How to View Your Own Likes on Instagram
Instagram took the world by storm in 2016 as the newest platform in the social media market. Since then, it has continued its momentum as the app where everybody posts and likes photos. If you are a new Instagram user, you’ll see that most people you know on Instagram have posts added to their feed and likes under these photos. After some time, you’ll find yourself liking a lot of posts as well.
But where do you find all the things you’ve liked?
There are indeed a lot of reasons why you may wish to revisit content you’ve liked. They may provide useful information such as timetables and significant updates. Or you may want to go back and read all of the new comments because they offer interesting discussions.
Whatever your reason may be, this article will help you to find the posts you’ve liked, how far back you can check, and what to do if you want to unlike a post.
A fun fact is that Instagram was first launched only for iPhone users. To see the posts you’ve liked on Instagram before, you first need to install the app on your iPhone and sign in. The steps to see your likes are the following:
- Go to your profile by tapping on your profile picture in the bottom right corner.
- Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner.
- Go to “Settings” and then select “Account.”
- Scroll down until you find “Posts You’ve Liked.”
- You will see all the posts you’ve liked recently; and, you can now tap on any of them.
If you’ve remembered the profile’s username that posted the post you’d like to revisit, you could also search for the username in the search bar, open the profile, and scroll until you find the post. Also, bear in mind that Instagram only saves your latest 300 liked posts. That might be a few days of liked posts for some, while it could be much longer for others.
Soon after the app was realized for the iPhone, the Android version came out as well. If you have the app downloaded and signed in, the steps to see the posts you’ve liked are pretty much the same as for the iPhone.
- Tap on your picture in the bottom-right corner to go to your profile.
- In the top-right corner, tap on the three horizontal lines.
- Open “Settings” and then “Account.”
- On the bottom of the page, tap on “Posts You’ve Liked.”
- Tap on any post you would like to revisit from the list.
Keep in might that you can only see the latest 300 posts. You might also search for the profile’s username that published the post you’d want to revisit in the search box, open the profile, then scroll until you reach the post.
Most people use a phone for Instagram, but you can also do it from your PC. Using a computer to access Instagram has its perks. You won’t be able to upload photos, videos, or stories, but you will be able to see what your friends and followers are up to.
There are, however, certain limits. You may like posts on Instagram for the web, but you can’t see what you’ve liked previously. If you’re using Instagram on your browser, the feature isn’t available.
Along with only being able to view 300 liked posts within the app, Instagram has put another restriction on its users in the form of limited feature access for browsers. In addition, if you’re asking if you can access past comments, the answer is no.
How Can I See the Likes I’ve received on My Post?
The steps to see the likes you’ve gotten are as follows:
1. Go to your profile.
2. Tap the post you would like to check.
3. Under the photo, you will see the number of likes you have, or you will see one username and “others” written.
4. Click on the number of likes or on “others.”
5. A list of accounts that liked your post will appear.
6. Now you can scroll down to see all the likes or use the search bar to check if specific users have liked your post.
If you’ve just uploaded a new photo, you will get a notification for every new like. On the top right corner is a heart icon. Every time someone likes your post, a heart will appear under this icon. You can tap on it to see all the recent activity on your profile including, likes, comments, and follows.
How Can I Prevent Somebody From Liking My Picture?
You can either Block somebody’s account or set your profile to a Private account.
By blocking somebody, they won’t be able to interact with your profile in any way. To do so, go to the user’s profile, tap on the three dots in the top right corner, and select “Block.”
Changing your account to a Private one allows you to control who can follow you, and only your followers can see your posts. To change your profile to a Private account, follow these steps:
1. Select the three lines on the top right of your profile page.
2. Go to “Settings” and then “Account.”
3. Tap on “Switch to private Account.”
Can I See What Other Users Have Liked?
Older versions of Instagram had a special tab to see what the people you follow have liked, but this feature has been removed. Now, you can only see if somebody you followed has liked a specific post in the same way you can see if somebody liked one of your posts.
Can I Delete Someone’s Like From My Post?
There is no direct way to do this. The only thing you can do is block the user, and the likes will be automatically removed from your posts.
It only takes a few simple steps to access posts you’ve liked in the past. Keep in mind that you can only see the past 300 posts you’ve liked, though. So, if you don’t remember the username of the profile that posted the photo or if you haven’t saved the post, you may not be able to find it easily.
But do you like using Instagram? How often do you check your likes? Comment below!