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Facebook: How to Edit or Delete Your Comment (Computer or Mobile Device)

Typos and grammatical errors happen all the time. Sometimes they happen when commenting on the popular social platform Facebook. I’ve seen people make a mistake in the comment section under a Facebook post, then type another comment underneath explaining their error above.  I’d swoop in to the rescue, giving them a briefer version of the instructions I will give you today.

It became a bit tedious typing the instructions in different Facebook groups, so now I can simply refer them to this page.

You too can bookmark this post and share with your typographically-impaired Facebook friends.

To Edit or Delete Your Comment on Facebook from a Computer

1. Move the cursor to the upper right corner of your comment. A gray pencil will appear.

2. Click the pencil and the words  EDIT and DELETE will appear.

3. Choose your option.

4a. If you choose EDIT, when you are finished,  tap the ENTER button on your keyboard and you will be out of edit mode. You can cancel the edit by tapping the ESC button on your keyboard or clicking CANCEL  just under the comment box.

This is Facebook edit mode on a computer.

4b. If you choose DELETE, a confirmation box pops up asking, “Are you sure you want to delete this comment?” You may choose DELETE or CANCEL.


To Edit or Delete Your Comment on Facebook from a Mobile Device

Facebook automatically directs your phone or other mobile device to a more streamlined version of their website. The buttons are pretty much the same but are in different locations. Here is how to edit or delete a comment on Facebook using a mobile device.

1. Click MORE (It is below your comment next to the LIKE option). The words EDIT and DELETE will appear.

2. Choose your option.

3a. If you choose  EDIT, make the desired changes, then click UPDATE. You will then go out of edit mode. Before clicking update, you also have the option to CANCEL the edit or DELETE the comment.

This is Facebook edit mode on a mobile device.

3b. If you choose DELETE, a confirmation box pops up asking, “Are you sure you want to delete this comment?” You may choose to CANCEL the deletion or click OK to continue deleting the comment.

Deborah M. Thomas is the founder of DeborahMThomas.com and the Pivot Point Consulting Service. She is the author of Ex-Lawyer: 21 Inspirational Stories of Former Members of the Legal Field Who Have Found Success In Other Professions.