How To Edit Facebook Comments

Facebook's rolled out a new comment system, with real-time updates and more streamlined sharing. What you may not realise is that you can also edit your comments after you post them. Here's how.

The new comment system is a little off-putting (I don't know why they felt the need to get rid of the share button), but it shouldn't be too disruptive. You still just type your comment and hit Enter to send, and if you want to start a new line in the same comment, just press Shift+Enter. Easy, right?

What's even cooler is that you can now edit your comments after you make them. To do so, just hit the little X in the corner of your newly minted comment. It says it will remove the comment, but once you click it, it will actually open your comment back up for editing. It looks like this only happens within the first minute or so that you've made the comment, and before someone comments after you, but if you make a typo (or say something overboard in an internet-fuelled rage), it's nice that this option is hidden away there for you.

How to Edit Your Comments on Facebook [Download Squad]


    who would know about shift + enter for next line,

    Shift + Enter is a standard used in any application.

    I'm not too certain but I think you are able to edit posts as long as the little blue line is visible next to your Display Picture in the comment. also did you know that you can now tag People in comments using the original @Name thing?

    Yeh - I have been using shift+enter for a line break in lots of different applications over the years.

    Yeah, this doesn't work for me. When I click on the X, it will only delete it

    Thanks for the "Shift then Enter". loving it..
    I thought i will keep life hacker for myself.. but then no i will "Like" and spreed the love around.

    Thanks again.
    Michelle Dang

    I posted a comment on a photo I uploaded to you and realized I mispelled a word. I came to this page in the hopes of finding a means by which I can make a correction. Just so you know, you also mispelled a word. I used it in the above sentence.

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