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When to Close Comments on Facebook

“When is it the right time to close Facebook comments under a post?”

There are a number of reasons why you might want to close comments on Facebook. Perhaps you have a topic that you post about every week and you want to start fresh the following week.

Alternatively, the same question may be asked on your page daily, and it’s starting to get tiresome.

Adults shouldn’t have to act like children online, and when things get personal, feelings can get hurt. Additionally, the initial information shared may have been good enough to stand on its own, without the need for further conversation.

Finally, you may have posted a contest or offer with a specific deadline, and after that date has passed, there’s no need for continued commentary.

While it’s not possible to close comments on Instagram, I often wish we could! After just a couple of days, the only new comments are spam that I have to individually delete…one by tedious one. It would be so much easier if those comments could just be automatically deleted after a certain amount of time had passed.

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There are several benefits to closing comments on Facebook.

First and foremost, it can help keep your page clean and organized. Additionally, it can help reduce negativity and keep the conversation civil. It can also prevent people from posting irrelevant or off-topic comments. Finally, it can encourage people to engage more with your content if they know that their feedback will be taken into consideration.

That said, there are also some potential drawbacks to closing comments on Facebook. First and foremost, it can be seen as uninviting or unfriendly. Additionally, it can make it difficult for people to give feedback or ask questions. Finally, it can discourage discussion and collaboration among followers.

So, when is the right time to close comments on Facebook?

Ultimately, that decision is up to you. However, here are five general guidelines to help you make that decision:

  1. If the same question is being asked over and over again, closed comments may be the best solution. This will help keep your page organized and streamlined.
  2. If adults aren’t acting like adults online and things are getting heated or personal, closed comments may be necessary in order to maintain civility among followers.
  3. If the initial information shared was good enough to stand on its own without further discussion, closed comments may be appropriate. This will help keep your page clutter-free.
  4. If you’re running a contest or promotion with a specific deadline, closed comments after that date will help keep things tidy.
  5. If you’re simply not interested in further discussion about a particular topic, closed comments may be the best way to discourage further commentary.

Do you have any other tips for when to close comments on Facebook? Share them with us in the comments below!