How to comment on a photo on Instagram

You saw a photo on Instagram that you would like comment but, having recently joined this social network, you don’t know how to proceed? Would you like to privately comment on a photo posted on Instagram by another user but haven’t found the right option to do so? If the answer to at least one of these questions is yes, don’t worry: you’ve come to the right place at the right time!

With today’s tutorial , in fact, I will explain how to comment on a photo on Instagram giving you all the information to succeed in your intent. In addition to the detailed procedure for publicly commenting on a photo, both from smartphones and tablets and from computers, you will also find instructions to forward a photo to the contacts of your interest and comment on it privately.

How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? So let’s not waste any more precious time and see how to proceed. Make yourself comfortable, take all the time you see fit and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. I assure you that, by carefully following my instructions and trying to put them into practice, you will be able to comment as many photos on Instagram as you want. Happy reading!

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Preliminary information

Instagram

Before explaining yourself in detail how to comment on a photo on Instagram , I would like to point out the terms of use of the famous social network and, in particular, the behaviors not allowed in the comments.

Instagram, as indicated in the community guidelines, invites users not to post repetitive comments or content, in order to prevent spam. Furthermore, it is forbidden to repeatedly contact people for commercial purposes without their consent.

Content, messages and comments that are offensive, hate speech or that pose credible threats are removed from Instagram. Even the use of offensive or derogatory language towards other users is not tolerated by the famous social network.

In this regard, all users are invited to report any content of this kind through the appropriate features, as explained in my guide on how to report an Instagram profile, in order to prevent bullying and violence in general.

In short: always be respectful towards others and don’t use Instagram to obsessively advertise certain contents. In addition to your reputation in the community, it also depends on the fate of your account, which in the event of violations could be suspended or even canceled. If everything is clear, let’s get down to business.

How to comment on photos on Instagram

Instagram

The procedure to comment on a photo on Instagram is quick and easy. All you have to do is access the Comments section of the photo you are interested in, enter the comment in the appropriate field and press the button to publish it.

To proceed from smartphones and tablets using the Instagram app for Android devices (also available on alternative stores) and iOS / iPadOS, start the app in question and, if you haven’t done it yet, log in to your account by entering the data in the fields Phone number, username or email and Password and pressing the Login button.

At this point, scroll down the Feed screen of your account until you find the photo you wish to comment on. Alternatively, click on the magnifying glass icon, enter the name of the person who posted the photo in the Search field, select the user in question in the search results, to access his profile, and tap on the photo of your interest.

Once this is done, click on the comic icon located at the bottom left, below the photo. This will take you to the Comments section, where you can view any comments already published. Then enter your comment in the Add a comment field and tap on the Publish item to publish it.

How do you say? Would you like to comment on a photo on Instagram with hashtag ? In this case, the procedure is identical to what I just indicated to you to post a “normal” comment. After pressing the balloon icon relating to the photo of your interest, enter your comment making sure to add the hash sign (#) before the words you intend to use as hashtag and press the Publish button. In this regard, my guide on how to create a hashtag on Instagram might be useful.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to comment on a photo on Instagram from a computer , connected to the official website of the photographic social network, enter your account data in the fields Phone number, username or email and Password and click on the Login button, to access Instagram. Alternatively, if you registered via Facebook , you can click on the link to log in via your social account.

Now, locate the photo you want to comment by scrolling the Feed screen of Instagram, and press on the relative icon of the comic . Alternatively, write the name of the person who published the photo in the Search field, access the profile of the user in question by clicking on his name and press on the photo you want to comment.

In both cases, enter your comment in the field Add a comment , click on the smiley icon, to add any emoticons, and click on the Publish item, to publish the comment. Simple, right?

How to comment on Instagram Direct photos

Instagram

If your intention is to comment on an Instagram photo via Direct , you should know that this feature allows you to forward the photo to a user of your interest and privately comment on the shot in question.

To do this, start the Instagram app, locate the photo you want to comment privately and tap on the paper airplane icon. In the new screen that appears, put the check mark next to the name of the person to whom you want to forward the photo (to speed up the search, write their name in the Search field and then , put the check mark next to its name ), enter your comment in the field Write a message and click on the Send button, to send the photo and your comment.

Please note that you can forward an image and your message to multiple people at the same time. In this case, put the check mark next to the name of all the people of your interest, enter the comment in the field Write a message and click on the Send button separately , to send the photo and comment via Direct.

Similarly, you can also proceed from a computer . To do this, connect to the official Instagram site, log into your account (if you have not set automatic login) and locate the photo to comment via Direct. Then click on the paper airplane icon and, in the Suggested section, put the check mark next to the name of the people in your interest.

If the person you want to send the photo and your comment to does not appear in the list of suggested users, enter their name in the Search field, put the check mark next to its name and click on the Send button, to forward the photo. At this point, access the Direct section of your account by pressing the paper airplane icon, at the top right, select the message you sent just now, enter the comment on the photo in the field Write a message and click on the Send button, to also send the comment.

How to comment on photos in Stories on Instagram

Instagram

If you are wondering if it is possible to comment on the photos in the Stories on Instagram , I am sorry to tell you that, at least at the time of writing this guide, there is not a function that allows to publicly comment on the contents published in the Stories.

However, it is allowed to comment on the photo privately by sending a message to the author of the Story, provided that the latter has not deactivated the possibility of send comments and reactions to the Stories. In this case, start the Instagram app, tap on the Story of your interest, enter your comment in the Send a message field and press on the Send item , to send the comment privately.

Please note that the Quick Reactions function is also available in the Stories which allows you to comment on the content of the Story with an emoticon. In this case, click on the Send a message item and tap on the emoticon of your choice, to send it directly to the author of the Story.

The procedure for commenting on a photo in the Story on Instagram from a computer is almost identical to what I have just indicated for smartphones and tablets. Again, after connecting to the Instagram website, all you have to do is click on the Story of your interest, click on the Reply to [name] option , enter your comment in the appropriate field and click on Send , to send the message privately.

Salvatore Aranzulla

Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. Known for discovering vulnerabilities on Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of Aranzulla.it, one of the
thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and
Mondadori Informatica.

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