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With over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. Whether mentoring one another, providing artistic support, or checking in with a friend, commenting is one of the site's most used and loved features.

To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to release the first in a series of improvements to comments.


The Featured comments option allows deviants to showcase the most meaningful or interesting feedback they’ve received — helping those comments stand out from the rest. When someone leaves a feature-worthy reply on one of your deviations, you can now highlight that comment from the pencil menu.

Featured comments on deviations are highlighted and denoted with a special label.


Whether it’s a flubbed letter or simple misspelling, embarrassing typos happen to us all. With the ability to edit comments, you can now avoid awkward follow-up explanations. Located in the pencil menu, the “Edit Comment” feature allows you to update a reply you’ve posted in the last 24 hours.

Edited comments are denoted by an “Edited” label next to the timestamp. Clicking the timestamp will display a log of changes made.


To withdraw a comment you’ve previously posted, use the pencil menu’s “Hide Comment” option. This will remove your comment from view, remove it from the Message Center, and prevent it from getting replies, effectively erasing the comment from conversation.

Comments can be hidden by their owner at any time — there is no time restriction on this feature.

Looking Ahead

The Featured, Edit, and Hide improvements are the first in a larger comments revamp still to come.  This update could include anything from up-voted comments to comment sorting, and much more. You tell us what you've always wanted out of a comment box! Revitalizing our comments system is the first step of many to elevate conversations and foster meaningful connections.

Get started!

Have you received a noteworthy comment on a deviation or Journal? Mark it as Featured and share the comment link here. We want to see the comments you value most, and what you feel is worthy of attention!

With over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to introduce the ability to Feature, edit, and hide comments.
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Thatonetrashcanguy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
kman314 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018
how do i view old comments that i posted
Cammedup34 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every time I make a cringe worthy comment that I later regret, they for some reason the ones that won't give me this feature. I can go back and edit one of my comments right now, but why are there specific ones that limit this feature for me?
WerecatqueenNic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Get rid of the 24 hour timeout NOW! 
1ucine Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2018
i can't edit any comments i make on my profile. could you look into this?
edit: saw the time limit thing.
do you think you could change that? the comment i used is short so it shows all the replies and it looks unorganized.
SonicJoe731 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
bulls*** same here but every time i got a reply wtahlmbf is going on you guys and gals?
DeltaFang8521 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Student General Artist
If you hide a comment does that person still receive a notification of a comment still?
k-i-k-i-a Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I edit my comment 10 times, now its not letting me :(
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it times out after 24 hours
BAMF55611 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2017
um, the edit comment feature is not available on my account on some comments that I did.
RaptorWings Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Student General Artist
me too its weird
LunaMarieSkye Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017   Traditional Artist
Just now seeing this. I'd like if a user had the Option to Delete a Comment on their Profile Page. Or at least be able to Organize them. Like if I want them in a Thread to themselves or in a Thread to a reply on a Featured Comment. My Comments mean a lot to me that I get but it would help avoid clutter on your Profile and I think every user deserves more Control over what is on their Profile. I like a nice Clean and Simple Profile. Also I think Featured Comments should "Stick" to the Top or at least have the Option.
MeeLaaKAYBABHa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my questions is how do you keep your featured comment at the top of the comments on your page??
Vaxl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Student General Artist
I just wish there was a way to find my old comments so I can hide them all. For whatever reason, I thought a core membership would let me do it, but I can still only see recent activity

please free me from 15 year old me
69biininja Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
I love Leonardo da Vinci too. He was great in Titanic!
SheepMilks Featured By Owner May 30, 2017
I can't edit my own comments in my journals.
I featured them for a while, but cant edit them whatsoever
Grimordius Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I was wondering how to feature comments! xD
StardustTrooper Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Is there a way you can make featured comments appear on top of regular comments on your profile page?
DGCain Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
how quickly do they see the edited comments?like if you send one then realize you spelled something wrong or decided to add more to it and edited it,how fast does it change?

just curious
Megasupream Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any way to edit comments on mobile?
ValChaon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not so far.
Gooloogongia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Spicygummybears Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to delete comments, not hide them.
Do you guys even want us users to be happy and use this site or are you too busy doing things like this that nobody asked for?
d0gh0use Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
the time limit is really unnecessary.  
SonicJoe731 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
*warning language cursing ahead* fuck i hate that unnecessary junk.
heejins Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016   Digital Artist
I would rather you have no time limit to editing.
Ghosty88 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The 24 hour time limit is not good. I mean if you find that you need to edit a comment after 24 hours you are screwed. Deviantart needs to improve on the comment features ASAP. 
TheAutumnDruid Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deleting comments instead of hiding them would be nice. :/
2DXMurdocfan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
I know right?
Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
It really would be nice, if one could sort featured comments to the top.
Otherwise there might not be much value on that feature if you still have to scroll to page XY of the comments to stumble over that comment, if there are a greater number of overall comments.
clmeeni Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really do appreciate the editing feature so much. Super glad that this got put in. There have been many a time that I've sent a comment with 100% certainty that I didn't mispell anything-- and then as I hit the submit button I see an error. The shame I felt shall be no more. B)

While I do understand the cries of the people down below talking about removing the comment section/deleting comments-- if it's just for aesthetics then maybe making the comment section movable or put it into a kind of scroll box. That way it's kept condensed but users are still able to connect to the artist. I feel like if a user has the ability to delete comments then admins wouldn't have access to logs of harrassment. As such deleting comments entirely is probably being avoided. ;)

Much love dA, keep doing your best.
Fairybunny99 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Please... we need the ability to permanently deletecomments, to get rid of unwanted messages and spammers, hiding the comment still takes up the space the original comment would.   //fingers crossed this will happen in the next update
I can't edit my comments after 24 hours.

Explanation now!
Megasupream Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Because there's a time limit
SodaCat17 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
okay what is the point of featuring a comment if it'll just get hidden away in comment pages anyway??? like i thought it'd stay at the top of the page but literally it got hidden away in comment pages so what is the actual point...same with comment editing, after a while you can't even edit the comment anymore

also why can't we delete comments?? DA staff's response towards trolls & cyberbullies is to "ignore and block them" but how does that help if people have to hide 40 comments on their pages that are all insults or people trolling? 

i feel like deviantart is like bucket of water that has holes at the bottom but instead of patching them up yall just add flowers and ribbons to make it look pretty
Aesthetic-Hygiene Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
i love you
EnderDragonXfire Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
TimWash Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Cool art. I dig it!
lezisell Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Still waiting for ability to completely remove comment section.
World-Hero21 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What happens if we accidentally hide a comment on someone's page? If we undo it, will the page owner still get the comment in their inbox? I've done that a few times.
httpwemel Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student Filmographer
please fix the broken comments view, because replies in a comment thread arent showing anymore when there are too much comments even though they are still there when you look at the flat view
lieutenant-bethii Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think we should be able to delete comments, because my page is too overcrowded with comments, and I want to make it a lot more neater.
also, after a while you can't edit comments, and doesn't help if I also run an RP blog
Username-91 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
We should be able to delete the comments we don't want on our profiles. I can't wait to get rid of a rubbish on my page that I got from trolls, art thieves and more.
PegasusZebra Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2016  Professional Filmographer
can the edit comments option come back again? Sometimes it works and others it's not there
Kyuuyula Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^ This exactly.
It breaks my clean-ness urge on my game tracking comments. ;-;
togekii Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah it doesnt work for me.
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