06 August 2020
Instagram has now made it possible for everyone to pin comments. The feature was under beta testing since earlier this year but is now available publically. It can be used by anyone around the world as long as they have the Instagram application installed on their smartphone. The best part is that it is very simple to pin comments on Instagram posts.
The first step is obviously to visit the comment section of your post and look for the comment that you want to pin. Swipe left/right on the comment to reveal options like Delete, Report, and Reply. If the gesture does not work for you, then simply tap and hold on the particular comment. You will see a new pin icon which is the option you need to tap and that's it.
Today we’re rolling out pinned comments everywhere. 📌— Instagram (@instagram) July 7, 2020
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
The feature is currently limited to pinning up to three comments at the top. Instagram says the user who posted the comment will also get notified about the action. All pinned comments will show a "pinned" label placed between the time stamp and like counts. This way, other users will be able to identify the comments that have been pinned.
Instagram is hoping that this new feature will help celebrities highlight positive responses to their posts. It will also reduce exposure to troll comments which will be helpful in creating a supportive environment for everyone.