The company has shipped this update to a few users. You can now respond to individual comments and keep a track of the conversations. You can see an example of the comment thread in action in the image above. Even the section where users type the comment has been tweaked to look more like Facebook Messenger. For now, the Facebook shows square-shaped photos both in comments and in the News Feed. This will be particularly useful on photos and videos that have a large amount of comments.
In addition to this update, earlier this year in June Facebook-owned Instagram is also making sure that they're a "safe place for self-expression" and are harnessing the power of machine learning to do just that.
Today Instagram unveiled support for threaded comments on its popular social media platform. The update is available as a part of Instagram version 24 and above for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play and will be available globally in the coming weeks.
Many years ago, someone on the internet invented comment threads to make conversations easier to follow.
The new update is similar to the threaded comments seen on parent company, Facebook.
You'll notice that when you reply to a comment now, it will be slightly indented to the right of the original comment.