Instagram: Here’s How to Delete a Comment

Remove unwanted responses

Did you know that Instagram allows you to delete comments you’ve posted, as well as delete comments shared by other users on your own posts? Our guide will show you how this works.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.

Step 1: Swipe from right to left on the comment you wish to delete, until you see the trash can icon.

Step 2: Tap the trash can icon.

Note: Instead of lifting your finger after you see the trash can icon in Step 1, you can also continue swiping from right to left until the trash can area expands in size and covers up the other icon(s) in this menu. Lifting your finger at this point deletes the comment.

Also note that the screen will look slightly different depending on whether you’re deleting a comment you previously posted on someone’s content or a comment that was shared by someone else on your own content. If the comment was posted by someone else, you’ll see an exclamation point icon that would allow you to report the comment. If you’re deleting your own comment, the exclamation point symbol won’t be there.

Finally, if you immediately change your mind about deleting a comment, tap the red bar at the top of the screen to “undo” this.