Should you hide comments on Facebook?

Should you hide comments on Facebook?

On Facebook, you can't hide a remark and make it available to fewer people than the individuals who can see the material on which it's commenting. You have just two choices: remove it or leave it available to anybody who can see the post or photo. Remarks are visible for everybody.

How do I hide the comment option on Facebook?

Hide Facebook Comments

  1. Open the Facebook post and scroll down to the comment you want to hide.
  2. Hover your mouse over the comment and click on the three dots on the right.
  3. In the pop-up card, select Hide comment option.

Can someone tell if you hide their comments on Facebook?

Hide the Facebook remark and it will be hidden from everyone except that person and their friends. They won't realize the comment is hidden, allowing you to dodge any potential repercussions. The Facebook comment will be deleted, and no one will be able to view it.

What happens when you hide a comment on someone else’s post?

Two responses When you hide a remark from a post on your page, only the person who posted it and their friends will see it. So, if your friends are also friends with the poster of the remark, they will be able to see it; otherwise, they will not.

How do you unhide a comment on Facebook?

The steps below will show you how to unhide a Facebook remark on the desktop version. If asked, sign in to your account. Click the drop-down arrow. It's next to the question mark symbol in the top-right corner of the screen. Select a page that you are in charge of. Find the post that has a hidden remark. The remark will be marked as grayed out. You can see other ways to hide things from Facebook on our Help Center article.

Why are Facebook comments hidden?

Facebook features comment spam filters that will conceal some remarks by default (unless the post owner goes in and manually unhides them). The comments stay in the comment count but are not visible to the general public (if it is your post, you may see three dots and click to control the spam postings).

The reason for this is that people tend to say things on social networking sites they would never say in person. With the ability to hide comments, Facebook allows for a more comfortable environment where users can express themselves without fear of criticism or rejection.

In addition, hiding comments provides a level playing field for those who use Facebook's site or app against those who do not. There are many cases where commenters will go beyond simply expressing their opinion into name-calling and personal attacks against others. Hiding comments makes it so those activities cannot be seen by others.

Finally, Facebook uses computer programs to scan comments looking for violations of community guidelines. If Facebook detects spam or abusive behavior in any way, all future comments from that user are withheld until he or she takes action to have his or her comments made visible again.

Users can still share their opinions on hidden posts by clicking the "x" next to the comment box but will not see any changes take place until they come back and view the post.

Can you post comments on someone else’s Facebook wall?

Here's how to leave a comment on someone's Facebook page while ensuring that no one else, either your friends or theirs, sees it (unless you choose that they do too). You may use this approach to publish photographs, movies, and anything else you want, but it will only be accessible to them and you.

To comment on someone's Facebook page: 1 Log into your Facebook account; 2 Go to the person's profile; 3 Click on the 'Comments' link; 4 Type your message and click 'Post'. If they don't see your comment right away, they'll get a notification from Facebook saying that there was something posted on their page. At this point, they can click on your name to view the comment.

This method is different from commenting on your own Facebook page because anyone who is not listed as an "Authorized User" of the page will not be able to read your comment. So if you didn't want anyone but your friend Chris to see your comment, he would have to log into his Facebook account to read it. However, any other user with access to Chris's account could also read your comment since they are both logged into their respective accounts.

Also note that when you use this approach to comment on a page, the comment will show up in News Feeds for all the people who are not friends with the person whose page you're commenting on.

Is there a way to disable comments on Facebook?

Without your awareness, a person may block all comments and likes on something they have posted. On each post you create on Facebook, you may choose to make it private or limit the number of comments. If they want to avoid this happening to their posts, they can simply change the setting for themselves.

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Reba Schuyler

Reba Schuyler is a lifestyle writer who focuses on self-help, social media tips, and personal development. She has been in the journalism industry for over 10 years and has written about everything from relationships to parenting to health issues.

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