How to Disable People From Commenting on Your Photos on Facebook

by Avery Martin
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Facebook provides privacy controls that allow you to configure the way people interact with you. If you want to prevent others from commenting on your photos, you can use the Audience Selector tool to control what they can see on your profile. You must block someone completely from seeing your albums to prevent commenting. Facebook only allows you to control photos you post.

Step 1

Click the "Photos" link on your Facebook profile.

Step 2

Select the "Albums" link and click on the thumbnail for the album you want to restrict.

Click the audience selector icon that corresponds to your album. The audience selector icon may look like a lock, a pair of people, the world or a gear depending on your current privacy settings. If you want to edit a Timeline or mobile upload photo, you must click on the photo first to open it before you can change the audience. Select "Public," "Friends," "Friends Except Acquaintances," "Only Me" or "Custom." If you select Custom, choose an option from the drop-down menu and identify the individuals you want to block from seeing and commenting on your posts.


  • Only friends can comment on your posts. Those that aren't friends won't have the ability to comment on any of your photos.
  • You can't change the permissions for a Cover photo. Cover photos are always public.
  • You must select each photo individually and modify the audience selector settings individually for photos uploaded from a mobile device, Timeline photos or when using an application on your computer such as iPhoto.


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About the Author

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.

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