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How to Edit or Delete Facebook Comments

Updated on June 23, 2012
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Max holds a BS in Mass Communications from SIU and an MA in Communication from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

As of June 2012, Facebook lets users edit comments -- not just delete them. Until that time, the only way a user could modify a comment was to delete the comment and then post a new one. However, be aware that after editing a comment, anyone who can see that comment will be able to see a list that contains the original comment and all ensuing edits. You can edit or delete a comment in a few quick clicks.

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Navigate to the Facebook comment you want to edit.Hold the cursor over that comment. A pencil icon appears.Hold your cursor over the pencil until an Edit or Delete bubble appears.Click "Edit."The comment becomes editable.Make your changes to the comment.The Edited button appears beneath the comment.Click "Edited."A list of the original comment and all following edits appears.
Navigate to the Facebook comment you want to edit.
Navigate to the Facebook comment you want to edit. | Source
Hold the cursor over that comment. A pencil icon appears.
Hold the cursor over that comment. A pencil icon appears. | Source
Hold your cursor over the pencil until an Edit or Delete bubble appears.
Hold your cursor over the pencil until an Edit or Delete bubble appears. | Source
Click "Edit."
Click "Edit." | Source
The comment becomes editable.
The comment becomes editable. | Source
Make your changes to the comment.
Make your changes to the comment. | Source
The Edited button appears beneath the comment.
The Edited button appears beneath the comment. | Source
Click "Edited."
Click "Edited." | Source
A list of the original comment and all following edits appears.
A list of the original comment and all following edits appears. | Source

Edit Facebook Comment

  1. Navigate to the comment you want to edit on either your Facebook page or someone else's Facebook page.
  2. Hold your cursor over the comment you want to edit until a pencil icon appears in the upper-right corner of that comment.
  3. Hold your cursor over the pencil icon until a bubble appears that says, "Edit or Delete."
  4. Click the pencil icon. A dialog box appears directly beneath the icon that gives you two options: Edit and Delete.
  5. Click "Edit." The comment you want to edit now appears editable.
  6. Make any changes you want to the comment and then press "Enter." The comment now appears as corrected with your changes. As a result of editing your comment, a new "Edited" button appears to the left of Like directly beneath your comment. This appears directly beneath any comments you edit. Clicking "Edited" bring up a dialog box that contains a list of the original comment and any edits that have been made to it.

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Navigate to the Facebook comment you want to delete, hold your cursor over that comment, click the pencil icon and then click "Delete."A Delete Comment dialog box appears. Click "Delete."The comment disappears.
Navigate to the Facebook comment you want to delete, hold your cursor over that comment, click the pencil icon and then click "Delete."
Navigate to the Facebook comment you want to delete, hold your cursor over that comment, click the pencil icon and then click "Delete." | Source
A Delete Comment dialog box appears. Click "Delete."
A Delete Comment dialog box appears. Click "Delete." | Source
The comment disappears.
The comment disappears. | Source

Delete Facebook Comment

  1. Follow Steps 1 through 4 in the Edit Facebook Comment section to be viewing the "Edit" or "Delete" options.
  2. Click "Delete" to bring up the Delete Comment dialog box.
  3. Click "Delete." The Delete Comment dialog box disappears. Additionally, the comment you chose to delete also disappears.

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      michelle 2 years ago

      thanks

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      This is great! I never knew how to go about doing this, so a very useful hub. Voted up!

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