How To Delete an Unwanted Instagram Comment

Author Catherine Saykaly-Stevens, The Networking Web, How To Delete an Unwanted Instagram Comment, Social Media

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Instagram Tips month:  4 Thursdays = 4 Tips

Week #1 – How To Delete an Unwanted Instagram Comment

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Instagram wants you to post images and short videos, in the moment, from your phone.

Whether you wrote a comment that you wish you hadn’t or want to delete someone else’s inappropriate comment, there is a way to remove Instagram comments.

I came across this when the last 3 images I posted received the same comment from different users “Did you receive my message?” followed by some emoticon symbol. None of these 3 posters follow me, Like the image, or tried to contact me before. They add have many (fake? bought?) followers and made an identical ridiculous comment.

You cannot remove an Instagram comment from the Instagram website.
You cannot remove an Instagram comment from within Hootsuite. (If you can on other Social Media managing S/W, please let me know.)

You CAN remove an Instagram comment from your mobile.

How to Delete an Unwanted Instagram Comment on an iPhone:

First, select your picture and scroll to the bottom.
Tap Comments
Find the comment that you’d like to delete and swipe your finger from right to left.
2 icons show up on the right:

  • The arrow – to return and do nothing
  • The red trash can – to delete the comment

Tap the red trash can.
3 options occur:

  • Delete and Report Abuse
  • Delete (only)
  • Cancel

Choose the level to delete the post and poof, the comment disappears.

[will post for Android shortly]

Related Post: How To Edit Your Instagram Post

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My Instagram username is @catherinenetweb.

I finally opened an Instagram account last year, but rarely used it. This year, I vow to use and master Instagram. I’m happy to share tips.
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Catherine Saykaly-Stevens

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