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 take a look at how to do this on PC, Android and iPhone.

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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 due to your comment limitations will not see “Comment” in the post and will also view that you have set a limitation on who can comment on the post.

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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 available options are:

  • Friends – Only your friends can comment. Remember that a person tagged in the post can also comment on it, as well as their friends.
  • Friends of Friends
  • Public

Choose the one you want.

That’s all.

See: How to Turn Off Comments on a Facebook Group Post

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 > Public Posts.

In the Public Post Comments section, you can choose who can comment on your public posts.

The available options are:

  • Public
  • Friends of friends
  • Friends – Only your friends can comment. Remember that a person tagged in the post can also comment on it, as well as their friends.

Choose the one you prefer.

That’s all.

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