How to Easily Copy Instagram Comments on iPhone and Android

Instagram is a popular social media platform that offers a wide range of features, from Reels to Stories and endless filters. However, there is one limitation that many users find frustrating – the inability to copy comments on the mobile app. Unlike other apps, you can't simply long-press and copy a comment on Instagram. But don't worry, there are some simple tricks you can use to copy any comment on Instagram.

Why Copy Comments on Instagram

Have you ever come across a funny or interesting comment on Instagram and wanted to share it somewhere else? Unfortunately, the standard copy function doesn't work for comments on Instagram. This can be frustrating, but with the following tricks, you can easily copy comments on Instagram in just a minute. Let's get started!

Copy Instagram Comments on iPhone

If you're using an iPhone, you can use the default Photos app to copy comments from Instagram. Here's how:

  1. Launch Instagram and take a screenshot of the comment by pressing the power and volume down keys simultaneously.
  2. Open the Photos app and select the screenshot.
  3. Long-tap and select the text you want to copy, then tap “Copy” from the floating menu.

If you're using an older iOS version, you can use the Live Text feature introduced in iOS 15. Here's how:

  1. Open Instagram on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the post from which you want to copy the comment.
  3. Tap on the three-dot menu from the main post and select “Copy link.”
  4. Open Safari, Google Chrome, or your preferred browser on your iPhone.
  5. Paste the copied link in the address bar and hit go.
  6. If prompted, log in to Instagram web on mobile.
  7. Instagram will open the post in the mobile web version.
  8. Tap on the webpage settings menu in the address bar and select “Request Desktop Website.”
  9. The page will reload with the Instagram desktop version.
  10. Open the comments thread and rotate your iPhone to landscape mode.
  11. Long-press on the comment you want to copy and tap “Copy.”

Now you can paste the copied comment wherever you want and reuse it.

Copy Instagram Comments on Android

If you're using an Android phone, you can use the Google Photos app with Google Lens integration to copy comments from Instagram. Here's how:

  1. Launch Instagram and open any comments section. Take a screenshot.
  2. Head to Google Photos and find your screenshot.
  3. The app will automatically show an option to copy text at the bottom. Tap on it.
  4. Select the text you want to copy and tap “Copy text.”

You can also use the browser trick to copy Instagram comments on Android using the Google Chrome browser. The steps are similar to the iPhone trick:

  1. Open Instagram on Android and go to the post from which you want to copy the comment.
  2. Tap on the three-dot menu at the top and select “Copy link.”
  3. Open Google Chrome and paste the link. You may need to log in again.
  4. Tap on the More menu at the top and enable the “Desktop site” toggle.
  5. Chrome will reload the Instagram page with a desktop UI.
  6. Zoom in to the comments thread and long-press on the comment you want to copy. Tap “Copy.”

Copy Instagram Comments on Pixel Phones

If you have a Google Pixel phone, you can copy comments from Instagram directly from the recent apps menu. Here's how:

  1. Launch Instagram on your Pixel phone and keep the comments section open.
  2. Swipe up and hold from the bottom to open the recent apps menu.
  3. Long-press on a comment and copy the text.

Copy Comments on Instagram Desktop

When it comes to copying Instagram comments from the desktop version, it's a standard affair. You can log in to Instagram web on PC or Mac, go to any post, and copy comments as usual. There are no limitations like on the mobile apps.

These tricks may seem like a lot of work at first, but once you get the hang of them, it will only take a couple of minutes to copy Instagram comments on iPhone or Android. It can be especially useful when you want to share a compliment or testimonial from Instagram on other platforms. Happy copying!