We're excited to announce new features that give contributors the ability to disable or restrict comments on their posts. These comment controls are in addition to our existing tools that allow contributors to manage, respond, and delete comments.
This update allows contributors to restrict comments to only their followers or turn off commenting on certain posts altogether. There will also be an added label if you respond or like a comment, so the user will know “the author” reacted to their comment. We are working to build a more inclusive community on NewsBreak and these new features help empower contributors to build a positive, engaged community of their own.
Contributors can access these new features under the Comments icon in the Manage Content tab. Once you click into the Comments icon for each post, you will be able to toggle your selection.
We want to let you know it will take a little bit of time for all NewsBreak users to see if a contributor has chosen to disable or restrict comments. This is because users will need to update their NewsBreak app to see the same changes, so it’s possible that some comments make it through if a users app is not updated and we encourage you to delete unwelcome comments when necessary.
You can learn more about commenting and other features in our Help Center.