How to See Previously Liked Posts on Instagram

It's not as intuitive as you think

What to Know

  • Tap profile > menu icon (three lines) > Your activity > Interactions > Likes.
  • You can only view the 300 most recent posts that you've liked.

This article explains how to view posts you've previously liked on Instagram.

Where to Find Your Most Recently Liked Instagram Posts

Open your Instagram app and sign in to your account. Then follow these steps to find a list of previously liked posts.

  1. In the lower-right corner, tap the profile icon.

  2. In the upper-right corner, tap the menu icon (three lines).

  3. Choose Your Activity.

    Path to Your activity option in Instagram
  4. Select Interactions.

  5. Tap Likes to open a screen of your most recent likes. The default is to display the likes from newest to oldest.

  6. Scroll down for older likes or tap Sort & filter to specify a date range or sort from oldest to newest.

    Instagram path to all the previous Likes

Reasons to View Your Previous Likes

Being able to access posts you've previously liked is suitable 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 previously.
  • Read a post's long caption that you didn't have time to read when you liked it.
  • Read more comments 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 helpful information you want to check out in detail later—like a product, service, contest, workout routine, recipe, makeup tutorial, or something else.

What you like on Instagram isn't just a friendly gesture to let the poster know you approve of their post. It's a beneficial way to bookmark things that are interesting and valuable enough to look at again.

Limitations to Revisiting Liked Posts

According to Instagram's Help page, you'll only be able to see the 300 most recent posts (photos and videos) you've liked. That's still a lot, but if you're an Instagram power user who likes hundreds of posts a day or you feel the need to look for something you liked several weeks ago, you may be out of luck.

Liked posts are displayed if you liked them while using the Instagram mobile app or Instagram 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 app for Instagram like Iconosquare show up, but if it doesn't work for Instagram's web platform, likely, it won't work for third-party apps either.

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) on the Likes screen.

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.

  • How do you remove posts you liked on Instagram?

    If you no longer want to like a post, open that post and tap the heart icon to unlike it. This removes it from the Likes list.

  • How do you see posts others have liked on Instagram?

    Select a specific post and tap "X likes" to see all the people who liked that post.

  • How do you hide likes on Instagram?

    If you don't want to see the total number of likes and views on posts from other accounts, go to Settings > Privacy > Posts and flip the Hide Like and View Counts toggle to On. To hide the like counts on your own posts, go into your feed and tap the three dots next to a post and choose Hide like count.

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