How do I filter out comments I don't want to appear on my posts?

Comments that may be inappropriate, offensive or bullying are automatically filtered out from your posts, stories and live videos. Comments are filtered automatically by default, but you can always change this setting.

Filtering out comments on the Instagram app for Android and iOS devices

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy > Comments.
  4. Tap next to Hide Offensive Comments to turn it on.

You can also turn on a keyword filter to hide comments that contain specific words, phrases, numbers or emoji that you'd like to avoid.

  1. Go to your profile and tap .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy > Comments.
  4. Tap next to Manual Filter to turn it on.
  5. Enter specific words, phrases, numbers or emoji in the text box to filter out comments.

Filtering out comments on your computer or mobile browser

  1. Go to instagram.com on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Click and then click .
  3. Click Privacy and Security > Edit Comment Settings.
  4. Enter specific words, phrases, numbers or emoji in the text box to filter out comments and then click Submit. You can also click to check the box next to Use Default Keywords to hide comments that contain commonly reported keywords from your posts.

Keep in mind that default and custom keyword filtering aren't currently available in all languages:

  • Default Keywords: The default list of keywords is only available in certain languages.
  • Custom Keywords: Currently, custom keyword filtering doesn't support languages without spaces (example: Chinese, Japanese, Thai).

When you turn on comment filtering, it’s applied to both new and existing comments on your posts. When you turn off comment filtering, filtered comments on your posts will be restored.

Learn more about deleting and reporting comments.

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