Have you ever shared something to Instagram and then wished you could fix a typo or choice of wording in your caption, or perhaps you’ve shared something and completely forgot to add your caption or hashtags in the first place? You’re not alone.
Instagram makes it possible for you to edit the captions of your photos and videos after they have already been posted to your profile. In this tutorial, we’ll show you the steps required to do so.
What you need to know
Keep in mind that after you edit a caption on Instagram, you can continue to go back and change it over and over again. You’re not limited to editing only once.
Note that just like on Facebook and many other social networking services, Instagram reveals to other users when a caption has been edited. The “Edited” indicator appears when someone attempts to leave a comment on your media, and it’s intended as a common courtesy for your followers in case they notice something inconsistent when viewing your posts.
How to edit the caption of a photo on Instagram
Now that you know the circumstances surrounding editing the caption of a post on Instagram, you can follow these steps to move forward with editing your captions:
1) Find the post on your timeline or tap the profile tab at the bottom of the Instagram app and tap the post that contains the caption you wish you edit.
2) Tap the three dots button and choose the Edit option from the menu.
3) Tap inside the caption text box and make any changes you desire using the keyboard that appears.
4) Tap Done to save your changes.
You have successfully edited your Instagram media’s caption. If required, follow the same steps to remove the caption entirely.
You won’t always need to edit your Instagram captions, but it’s good to understand how to do it. After all, sometimes you post things in a rush, which leads to embarrassing typos and mistakes. Being able to quickly fix those mistakes before everyone sees them is a great privilege to have.
Besides the Instagram mobile app, you can also edit captions while using Instagram on a computer.