How to Respond Back to Someone on Instagram

by Nick Peers
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Instagram enables you to share your photos with family and friends as soon as you take them on your mobile device, and also gives others the opportunity to comment on your photos. You can interact with people who comment on your photos by responding to their comments. Instagram notifies you immediately when someone comments on one of your photos.

Step 1

Launch Instagram on your mobile device, and then log in to your account if you're not already logged in.

Step 2

Locate the comment you want to reply to, and then tap and hold the name of the person who posted it. To view recent comments, tap the "You" tab. Comments also appear as notifications in the News tab.

Tap "Mention user," write your response, and then tap "Send" to reply to the comment.


  • You can't recover deleted comments. Be careful what you delete when you attempt to edit the comment.


  • You can't edit a comment unless you delete, re-type, and then re-post it. To delete a comment, tap the "Comment" button below the photo, swipe on the comment you want to delete, and then tap "Delete."


Photo Credits

  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

Nick Peers has been writing technology-related articles since 2003. His articles have appeared in dozens of technical publications, including MSN UK, CNET, BBC Who Do You Think You Are, LifeHacker UK and TechRadar. He holds a Masters in information technology degree from the University of East London.

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