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2 simple ways to delete a comment on Facebook

It's easier than you think to trash regrettable comments.

Aug 28, 2017, 3:04 pm*

Tech

Kristen Hubby 

Kristen Hubby

How many times in your life have you blurted out commentary without thinking, then immediately wished you could take it back? Probably countless. It’s no surprise that the same thing happens all the time on Facebook. Except for this time, your words could be immortalized on the internet forever. Fortunately, Facebook lets you delete a comment just as easily as you can edit one. One dumb comment isn’t worth losing friends over, after all.

Deleting a comment on Facebook only takes a few seconds, but if you’re pressed to get rid of one quickly, here’s a simple guide. 

How to delete a comment on Facebook

1) From your desktop

To delete a comment on Facebook, simply hover your mouse over the comment you want to erase for good. Click the “…” button. Once you click the button, click Delete and your comment will be erased.

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2) From your mobile device

Find the comment you want to delete and press down over the comment, holding your finger there until a dialog box pops up. Once the box appears, tap Delete and your comment will be permanently erased. Or if you simply wish to edit, you can select edit from here as well. 

how to delete a comment on facebook

Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance. 

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*First Published: Aug 29, 2017, 5:00 am