Technology in terms you understand. Sign up for the Confident Computing newsletter for weekly solutions to make your life easier. Click here and get The Ask Leo! Guide to Staying Safe on the Internet — FREE Edition as my thank you for subscribing!

Tip of the Day: Edit Your Facebook Comments

Edit Comment

This is almost a pet peeve: seeing people reply to their own comment to correct a typo or other mistake. The result is two comments: one with the error, and one following with the correction. (Heaven help us if the second one also has a typo… the chain can get even longer. Smile )

There’s simply no need. You can edit any comment you post on Facebook.

On the website, click on your comment, and then click on the ellipsis (…) that appears to its upper right. You’ll have an option to embed the comment (link to it from another website), but more importantly, you’ll also see an option to delete or edit your comment. No need to reply to yourself.

In the mobile Facebook app, a long-press on your comment should also bring up a pop-up menu including, among other things, the option to edit your comment.

Edit Comment Mobile

1 thought on “Tip of the Day: Edit Your Facebook Comments”

Leave a reply:

Before commenting please:

  • Read the article.
  • Comment on the article.
  • No personal information.
  • No spam.

Comments violating those rules will be removed. Comments that don't add value will be removed, including off-topic or content-free comments, or comments that look even a little bit like spam. All comments containing links and certain keywords will be moderated before publication.

I want comments to be valuable for everyone, including those who come later and take the time to read.