Thankfully, Instagram is no longer what it used to be, and users can take actions in comments they left, or someone else left on their posts. When Instagram first rolled out, users were actually having full conversations in the comments section, since the Instagram inbox didn’t exist yet, and comments couldn’t be removed. Weird, right?
Although deleting comments has been around for some time now, Instagram still hasn’t implemented an ‘Edit Comment’ feature. All that a user can edit is the caption they have on their posts, but that’s about it! Since editing a comment is impossible, although frankly necessary, there are ways you can change your comment that had a typo!
We will go through all options on removing or ‘editing comments’, just keep reading!
In order to delete a comment on Instagram, follow these steps:
In order to delete your own comment on Instagram, follow these steps:
Unfortunately, Instagram does not allow editing a comment. If you made a typo, and need to change your comment, you will have to delete it. The best solution not to retype a comment would be copying what you commented, and rewriting the part you made a mistake, but you guessed it - Instagram doesn’t allow copying a comment either.
If you’re feeling too lazy to retype everything all over again, there is a not-so-simple hack to this issue.
You will need to open Instagram from the browser on your phone, and click the post where you left a comment. In the browser settings, click on ‘Desktop Site’. Now you will be able to select and copy the comment you left before deleting it. You can retype by pasting the comment and editing your errors directly on Instagram in the comment section, or simply open your Notes app to write the comment perfectly.
Pinning comments in Instagram is a relatively new feature, and can be done in a few easy clicks. You can pin your own comment, or other people’s comments, but this can be only done on your own posts. After a comment has been pinned, it will show up first in the comments section, along with a tiny pin icon. Follow these steps to pin a comment:
Apart from comments, you can hide other information on Instagram. Read how to hide the like count on Instagram posts and hide your following and followers list. If you are having an unpleasant experience with certain users, you can restrict someone's account on Instagram.
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