How to Track Instagram Comments with 3 Easy Methods!


Enable push notifications, download all Instagram comments, or manage Facebook comments to track your Instagram comments. Push notifications can be filtered out to minimize distractions. Downloading all account data also allows you to analyze your account. Another option, Facebook, lets you link your accounts and manage your comments easily.

Instagram, one of the most popular social media platforms, has become a massive online marketplace for businesses, creating a dynamic environment. The key to success as a marketer is to increase your visibility and ultimately your sales by increasing engagement.

In this case, Instagram comments are an indispensable part of your online presence, offering direct interaction with your customers. It doesn’t matter the size of your business; you shouldn’t skip tracking Instagram comments that can create invaluable feedback or a way to increase your sales and gain new customers.

However, it can be challenging to keep track of these comments. In this blog post, I will explain how to track Instagram comments easily and why you should take them seriously.

Understand the Critical Value of Your Comments

Instagram comments are a great channel for you to communicate with your clients publicly. Always approach your comments as a ticket to your potential customers. Any missed comments could result in a lost opportunity, which includes increased engagement and sales. That’s why you should take them seriously.

In the app-built notifications section, under the heart icon, which is placed next to your DMs, you’ll maybe see hundreds of different notifications. These notifications include likes, new followers, mentions, reposts, tags, replies, and even live video notifications (I know you specifically hate live video notifications). So, it may be tough not to lose yourself in all these notifications while you want to focus on your comments.

Think of missing a comment like “How do I sign up?”. It could be very disappointing to lose a potential customer.

What if You Missed Comments?

In a case where you don’t pay real attention to your comments section, you may end up with lots of opportunities and potential customers. Remember, these comments show your customers’ intent. The comment could be about your product, delivery options, etc. You both lose the chance to increase engagement and sales if you ignore the comments or miss them.

While your aim is to increase the traffic to your website, or maybe increase engagement on the platform to maximize your profits, not keeping track of your comments sounds a bit ironic. I guess your stress level while reading these words since I’ve been there, too. Now please just relax and let’s explore the ways that will allow you to take control over your comments section!

3 Best Ways to Track Your Instagram Comments

Considering the abundance of your notifications (a good sign!), finding the best and easiest ways to track the comments is important. Let’s explore the three methods!

1.     Turn on Push Notifications

This is one of the easiest ways to track your Instagram comments: turning on your push notifications. You can set up your Instagram settings to notify you specifically for comments and filter out anything else you want at the same time. Here’s how you can do it easily:

  • Go to your Instagram account. Tap on the three lines in the top right corner.
  • Choose “Notifications”.
  • Under “Push Notifications” you’ll see “Posts, Stories and Comments”. Disable all of them and activate the “Comments” and “Comments Likes” sections.

And now you’re done! That’s how easy it is to open Push Notifications. Now, with immediate notifications, you can focus on replying to your comments and increasing the interactions on your account. Still, remember that the system sometimes fails to notify you. Also, the notifications (under the heart icon) feed will still look the same.

2.    Download All Comments from Instagram

You can download all your account data, including your comments so that you can find and manage them. With this comprehensive data collection, you can analyze thoroughly. However, it may be time-consuming for some, and getting the comments in real-time is very hard. Here’s the step-by-step guide:

  • Go to your Instagram profile and select three horizontal lines. Then, choose “Your Activity”.
  • Then, choose “Download Your Information”.
  • Choose the “Some of your information” option if you want to download only your comments or manually choose your data.
  • Select only “Comments” and choose “Next”.
  • Here, you can download it to your device or to another device.
  • Now, you can adjust the date range, your mail address, format, and media quality.
  • Wait for Instagram to prepare the file for you to download.

3.    Use Facebook to Manage Your Comments

If your accounts are linked, you can manage your Instagram comments from Facebook if you have a business account.

  • Connect Your Accounts: Go to Meta Business Suite. Then, from the Settings menu, select “Instagram” to connect them.
  • Manage Comments: In Meta Business Suite, select the inbox icon.
  • Explore Comments: Then, click on the Instagram tab. You can explore all the comments here.
  • Organize Notifications: To keep everything in order, you can mark the notifications as “Done” or “Follow-Up.”

In this way, you’ll have more centralized access to your comments. In my opinion, that’s the best way to keep track of your comments.


Why should I track my comments?

You can reach your potential customers through your comments. If you miss comments, you also miss opportunities for growth. That’s why you should always observe your interactions and keep them going. Also, a comment section with your responses to customers looks professional and credible.

Are there tools to use for tracking Instagram comments?

Yes, there are several tools that allow you to manage your Instagram comments. If you want to go beyond in-built solutions to keep track of comments, you can use these tools. Most of them have advanced features and offer detailed analytics. However, they often come with a subscription fee. Here are some to consider:
1) Hootsuite
2) Sprout Social
3) Agorapulse

Can I track my other Instagram accounts with Meta Business Suite?

Unfortunately, you are allowed to link just one Instagram account. For your other accounts, you need to open separate Facebook pages. If you don’t want to spend your time doing this, you can use other tools to track multiple accounts.

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Stacey Thornhill

Stacey Thornhill leads the way in digital media and content strategy. She perfectly combines her marketing passion with a rich expertise in digital platforms like Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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