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Export Instagram Comments to Excel

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March 27, 2020
Download comments from all your social media accounts into an Excel document, and find out the winner of the contest you've held!
Let's look at an example of uploading comments from Instagram for the draw of a winner. First, go to the «Comments» section and click on the button «Download comments from the post».
 export instagram comments
Next, you need to select an Instagram account from which you want to download comments. If it doesn't appear in the list, you need to add it.
export comments from instagram
Finally, select an Instagram post whose comments you need to analyze:
export instagram comments to excel
The most recent Instagram posts are on top, and if you need to download comments from older posts, you can add additional posts by clicking on the "Download more posts" button.
export instagram comments to excel
When the post is found, click «Download» and wait for a little while until downloading is in progress. Once it's completed, the «Download Comments» button will appear. Click on it, and you will get a list of all comments in a .xls format.
download instagram comments to excel
However, the total number of comments may not coincide with that indicated in the post. For example, the screenshot above says that 13970 out of 14048 comments have been downloaded. You may wonder what happened to the other 78 comments.

In fact, the actual number may be 13970, and the remaining 78 may not even exist.

Instagram is an overloaded system and it's not uncommon for such systems to have errors.It's complicated and expensive to take into account every single digit correctly, especially if it is essential. In this case, the difference is only 0.5%, and it doesn't affect the overall statistics.

Instagram calculates the number of comments on small posts well because this difference is easy to notice. For example, it is stated that there are nine comments on the post, but if you open the post in the application, you will find that, in fact, there are only five .However, you won't be able to track the difference between 13970 and 14048 comments without special tools, like our module. Due to the Instagram privacy policy, comments from private accounts aren't included in the total number of comments.
download instagram comments to excel
The following information is downloaded for each comment:

  • User's ID
  • User's name or the name of account
  • Text
  • Date and time
  • The number of likes

If you're downloading comments to determine the winner of a contest or competition, all you have to do is to assign a number for each comment, and select a winner using a random number generator. Sign up with LiveDunePro to download your social media comments.

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common questions
How to export Instagram comments to Excel?
Go to the comments section on LiveDune and and click on the button to download comments from the post. Then select an Instagram account from which you want to save comments.
How to download comments to find out the winner of a contest?
You need to assign a number for each comment and select a winner using a random number generator.
What to do if the number of comments doesn't coincide with what indicated in the post?
It's a common error for overloaded social networks. That's why you should keep in mind that Insta calculates the number of comments on small posts well because the difference is easy to spot.