How to Stop Spam Comments on Instagram

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 26 April 2024
  • 7 mins read

Does your Instagram comment section appear more like a marketing billboard than a place for actual discussion? You are not alone! 

Spam and bot comments are an ongoing issue for many Instagram content creators. But do not worry! There are tons of ways to strike back and recover your comment section. 

This guide explains how you can block spam comments on Instagram and turn them into real people, allowing you to focus on interacting with your real followers.

Top Ways to Stop Spam Comments on Your Instagram Profile

We'll show you how to permanently remove spam comments, without manually deleting them. You can pre-filter comments to encourage real followers to comment and interact with you.

Manage Hashtags

One method for avoiding spam comments on your Instagram posts is to use hashtags that reach out to fewer spam accounts. However, sometimes it's simply unavoidable.

Step 1: To avoid this from happening to you, or to save time by not continually monitoring for comments, go to the small menu in the top right corner.

Step 2: Select Settings > Privacy.

Step 3: You'll be able to change several options after tapping Hidden Words.

Step 4: Click on Hidden Words" and scroll down. This box at the bottom is labeled "manage custom word list."

Step 5: You can hide comments from particular people who use specific words.

Step 6: If you receive comments from specific categories of content providers concerning specific types of spam communications, you can include a list of terms below, separated by commas.

Step 7: After you have added them, you can ban any comments from content providers that use that specific word.

Block the Sender from Commenting on Your Posts

One method for avoiding spam comments on your posts is to block the sender from commenting on your posts.

Step 1: Go to your Instagram profile.

Step 2: Tap on the three dotted lines in the upper right corner, and then select Settings.

Step 3: Click on Privacy and then Comments.

Step 4: You will see the option to Block comments from.

Step 5: Click People, which is directly next to it.

Step 6: Enter the name of the account you want to ban, then click Block, which is next to the name.

Step 7: Do this for all accounts you want to prevent from commenting on your posts.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How can I block bots from commenting on my posts?


    - Selective Hashtag Usage: Avoid wide hashtags that attract bots.
    - Caution: To avoid bot attention, limit the number of location tags in your posts.
    - Report bots: Manually reporting bots allows Facebook to identify and delete them

  • Why do I receive so many scam comments on Instagram?


    The bulk of Instagram spam comments promote items, services, and other Instagram accounts mentioned in your posts. This is done to entice your followers to click on links that redirect traffic to their websites, to increase purchases, or to obtain followers.

  • What is the definition of spam Instagram comments?


    Unwanted, irrelevant, and suspicious comments on someone’s Instagram post are spam comments. Bots can frequently use these remarks to get users to follow an account or click on a spammy link.

  • Should I report spam comments on Instagram?


    If you find comments that do not follow our Community Guidelines, please report them. This could include comments like spam, hate speech, or misleading information.

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Keep Your Instagram Comments Section Clean!

Spam comments may ruin your Instagram experience. But, you can take efforts to reduce these bot comments. Use Instagram's built-in "Hidden Words" feature to create a custom list of words or phrases that will automatically conceal any comments that include them. 

You can report and block spam accounts as you notice them. While this will not remove all spam comments, it will greatly minimize the number you have to deal with. By taking these proactive steps, you can keep your comments section open for meaningful conversation for real people.