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 an app where everyone posts and likes photos. If you are new to Instagram, you will see that most people you know on Instagram have posts added to their feed and likes under those photos. After a while, you will also find yourself liking a lot of posts.
But where do you find all the things you loved?
There are indeed many reasons why you might want to revisit the content you liked. They can provide useful information such as schedules and important updates. Or you might want to go back and read all the new comments as they offer some interesting discussion.
Whatever your reason, this article will help you find posts you've liked, how far you can go back, and what to do if you want to unlike a post.
How to Post Your Own Likes on Instagram from the iPhone App
A fun fact is that Instagram was first launched just for iPhone users. To see posts you have liked on Instagram before, you must first install the app on your iPhone and log in. The steps to see your likes are as follows:
- Go to your profile by tapping your profile picture in the lower right corner.
- Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner.
- Go to "Settings", then select "Account".
- Scroll down until you find "Posts you've liked".
- You'll see all the posts you've liked recently; and, you can now tap on any of them.
If you remember the username of the profile that posted the message you want to review, you can also search for the username in the search bar, open the profile and scroll until you find the message. Also, remember that Instagram only saves your last 300 liked posts. It may be a few days of liked posts for some, while it may be much longer for others.
How to Show Your Own Likes on Instagram from the Android App
Shortly after the iPhone app was released, the Android version was also released. If you've downloaded the app and logged in, the steps to see posts you've liked are pretty much the same as for iPhone.
- Tap your photo in the lower right corner to access your profile.
- In the upper right corner, tap the three horizontal lines.
- Open “Settings” then “Account”.
- At the bottom of the page, tap "Posts you've liked."
- Tap any message you want to review from the list.
Keep in mind that you can only see the last 300 messages. You can also search for the username of the profile that posted the post you want to review in the search box, open the profile, then scroll down until you reach the post.
How to Post Your Own Likes on Instagram from PC
Most people use a phone to Instagram, but you can also do it from your PC. Using a computer to access Instagram has its advantages. 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.
However, there are some limitations. You can like posts on Instagram for web, but you can't see what you've liked before. If you are using Instagram on your browser, the feature is not available.
In addition to only being able to display 300 likes in the app, Instagram has imposed another restriction on its users in the form of limited feature access for browsers. Also, if you're asking if you can access past comments, the answer is no.
How can I see the likes I received on my post?
The steps to see the likes you got are as follows:
1. Go to your profile.
2. Tap the post you want to view.
3. Below the photo you will see the number of likes you have, or you will see a username and “others” written.
4. Click on the number of likes or "others".
5. A list of accounts that liked your post will appear.
6. Now you can scroll down to see all likes or use the search bar to check if specific users have liked your post.
If you have just uploaded a new photo, you will receive a notification for each new like. In the upper right corner is a heart icon. Whenever someone likes your post, a heart will appear under this icon. You can tap on it to see all recent activity on your profile, including likes, comments, and follows.
How can I prevent someone from liking my photo?
You can either block someone's account or set your profile to a private account.
By blocking someone, they will not be able to interact with your profile in any way. To do this, go to the user's profile, tap on the three dots in the upper right corner and select "Block".
Changing your account to a private account lets you 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 at the top right of your profile page.
2. Go to “Settings” then “Account”.
3. Tap "Switch to private account".
Can I see what other users have liked?
Older versions of Instagram had a special tab to see what people you follow liked, but that feature has been removed. Now you can only see if someone you've followed has liked a specific post the same way you can see if someone has liked one of your posts.
Can I remove someone's likes 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 automatically be removed from your posts.
Do you like what you saw?
It only takes a few simple steps to access the posts you've liked in the past. Keep in mind that you can only see the last 300 posts that you liked. So if you can't remember the username of the profile that posted the photo, or if you didn't save the post, you might not be able to find it easily.
But do you like using Instagram? How often do you check your tastes? Comments below!