Typing a status update or comment on Facebook can result in misspelled words if you are not careful, especially if you are in a rush to reply to a comment made by another user. If you post a status update with a misspelled word, your only solution is to delete the update and try again; however, comments can be edited to correct a mistake. Other users can still see the original comment by viewing the edit history, a safeguard that prevents abuse of this feature.

Step 1

Sign in to your Facebook account and locate the comment you made containing the misspelled word.

Step 2

Hover your mouse cursor over the upper right corner of the comment to reveal the "Edit or Delete" icon which is styled as a pencil.

Step 3

Click on the "Pencil" icon and select "Edit" from the list of options.

Step 4

Double-click on the misspelled word and type the correction, or press "Delete" to remove the word.

Step 5

Press "Enter" to save the changes.