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Though Instagram used to be an exclusively photo-based social media site, it has since evolved to include video and live streaming capabilities.
While Instagram is still based heavily in visual narratives of its users’ livelihoods, users can also write comments on others’ photos, videos, and livestreams.
Sometimes, though, a user might want to disable commenting on their livestream, for a multitude of reasons. In that case, hiding commentary is simple. Here’s how to turn off comments on Instagram Live.
How to hide comments on Instagram Live
1. Once you’ve opened Instagram and logged in to your account, tap on the camera icon in the upper left corner.
2. At the bottom of the screen, swipe between the camera options (Normal, Create, Boomerang, etc.) until you locate the “Live” option. Make sure that the Live option is centered under the circular capture button.
3. Tap the circular capture button to begin your livestream.
4. At the bottom of your screen, tap the three vertical dots located next to the comment field.
5. Tap “Turn Off Commenting.”
At this point, people who view your Instagram livestream won’t be able to send comments, and you won’t be able to view any comments that have already been sent.
You can turn the comments back on by repeating step four and tapping “Turn On Commenting.” Once you turn commenting back on, you should be able to see comments from before you disabled commenting as well.
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