Pin Comments: Manage the tone of conversations on your Instagram Posts

In July 2020, Instagram rolled out the “Pinned Comment” feature on posts as part of a larger effort to combat bullying on the platform —in other words, minimize negative comments on the platform and give more prominence to positive comments for users.

Users can pin up to three of their followers’ comments to the top of the comment feed making the pinned comments the first people see when they view the post.

Note: Once a comment is pinned, the authors of the pinned comments will be notified.

So, in case you post something on Instagram and you want the people who see that post to focus on some comments that you like, you can pin up to three comments —and this is how you do it.

First, there are two things you should keep in mind, one, you cannot pin your own comment(s) and secondly, you can’t pin replies to comment(s).

Pinning comments applies to both iOS and Android.

Pin a comment to the top of an Instagram post:

  1. First, open the Instagram and find the post with the comment you wish to pin.
  2. After finding the comment, tap it (on android) or swipe left on it (on iPhone)
  3. Now tap Pin (the thumbtack icon).
  4. Tap Pin comment. You should now see pinned underneath the comment and your comment will now appear at the top of the other comments on the post.

You can repeat the same pinning steps above if you wish to pin two additional comments.

In case you change your mind about a pinned comment and wish to unpin it, all you will have to do is repeat the same pinning process (mentioned in the steps above) on the same comment, and tapping the pin icon on a pinned comment will unpin it.

Delete a comment instead:

In circumstances where somebody has left a comment on your post that you don’t like, you can choose to delete it.

To delete a comment on Android, just long tap a comment to call a menu. On iOS, swipe it to the left then tap the trash can icon.

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