How to Hide Comments on Facebook

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In this article, we will show you how to hide comments on Facebook and share our experience and insights about whether you should hide comments at all.

Is there anyone who doesn’t know Facebook? The world’s first and still the most popular social media platform, Facebook, has roughly 2.93 billion monthly active users as of this writing –it might be 3 billion when you’re reading this– and makes for a great place to create engagements.

Yes, engagements –all activities and user interactions like views, comments, likes, shares, and mentions that lets businesses communicate with their users on social media.

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But what happens when sometimes you want to keep your Facebook posts and engagements private to a specific group of people among this sea of users? What if you don’t want others to see your posts, or you want to hide some comments on Facebook?

It doesn’t matter if you have a business page on Facebook or a personal account; not all the updates, posts, or engagements need to be seen by people. That’s where comments hiding on Facebook come in handy.

Sometimes we just simply hide comments on Facebook to prevent others from seeing them, or we take steps to keep people from seeing our posts… If you’re already in wonder, keep reading this article to learn how to hide comments on Facebook without being traced!

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What Is a Comment on Facebook?

Users can comment on Facebook posts easily and engage with a brand.
Users can comment on Facebook posts easily and engage with a brand.

Facebook comments are one of the ways that people can reply to a post, communicate with the publisher, and engage with a company or person.

To comment on a Facebook post, all you need to do is write your comment in the box that says “Write a comment…” and press Enter to publish your comment or message.

Apart from Facebook comments, the other two ways to engage with a post are “Like” and “Share”. People can also simply react to a post with a like or share it with their friends. What information, huh? Don’t you know that? (!)

Let’s continue with something you might not know.

How to Hide Comments on Facebook

Facebook lets you hide some comments, which prevents people from seeing that specific comment, or it can prevent further unwanted comments. If there are any replies to the comment, they will also be hidden.

The first step to hiding comments on Facebook is to decide what you want to keep private. You can do this by looking at the comments on your posts and figuring out which ones you want to keep revealed or hidden.

To hide a comment and its replies from a post on your profile;

  1. Go to the post with the comment you want to hide from your profile.
  1. Click on the three-dot menu right next to the comment.
  2. Then click Hide comment beside the comment you want to hide.
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To unhide a comment and its replies from a post on your profile;

  1. Go to the post with the comment you want to unhide.
  2. Click on the three-dot menu right next to the comment.
  3. Then click Unhide comment.
Here you can see the option to hide comments on Facebook.


How to See Hidden Comments on Facebook?

The only way to see hidden comments on Facebook is by being the owner of the comment or a friend of the owner. Only their friend list can still see the comment or interact with it. No one else can view that hidden comment on Facebook.

Shortly, when a comment is hidden from a post, update or page, it will still be visible to the person who commented on it and that person’s friends. 

When you hide a comment on Facebook, does it hide the replies, too? Actually, yes. The comment will be hidden from everyone else with all the replies to that comment. So, replies will also be hidden from people on Facebook unless they are the owner of the comment and the friends of the owner.

Will Users Know When You Hide Their Comments?

In practice, a user that gave that specific comment to your post won’t be notified that you have hidden the comment. More clearly, if you hide any comment on your Facebook profile or page, the comment will still be visible to the person who wrote it and their friends. 

How to Delete Comments on Facebook at Once

Deleting all of your Facebook comments at once can be a real pain. Fortunately, there are a few different ways to do it. If you don’t want to navigate through every single comment, there is a shortcut you can take.

If you have the time and courage to navigate through every single of them, you can simply delete them by clicking the dots right next to the comment, and you’ll see a window like this.

Here is how you delete a Facebook comment.
Here is how you delete a Facebook comment.


If you are looking for a more straightforward way of doing this at once;

  1. Open Facebook.
  2. On your profile, tap on the three-dot menu.
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  1. Go to Activity Log and click Comments.
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  1. Once you see your comments list, you can select all comments you want to hide or delete and hit that option accordingly.
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Sometimes, it’s not possible to manage this smoothly. At this time, we recommend you to manage specifically who can comment on your related post. This way, you can prevent future actions you might take.

Manage who can comment on your post on Facebook.
Manage who can comment on your post on Facebook.

Should You Hide or Delete Facebook Comments? 

Before moving to everything, you must know that you shouldn’t hide or delete Facebook comments unless it is so necessary

Yes, deleting comments on Facebook profiles or pages has several advantages. By deleting negative comments on Facebook, companies can improve visibility and accessibility for their customers and avoid public backlash and bad press. In other words, they can avoid being exposed as having poor customer service or shady business practices, moreover, by deleting negative comments.

But, apart from all that…

Companies have been known to take advantage of Facebook, scrubbing negative comments from the platform. They do so to keep customers from seeing a bad review or negative review or the company itself from being exposed as having poor customer service. In practice, this is a big no-no; you’re not only hiding your dirty laundry, but you’re also skirting a federal law that requires businesses to respond to online complaints. So, don’t try this at home!

Facebook comments are a great way to connect with your users and build communities, and more importantly, they can also be a vital source of feedback. If a comment is negative or abusive, it can ruin the experience for others who see it. In those cases, you want to delete the comment and leave only positive, constructive feedback in its place. But, some bad reviews or feedback can lead to better resolutions…

Negative feedback can make us bitter or BETTER.
Negative feedback can make us bitter or BETTER.


If a comment is aggressively given by an angry user or increases negativity about your product and feature, the best thing that can be done is to turn this negative experience into a positive and show how you can manage this process to your visitors.

Deleting or hiding a comment might be an option for those who might not want to deal with it, but there is nothing more precious than showing people you are capable of making things better for this unhappy commenter.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at why companies shouldn’t delete negative comments on Facebook.

  1. Negative feedback can make us bitter or BETTER.
  2. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
  3. Each comment is a great opportunity to connect with your customers and get valuable feedback.
  4. It shows that you can accept bad comments and feedback to improve your services.
  5. Your communities and loyal users can prove them wrong, which increases social proof for your business.

How to Manage Facebook Business Comments via Juphy

It’s time for businesses to take control of their Facebook pages and accounts directly and effectively. Social media management tools like Juphy help you consolidate all conversations, store them in one place, assign team members, leave notes, and more. You can subsequently guarantee that your business delivers a consistent user experience on Facebook.

With Juphy, you can manage channels, comment activity, and messages on your Facebook page or group directly, in general.


More to come… Some features on Juphy’s dashboard are related explicitly to managing Facebook comments and messages. 

For example, you can set an automation rule to tag all your comments and messages. Every time you receive a new message, it will be tagged, including any specified keywords, and will be tagged under the correct category. You can also have reports related to your Facebook page activities for specific periods and see your performance.

Joshua G
CEO, Small Business
“I’m in the early stages of running a new business and managing two personal brands. Juphy is a tremendous help in unifying social media messages linked with these entities. In my case, it’s handy to be able to invite specific staff members to handle inquiries from customers whose native language isn’t English. I can assign/revoke roles and review all correspondence in one convenient location. They have a promising road map.”
âś“ G2 Verified Review

Conclusion

Like other social media platforms, Facebook offers a lot of information at your fingertips. However, when you can eliminate which comments should be hidden and deleted from your post, you can save yourself a lot of time and make sure that nothing is left for any disagreement.

When you see a Facebook comment that sounds threatening, you can simply click the three-dot button to hide or delete them. But never forget that this should be the last option for you before working on turning this negative comment into a positive.

For spam comments specifically, you can pin some comment rules to your page, like *Be polite and respectful*, *Keep your comments short and concise* or *Avoid personal attacks and inflammatory language*.

đź’ˇThere are several points to keep in mind about hiding comments on Facebook.

  1. If you hide any comment on your Facebook profile or page, the comment will still be visible to the person who wrote it and their friends.


  2. If you want to hide specific replies to a comment, you may select and hide each one separately. In that situation, if you only hide replies to a comment, the original comment will still be visible to everyone you have shared it with.


  3. If you want to remove comments on Facebook without being traced, click on the comment that you want to keep private and see if someone has already written a message in response to it. If someone has, save the message on your phone and then delete the post. Now, you can go back to your post and write a new comment without revealing the original message.

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