Instagram Comment Picker

Free Instagram giveaway winner picker for an Instagram contest.

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Free Instagram Comment Picker

Instagram Comment Picker is a free giveaway picker tool to select a random name and winner for your Instagram contest or giveaway. This tool can be used to choose random winners for Instagram Business and Creator accounts which are connected to a Facebook page.

We support regular Instagram posts, Instagram Video and Instagram Reels. You can also select multiple Instagram posts or videos for the same Instagram giveaway.

We don't support personal Instagram accounts. Please convert to an Instagram Business Account and connect your Instagram Account to a Facebook page if you have a personal account.

Login with Facebook

Login with your profile that is admin of the Facebook page that is connected with your Instagram Business or Creator account. Allow the permissions "Access profile and posts from the Instagram account connected to your Page" and "Read content posted on the Page". We need those permissions to get your Instagram posts and comments.

Please login with Facebook, select Instagram Business Accounts, Facebook pages and allow permissions to read content posted on the Page and to access profile and posts from the Instagram account connected to your Page.

Instagram & Giveaway settings

Facebook pages with connected Instagram account
Instagram posts Select the Instagram post which you want to use for the giveaway.
Instagram giveaway settings & filters
Number of extra entries: 0
Excluded users: 0

Start raffle & pick random winner

How to pick a winner for an Instagram Giveaway?

Select a winner for your Instagram giveaway or contest in the following steps:

  1. Login with your Facebook account that is connected to the Instagram Business or Creator account.
  2. Select Instagram account and Facebook page.
  3. Allow permissions to access to profile and posts of your Instagram Business or Creator profile connected to your page and Read content posted on the Page.
  4. Choose Facebook page that is connected to the Instagram Business account (only needed when you allowed multiple accounts).
  5. Select one or multiple Instagram posts which you want to use for the contest.
  6. Select settings of Instagram giveaway tool.
  7. Exclude Instagram users or add extra giveaway entries.
  8. Click Get comments to get all comments and entries.
  9. Click Start to start the raffle and to select a random winner.
  10. Create unique link with results of the raffle and share it on social media.
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What is Instagram Comment Picker?

Instagram Comment Picker is a free tool to pick a random winner for an Instagram giveaway, contest, sweepstake or promotion. The giveaway winner picker will get all comments from the selected Instagram photo or video, filter the comments based on the giveaway settings and select a random winner.

This tool can only be used if you connect your Instagram business or creator account to a Facebook business page and can't be used for personal Instagram accounts. Learn how to convert your personal Instagram account to a business account.

Save results of Instagram Winner Picker

After a draw, it's possible to store the results of your Instagram raffle. If you click the copy unique link button or one of the social share buttons, we will automatically save the results and create a unique URL for you. This unique URL can be used to share the winner on social media to your followers to prove it's done in a fair way.

Which information do we store in the unique URL?

  • Winner of the Instagram giveaway.
  • Link to the Instagram profile of the winner.
  • Comment of the winner.
  • Date of the raffle.
  • Number of comments.

Example of the results of your Instagram giveaway if you create a unique link:

Instagram Comment Picker Certificate Example

Best free tool to select winner Instagram giveaway

We think our free Instagram Giveaway tool is the best way to pick a winner on Instagram. Why is our tool better than others?

  • 100% free without limits.
  • No signup or registration required.
  • Multiple settings to include replies, minimum amount of mentions in comments, filter on text or hashtag.
  • You can add extra entries or blacklist users.
  • Select a winner from multiple Instagram giveaway posts.
  • Great support via Facebook and Instagram.
  • Create a unique URL with the results of your Instagram contest.

Do you think we can make it even better? We are always open for suggestions to improve our giveaway tool.

Instagram Contest Rules

What are the Instagram Contest Rules for running a giveaway or promotion on Instagram? Which Instagram giveaway rules are (not) allowed and which are required?

Read all Instagram promotion guidelines in our blog about the Instagram Contest Rules.

Settings Instagram giveaway tool

All settings and filter of the Instagram giveaway tool are explained below.

Minimum amount of @mentions in one comment

If you select this option a single comment of a user should have a minimum number of friends mentioned before it's included in the raffle. You can choose up to 10 friends mentioned. By default, it's not required to have a friend mentioned.

Filter comments with the same mentions

This filter will be visible after you select a minimum of 1 or more mentions in one comment. If you enable it, we will filter the comments which are using the same mentions. The comments with the same mentions will not be counted as entries, only the first appearance is counted.

Include comment replies

If you enable this option, comment replies are included in the comments. By default, comment replies are excluded from the contest.

Filter duplicate users

If you enable this filter, we filter multiple comments made by one user. Only one comment per user is counted as entry. A user is defined by a unique user ID. This option gives each user the same chance to win.

Filter comments based on a specific text

If you enable this filter an extra text field will appear where you can enter a specific text, hashtag or answer. A comment should have this text included before it's included in the contest.

Extra entries

You can add extra entries by selecting the option "Add extra entries". You will see a textarea where you can add names of the extra entries. The extra entries are not connected to the comments and will be added to the total amount of comments. You can add each entry by a newline or separated by comma.

Exclude or blacklist users

You can exclude user by selecting the option "Exclude / blacklist users". You will see a textarea where you can add usernames of the users you want to exclude from the contest. You can add each Instagram username by a newline or separated by comma with or without @.

This option can also be useful if you want to exclude previous winners from winning again. You should enter the username and not the name of the person, e.g. @commentpicker instead of Comment Picker.

Remove winner from list after draw

If you want to pick multiple winners without picker the same winner twice, you should enable this filter. If this option is enabled, we will immediately remove the winner from the list of possible winners after the raffle.

How do I convert my personal Instagram profile to a business account?

  1. Open your Instagram app.
  2. Select the Instagram profile to switch in a business account.
  3. Click on the profile photo in the upper right corner.
  4. Click on the hamburger button (with the three lines).
  5. Click on settings in the right bottom corner.
  6. Scroll down to the option Switch to business Profile.
  7. Click Continue until you see Connect your Facebook Page.
  8. Select the Facebook page you want to connect to your Instagram business profile or create a new Facebook page.
  9. Enter your Facebook page login information if needed.

You now have converted your Instagram profile to a business account and connected it to a Facebook business page.

How do I connect my Instagram Account to my Facebook page?

  1. Go to your Facebook page.
  2. Go to your Facebook page settings.
  3. Click on the Instagram button in the left menu.
  4. Click the button Login and enter your Instagram login information.

Connect Instagram account to Facebook page via the Instagram app:

  1. Launch Instagram app.
  2. Tap profile image in the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap Edit profile.
  4. Tap Page under Public Business Information.
  5. Connect or change Facebook page.

Your Instagram is now connected to a Facebook page.

To use our tool you must have an Instagram business profile connected to your Facebook page. Any questions or help needed? Read our blog how to link Instagram with Facebook page or send us a message via Facebook or Instagram.

Video: Instagram Giveaway Picker

Learn how to use our Instagram Random Comment Picker tool to select a winner for your Instagram giveaway by watching our how-to video.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find answers of frequently asked questions about our tool in the list below. Is your specific question not in the list? Please send us a message via Facebook or Instagram.

Instagram Comment Picker is 100% FREE to use without any limits.

There are no limits of amount of comments with our Instagram Comment Picker. We have users which has successfully used our tool with more than 500.000 comments.

We only use the permissions that you allow to get media and comments of your Instagram account. Without those permissions we can't get your medias and comments of your Instagram account. We don't have permission to publish anything on your behalf.

You need to log in with your FB profile that is administrator of the page that is connected with the Instagram account, since this is the only way Instagram (Facebook) is providing data to apps via their API.

We don't have permissions to publish or post anything on your behalf on your Facebook or Instagram account.

You can select a random winner from multiple Instagram posts. Just select all the Instagram posts in the settings of the giveaway tool. Keep in mind that loading comments of multiple posts will take more time.

The tool is using JavaScript Math.random method to select a random comment as winner of your raffle.

We will never have any influence on the raffle, so don't ask us to modify the outcome and let you win a raffle.

Most of the times this happens when we don't have the correct permissions or permissions are expired. Please use the change or renew permissions button to allow the correct permissions in the Facebook popup to give access to your FB page and Instagram account. This will probably solve the problem right away, otherwise please send us a message.

Make sure you don't use any adblocker or privacy badger. These could block the Facebook script that is loading the Login button. In some cases the browser is blocking the Facebook script via Do not track option. Please enable Do Not Track (DNT) in the browser settings if you don't see the login button.

If you are sure that your giveaway post has comments and comments are enabled, make sure you have given us the correct permissions and that you have selected the correct filters. Logout and login or use the "change or renew" permission button to allow permissions and FB access to our app.

Support for Instagram Reels is integrated in our tool since July 2022. Instagram Video (previous known as IGTV) is also supported.

Sorry, we don't support personal Instagram accounts, since we can't get the data via the Facebook API. We only support Instagram Business accounts and Instagram Creator accounts. You can use our manual to convert your account to a IG creator or business account.