Social Media Instagram 4 Great Tools to Track Instagram Comments When you've got lots of Instagram comments to manage, use these tools by Elise Moreau Freelance Contributor Elise Moreau is a writer that has covered social media, texting, messaging, and streaming for Lifewire. Her work has appeared on Techvibes, SlashGear, Lifehack and others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Elise Moreau Updated on November 11, 2019 reviewed by Jessica Kormos Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jessica Kormos is a writer and editor with 15 years' experience writing articles, copy, and UX content for Tecca.com, Rosenfeld Media, and many others. our review board Article reviewed on Jun 30, 2020 Jessica Kormos The Ultimate Guide to Instagram The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Introduction Instagram Basics How to Use Instagram Instagram Tips for Beginners Check Messages on Instagram Add or Change an Instagram Background Search Instagram for Tags and Users Add Music to Instagram Video Use Instagram Video Chat Try Instagram Shopping Get Verified on Instagram Clear Search History on Instagram Posting on Instagram The Best Time to Post Save a Draft of a Post Repost an Instagram Story See Previously Liked Posts Post a GIF to Instagram Add Multiple Photos to Stories Save Instagram Videos How to Quickly Repost Photos Saving Photos Deleting Photos and Videos View Saved Posts With Instagram Collections Working With Followers Mute Someone on Instagram See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Block Someone On Instagram Unblock Someone on Instagram See Who Viewed You Great Tools to Track Comments Remove Followers on Instagram Tips to Get a Shoutout on Instagram Attract More Instagram Followers Delete 'Suggestions for You' IG Tips & Tricks Instagram Tips and Tricks to Try Add Highlights on Instagram Learn About Instagram Direct Use Instagram's Close Friends Feature How to Delete or Deactivate Your Account Reactivate Your Account Reset Your Password Get Started With Location Tagging How to Repost Shoot Videos with Instagram Video Understanding IG Privacy & Security Hide Your Story on Instagram Does IG Send Screenshot Notifications? 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Use Instagram on a PC or Mac Get Instagram for iPad What is the Galaxy S10 Instagram Mode? View Instagram on the Web Online Connect Instagram to Facebook Tools for Posting From the Desktop Tweet Share Email Tracking Instagram comments (let alone just seeing all comments on Instagram) isn't always so easy to do on the app—especially if you get loads of them. Luckily, there are at least a few tools to help you out with that (both free and paid). Free: Instagram on the Web What We Like No third-party app permissions required. Like any comment. What We Don't Like No reply or DM function. No way to delete comments. If you're looking for a low-cost or no-cost way to track your Instagram comments, consider giving the web version of Instagram a try. If all you really need is a computer keyboard to type comment replies faster, this might be your best option. The big downside, however, is that Instagram.com hasn't quite caught up with the app in terms of its comment reply or comment deletion features. At the very least, you can hover your cursor over any comment and select the heart icon that appears beside it to like it or reply manually by typing the username into the comment field. Free: HootSuite for Instagram What We Like Manage Instagram along with other social networks. Manage multiple Instagram accounts. What We Don't Like No reply function. Cannot select a username to visit profile. When you sign up for a free HootSuite account, you should see a button labeled Add a Social Network near the top of your dashboard. Selecting that will allow you to connect your Instagram to HootSuite. Once you've added a new My Posts Instagram stream to your dashboard, you'll then see a stream of your posts just as you would on your own Instagram profile, along with the comments beneath them shown in reverse order (most recent at the top and oldest at the bottom). You can select the speech bubble icon directly beneath the post to see all comments. Unfortunately, like Instagram's web version, HootSuite doesn't have the built-in reply button for commenters that the Instagram app has—nor does it all you to delete comments from HootSuite, which is a bit of a bummer for those who want to seriously manage and moderate comments rather than just view them. Premium: Iconosquare for Instagram and Facebook What We Like Advanced tracking and moderation. Clean, intuitive interface Feature-rich What We Don't Like No heart button to like individual comments Occasionally slow or glitchy. No comprehensive analytics. Iconosquare (formerly Statigram) is the leading analytics and marketing tool for Instagram, which connects directly to your account so you can manage comments, find out which photos have performed the best, see how many followers you lost and so much more. You can manage your entire Instagram experience from this platform in ways that no other platform does. Iconosquare is free to sign up to get access to some basic features and a 14-day trial of the premium features, including the comment management feature. In addition to all the other Instagram analytics and management features, it offers advanced comment tracking and moderation where you can see your newest comments, mark them as read, reply to them individually and delete ones. Iconosquare's comment tracker is great for Instagram accounts that see a high level of interaction and when a user needs a clean, simple layout (ideally on a desktop computer) to properly manage comments. At just about $30 a month, it's affordable for most influencers, brands or businesses. Premium: SproutSocial for Instagram What We Like Advanced tracking and moderation that's slightly more visual than Iconosquare. Intelligent comment monitoring and comment engagement from one inbox Track and manage multiple Instagram accounts. What We Don't Like Lacks visual platform integration. Limited filtering. Limited scheduling. If you take social media marketing very seriously and have other social networks you'd like to manage in addition to Instagram, SproutSocial may be a more appropriate option than Iconosqaure. As one of the top social media management tools out there, SproutSocial has a very extensive offering of features and you can also use it to manage Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. For a trial period of 30 days, you can check out SproutSocial for its super simple and functional engagement feature, which puts all your Instagram comments in one place. Its unique Smart Inbox feature is what makes this option stand out as one of the leading social media management tools currently available. Sprout Social is the platform you want to go with for total social media management and access to all the best tools and features. At $99 minimum after the trial period ends, this is clearly the one you'll want to go with if you're running the Instagram account of a large brand or company.