How To Edit A Comment On Instagram? 2 Smart & Easy Hacks Here! 


Are you one of those people who do the best proofreading of their comments after they have shared them? And then you discover that there are grammatical errors, typos, and wrong emoticons (iykyk) in your comment? Above all, these mistakes can potentially change the meaning of what you’ve said. If all these cases are true, you need to read this article till the end and understand how to edit a comment on Instagram; the only life-saving hack you need to learn. 

Here’s How To Edit A Comment On Instagram | Read This To Edit Your Instagram Comments!

Oh, and this is going to sound pretty anti-climatic, but in all actuality, there’s no way to edit your Instagram comments. Once, you’ve commented on something, regardless of how many typos there are in it, you can’t just go back and correct them. Now, you might be thinking that finally learning to proofread is the only option you have. Well, that would be great. But, I’ll be telling you how to edit a comment on Instagram using some excellent workarounds. So, stick around for that! 

How To Edit A Comment On Instagram Using The App?

How To Edit A Comment On Instagram? 2 Smart & Easy Hacks Here! 

As mentioned above, there’s no way you can edit a comment after you’ve posted it. However, you have the option to delete a comment and then post an edited (& proofread) version of the previous one again. Here’s how this can be done:

  • Open the Instagram app on your Android or iOS device. 
  • Go to the post that contains the comment you wish to edit. 
  • Tap on the comment icon located below the post. 
  • Locate the comment that you wish to edit. 
  • If you’re using an iOS device, swipe left on the comment. In case you’re using an Android device, tap on the comment and hold it. 
  • On an iOS device, you will notice two icons beside your comment. One of these will be a trash bin. 
  • Tap on the trash bin icon. 
  • Your comment will be deleted. A red banner will appear at the top of the screen saying something like ‘1 comment deleted. Tap to undo’. So, if you have a change of mind, then you will have 2-3 seconds to undo your action and restore your comment. After this, you will not be able to get your deleted comment back.
  • Now, you can type your amended comment in the ‘Add a comment’ section. Once done, tap ‘Post’ next to it. 

And, that’s it! Your edited comment will be posted! Also, note that you can only delete and edit one comment at a time. So, you will have to repeat these steps for as many comments as you have. 

How To Edit A Comment On Instagram Using The Web Version?

How To Edit A Comment On Instagram? 2 Smart & Easy Hacks Here! 

If you’re someone who likes to use Instagram on their Mac or PC, then you can edit a comment on Instagram using its web version. This method is also going to be useful if you’ve written a long comment under someone’s post and it is not going to be practical for you to write the whole thing again. Do you know why? Because here, we’ll be first copying our comment before deleting it. 

Here’s how you can do this:

  • Open a web browser of your choice. 
  • Go to
  • Enter your login credentials to access your account. 
  • Once logged in, go to the post that has the comment you wish to edit. 
  • Click on the comment icon located under the post to see all comments. 
  • Locate the comment that you made. 
  • Take your cursor over the comment and select the text you commented. 
  • Then, click ‘Copy’. 
  • Open notepad on your PC, and paste the text that you copied in the above step using Ctrl/ Cmd+ C. 
  • Now, go back to the comment on Instagram and hover your cursor over the three options that appear under the post. 
  • You will notice a horizontal three-dot icon appear next to ‘Reply’. Click on it. 
  • A pop-up menu with three options: Report, Delete, and Cancel will appear on the screen. 
  • Click on ‘Delete’. 
  • Your comment will be deleted immediately.
    • Also, note that, on Instagram’s web version, you do NOT get an option to undo your deleted comment. This means, unlike on the app version, once you’ve deleted your comment, you will not be able to restore it. 
  • Now, edit the text that you just copied to your notepad. 
  • Once edited, select it all and copy it. 
  • Go back to that post and click on the ‘Add a comment’ field.
  • Now, paste your comment using Ctrl/Cmd+ V.
  • Once done, click on ‘Post’ next to your comment. 

And, that’s it! Your edited comment will be posted! If you follow the above-mentioned steps right after you’ve posted a comment, nobody is going to notice the changes that you made. However, if your comment had garnered some amount of attention and likes, then people might notice that you changed your comment. 

How To Edit A Comment On Instagram That Someone Else Made?

Instagram doesn’t allow people to edit each other’s comments. This means that there’s no way you will be able to edit a comment that someone made on your post or anybody else’s post. However, if you come across something offensive or disturbing in the comment section under your post, then you can report the comment or delete it for good measure. 

Final Words 

Alright, everyone! This is how to edit a comment on Instagram! In this article, we learned two different workarounds that let you edit Instagram comments! Although these workarounds may not be suitable for all scenarios, they can still come in handy for a few. So, do make use of them as and when required, and let me know how it goes in the comments section below! 

Why can’t I edit comments on Instagram?

If you’re trying to delete a comment on Instagram and keep getting the same error message, then it may be because the comment has already been deleted from Instagram’s system. You’re not able to see the same because you’re still viewing an old version of the page. 

How do I change my comment settings on insta?

To change your comment settings, open Instagram and go to your profile section. Then, tap the hamburger icon at the top right and choose ‘Settings’. The, go to the ‘Privacy and security’ option and select ‘Edit Comment Settings’ under Comments. Then select ‘Use Default Keywords’.

What happens if I delete a comment I made on Instagram?

Once you delete a comment on Instagram, nobody is going to be notified of the same. The comment will simply disappear from the gram. 

Why can’t I reply to a specific comment on Instagram?

If you can’t reply to a specific comment on Instagram then it maybe because the app may be seeing your comment as spam or offensive. 

Cherry Sharma
Cherry Sharma
Cherry is a Vocational English graduate with a deep love for reading fiction and writing. Cherry is also passionate about psychology and is an advocate of mental health. In her free time, you can catch her making reels and posts around the topics for Instagram. She's constantly brainstorming ideas and googling strategies to grow her own profile. So, on Viebly, she combines her interests and knowledge to write articles that help other people use Instagram better as well.


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