How Do I Edit a Comment on Instagram on iPhone, Android, and PC 

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 5 July 2024
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Have you ever typed a comment with embarrassing typos? We have all been there. So fear not. 

Just like you can change Instagram stories, you can modify written comments. 

Find out how you can edit an Instagram comment. 

How to Edit an Instagram Comment on iOS and Android

If you want to delete your comment on Instagram mobile app, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Instagram on your iPhone or Android device.

Step 2: Find the comment you want to delete. Swipe left on the comment if you're using an iPhone, or tap and hold it on an Android.

Step 3: Depending on your mobile device, you will see two icons next to your comment, one of which is a white trash bin against a red or blue background. Tap the trash can symbol.

Step 4: Your comment will be quickly deleted and a red banner will display at the top of your screen to confirm the action. You can also undelete your comment by tapping the red banner.

Step 5: To repost an edited comment, simply tap the text box at the bottom of the post and enter the revised text. Once you've completed writing your comment, tap Post.

How to Edit an Instagram Comment on PC 

If you want to delete your comment on Instagram website using your desktop, you have to follow these steps:

Step 1: Open your preferred browser and navigate to Instagram.com on a Mac or PC.

Step 2: If you have not already signed in, enter your account information and find the comment that you want to delete.

enter your account information and find the comment that you want to delete

Step 3: Hover your mouse over that comment and then click on the More icon (three vertical dots) that appears underneath the post.

Step 4: In the pop-up window, select Delete.

In the pop-up window, select Delete

Step 5: To repost an updated comment, put your words into the "Add a comment…" section at the bottom of the photo, then click Post.

To repost an updated comment, put your words into the "Add a comment…" section at the bottom of the photo, then click Post

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Are there any third-party apps for editing Instagram comments?

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    Be cautious! Instagram does not officially accept third-party apps for editing comments. Many of these applications may be unreliable or pose security issues. It's preferable to use Instagram's built-in features.

  • Will Instagram ever allow us to edit comments?

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    It is difficult to say for sure. While there is no formal notification, several people have expressed an interest in moderating comments. If enough users request it, Instagram may consider implementing the feature in the future.

  • Is there a way to track my Instagram comments?

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    Currently, there is no built-in way to view all of your comments in one place. However, you may access your most recent comment history:

    Go to your profile.
    Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner.
    Choose "Your Activity."
    Select "Interactions" followed by "Comments."

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In Summary

While Instagram does not presently have a genuine edit tool for comments, you can continue the conversation by deleting your old one and publishing a new, corrected version. 

This is a simple operation that takes a few seconds. Remember that this method only works for your comments, not for others.