How to delete a comment on Instagram

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No one likes to see comments with typos, irrelevant questions, or offensive content. Luckily, when you see a comment you don't think is appropriate for your post, you can quickly delete it. However, when it comes to other people's posts, the only comment you can delete is your own.

So, if you want to delete a comment on your Instagram post, but you're not sure about the steps to follow, keep reading. In this article, you'll see how to delete comments from your posts and manage your profile on Instagram.



How to delete your comment on your Instagram post

When it comes to comments on your posts, keep in mind that you can delete both your own and other people's comments. If you're unhappy with your comment and want to delete it, here's how:

  1. Click the comment icon and find the comment you want to delete.
  2. If you have an iPhone, you can swipe left and if you're using Android, tap on the comment.
  3. Click the trash can icon to delete the comment.

How to Mass Delete Comments on Instagram

Instagram has decided to create an option to delete several comments at the same time. If that's what you need, here's how to use it.

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Find the post where you want to delete comments, click on the three dots icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Click on “Manage comments”.
  4. Mark up to 25 comments.
  5. Tap "Delete comments".

How to Delete Other People's Comments on Your Instagram Post

If you don't like what someone typed in your message, you can delete it in a few simple steps.



  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Find the post that contains the comment, then tap the comment icon to find the comment you want to delete.
  3. If you have an iPhone you can swipe left and if you are using Android just tap on the comment.
  4. Click the trash can icon to delete the comment.

Remember that when it comes to deleting, you can only delete your own comments anywhere and all comments on your posts. Commenting on other people's posts is beyond your reach.

How to delete a comment on Instagram without them knowing

Instagram does not notify people whose comments you have deleted. That way they won't know what's going on unless they revisit your post. Here's how to delete their comments.

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Find the post where the comment is located.
  3. Click the comment icon and find the comment you want to delete. If you have an iPhone you can swipe left and if you are using Android just tap on the comment.
  4. Click the trash can icon to delete the comment.

How to delete a comment on Instagram that you can't find

If you can't find a comment you made, there are ways to find it.

  1. Go to Instagram in a browser and log in.
  2. Press the “CTRL + F” option to type what you have written and browse all available comments.
  3. Click "Load more content" until you find the comment you need to delete.

How to Delete an Instagram Comment on Windows, Mac, and Chrome

If you prefer to use Instagram on your computer, here's how to delete comments:



  1. Open your browser and navigate to Instagram.com
  2. Locate the message you want to delete and click on it.
  3. When you hover your cursor over the comment, you'll see a three-dot icon in the right corner.
  4. Click on it and choose “Delete”.

How to Delete Instagram Comments on iPhone and Android

Deleting Instagram comments on your phone is simple, and here's how:

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Find the post where the comment is located.
  3. Click the comment icon and find the comment you want to delete.
  4. If you have an iPhone you can swipe left and if you are using Android just tap on the comment.
  5. Click the trash can icon to delete the comment.

How to Delete a Comment on Instagram After a Report

Once you report a comment on Instagram, it automatically disappears from your post. Since you can't undo the report, you'll have to think about it first because there's no turning back once you've done it.


How to Delete a Comment in Instagram DMs

The only way to delete a message in Instagram DM is to undo it. Here's how the process works:

  1. Open your Instagram account.
  2. Click the message icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Select a conversation and the message.
  4. Click and hold on the message until you see options.
  5. Select "Cancel Send" and click "Cancel Send" to confirm.

When you unsend a message, it will no longer be in the conversation, but the other person may have already seen it.


How to delete a comment on Instagram from someone who blocked you

If the comment is on your post, you can easily delete it like any other post. However, if the comment is about a post owned by another Instagram user, you cannot delete it.

How to Delete Comments on Instagram Live

There is no way to delete comments from your Instagram Live unless you end the live broadcast. However, if you decide to hide or disable them, you will no longer be able to see them.

Additional FAQ

Can I delete all my comments posted on Instagram?

Yes, you can delete all your comments, but unfortunately you will have to delete them one by one. So far, there is no way to delete all your comments at once using Instagram.

Can you undelete an Instagram comment?

Undoing a comment deletion is not possible on Instagram. There is no way to recover deleted comments or undelete comments on any of your posts.

Will the person be notified when you delete their comment?

The answer is no. Users do not receive notifications about their comments when someone deletes them. The only way to check what happened to your comment is to go to the post and try to find it.

Why aren't my Instagram comments appearing?

When you can't see your own comments, one of the reasons may be that Instagram stops you from posting too often. Another option is that your comment was never posted due to poor internet connection. Finally, if someone has deleted your comment or reported it, you will not be able to find it.

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Comments are one of the best ways for influencers to communicate with their followers on Instagram. That's why it's essential to know all the options you have to manage them in the best possible way.

I hope we have helped you understand how comment options work and the best ways to delete comments on Instagram. Moreover, you will be able to successfully manage your profile and build a strong community around your profile.

Do you often want to delete your comments? How do you react when someone writes an offensive comment on your profile?

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