Social Media Instagram How to See Previously Liked Photo and Video Posts on Instagram It's not as intuitive as you think by Elise Moreau Freelance Contributor Elise Moreau is a writer that has covered social media, texting, messaging, and streaming for Lifewire. Her work has appeared on Techvibes, SlashGear, Lifehack and others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Elise Moreau Updated on April 14, 2020 reviewed by Michelle Adeola Adelufosi Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Michelle Adeola Adelufosi is a marketing consultant with 9 years' experience working for a variety of clients. Her expertise includes social media, web development, and graphic design. our review board Article reviewed on Aug 07, 2020 Michelle Adeola Adelufosi The Ultimate Guide to Instagram The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Introduction Instagram Basics How to Use Instagram Instagram Tips for Beginners Check Messages on Instagram Add or Change an Instagram Background Search Instagram for Tags and Users Add Music to Instagram Video Use Instagram Video Chat Try Instagram Shopping Get Verified on Instagram Clear Search History on Instagram Posting on Instagram The Best Time to Post Save a Draft of a Post Repost an Instagram Story See Previously Liked Posts Post a GIF to Instagram Add Multiple Photos to Stories Save Instagram Videos How to Quickly Repost Photos Saving Photos Deleting Photos and Videos View Saved Posts With Instagram Collections Working With Followers Mute Someone on Instagram See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Block Someone On Instagram Unblock Someone on Instagram See Who Viewed You Great Tools to Track Comments Remove Followers on Instagram Tips to Get a Shoutout on Instagram Attract More Instagram Followers Delete 'Suggestions for You' IG Tips & Tricks Instagram Tips and Tricks to Try Add Highlights on Instagram Learn About Instagram Direct Use Instagram's Close Friends Feature How to Delete or Deactivate Your Account Reactivate Your Account Reset Your Password Get Started With Location Tagging How to Repost Shoot Videos with Instagram Video Understanding IG Privacy & Security Hide Your Story on Instagram Does IG Send Screenshot Notifications? 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Use Instagram on a PC or Mac Get Instagram for iPad What is the Galaxy S10 Instagram Mode? View Instagram on the Web Online Connect Instagram to Facebook Tools for Posting From the Desktop Tweet Share Email Most major social networks make it pretty easy for users to find which posts they've liked. Instagram doesn't. On Instagram, it feels like when you hit that heart button on any photo or video post it gets lost forever—unless you copy the post URL and send it to yourself. Your previously liked posts actually don't get lost, however, and there's a hidden place within the app where you can find them. The instructions below apply only to the mobile version of Instagram. Theresa Chiechi / Lifewire Where to Look for Your Most Recently Liked Instagram Posts To find your recently liked posts on Instagram, follow these steps: Sign in to your Instagram account and tap the profile icon from the menu. Use the hamburger menu button to select Settings. Choose Account from the list. Tap Posts You've Liked. Being able to access posts you've previously liked is good for a lot of things. Go back to view what you've already liked so you can: Find new accounts to follow from posts you've liked on the Explore tab.Read a post's long caption that you didn't have time to read when you liked it.Read more comments that are added to follow along with a discussion on a particular post as additional people see it in their feeds.Leave a comment of your own on a post that you liked but didn't have time to type something out at the moment.Revisit useful information that you want to check out in detail later—like a product, a service, a contest, a workout routine, a recipe, a makeup tutorial or something else. What you like on Instagram isn't just a friendly gesture to let the poster know that you approve of their post. It's an incredibly helpful way to bookmark things that are interesting and valuable enough to look at again. Limitations to Revisiting Liked Posts According to Instagram, you'll only be able to see the 300 most recent posts (photos and videos) that you've liked. That's still a lot, but if you're an Instagram power user who likes hundreds of posts a day, or if you feel the need to look for something you liked several weeks ago, you may be out of luck. Liked posts are only displayed if you liked them using the Instagram mobile app or on the web. However, you can only see liked posts in the app. It's unclear if any posts you liked through a third-party Instagram app like Iconosquare show up, but if it doesn't work for Instagram's own web platform, it's likely that it won't work for third-party apps either. Lastly, if you commented on a photo or video but didn't also like it, there's no way to find it again if you lose it. You'll only be able to see posts you've liked by tapping the heart button (or double-tapping the post) in the "Posts You've Liked" section of your profile settings—not posts you've commented on only. So if you want to be able to revisit a post later, make sure you hit that heart button, even if your main intention is to leave a comment.