Instagram offers different features that allow you to manage and filter comments efficiently. When the option to pin comments on Instagram was released, users took this as an opportunity to pin comments that they felt would bring more attention and traffic to posts.

Instagram comments are what users can write on people’s posts, videos, or Reels for everyone to see. In other words, Instagram comments are public, so it’s not just a private conversation between you and whoever posted the content. 

If you want to comment on someone’s post, just tap the speech bubble icon on the bottom left-hand of the photo or video content, or the bottom right-hand side of an Instagram Reel. 

Instagram Post:

Instagram Comment

Instagram Reel:

Instagram Reel Comment

 

How to Pin Comments on Instagram

So, exactly how do you pin a comment on your Instagram post? The process is simple, with only a few taps involved. Here’s how: 

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Select the post you want to pin a comment on. 
  • Find the comment you want to pin. 
  • Swipe left on the comment, then click on the gray thumbtack icon.

Instagram Pin Icon

The comments you pin will now appear at the top of your comment thread. Instagram allows you to pin up to three comments, so choose wisely!

The comments you choose to pin will also be shown on your post as people scroll past. This means that if there are comments that were posted before your pinned one, it won’t matter because your pinned comments take over.

 

How to Unpin Comments on Instagram

You’ll use the same process for unpinning comments as you did for pinning comments. Here are the steps to take: 

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Select the post you want to unpin a comment on. 
  • Find the comment you want to unpin. 
  • Swipe left on the comment, then click on the gray thumbtack icon.
  • Tap “Unpin comment.”

Instagram Unpin

Instagram Unpin Icon

 

How to Delete a Comment on Instagram

Deleting comments that you don’t want on your posts is just as easy as pinning them. Whether it’s a comment about someone being negative or a total stranger, it’s just a swipe away to get rid of it. The process is fairly the same, here’s how:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Select the post you want to delete a comment on.
  • Find the comment you want to delete.
  • Swipe left on the comment, then click on the red trash can icon. 

Instagram Delete

If you accidentally delete a comment, a red bar will appear at the tap once you delete it that says “Tap to undo.” It disappears within seconds, so you have to be quick!  

 

Can you pin your own comments on Instagram?

Instagram doesn’t allow you to pin your own comments on posts, only on Instagram Live. If you try to repeat the same process for pinning your comment on your post, you’ll notice that only two options come up – and pinning isn’t one of them. Users are only allowed to reply or delete their own comments. 

With this being said, there’s no workaround to pinning your own comment either. We’ll just have to wait and see if Instagram will decide to create an update where users can pin their own comments, so just hang tight until then.

 

How to Pin your Own Comments on Instagram Live

Although Instagram doesn’t let you pin your own comments on posts, it does let you pin your own comments on Live. Follow these steps to pin your comment on your next Live:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Click on the “+” in the top right-hand corner. 
  • Select “Live” to start your Live video.
  • Type and post the comment you want to be pinned.
  • Tap on your comment and press “Pin comment.”

Instagram Live Pin

Your comment will now be shown with a pinned tag for your Instagram Live viewers to see. 

If you don’t want your comment pinned anymore, just tap on the comment again, and select “Unpin comment.”

 

Conclusion 

Pinning comments on Instagram is just another feature the app added so users have more control of what goes on in their comment section. Next time you’re scrolling on Instagram, look for a comment that appears under the caption without you having to click on the comments section. Chances are it’s a pinned comment!

Go through your IG profile and see what posts you might want to have a pinned comment on. Here are some things to remember to keep in mind before doing so:

  • Instagram only allows you to pin up to three comments, so choose wisely!
  • Swipe left on any comment you want to be pinned and click the thumbtack.
  • Swipe left on any comment you want to be deleted and click the trash can. 

So, what are you waiting for? Go pin some comments!

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