Enjoying Instagram but wish to remove a post or a comment from your profile?  It is easy to delete posts and comments on Instagram – Learn how right now!

Is there a post on your Instagram profile you wish to remove?

It happens sometimes…

  • You might misspell a word, and really want to make a correction.
  • The visual presentation does not turn out quite how you thought it would.
  • For some reason the image or video posts twice, and you want only one.

Those are just a few reasons why you might want to delete an Instagram post.

This article will take you through how to delete posts and comments on Instagram.

Braving Instagram

Keri Jaehnig of Idea Girl Media gives you insight on braving InstagramFor many, Instagram is still a new frontier.  I have even heard from several they are nervous to try it.  They are worried about their lack of talent with photography, or it is so vastly different than their comfort zone.

Rest assured – It can’t be so scary…

It’s owned by Facebook, right?  🙂

The hardest part of getting started on Instagram is downloading and activating the Instagram app.  After that, it’s mainly fun playing around with the filters and checking out other people’s images!

Like any other social network, it is more fun with friends.  Once you’re in Instagram, search your Facebook and Twitter connections to befriend them on this fun, visual platform.  You will also want to search Instagram hashtags to find others with similar interests.

From there, your goal will be to showcase your brand with the best possible video or photo presentation.  And, along the way, delight your Instagram followers!

But every once in awhile we make a mistake…

Keri Jaehnig of Idea Girl Media shows you what to do when you make a mistake on Instagram

(Did you see it?)

We want to educate and entertain, right?

So, we want our posts to be just right, and our profile to highlight your brand well.

How To Delete A Post On Instagram

Most of the time, you will be using the Instagram app on your mobile device.  The view is smaller, than on your laptop computer, and the buttons are definitely smaller.  But it is still possible to delete a post on Instagram while on a mobile phone.

First, navigate your way to the Instagram post you wish to delete.

Keri Jaehnig of Idea Girl Media Gives a step-by-step explanation of how to Delete An Instagram Post

Have you been wondering what those three little dots are all about?

You’re about to find out! 🙂

At the post on Instagram you wish to delete, click on the button with the three little dots.  A screen like this will appear:

Deleting a post on Instagram is Easy - Keri Jaehnig of Idea Girl Media gives you a step by step explanation

Once you see the screen immediately above, you will click “delete,” and follow the prompt through.  Very simple.  This can also be done on your laptop or desktop.

You will be back to sharing your best visuals and searching Instagram hashtags in no time!

How To Delete A Comment On Instagram

So, you’re posting and sharing photos and videos.  You’ve found your favorite image editing apps.  And then…

It happens…

A spammer comes and dumps a boat load of hashtags unrelated and irrelevant to your niche.


You should remove that comment from the conversation thread, right?

Yes, probably.  And it is possible.

How To Delete A Comment On Instagram As Described by Keri Jaehnig of Idea Girl Media

This is easy on a laptop or desktop.

Simply go to your account, log in, and navigate to the post where the Instagram comment is that you want to delete.

Hover your cursor over the top right corner, and an “X” will appear.  When you click it, a quote bubble with the word, “delete,” will appear.

Click the X, follow the prompt, and he comment will be deleted.  No more spam on Instagram! 🙂

The Reality Of Instagram

Are there mistakes and less than desireable images or photos?  Yes.

Spam? Yes – You will experience that from time to time.  Now you know how to delete a post on Instagram.  Comments too.

But remember, the filters and myriad of options for photo editing apps make Instagram a lot of fun, and even make the worst photographer look like a genius!

Oh, shrug, Shutterbug!

We learned two neat new Instagram tricks and now it’s time to go.

But first…

Did it seem harder than it really would be?

What other Instagram tricks are you hoping to learn?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments box below!

If you are already on Instagram and you liked the photos you saw above, lets connect there – I’d love to peek at your photos.  🙂