How to See What Someone Comments on Instagram?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to See What Someone Comments on Instagram?

It’s easy to find someone’s comment on Instagram if you know where to look. Here are two methods of doing just that:

  1. Look through your notifications
  2. Look through their posts and find the comment

In the past, Instagram used to have the “Activity” feature that let you check other people’s comments and activities.

But they removed it for…some reason. Meh, right?

Now, the two methods outlined above are the only ways of seeing what someone comments on the platform.

If you’re having issues locating the notifications or manually searching someone’s profile for their comments, read below for a detailed guide (with pretty pictures)!

See What Someone Comments on Instagram

Method 1: Look Through Your Notifications

As I said, an easy way of finding someone’s comments is through your account notifications. But this only applies if they’ve commented on one of your posts or replied to your comment on their post.

You won’t receive a notification if they’ve commented on someone else’s post, so there’s that… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Instagram feed showing the Heart icon in the top-right corner highlighted in red
Instagram feed showing the Heart icon in the top-right corner, highlighted in red.

To access your notifications on Instagram, open the app and tap the Heart icon in the top-right corner of your feed (check the screenshot above).

Then…

Instagram notifications showing a chronological list of your notifications on Instagram
Instagram notifications showing a chronological list of your notifications on Instagram

After opening the Notifications tab, scroll through it until you find your friend’s comment.

These are in chronological order (fortunately), so if you have any idea when your friend posted the comment, skip to that date and look through your notifications.

Once you find it, you can tap it to be redirected to that comment and the post it belongs to. And that’s it, really.

And now let me show you the second method…

Method 2: Look Through Their Posts

Another way of finding someone’s comment on Instagram is manually looking for it in their posts. Although it’s (VERY) inefficient, it might be worth a shot.

Follow the steps below to find your friend’s comments by looking through their posts:

1. Tap on your profile picture

Instagram feed showing the profile picture highlighted in the bottom-right corner
Instagram feed showing the profile picture highlighted in the bottom-right corner

Begin by opening Instagram and tapping on your profile picture in the bottom-right corner. That’ll open your profile page, so keep reading to see what’s next:

2. Select “Followers

Instagram profile page showing the "Followers" button highlighted in red
Instagram profile page showing the “Followers” button highlighted in red

After opening your profile page, look for the “Followers” button at the top of the page. Select it to open a list of all your followers.

Or, if your friend isn’t following you, tap the “Following” button if you follow them. Alternatively, use the search function to find them on the app.

But if you’re not following them and they’re not following you, their posts might not be accessible, so bear this in mind.

3. Select your friend

Instagram "Followers" page showing a friend highlighted in red
Instagram “Followers” page showing a friend highlighted in red

Once you open your Followers/Following list on Instagram, find your friend and tap on their names. This will take you to their profile page, where you can check out their posts.

4. Select a post

Instagram friend's profile page where a post is highlighted in red
Instagram friend’s profile page where a post is highlighted in red

After opening your friend’s profile page, look through their posts to find the one where they left that specific comment you need.

Select it and go check out the last step:

5. Check the comments

Instagram post comments highlighting the comments section
Instagram post comments highlighting the comments section

After selecting a post, look through the comments and find your friend’s comment.

…but what if it’s not there?

Yeah, well, then look through their other posts until you find the right comment.

Unfortunately, you can’t speed up this process because there’s no other way to find comments on Instagram.

And boom… we are done! (but really, the first method is so much simpler)

If you have any questions about this topic, leave a comment below, and I’ll reply soon. Until then, stay tuned for other articles about Instagram!

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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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