Instagram is about popularity and we all know it. We pull stunts to be in the limelight and so do other people. And so, when you say something to someone or vice versa occurs, you need to be more cautious because Instagram is all about your image.
So, what if you commented something wrong or someone else said something to you. You can always undo what you did. Although it would be nice if you pay a little more heed to actions before taking them so that you don’t have to act afterward to make things better.
All you need to do is click on the comment and then swipe left on it. You will see a trash can like symbol. Click on it and you are done with deleting your comment.
Steps to Delete A Comment On Instagram
Deleting a comment on Instagram is straight – forward. Note that the app does not provide an option to edit the comment once it is posted. So, if you have put up a wrong comment, it is better to delete it and publish the comment again.
You can delete your own comment or comment on others on your post. This is particularly useful when you have a lot of spam comments coming to your pictures.
To delete someone else’s comment on your photo or your comment on someone else’s photo.
- Click on the image which contains the comment and goes to the comments section.
- Long tap on the comment that is to be deleted until you see a blue top bar appear with the ‘bin’ symbol on it.
- Click on the ‘bin’ symbol to delete the comment. You will get a notification telling you that the comment has been deleted.
Controlling Comments on Instagram
Reporting and getting a user banned takes time. And blocking someone doesn’t stop them from making another account to harass you. And so you can control the settings of who can or cannot comment on your post. This can help you deal with the problem temporarily until Instagram takes any action.
But at the same time restricting your audience might result in a decrease in user engagement, which is a bad thing if you have a business profile. Comment control allows you to either restrict who comments on your post or block the visibility of certain comments. Blocking through comment control allows the user to see your post and comment, but you won't see the comment and neither will anyone else.
- For this, you need to click on the Settings from your profile.
- Under Interactions, click on ‘Comments’.
- In this page, you will see the options such as
- Allow comments from
- Block comments from
- Hide offensive comments
- Enable keyword filters
Choose any of these to control people's response on your post.
And this is how you can deal with the problems that you can't deal with by simply deleting a comment.