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How to find liked posts on Instagram

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How do you find previously liked posts on Instagram?

Instagram, one of the trendiest photo-sharing social media apps on the planet, lets you like pictures and videos posted by other users. But perhaps you accidentally refreshed your Instagram home page, or maybe you wanted to see a previously liked post. How do you find it? Let’s find out.

How to Find Your Previously Liked Posts (2022)

Instagram updates its app from time to time. So if you have updated your app recently, follow these steps to find your previously liked posts:

  • Open the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone.
Instagram app on an Android app drawerImage source: Toby Grey for BGR
  • Go to your profile and select the three horizontal lines (Menu icon) at the top right corner.
Instagram Menu Button
  • Select “Your activity”
  • On the next page, select “Interactions.”
The interactions options leads to the "likes" option that will reveal previously liked posts on Instagram
  • Tap “Likes”
The "likes" option that will reveal previously liked posts on Instagram

The next page will display all of the photos and videos you’ve liked on Instagram in the past from newest to oldest. Select any of the posts you need and get started.

Previously liked picture on Instagram for AndroidImage source: Toby Grey for BGR

Pro tip: You can sort and filter your liked posts in your preferred order. Also, Instagram now offers the ability to unlike multiple liked posts at once.

How to Find Your Previously Liked Posts (2021)

For an older version of Instagram, follow these steps to see your recently liked posts on your Instagram account:

  • Open Instagram by tapping on the app on your Android or iPhone.
Instagram app on an Android app drawerImage source: Toby Grey for BGR
  • Go to your profile icon and select the three horizontal lines (Menu button) at the top of the page.
  • Select Settings, and then tap Account. You will be directed to a page with the “Posts You’ve Liked” option towards the bottom of the page. Select that option.

Once you select the option, you will be provided with a list of the recent photos and videos you’ve previously liked on Instagram. However, you should note that Instagram only grants you access to 300 previously liked posts.

Is it Possible to Find Liked Posts on Your PC?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. While accessing your Instagram account on your PC or via a web browser has its benefits, it also has limitations. One of which is checking previously liked posts or comments.

Although you can like posts on Instagram via the web and even comment on them, the feature to find previously liked posts and comments is non-existent.

Despite this hurdle, we have discovered a workaround that will aid your quest in accessing your Instagram likes on a computer. A third-party browser extension called Layoutify.

Start by installing the Layoutify: Improved Layout for Instagram extension for Google Chrome. You can do this on either Windows or Mac.

Layoutify extension for Chrome. Image source: Toby Grey for BGR

Once it is installed, go to the Instagram site.

Click the three horizontal dots at the top of the site page. Select the “Likes” option.

Your liked posts will be displayed in a grid layout within the Chrome browser. Click the “Load more” button at the bottom of the web page to view more of your liked posts.

How to Find Liked Posts of Other Users on the Instagram App

As of October 2019, users could view the liked posts of others on Instagram. You could even keep up with the activities of people you follow using your account. However, Instagram has since eliminated this feature to protect users’ privacy.

Now, the only way to access liked posts of others is by selecting a particular post and searching for the handle/name of the person you wish to keep up with. By tapping on the post, whether photo, video, or reels, you can search the user’s Instagram handle to find out if a particular person has liked the post or not.

However, you should note that if a user has made their recent activity status unavailable in their settings, you may not be able to see their username toward the top of the list of the photo’s likes.

How to Unlike Previously Liked Photos/Posts

It is possible to unlike multiple posts you’ve previously liked on Instagram.

  1. Open your Instagram Android app or the iPhone variant.
  2. Tap on your profile icon or profile picture at the bottom right corner of your screen.
  3. Go to the menu icon at the top right corner of your screen and tap to open the menu page.
  4. Tap on the Settings hamburger icon below the menu page for more choices.
  5. Part of the choices provided after is “Account.” Tap it.
  6. Proceed to select “Posts You’ve Liked” and choose the photos, videos, or reels you want to unlike.

Pro tip: You can unlike a specific post by tapping on the heart-shaped symbol under the post.

For the Instagram app on Android: Tap and hold the post on the Likes screen, and carefully drag your finger over the heart button to unlike the post. You can also open an individual post on your Instagram feed page to unlike it by tapping on the heart button.

For the Instagram app on iPhone: Go to the Likes section and long-press on the post you want to unlike. Select the “Unlike” option. You can also open the post individually on your feed and tap on the heart icon to unlike.

How to Unlike Multiple Instagram Posts At Once

Tapping the heart-shaped icon for each post can be time-consuming and strenuous. So here’s how to unlike multiple posts you previously liked on Instagram.

Go to your profile page after opening the Instagram app on your phone.

Menu Icon

Tap on the Menu icon at the top right corner of your screen.

Select the Settings option, then choose “Your activity.”

Tap “Interactions,” then “Likes.”

Once this is done, select the Liked Photos using the Select option at the top right corner under the Likes option.

The select option to pick multiple previously liked images on Instagram.

Finally, choose the multiple photos or videos you’ve liked previously and want to unlike. Tap on “Unlike,” and all the posts you’ve chosen will be unliked at once.

Option to unlike previously liked posts on Instagram

You can always visit the Instagram Help Center if you have any more questions!

Toby Grey contributes as a How To expert for BGR. Typing away like a keyboard super hero, he covers just about anything you can think of. If Toby isn't writing, he's probably reading a book or playing video games.