Last week Instagram added a much needed feature: the ability to like and reply to comments. This feature may not seem like a big deal if you’re familiar with Facebook. However, for years users have requested this update.
In a blog post Instagram explained how these new features work. Essentially, you just tap the heart to the right of the comment and if you want to reply directly to that person, press “reply” and their Instagram name will appear at the begging of your comment.
Another great feature that Instagram has rolled out to masses is the ability to turn on post comments. Why? Because sometimes you get unsolicited comments about your media and you may have just wanted your post to stand on its own.
To turn off your comments, all you have to do tap the three dots in the upper right hand corner of your post and then you will see the option to: delete, turn off comments, edit the post or share the post to other social media pages.
How do you like these new Instagram features?
Brandelyn Green is a social media strategist who has cracked the code on growing an online community. As founder of @VoiceOFHair, on online platform to help women of color find the best hairstylists and hairstyles, she was able to grow her instagram account from 0 to 100K in 1 year and currently has a community of over 500K+ women (Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She is a consultant and coach for business owners who are looking to grow their business through social media.