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Did you know that there have been more than 50 billion photos shared on Instagram since its inception in 2010? The current number of daily Instagram users is estimated to be 500 million, while the daily videos and pictures shared is more than 100 million. Understandably, it has become increasingly difficult for users to keep track of the photos and videos they have liked. Fortunately, you can easily find the images and videos that you found appealing because of this.
Unlike other social networks, how you find photos and videos you have liked on Instagram is not obvious based on the information on the interface. Some users choose to copy the post URL for future reference. This is, however, not necessary since you only need to dig deeper within the app to find the information you need.
Steps to finding photos and videos you have liked on Instagram.
- Once you have signed in to your Instagram account, go to your profile.
- In the top right area on the screen, tap on the symbol with three lines.
- Scroll through to settings and tap on it.
- Tap on Account
- Scroll down to “Posts You’ve Liked”.
It is vital to point out that only your most recent 300 likes of photos and videos are available on Instagram’s mobile app. If you liked a post on the web, you cannot retrieve it.
Benefits of revisiting photos and videos you liked on Instagram
Discover fascinating accounts and comments
If you have a lot of posts on your feed, it is natural to get captivated by one image or video after another. However, there is always that one photo or video that captures your attention. However, thanks to the thousands of photos and images shared on Instagram every minute, you may lose track of the post you liked, especially if you wanted to follow the comments. Revisiting a post will also give you a glimpse of accounts you would like to follow.
If the post had a caption you missed, you can read it when you have time
Many people go through their social media accounts a few times a day. However, they hardly have the time to go through posts with long captions. If you often get frustrated attempting to find a post you wanted to read, you can now easily trace it and read the entire content.
A chance to comment on the photo or video
If you liked the photo or video but had no time to comment, finding it allows you to do so when you have the time. Sometimes you may fail to comment because you had nothing to say at the time but later feel the need to speak your mind. You still have the chance to do so when you revisit the post.
Now that you can easily find the posts you liked, you have a chance to bookmark posts that you consider interesting and valuable. Remember, this is only possible if you liked the post. If you only comment on a photo or video and fail to click like, you will lose it as soon as it is gone from your feed.