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How to Choose Who Can Comment on Your Facebook Public Posts

By default, anyone can comment on your Facebook public posts. If you wish, you can choose who can comment on it.

Let’s look at how to do this on PC, Android, and iPhone.

How to Choose Who can Comment on an Individual Public Post (PC, Android, and iPhone)

Note: These steps only affect the post in which you’re applying.

Sign in to your Facebook account if you’re on a PC. Open the Facebook app if you’re on an Android or iPhone.

Hit your name at the top if you’re on a PC. Tap Menu (three horizontal lines), which you can find at the top if you’re on Android or the bottom if you’re on iPhone, and then hit your name.

Find the post you want.

Click on the three horizontal dots in the post for which you wish to choose who can comment.

Hit “Who can comment on your post?” (if you’re on Android or PC) or “Who can comment on this post?” (if you’re on an iPhone).

You now have three options:

  • Public – Anyone can comment.
  • Friends – Only your friends can comment.
  • Profiles and Pages you mention – Only the profiles and pages you mentioned in the post can comment.

Select the option you want.

Hit the “Done” button.

That’s all.

Note: A profile or page that cannot comment on your post because of your comment limitations won’t see “Comment” in the post. And will also view that you have set a limitation on who can comment on the post.

See: How to Follow Someone on Facebook

How to Set Default Comment Setting for Public Posts

Here’s how to set the default comment setting for public posts on Facebook’s desktop version and app:

PC

Click the Down arrow in the top right corner of Facebook.

Hit Settings & Privacy > Settings.

Click on Public Posts on the left sidebar.

Click the Edit link beside Public Post Comments on the right.

Open the drop-down list, and the options are:

  • Friends – Only your friends can comment. Remember that people tagged in the post can also comment on it and their friends.
  • Friends of Friends
  • Public

Choose the one you want.

That’s all.

See: How to Hide Friends on Facebook

Android or iPhone

Open the Facebook app.

Hit the Menu (three horizontal lines) at the top right (if you are on Android) or bottom right (if you are on iPhone).

Hit Settings & Privacy > Settings > Followers and Public Content.

You can choose who can comment on your public posts in the Public Post Comments section.

The options are:

  • Public
  • Friends of friends
  • Friends – Only your friends can comment. Remember that people tagged in the post can also comment on it and their friends.

Choose the one you prefer.

That’s all.

Turn Off the Comment Ranking on Facebook

By default, Facebook shows the “Most Relevant” comments for posts on the page and profiles with many followers.

As a result, you’ll likely see comments made by your friends, verified profiles and pages, and with the most likes and replies at the top.

You can turn off this comment ranking if you wish. By doing so, the comments will appear in chronological order.

Check out how to do this on your profile or page on a PC. 

Notes

  • This feature is disabled for profiles with fewer followers. However, you can turn it on if you wish, and the steps are below.
  • It’s impossible to do this task for a page on Android or iPhone. But for your profile, you can.
  • You must be an admin to do this for a page. To do this for a profile, you must be the owner.

Steps

For the page, follow these steps:

Sign in to Facebook.

Hit your page name in the Your Pages section on the right sidebar.

Find and click Settings on the left sidebar.

Comment Ranking appears on the right. This one is under Translate Automatically. Click on it.

Uncheck “See most relevant comments by default.”

Then click Save Changes.

That’s it.

Note: You can turn this on by checking the checkbox. Make sure that you save the changes.

Here are the steps for a profile:

If you’re on a PC, follow these steps:

At the top right of Facebook, hit the inverted triangle.

Choose Settings & Privacy > Settings.

On the left sidebar, click Public Posts.

You can see the Comment Ranking on the right, above the Username. Click on it.

Select Off from the drop-down list if you don’t want the comment ranking. If not, select On.

If you’re on an Android or iPhone, follow these steps:

Open the Facebook app.

Hit the Menu (three horizontal lines) at the top if you’re on Android or at the bottom if you’re on iPhone.

Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Followers and Public Content.

Scroll to the bottom. Then turn on Comment Ranking if you want comment ranking. Otherwise, turn off Comment Ranking.