When you post a photo or video on Instagram, it's always nice to see positive comments from friends, family and even fans. On the other hand, is never fun to see spam or hate messages among your messages. 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 it a bit easier. That's not to say the iPhone way is tougher, it just takes a few extra taps and the iOS app makes up for it with more options. Regardless, the feature rolled out on May 12, 2020, so if you don't see it yet, update the app and be patient.
Bulk delete comments in Android
Long tap or tap a comment you want to delete and it will be highlighted in blue. From here you can proceed to select other comments you want to delete, up to 25 in total. When you're done, just tap the trash can in the top right corner. Instagram will immediately delete the highlighted comments, but you have about three seconds to click the "Undo" button that appears at the bottom if you change your mind.
Delete comments in iOS in bulk
Tapping or pressing a comment will get you nowhere on iOS. Instead, tap the ellipse icon (•••) in the top right corner of the comments page. Select "Manage Comments" in the action sheet, then include up to 25 comments you want to delete. When you're done, tap "Delete" in the bottom left, then tap "Delete Comments" in the popup. Just make sure you want to do it because, unlike with Android, there is no "Undo" option after that.
As you've probably noticed, iOS has a few more features built into the comments page. After selecting the comments you want to delete, you can click & # 39; More Options & # 39; click instead of & # 39; Delete & # 39 ;, in which & # 39; Block Accounts & # 39; and & # 39; Limit Accounts & # 39; are displayed, effectively giving you the ability to bulk block and restrict accounts that make unwanted comments.  In addition, after tapping the ellipse icon first, there is an option for "Manage Comments". If you tap on this, you can turn off & # 39; Comments & # 39; on the post, as well as & # 39; Choose words to hide & # 39; which will give you a shortcut to the & # 39; Comment Management & # 39; page in Settings -> Privacy -> Comments.
You can already disable comments with the ellipse on the image (not on the comments page), so this just gives you another way to do it. The bulk blocking and restriction options, as well as the keyword hiding shortcut, are new to Instagram for iOS from May 12, 2020.