How to Hide Comments on Instagram Live as Viewer or Host

Tap into comment-free zone when on LIVE!

Be it to host a Q&A session or just chit-chat, with Instagram Live, users can connect and interact with their followers in real time. 

While it may sound interesting, many times a flood of comments can be distracting and disruptive.

So, as a viewer or host, the best option is to hide comments on your Instagram live session, and we will show you how to do the same.

how to hide comments on instagram live as a viewer

How to Hide Comments on Instagram Live as a Viewer

Instagram Live allows viewers to engage with their favorite content creator or influencer. While viewers can post their thoughts, messages, or questions in the form of comments during a session, unfortunately, they cannot hide them. 

How to Turn Off Comments on Instagram Live as a Host

As a host of the live, you have full control over it. If you do not want comments during the session, simply turn it off. Here’s how you can:

1. Once the LIVE has started, tap the three dots icon at the bottom in the Add a comment box.

2. Select Turn off commenting from the options.

Click on turn off commenting

Also Read: Who Can See Hidden Comments on Instagram?

Why Are My Comments Off on Instagram Live?

Some reasons why your viewers may not be able to comment on Instagram Live are:

  • Comments settings: You may have turned off the comments in Live Chat.
  • Technical glitches: You may have poor internet connectivity or there could be other technical glitches within the app which may cause comments not to show up immediately.
  • Violating Instagram community guidelines: If the comments you receive during the live session violate community guidelines, Instagram may disable the feature for you temporarily.

Also Read: 100 Best Impactful Comments for Girls’ Pics on Instagram

How to Turn on Comments When Watching Instagram Live

As viewers cannot turn off comments when watching Instagram Live, they also do not have the option to enable it.

We hope our guide helped you hide comments on Instagram Live as a viewer.

If you have any queries or suggestions for us, do let us know in the comments section. Stay tuned to TechCult.

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