Posting, editing or deleting a comment
If you keep getting an error message that a comment can't be deleted, it may be because the comment was already deleted in our system. The comment may still appear because you're viewing a "cached," or old, version of the page. We're aware of this issue and are working on a fix.
Keep in mind that you're only able to delete your own comments on a photo or comments on your own photo. You can't delete another person's comments on a photo that isn't yours. Learn more about deleting comments.
Note that Instagram does not offer emoji -- you can download emoji apps from the App Store that allow for a special keyboard to be installed on your device.
Here's one (free!) emoji app you can install for iOS devices.
In order to post a comment, you must be running at least Instagram version 2.4 on your Apple device or version 1.0.5 on your Android device.
If your version of Instagram is current, your comment may be failing for a different reason.
There are a few reasons why comments may fail:
- You can only include up to 5 @ mentions in a single comment
- You can only include up to 30 #hashtags on a single photo
- You cannot post multiple, duplicate comments (including emoji)
When you post a comment that fits any of the three categories above, you will receive a pop-up warning prompting you to learn more or delete your comment. We're also filtering for certain words and phrases. We hope these changes encourage more genuine interactions between users.