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How to delete multiple Instagram comments at once «Smartphones :: Gadget Hacks

When posting a photo or video on Instagram, it's always nice to see positive comments from friends, family, and even fans. On the other hand, it is never fun to see spam or hate messages under your posts. Previously, you had to delete these comments one by one, but now you can delete comments in bulk.

Bulk deletion of comments on Instagram can be done on both iOS and Android devices, but the latter makes things easier. That's not to say that the iPhone way is more difficult, it's just a few extra taps involved, and the iOS app compensates for it with more options. Either way, the feature was rolled out May 12, 2020, so if you don't see it yet, update the app and be patient.

How to bulk delete comments on Android

Just click or long press a comment you want to delete and it will be highlighted in blue. From here, you can continue to choose other comments you want to delete, up to 25 in total. When you're done, just tap the trash can in the upper right. Instagram will immediately remove the selected comments, but you have about three seconds to tap the "Undo" button that appears at the bottom, should you change your mind.

How to delete comments on iOS

If you tap or tap a comment, you won't get anywhere on iOS. Instead, tap the ellipsis icon (•••) in the upper right corner of the comment page. Select "Manage Comments" from the Action Sheet, and then select up to 25 comments to delete. When you're done, click "Delete" in the bottom left, then click "Delete Comments" on the popup. Just make sure you want to do that, unlike on Android, no "Undo" option appears afterwards.

As you probably noticed, iOS has some more features built into the comments page. After selecting comments to delete, you can press "More Options" instead of "Delete", which displays "Block accounts" and "Restrict accounts", effectively giving you the power to bulk block and restrict accounts that make unwanted comments. [19659002] In addition, after first pressing the ellipse icon, there is an option for "Comment Control." Vintage that allows you to "Turn off comments" on the post, as well as "Choose words to hide", which gives you a shortcut to the "Comments control" page in Settings -> Privacy -> Comments.

You can already turn off the comments with the ellipse in the image (not on the comments page), so this just gives you another way to do it. Bulk blocking and restricting options, as well as the shortcut to hide keywords, are new to Instagram for iOS from May 12, 2020.

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