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Instagram: How To See Your Favourite Posts

Every day, countless Instagram users come across compelling posts, and the “Like” button is never more than a fingertip away. But what if you want to check out the content that your followers have liked or revisit a piece that you liked a while back? In this tutorial, we’ll teach you browse liked posts on Instagram, giving you a bird’s-eye view of your own preferences as well as a glimpse into those of other users.

Viewing Your Instagram Likes

Instagram makes it simple to monitor your personal preferences. To see all of the app’s photographs and videos you’ve liked, do as follows:

  • Launch Instagram on your mobile device.
  • To change your profile image, click the thumbnail there.
  • In the top right, click the “hamburger” menu.
  • In the drop-down option that appears, choose “Your activity.”
  • Pick the option labelled “Interactions.”
  • Click the “Likes” button.
  • All of the likes for a certain photo or video will be displayed for your perusal. Please be aware that this page will not display your liked content if it has been removed from the app.
  • To locate a certain entry, you may either scroll freely through the material or use the “Sort & Filter” option located in the top right.
  • If you know who made the post you’re looking for, you may use that information to narrow down your search results.
  • As an alternative, you may select a time range.
  • If you use Instagram on your computer, you can access your Likes the same way you can on your phone. To access your Instagram settings, select “More” from the sidebar.
  • In the drop-down menu, select “Your activity.”
  • To view the list of likes at once, click the “Interactions” tab.

Methods for Seeing What Other Instagram Users Like

The “Following” tab on Instagram used to be accessible from the feed by touching on the heart icon. In the past, this feature revealed which of your posts and comments received by your followers. Instagram deleted the option to report a stalker in 2019 in an effort to reduce such behaviour.

There is currently no workaround, not even via a third-party programme, to get the old Instagram back, and it seems unlikely that Instagram will ever give a substitute alternative. However, the app still allows you to see some of the content that your followers have enjoyed.

When you click on a post or video, Instagram will highlight it if one of the accounts you follow has liked it. Look in the bottom of a post (or a Reel). Any time you see the phrase “Liked by [Account] and X others,” it implies that one of your followers has shown interest in the content you’ve shared.

Click the “Liked by” link to see the full list of users who have liked the post. The receive more likes a post has from your followers, the higher it will appear in the feed. If you’re using Instagram on your computer, you can verify this.

It is still unknown how Instagram determines which account will be displayed in the “Liked by” section. It’s likely an account with whom you’ve had more communication than any other.

Keep in mind that some users may want to make their like count private. It is impossible to learn who liked a certain post if its creator has chosen to restrict access to that information. The only way to find out would be to contact them and politely request the information, which is a very unlikely situation.

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