How to turn off 'Hype' comments on Instagram

6 December 2023, 12:19 | Updated: 6 December 2023, 12:37

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What are Instagram 'Hype' comments and how do you remove them from your Stories? Here's what you need to know.

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Instagram is introducing a brand new feature for Stories and people are already trying to find out how to remove it from their accounts.

Instagram Hype comments are the latest addition to the social media platform, and they've been introduced in order to add more engagement opportunities on everyone's Instagram Stories.

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While you can currently react to people's Stories with reactive emojis or dropping a comment that goes straight to their DMs, you'll soon be able to leave public comments on people's Stories that their followers and people viewing their Story will also be able to see.

Here's how to turn off the feature if you don't want people leaving public Hype comments on your Instagram Stories.

How to remove Hype comments from Instagram Stories
How to remove Hype comments from Instagram Stories. Picture: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images), Instagram

What are Instagram Hype comments?

Hype comments are displayed on your Instagram Story, so that everyone who views your Story can see what others are saying about it.

Not every Instagram user has been given access to the Hype comments feature just yet as it's still in the roll out stages. That said, there's plenty of users on social media that have been sharing what the feature does – and frantically searching for a way to remove it.

If you've been given access to Instagram Hype comments, you'll see a pop up reading: "Your friends can now add Hype to your story." "Hype comments are visible to anyone who views your story. You can always turn it off in settings."

According to users who have already been given access, no one quite knows how to use it. Others are also reporting that nothing has changed on their actual Stories after getting the notification.

How do you turn off Hype comments on Instagram?
How do you turn off Hype comments on Instagram? Picture: Getty

How to turn off 'Hype' comments on Instagram

As the Instagram pop tells users, you can turn off Hype comments within your Settings. To remove the feature, users are reporting that you should follow these steps:

  • Go to 'Story' settings
  • Scroll down to 'Hype'
  • Select 'Off' if you want to remove all 'Hype' comments from your Stories.

The app also reportedly gives you options to block certain accounts from leaving Hype comments, and gives you the option to only allow 'People you follow' to leave Hype comments.

PopBuzz does not currently have access to the Hype comment feature, but we'll update this article as soon as we have more information.

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