Instagram just announced that you can pin a few comments to the top of your feed post and better manage the conversation. The social media giant made the announcement on its official twitter handle. The “pinned comments” is now available for all users. Instagram started testing “Pinned comments” and comment filtering tools in May.
Vishal Shah, Vice President of product development Instagram shared in a tweet that this feature can help users better manage the tone of the conversation by highlighting positive comments.
Today we’re rolling out pinned comments everywhere. 📌
That means you can a pin a few comments to the top of your feed post and better manage the conversation. pic.twitter.com/iPCMJVLxMh
— Instagram (@instagram) July 7, 2020
How to use Instagram ‘Pinned Comments’ ?
- To access this new features, users must update their instagram app to the latest version.
- Tap on any of your uploaded posts and head to the comment section.
- Swipe right on a comment to make a pin option appear alongside icons to reply, report and delete.
- The tool lets you pin up to three comments to the top of the thread. After you pin each one, it will be at the top section of your comment for everyone to see.
- If you try to pin more than three comments, Instagram send notification reminding you of the limit.
- To replace one of the pinned comments for a new one, simply swipe to the left and tap on the pin icon again.
- Each user receives notification once their comment is pinned.
If you’re trying to inject some engagement into your instagram posts, the pinned comments feature would help. This generates engagement for users and continues the conservation from their feed post. It is designed to provide users a way to gain better control over the conversations had on their posts.
The feature also comes with a group delete tool, allow users delete multiple negative comments or block multiple accounts at once, and a feature that lets them choose who can tag them in a post. These features are part of Instagram’s plan to combat harassment, abuse and misinformation.