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Rejoice! Instagram Now Lets You Edit Captions

FAIRFAX, CA - DECEMBER 18:  The Instagram logo is displayed on an Apple iPhone on December 18, 2012 in Fairfax, California.  Users of the popular photo-sharing app Instagram are angered over language in Instagram's new terms of service that states that a business may use any of the users photographs in advertising without compensation to the user. The policy is set to go into effect on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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FAIRFAX, CA - DECEMBER 18: The Instagram logo is displayed on an Apple iPhone on December 18, 2012 in Fairfax, California. Users of the popular photo-sharing app Instagram are angered over language in Instagram's new terms of service that states that a business may use any of the users photographs in advertising without compensation to the user. The policy is set to go into effect on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Instagram announced on Monday that you can now edit photo captions after you've posted them. Many of us need only one word to summarize our feelings about this: FINALLY.

This is huge news for the app's 200 million active users. Until this update, you had to delete a photo and re-upload it if you made a spelling error or changed your mind about your word choice for a caption. That was really annoying.

Now all you have to do to edit your caption is go to the menu under your image and select "Edit," like so:

instagram edit caption

Facebook, which owns Instagram, introduced comment and status editing in 2013. When you edit a comment or status on Facebook, however, your edit history is visible and people can see exactly what you've changed. That's not the case with the new Instagram feature.

One other big difference between Facebook and Instagram: The former allows you to edit comments you leave on other people's posts, while Instagram still apparently does not.