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How to edit, hide and delete comments on Instagram


In this guide we will show you how to edit a comment on Instagram.

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Commenting on certain content is a basic function of both private and business Instagram accounts. Through comments, users express their opinions, communicates, discuss and "warm up" the audience. Comments increases trust not only to the profile itself, but also to the products and services displayed in it.

And yet, quite often there is a need to hide, edit, or delete comments on Instagram. The most popular cases are:

  • negative connotations,
  • spam,
  • texts written with typos,
  • the comment needs to be supplemented with actual information.

1. Deleting your own comment on Instagram

Quite often users "clean up" and delete old and irrelevant comments on their own or third-party entries.

Can you delete your own Instagram comments? Deleting the content on an Instagram post does not seem to be a difficult task. It requires a few simple actions:

  1. Open the post whose comment you want to delete;
  2. Expand all the comments and highlight your comment by tapping on it;
  1. Find the Recycle bin can logo in the upper right corner and tap on it.
  1. The comment will be deleted from Instagram.

Note that this task is suitable for Android users.

If you use iOS, on the last step you should not select the comment. Just swipe it to the left and select the "Delete" function.

Is it possible to edit a comment on Instagram?

Unfortunately, you can't edit comments on the Instagram platform. To make changes to your comment, it is better to copy it, edit and publish again.

2. How to delete someone else's comments on Instagram

Instagram provides full control over the entries under users posts. This also applies to deleting other people's comments.

The algorithm how to erase a comment on instagram looks as follows:

  • Under the selected entry find someone else's signature you want to get rid of;

In order to delete a comment in Instagram,

  • Android OS:
  1. select the comment;
  1. tap on the "Trash" icon in the upper right corner of the screen;
  • iPhone: swipe to the left on the desired entry and select the "Delete" function right on it.

Note: When someone else's comment is deleted, the person who left it will not receive any notification from Instagram about the event. In other words, the user will only be able to find out that the post was deleted by going to the page of the post again.

3. How to hide comments on Instagram and its posts

For a variety of reasons, users can hide comments to their posts on Instagram. This can be especially popular for accounts with a large user audience and a significant number of active responses under the posts.

The fundamental difference between this action and the usual deletion is that all hidden material can be recovered later. Moreover, when hiding comments, it is possible to use the platform's automatic filters. However, you couldn't adjust them to just one or more of your publications.

Any Instagram user can:

  • customize the filter by relevant words,
  • block messages with negative content, including content of certain users.
  • the settings provide the ability to hide content both automatically and manually.

You can hide Instagram comments on a particular publication by following simple steps:

  1. Go to the Settings of your profile (in the mobile app \ - three dots or sticks in the upper right corner);
  2. At the bottom of the menu, find the "Settings" section and go to it;
  3. In the section, select "Privacy - "Comments" (manual setting) or "Restrictions" - automatic. At this stage, the user can hide both all comments and messages from certain accounts, a list of which can be specified there.
  4. Choose the format of the filter for hiding comments:
  • Automatic - allows you to block and hide hostile and aggressive statements on Instagram. The algorithms also allow you to limit unflattering statements about the appearance of the person.
  • Manual - assumes that the user enters appropriate keywords and combinations, comments with which will be hidden by Instagram algorithm.
  1. Save the selected parameters.

It is necessary to take into Instagram account that when you hide comments, all the old comments that other people have left under the publication before will also be disabled.

4. How to disable comments to your posts

From time to time it becomes necessary to completely disable all comments and opinions under a post on Instagram and in general throughout the account. This can be caused both by the content of the post itself, and by a possible attack of spammers, haters or other detractors. Regular filtering of such content becomes an impossible task.

This action will undoubtedly limit the communication of the audience, but in some cases, disabling commenting on the post may be the only possible way.

Comments on your own post could be disabled using the following simple algorithm:

  1. Run the Instagram app on your Android or iOS
  1. Find the corresponding post in your feed;
  2. Tap the "Menu" button in the upper right corner of your post (in the mobile version of the app, the button is a three-dot logo).
  3. In the menu that appears, find the "Turn off comments" item.
  4. After tapping on it, the comments for a particular entry will be completely disabled.

By the way, you can disable comments on the post even before its publication in the social network. To do this you need:

  1. (Before the content appears) Open the "Advanced settings" item at the bottom of the screen.
  1. Enable "Turn off comments" option.
  2. Publish the post on Instagram.

Later, you will be able to cancel the action taken by going to the menu of an already published post.

Ilia is a professional writer. He has expert knowledge in GPS and cartography with 15 years of experience. Additionally, Ilia has extensive experience in data recovery on PC and mobile. He started his career as a journalist by reviewing PC and mobile apps. His current responsibilities are to keep track of users' questions on MGT and answer them.