How to Hide Comments on Instagram Live as a Viewer

An image of chats and comments on an Instagram Live - hide and remove


An image of chats and comments on an Instagram Live - hide and remove

Are you looking to enjoy a cleaner, distraction-free viewing experience? Fortunately, you're in luck. There are simple methods to hide chats and comments on Instagram Live as a viewer, allowing you to focus solely on the content.

Whether you want to watch your favourite Instagram celebrity without comments covering their face, or you wish to take a screenshot of the live stream without chats cluttering the view, there are options available to achieve a clear screen.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to hide chats and comments on Instagram Live as a viewer or a host. But, before that, you might want to turn off the Meta AI on Instagram.

How to Hide Chats and Comments on Instagram Live as a Viewer

To hide chats and comments on Instagram Live as a viewer, type "@." into the comment box, but do not send it. This will cause the comments to disappear, allowing you to watch the live without any chats obstructing your view (Credits: u/miasanjoni).

Currently, there is no direct feature for viewers to hide comments on Instagram Live, so the workaround mentioned above is your best option. We recommend providing feedback to Meta to suggest the introduction of such a feature for greater viewer convenience.

How to Hide Chats and Comments on Instagram Live as a Host

To hide or remove a specific comment during your Instagram Live session as the host, simply long press on the unwanted chat and select "Remove From Live Video." If you find a comment offensive, you also have the option to report it by choosing "Report Comment" after the long press.

If you prefer to disable all comments during your Instagram Live, you can follow these steps:

  • Tap the three-dot icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Choose "Turn off commenting" from the menu.
  • Additionally, if you'd like to further minimise interruptions, you can select "Turn off requests to go live" and "Turn off questions."

With that, we are wrapping up our guide on how to hide chats and comments on Instagram Live as a viewer or a host. We hope you found our article helpful. Before heading off, learn how to turn off Threads notifications on Instagram.

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