Facebook Profanity Filter For Pages – How To Use It? [in 2022]

Written by: Emily Anderson
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One of the automated ways to moderate Facebook page comments is to turn on the built-in profanity filter on a Facebook page.

In this Facebook page tutorial, we are going to explain everything you have to know related to the Profanity filter. How to turn the Facebook Profanity Filter on, how to turn it off, why you might not be able to use it on a FB page.

Also, we are going to mention all the other ways of moderating the comment section under the posts of your Facebook page.

How does the Profanity filter on a Facebook page work?

The profanity filter is an automated method of moderating Facebook page comments.

You don’t need to add a list of keywords you want to block, Facebook will automatically detect words and phrases that are marked as offensive frequently and hide these comments if the filter is turned on.

The comments hidden by the profanity filter will still be visible to the people who shared the comments and also to their friends.

If you want to block certain keywords, you need to use the ‘Block Keywords’ feature that we show hot use in this tutorial:

  • How to block keywords in Facebook page comments?

How to turn the Profanity filter on a Facebook page?

To turn on the Facebook profanity filter:

  1. Open the Facebook page.
  2. Click on ‘Settings’ in the left column
  3. Under the ‘General’ tab search for ‘Profanity filter’.
  4. Click on ‘Edit’how to turn on Profanity filter on a Facebook page
  5. Tick the profanity filter on.
  6. Click on ‘Save changes’.

Now, Facebook will start filtering out comments that are likely to be spam or very offensive to your Facebook page community.

If you prefer a video tutorial on how to use the Facebook page profanity filter, check out this one:

Can’t use the Facebook page profanity filter

You have to be a Facebook page admin to be able to turn the profanity filter on or off.

So if you have only moderator access on a Facebook page, you can’t turn on the profanity filter. The same is true for lower-level Facebook page roles. (editor, advertiser, analyst).

How to disable the Profanity filter on a Facebook page?

If you find that the profanity filter is not working properly, you can turn it off any time you want.

Here is how to turn off the profanity filter:

  1. Open the Facebook page.
  2. Click on ‘Settings’ in the left column
  3. Under the ‘General’ tab search for ‘Profanity filter’.
  4. Click on ‘Edit’
  5. Take out the checkmark.
  6. Click on ‘Save changes’.

Can you use the profanity filter on your Facebook profile?

Unfortunately, the profanity filter is only available for Facebook pages. You can’t use it on your Facebook profile.

Other ways to keep the discussion on your Facebook page clean

Here are some other ways how you can keep the discussion moderated on a Facebook page:

  • delete Facebook page comments
  • ban people from the Facebook page
  • hide Facebook page comments
  • delete Facebook page comment
  • Turn off Facebook page comments
  • Block comments with a keyword list

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