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How To Edit a Comment on Instagram?

How To Edit A Comment On Instagram

Instagram is where we all love to share our highly filtered pictures for the appreciation of our fellows. Nothing boosts our egos more than someone giving a positive comment below it.

Instagram comments are a great way to engage with someone’s content. The problem is that our comments can sometimes not come across as we intended, perhaps due to typos.

Typo is not much of an offense. The real problem is the regretful comments we did not make in our right minds. The good thing is that all social media platforms allow users to make amends and edit their comments.

So, you can edit, delete, and hide comments. However, the burning question is, can you edit a comment on Instagram?

Quick Answer

You cannot edit a comment on Instagram. You can delete a comment in the app by pressing the trash bin icon accessed by pressing or swiping the comment.

Similarly, you can delete a comment on the website by hovering the cursor on the comment. It will unlock the three-dot button, under which you can find the “Delete” button. Once you have deleted the comment, you can repost a better version. 

Let’s learn how to delete a comment on Instagram on both the mobile app and website.

How Important Are Your Comments on Social Media?

The comments section on any social media platform is the spot for everybody to express their opinions on any post. When you comment positively, you boost the overall morale of a person or business with your kind words.

Similarly, with your negative critiques, you can help others to do better if those critiques are tasteful and not meant to troll, bash or hurt anyone. So, your comments help people to grow.

Likewise, your comments indicate your interest level and reach of a business or brand. When you ask a query, it shows that the product or brand has captured your attention.

Every business aims to grab the audience’s attention and generate leads.

Sometimes, with your comment, you want to be part of the conversation or raise your voice. Whatever you do, your comment possesses great significance on social media.

What if your comment does not translate exactly as you intended? And, what to do in such a circumstance?

Editing a Comment on Instagram

If you look at social media history, you would be surprised to know that you could not edit a comment back then. If you posted a comment on any post you regretted, it would stay there forever to embarrass you.

In 2013, Instagram rolled out some updates, including the ability to delete a comment.

The comment giver and comment receiver could control a comment. The one who comments could delete or edit it, and the one who gets it could delete and hide it.

So, if you posted a comment with accidental typos, fret not — you could edit or delete it.

If you have given some cheeky, embarrassing, or other regretful comments, you can edit or delete them on almost every social media platform.

When it comes to Instagram, you can delete a comment; you cannot edit it.

So, let’s learn how to delete a comment on Instagram; as already established, we cannot edit.

Please note deleting a comment on the Instagram Android app, iOS app, and the desktop version are slightly different. The following section is for you if you want to learn them all!

How To Delete a Comment on Instagram iOS App?

Here’s how to delete a comment on the Instagram iOS app:

  1. Launch the Instagram app on your iOS device.
  2. Navigate the comment you want to delete.
  3. Swipe the comment from the right side to your screen’s left side.

Viola, your comment is deleted, and a red banner will pop up to confirm the deletion. You can tap on it to undo the action.

How To Delete a Comment on Instagram Android App?

Follow these steps to delete a comment on the Instagram Android app:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your Android device.
  2. Find the comment you want to delete.
  3. Long-press the comment you wish to delete.
  4. Tap the trash bin icon in the top right corner.

How To Delete a Comment on Instagram Desktop Version?

To delete a comment on the Instagram desktop version, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Instagram on your favorite browser.
  2. Locate the comment you want to delete.
  3. Hover the cursor over the comment you wish to delete.
  4. Click on the three dots below the comment.
  5. Select “Delete.”
Additional Info

One way to locate all your comments (that you ever made) is using the “Your activity” feature. Go to your Instagram profile, tap the hamburger menu icon in the top right corner and select “Your activity.” Next, select “Interactions” and then “Comments.” Instagram will now show you every comment you ever made.

Quick Sum Up

Your comments are significant and can play an essential role in boosting the morale of your fellow Instagrammers.

So, if somehow you have messed up your comment by some typo or by your regretful words, then you can delete such a comment but not edit it.

Once you have deleted it, you can start fresh and repost the altered version of a comment.


Can you delete someone’s comment on your Instagram post?

Yes, you can! The process is the same as deleting your own comments. Swipe comment to the left or long-press it and tap the trash icon.

Can you delete someone’s comment on others’ accounts?

No. You can only delete your comment on someone’s post or someone’s comment on your post. You cannot delete anybody’s comment posted on another profile.

Will the person get a notification if you delete their comment?

No. If you reply to their comment, then they will get a notification. Similarly, when you delete your comment on someone’s post, they will not get any notification.

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