post. And if you had no problem telling them, what was the point of hiding it in the first place? You could have deleted it then, right?