How to Pin a Comment on Instagram

Instagram is a wonderful app that helps many people share their pictures and videos. It’s extremely popular and easy to…

Instagram is a wonderful app that helps many people share their pictures and videos. It’s extremely popular and easy to use. However, some of the newer features can be hard to find or use. One feature that many people seem to have questions about is pinning a comment to your post on Instagram. If you have been looking to do this, keep reading while we provide a step–by–step guide and list several tips and tricks to help you have a better experience using the app.

Before You Begin

Instagram is an application intended to run on your smartphone. It’s available on Apple, Android, Fire, and Windows platforms. Unfortunately, while there is a version for desktop and laptop computers, not all features are available, and the ability to pin comments on your post is one of them. You won’t be able to pin a comment from your desktop because the option doesn’t exist and may not be available on other devices, so it’s best to follow these steps using a smartphone to learn how to do it first. Then, you will know if the option is missing.

Pinning a Comment on Instagram Using iPhone

  1. Navigate to the post you want to pin a comment on. You can only pin comments on posts that you create.
  2. Below the image or video, you will see a heart, a conversation bubble, and a paper airplane. Tapping on the conversation bubble will show you the comments for that post.
  3. Swipe left on the comment you want to pin. You will see a highlight that says, “1 Selected” and images of a thumbtack and a trash can.
  4. Click the thumbtack to pin the comment to the post. When pinned, the text “pinned” will be after the name of the person who posted the comment and when they posted it, so it is easy to know which comments you have pins in
  5. Swipe left on the thumbtack again to unpin it.
  6. You can pin up to 3 comments on a single post.

Pinning a Comment on Instagram Using Android

  1. Navigate to the post you want to pin a comment on. You can only pin comments on posts that you create.
  2. Below the image or video, you will see a heart, a conversation bubble, and a paper airplane. Tapping on the conversation bubble will show you the comments for that post.
  3. Click the comment you want to pin. You will see a highlight that says, “1 Selected” and images of a thumbtack and a trash can.
  4. Click the thumbtack to pin the comment to the post. When pinned, the text “pinned” will be after the name of the person who posted the comment and when they posted it, so it is easy to know which comments you have pins in
  5. Click the thumbtack again to unpin it.
  6. You can pin up to 3 comments on a single post.

Why Would I Want to Pin Comments on My Post?

Highlight Positive Feedback

If you receive a particularly positive or complimentary comment on your post, pinning it can showcase the positive sentiment and encourage more engagement from your audience.

Answer Frequently Asked Questions

If you regularly receive similar questions about the content of your post, pinning a comment that provides a clear and concise answer can help reduce the need for repetitive responses.

Sharing Additional Information

If your post promotes an event, product, or service, pinning a comment with additional details, such as a link to a website or a coupon code, can be a helpful way to provide more information to your audience.

Promote a Contest or Giveaway

If you’re running a contest or giveaway related to your post, you can pin a comment with the rules, deadlines, and other important details to ensure that users see it.

Feature Your Fans

You can appreciate your followers’ contributions to your posts by pinning one of their comments.

Control the Narrative

If your post receives negative comments or criticism, pinning a response that addresses the concerns or provides context can help you control the narrative and maintain a positive tone.

Increase Engagement

Pinned comments draw attention because they appear at the top of the comment section. You can use this to encourage more likes, replies, and engagement on a specific comment or topic.

Emphasize Key Points

If you want to ensure that a particular point, quote, or message is prominently displayed to your audience, pinning a comment containing that information can be effective.

Frequently Asked Question

What Types of Content Can I Post on Instagram?

You can post photos, videos, and carousel posts (multiple images or videos in a single post) on Instagram. You can share Instagram Stories, IGTV videos, and Reels.

What Is the Maximum Video Length for an Instagram Post?

The maximum length of an Instagram post is currently 60 minutes. However, many experts point out that most users expect much shorter videos, so it’s better to load longer ones only when necessary. The 60-minute length also only applies to Instagram posts. Instagram stories are limited to 15 seconds, and Instagram reels must be no longer than 90 seconds, while Instagram Live will allow you to stream for up to 4 hours.

Can I Schedule Instagram Posts in Advance?

Unfortunately, unlike other social media sites, like X, Instagram does not allow users to schedule posts in advance. However, many third-party applications, like Later and Hootsuite, make the posts for you at a scheduled time, but most charge a fee.

Summary

Pinning a comment on Instagram is not difficult, and you can accomplish it by navigating to the post, clicking on the conversation bubble below it to see the comments, and swiping left if you use an iPhone or clicking on an Android to bring up some options that will include a thumbtack or pushpin. Clicking that will pin the comment to the top. You can pin up to 3 comments on each post to help you provide more information, answer questions, or highlight a message.