How to Pin a Comment on TikTok

As a creator on TikTok, pinning a comment helps you highlight important information you’d want other users in the comment section to notice.

Aside from visibility, users could decide to Pin a Comment for reasons such as:

  1. Answering Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  2. Highlight positive feedback
  3. Promote other social media accounts
  4. To promote a product, service, or brand
  5. To appreciate fans or sponsors, etc.

Before now, you could Pin a Comment on TikTok by holding the comment and selecting “pin comment” from the options. However, things have changed.

However, in August 2023,  Tiktok removed the ability to pinning comments in videos, and they have reasons for doing this.

Although no official statement was made regarding this change, these are some of the possible reasons for this change:

  1. To simplify the comment interface
  2. To eliminate spamming and abuse of the pin comment feature.
  3. To reduce its use for self-promotion
  4. To encourage more organic and natural engagement between users.
  5. To make it challenging to spread misinformation.
  6. Reduce the visibility of hate and harmful speech.
  7. To create a positive environment where users can express themselves freely.

The removal of this feature may be replaced with other exciting features in the nearest feature.

With these few points, it’s sad to say that the pin comment feature is no longer available for creators. Let’s hope they reinstate the feature soon.

How to Pin a Comment in TikTok

If you’re still interested to know the procedure to Pin a Comment on TikTok, follow the below steps:

  1. Login to your TikTok account
  2. Go to your profile and tap on the video with comments
  3. On the comment section, tap and long press on the comment you want to Pin.
  4. Select “Pin Comment” from the options
  5. To unpin the comment, long press it and select “unpin comment” from the options.
  6. You can even replace the pinned comment by long pressing another comment and selecting “Pin and Replace” from the options.

The procedure is the same irrespective of the device or platform you’re working with (Android, iPhone, web). You should be able to Pin, unpin, and Replace a pinned comment easily.


Why can’t I pin comment on TikTok?

The reason why it’s no longer possible to Pin a Comment on TikTok is because the feature has been disabled by TikTok. This development happened in August 2023 and aimed to eliminate spam and encourage more natural user engagement.

How do I pin a comment on TikTok 2023?

Login to your TikTok account, locate the video with the comment, tap and hold the comment to bring out the option and tap on “pin comment” from the options.

What does a pinned comment mean on TikTok?

When a creator pins a Comment on TikTok, they want to either promote a service, highlight positive feedback, or answer a Frequently asked question about a service.

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