I know you can prevent them from posting on my wall, but can I stop them from posting comments on pictures?

Alternatively can I make it so that no one can see my photo albums?

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It appears that this can be done if you do the following:

  1. Click on the "Edit Info" link after you log in
  2. On the left nav bar click on "Apps"
  3. Click on "Edit Settings" in your Photos App
  4. At the bottom of the dialog box in TINY print you can click a link called "modify privacy controls"
  5. At the bottom of this page you can click "Customize Settings"
  6. FINALLY look for the heading titled "Can comment on posts" and select "Customize" in the drop down list. From here you can select "Only me"

I'm not sure if I'm making this harder than it needs to be or if Facebook intentionally makes it this difficult...

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    I don't see "Edit Info" on the Home page.
    – mark4o
    Apr 3, 2011 at 21:11
  • i dont see Edit Settings on photo app
    – user16133
    Jan 6, 2012 at 19:37

Facebook has made some changes to the Privacy Control Center. One of the features that was removed was the "Can comment on posts" feature. There is an option to approve tags that appear on your timeline, I am unsure whether they will extend this to comments in the future.

For more information see,

To prevent users from seeing a Photo Album go to


And hover on the gear at the bottom right of every album you want to change the audience.

Audience change for Photo Albums


For me, the gear with the drop-down to edit the settings appears top-right, rather than bottom. It is worth noting that one of the options is a check-box for 'friends of those tagged'. Uncheck this to limit your albums to friends only.

  • Can you add a screenshot, so that people can see what you are talking about?
    – Jacob Jan
    Feb 7, 2013 at 14:11

Go to the settings icon on the top-right -> Click on "Privacy settings" -> Click on "Followers" followed by "Follower comments" -> Chose "Friends" or "Friends of Friends" depending on your own preference.

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