If you have a well-organized feed, scrolling through Twitter can be both fun and informative. Most people generously hit the like button if someone makes a good point or shares a trending meme.
Depending on how much time you spend on Twitter, the number of likes you left under tweets can be quite large. So what if you want to go back and see the tweets you liked in the past?
Maybe you want to revise a funny post or dislike a tweet you disagree with anymore. Luckily, it's easy to go back and see your likes because Twitter keeps track of them.
How to Display Your Own Likes on Twitter on an iPhone
According to research conducted by Twitter, mobile users spend more time on the platform than desktop users. In fact, they're almost 80% more likely to check Twitter multiple times a day. Presumably, aside from the tweets, they leave a trail of likes on their feed.
If you're an iPhone user and want to check your preferences, here's what to do:
- Launch the Twitter app on your iPhone.
- Tap your profile picture in the upper left corner of the screen.
- When a menu appears, select “Profile”.
- You will see four tabs: 'Tweets', 'Tweets & Replies', 'Media' and 'Likes'.
- Be sure to switch to the "Like" tab.
You can now scroll through all the tweets you've liked so far. The last liked tweet appears at the top, and as you scroll, you can revisit tweets you've liked over the past few days, weeks, months, and even years. However, getting that far can take a long time.
How to display your own likes on Twitter on an Android device
If you are using an Android device, the Twitter mobile app works the same as on the iOS platform. So, if you want to browse the memory of all the tweets you have liked before, here are the steps to follow:
- Open Twitter on your Android phone or tablet.
- Access your profile by tapping on your profile picture and selecting the “Profile” section.
- By default, you will land on your tweets tab. Tap the "Like" tab to see all of your tweets that you like.
Every tweet you liked will be listed, starting with the last post you honored with a heart.
How to display your own likes on Twitter on a PC
Using Twitter on your computer might be the least popular option, but it has its advantages. If you want to check the feed while you work or do your homework, it might be easier to open Twitter in a browser and scroll with your mouse.
You can also use the web version of Twitter to post your own likes and, for example, share a viral tweet with a friend. Here's where to find your favorite tweets on a PC:
- Using any browser, go to Twitter and log in to your account.
- Select "Profile" from the panel on the left side of the screen.
- You will see all your tweets and retweets. To see tweets you've liked, select the "Like" button.
All tweets you liked will be listed starting from the last one. As soon as you like another tweet, it will be added to the list.
How to tell the difference with the tweets you liked?
While reviewing the tweets you've liked, you might come across a tweet or two that you no longer like, or perhaps a tweet that you accidentally liked and no longer want to be associated with.
The good news is that there is an easy solution to this. You can postpone a tweet by simply pressing the heart button again. Once you do, that tweet will permanently disappear from your list of liked tweets.
Keep in mind that there's no way to tell multiple tweets apart at once — you can only do this one at a time. Therefore, it can be quite tedious not to compare every tweet that you no longer support.
Can other people see my liked tweets?
It may seem unusual, but other Twitter users may find your likes the same way you do. Someone can go to your profile, select the "Like" tab, and see which tweets piqued your interest.
Of course, you can do the same – visit anyone's profile and you can browse their liked tweets. It's a somewhat obscure feature that Instagram, for example, removed some time ago.
It may seem intrusive, and many famous people and politicians have gotten into trouble this way. Naturally, you may wonder if it is possible to hide your liked tweets from the public eye.
How to hide your likes on Twitter
Twitter does not have a designated feature to remove the "Like" tab from your profile. However, Twitter users can make their profiles private if they wish. This is not very common, as the platform functions as a place for public discourse.
Still, many users have private profiles, which means others have to send a follow request to be approved before they see the tweets, and the user's tweets aren't viewable. So unless someone follows you, they won't be able to see your tweets, retweets, and likes. Here's how to make your Twitter profile private:
- Go to Twitter and choose "Settings & Privacy" from the main menu.
- Now select "Privacy and Security".
- Next, select “Audience and tagging”.
- Enable the toggle button next to the "Protect your tweets" option.
The steps are the same whether you're using Android, iPhone, or your computer. All of your Twitter content will be visible to people whose follow requests you've accepted.
The downside is that your tweets won't appear in others' replies, and Twitter won't push your tweets for others to see.
Your likes on Twitter tell a story
Seeing your own likes on Twitter can be quite an adventure, especially if you've been using the platform for years. Chances are you forgot many interesting tweets that you liked, and seeing them again can cause a feeling, a memory, or a laugh.
But it can also be surprising if you come across a liked tweet that seems silly or inappropriate. Luckily, unlinking a tweet is pretty simple – hit the heart button again.
Also, remember that anyone can scroll through your favorite tweets, unless your profile is set to private. And you can also learn a thing or two about someone else by looking at their tastes.
Do you like a lot of tweets? Would you like to go back and contrary to all the likes on Twitter? Let us know in the comments section below.