Instagram is rolling out threaded comments

Instagram is rolling out threaded comments

Many years ago, someone on the internet invented comment threads to make conversations easier to follow. Now Instagram, one of the largest social platforms in the world, has finally discovered that comment threads are a good idea, and is adding it to its service.

Instagram says that comment threads will allow you to see replies to a comment grouped under that comment. That’s a vastly easier way to keep track of who’s responding to who. It’ll happen automatically when you reply to a comment (rather than the main post), but the feature is still rolling out.

Threaded comments will require v24 of the Instagram app on iOS, but no specifics were given for Android. A new v11 build started rolling out yesterday, but installing it won’t enable threaded comments. This is probably a server side switch, and hence, Instagram says the feature will be available globally within two weeks.


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