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How to Copy Comments on Instagram (3 Steps)

Copying Instagram comments are necessary for certain situations.

For instance, if there’s an Instagram comment in another language, you might not understand it.

As a result, you’ll have to translate it into English.

To do that, you need to copy the comment and paste it on Google Translate.

However, you won’t be able to copy comments on the Instagram mobile app.

When you tap and hold a comment on Instagram, you’ll notice that there isn’t a “Copy” function.

Due to this, copying text on Instagram can be a challenge.

Hence, in this guide, you’ll learn how to copy comments on Instagram in 3 easy steps.

  1. How to copy comments on Instagram
  2. Why can’t I copy Instagram comments?
  3. Can you copy and paste text from Instagram stories?

How to copy comments on Instagram

To copy comments on Instagram, you need to copy the link to the post and paste it on a browser.

Then, you’ll be able to copy a comment by tapping, holding, and copying it.

Unlike Instagram, you can easily copy comments on a Twitter post because the mobile app allows it.

However, the Instagram mobile app does not have a function that allows you to copy comments.

This is because they are yet to release a function for it.

If you try to tap and hold a comment on the Instagram mobile app, you won’t be able to copy it.

Hence, instead of trying to copy comments on the Instagram mobile app, you need to use a browser for it.

In other words, you need to navigate to the Instagram post on a browser.

You can use any browser for this including Safari and Chrome.

You can also use either a desktop or a mobile browser.

Below is a 3-step guide on how you can copy Instagram comments (using a browser).

1. Copy the link to the post

Copy link to post Instagram

Navigate to the post > tap on the three dots > tap on “Copy link”.

As you can’t copy comments on the Instagram mobile app, you need to use Instagram on a browser.

Firstly, open the Instagram mobile app and navigate to the post with the comment that you want to copy.

Don’t use Instagram on a browser yet, as you’re not required to in this step.

Once you’re on the post, you need to copy the post’s link so that you can paste it later on a browser.

To do that, tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the post.

After you’ve tapped on the three dots, a navigation drawer will open.

On the navigation drawer, you’ll see multiple options including “Report”, “Copy link”, “Share to…”, and more.

If the post is posted by you, then you’ll see different options like “Delete”, and “Archive”.

Tap on “Copy link” to copy the link to the post.

Proceed to the next step to learn how to navigate to the post on a browser.

2. Paste the link on a browser & log in to Instagram

Instagram browser

Paste the post’s link on a browser (e.g., Safari, Chrome) > log in to your Instagram account.

After you’ve copied the link to the post, you need to navigate to it on a browser.

Firstly, open a browser on your mobile device or your desktop.

You can use any browser for this such as Safari, Chrome, and others.

Then, paste the link of the post on the URL field and hit enter to go to it.

If successful, you’ll land on the Instagram post with the comment that you’re looking to copy.

As you’re using Instagram on a browser, Instagram will keep prompting you to use the app instead.

To mitigate the prompts, you need to log in to your Instagram account.

Tap on the “Log in” link on the top navigation bar.

Then, log in to your Instagram account by entering your login details.

If you don’t log in, you won’t be able to use Instagram on the browser as Instagram will continuously prompt you to use the app instead.

Move on to the last step to learn how to copy the comments on the post.

3. Tap, hold, & copy the comment

How to copy comments on Instagram

Navigate to the comment that you want to copy > tap, hold and tap on “Copy” to copy the comment.

After you’ve logged in, you will stop receiving prompts to use the Instagram app.

You’ll also have full access to your account.

On the post, scroll down until you see the comments.

Instagram will only show a couple of comments on the post.

If you want to see all of the comments, you need to tap on “View all x comments”.

Then, navigate to the comment that you want to copy.

Once you’ve found the comment that you want to copy, tap, hold and tap on “Copy” to copy it.

The comment will now be copied to your clipboard.

You can paste the comment by tapping on a field, then tapping on “Paste” to paste it.

For instance, if you’re looking to translate the comment, go to Google Translate and paste the comment there.

You’ve successfully learned how to copy Instagram comments!

Why can’t I copy Instagram comments?

You can’t copy Instagram comments because there is no such function on the Instagram mobile app.

Moreover, Instagram hopes to prevent copy-pasting spam.

On social media platforms like Twitter, you’ll be able to copy texts on the mobile app.

However, you won’t be able to copy texts on the Instagram mobile app as Instagram does not allow it.

Can you copy and paste text from Instagram stories?

No, you cannot copy and paste text from Instagram stories.

Text on Instagram stories is like the text on YouTube videos—you won’t be able to copy them.

You can only copy text from Instagram stories while you’re creating them.

Once you’ve posted the story, you won’t be able to copy the text on it.

Conclusion

At times, you might need to copy a comment on an Instagram post.

However, the Instagram app does not show a “Copy” function when you tap and hold a comment.

Fortunately, copying comments is easy by following the steps mentioned in this guide.

Currently, it’s not known when Instagram will allow its users to copy texts on the mobile app.

Until then, you’ll have to follow the method in this guide to do so.

Further Reading

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