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10:30 30/11/2019 |

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Facebook can soon have a feature that lets you hide other people's comments without them knowing

(Tech) The 'Restrict' tool is already available on Facebook-owned Instagram, and the main Facebook app may follow suit. It's designed to let you secretly ban comments from certain users.



Facebook has more than double Instagram's monthly active users, so it may seem odd that Instagram received Restrict first. Facebook has not made a final decision on the matter, but is simply considering sharing the feature.

To Restrict someone through DMs, tap the DM icon and enter the chat with the person you want to restrict. Then tap the "i" icon in the top right of the chat, and tap Restrict > Restrict Account. 

You can also Restrict someone through a comment on your post. Find their comment and swipe left over it (iPhone) or tap and hold it (Android). Then tap the "!" symbol and press Restrict > Restrict Account. Alternatively, you can Restrict people through Settings.

Go to your profile and tap the icon that looks like three stacked lines. Then tap Settings, then Privacy, and then Restricted Accounts. Tap Continue and then search for the account that you'd like to Restrict. Next, simply tap Restrict next to their username and the setting will be a activated. The final way to Restrict someone is to do it through their profile.

Find their profile then tap the icon that looks like three dots (horizontally on iPhone or vertically on Android) in the top right. Then simply tap Restrict > Restrict Account. It's worth noting that the Restrict feature was only added to Instagram very recently.

On Instagram, Restrict makes a number of changes. For a start, you can read someone's Direct Messages without them knowing. The restricted person's new comments on your posts will only be visible to that person. You can choose to see the comment by tapping See Comment. And if you want others to be able to see their comment, you can tap Approve.


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