Instagram is a popular social media platform that allows users to share photos and videos and comment on other posts. But how do you copy a comment on Instagram, especially when the app itself doesn’t provide a function for it? This guide will introduce several methods to get around this issue.

Why Copy Instagram Comments?

Instagram comments are often goldmines of humor and knowledge. You might want to copy a comment to save it, reuse it, or share it outside of Instagram. However, it is essential to respect privacy and copyright when copying comments on Instagram.

How to Copy Comments on Instagram?

Instagram does not allow you to directly copy comments in its app. However, there are several workarounds.

Method 1: Copy Comments via Browser

Using Instagram on a browser is the simplest way to copy comments and captions. Indeed, the web version of Instagram allows not only to copy comments but also to open links.

On Android:

  • Open the browser (Chrome, for example), and go to Instagram.
  • Log into your Instagram account. The browser will ask you to use the app; you should decline this option.
  • Click on the three dots and choose the ‘Desktop site’ option.
  • Open the post from which you wish to copy comments.
  • Go to the comment section of the post, press and hold the comment for a few seconds.
  • Select the copy option.
  • Paste the comment wherever you want.

On iOS:

The steps to copy Instagram comments on iOS are almost identical to those on Android.

  • Open Instagram in the browser (Chrome, for example) and log in.
  • Click on the three dots in the bottom right corner.
  • Scroll down and select ‘Request Desktop Site’.
  • Open the Instagram post from which you want to copy comments.
  • Go to the comment section.
  • Press and hold the comment.
  • Select ‘Copy’.
  • Paste the comment wherever you want.

Method 2: Copy the Comment via Google Lens or Apple Photos Text Features

This method does not require the browser to copy comments on Instagram.

With Google Lens:

  • Open the post from which you want to copy comments on the Instagram app.
  • Take a screenshot of the comment section.
  • Open Google Lens and load this image.
  • Select the ‘Text’ option. Google Lens will display the text under the screenshot.
  • Select ‘Copy text’, and your text is ready to be pasted anywhere.

With text features in Apple Photos:

  • Take a screenshot and open it in your Apple photos.
  • Long press on the photo; it will highlight the text.
  • Select the range and press on the ‘Copy’ option.

Method 3: Copy Instagram Comments Using Third-Party Apps

Third-party apps, such as Universal Copy (available only on Android), allow copying the on-screen text. These apps could be used to copy comments directly from the Instagram app.

With Universal Copy app:

  • After downloading Universal Copy from the Play Store, allow access to your phone and the ‘Hover over other apps’ option.
  • Go to the comment section of the Instagram post, and choose the scanner mode or normal mode from your notification bar.
  • The app will highlight any on-screen text, and you can easily copy it.

Other third-party apps also allow copying text from an image, however, there is no real-time copying of text. Like with Google Lens, take a screenshot of the comments and use the app to copy the text.


Although Instagram doesn’t provide a direct method to copy comments, there are several alternative methods that you can use. Whether you decide to go through a browser, use Google Lens, Apple Photos text features, or a third-party app, there’s always a way to copy those important comments. Remember to always respect other users’ privacy and not use their comments inappropriately or without their permission.


Is it legal to copy comments on Instagram?

In general, there are no legal issues with copying comments on Instagram for personal use. However, you must respect the privacy of other users and not use their comments inappropriately or without their permission.

Can you copy Instagram comments on an iPhone?

Yes, you can copy Instagram comments on an iPhone by using the desktop version of the Instagram site or by using Apple Photos text features.

Why doesn’t Instagram allow to copy comments directly?

For security and privacy reasons, Instagram does not provide a function to directly copy comments.

Can I copy Instagram comments with Google Lens on an iPhone?

No, Google Lens is not available on iOS. However, you can use Apple Photos text features to achieve the same result.

We want to thank you for taking the time to read this guide. We hope these methods will help you copy Instagram comments easily and quickly. We are always here to help you solve your social media-related problems. Do not hesitate to get back to us if you encounter other issues.