Facebook Now Allows Users To Edit Comments

Have no fear, the next time you make an errant comment on Facebook you won’t have to delete it forever.  Facebook rolled out comment editing along with a history of edits.  Rival Google+ has had this popular functionality since its inception, something that appears to be used with regularity.

Editing a Facebook comment is simple, but currently must be performed on the web version — no support for mobile or webiste comment widgets exists.  A nice feature with the comment editing system is that a comment history will also accompany all comments so the initial context can still be found.

In order to edit a comment, simply find the comment in question:

Hover over the comment so that the Edit/Delete icon will show up:

Then just edit your comment and save.  You will then see “Edited” next to the timestamp.  In this example I went back and added the pound symbol in front of the hashtag that I was talking about:

To see the full comment history, click on that “Edited” button and the comment history box will pop up:

The comment changes are rolling out this week, look for the functionality in your News feed soon!

Related Topics: Channel: Other | Uncategorized


About The Author: is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

Connect with the author via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn

Marketing Day:

Get the top marketing stories daily!  


Other ways to share:

Read before commenting! We welcome constructive comments and allow any that meet our common sense criteria. This means being respectful and polite to others. It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. It means leaving links only that substantially add further to a discussion. Comments using foul language, being disrespectful to others or otherwise violating what we believe are common sense standards of discussion will be deleted. You can read more about our comments policy here.
  • http://propertyagents.co/real-estate-lead-generation-course Muhammad Ayaz

    Hi Greg!

    I was looking for this kind a post and this post have been come up at the right time for me, its saves me lots of time. Thanks for sharing ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/elavator Kavin Paulson

    This is indeed a useful feature. But what’s the point in
    showing the comments history, defeats the purpose of the edit option. For ex:I have posted an errant comment and want to edit it before anyone could read
    it, what’s the point in editing, when users can still view the previous one. I’m
    left with the only option i.e deleting. 

Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Marketing Land on Twitter @marketingland Like Marketing Land on Facebook Follow Marketing Land on Google+ Subscribe to Our Feed! Join our LinkedIn Group Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Marketing News!

Marketing Day is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!