How to Recover Deleted Instagram Comments?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Recover Deleted Instagram Comments?

There’s only one way to recover deleted Instagram comments – undo the action within 3 seconds of deleting the comment.

Once you delete a comment on Instagram, a notification window will appear asking you if you want to undo it.

This notification will only remain there for 3 seconds. Once it disappears, you won’t be able to recover your deleted comment.

Below I will show you how to do this step-by-step. I will also add screenshots so you can see how it’s done.

Undo the Deletion Action

Your only chance of removing a deleted comment is to undo the deletion action within three seconds.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Delete the comment

Instagram comment section showing a self-posted comment highlighted
Instagram comment section showing a self-posted comment highlighted

When you delete a comment, you hold-tap on it and then select “Delete” or the garbage bin icon. This will delete the comment.

2. Select “Undo

Instagram comment section showing the "Undo" button highlighted in the "Comments deleted" notification
Instagram comment section showing the “Undo” button highlighted in the “Comments deleted” notification

Once you delete the comment, Instagram will show a 3-second notification where you can undo the deletion. This is your only chance at recovering your comment.

If this notification disappears before you can select “Undo“, your comment is permanently lost.

How Can I Save My Comments?

There’s no way to save your comments before deleting them. You can surely make a copy of them by copying them onto your clipboard and pasting them somewhere else.

But Instagram doesn’t have a “comment saving” or archiving feature that saves your comments before deleting them.

Not even requesting your data from Instagram is useful. You can’t find deleted posts or comments in your data.

In conclusion, you’ll have to pay attention to what comments you delete on Instagram. There’s no way to get them back if you don’t undo the action within 3 seconds.

Let me know in the comments if you know other ways to recover deleted Instagram comments!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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