In a social feed, what is the best term to be used against the posts ? Should it be "Reply" or "Comment" For example in Facebook, it says "Comment", however in Yammer it says "Reply".

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What should be ideal phrase for it? "Comment" or "Reply" ?

  • That really depends on the model of your social platform and the nature/context in which it's users interact...
    – zigojacko
    May 28, 2020 at 9:06

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There is no "ideal phrase" for "it". They are both different terms that mean different things.


a note explaining, illustrating, or criticizing the meaning of a writing Comments on the passage were printed in the margin.

an observation or remark expressing an opinion or attitude critical comments constructive comments

a judgment expressed indirectly sees the film as a comment on modern values


say something in response to something someone has said.

a verbal or written answer.

The explanation of the word that fits the use-case of your application better will be the "ideal".

  • I would add here that it also depends on what you want to do beyond the surface layer - Facebook also allows "Replies" to "Comments" Jun 6, 2018 at 14:26

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