How To Edit Posts On Instagram

Do you want to change the caption of a post you shared on Instagram? Or did you forget to tag one of your friends in the post? In any case, you can edit posts you shared on your Instagram account. If you’re having trouble finding the edit option on your account, read on, and we’ll cover all the steps you need to know.


When sharing images and videos on your profile on Instagram, there are a couple of details you can add to the post. You can add captions, choose a location, and tag your friends within the post.

As you share more posts on your account, it’s no surprise that you make a few mistakes here and there. Thankfully, you can edit the posts you own to include or remove more details.

With the help of the editing option, there’s no need to delete one of your posts and re-upload it on your profile to fix the caption, location, and people in it.

Here’s a quick guide about editing posts on Instagram.

How to edit posts you shared on Instagram

If you forget to add detail to a post you shared on Instagram, you can edit it to make changes. In this way, you don’t need to delete and re-upload the post on your account.

You can edit a post, whether you’re using the Instagram web or mobile app. Follow our tutorials below, and we’ll show you how to edit your posts from both app versions.

On your phone:

  1. Open the Instagram app from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Go to your profile page and open the post you want to edit.
  3. Tap More options (three dots icon) on the top right side of the post.

  4. On the menu that appears, select the “Edit” option.

  5. Edit the post and the check icon on the top right to apply the changes.

When editing a post, you can change the caption, tag more people, add a location, and choose an alt text. If you changed the caption, the word “Edited” may appear below it on the post.

On your computer:

  1. Visit the Instagram web app and sign in to your account.
  2. Click the Profile option on the sidebar.

  3. Open one of the posts you shared and select More options (three horizontal dots) on the top right.

  4. On the menu that appears, select “Edit.”

  5. Make changes to the post and click Done to save the changes.

That’s how you edit posts on Instagram. If you don’t want some of your posts to appear on your profile, you can archive or delete them instead.

To wrap it all up

As the owner of the posts you share on Instagram, you have full permission over its contents and details. You can edit a post to replace its caption, tag a location, or mention one of your friends on the app.

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