How to See Liked Posts on Instagram 2021 [Easiest Guide]

Looking to see an Instagram post you liked? You are on the right post. In this guide, you will find the complete guide on how to to find and see your liked posts history on Instagram.

Instagram has a plethora of images and reels that just keep you browsing. But it can seem like a jungle and you often get lost in posts. It can be a struggle to find that interesting image or video post you want to see again.

If you have already LIKED a post or use the option to SAVE the post, the process to find it becomes much easier. But if you are looking to search for any other posts. it may be more time consuming. We will cover all these in this post.

Let’s first look at the easy ways to find liked posts on Instagram.

How to See Liked Posts on Instagram

You can search for the instagram posts you liked by going through the following steps

  1. On the Home Page, tap on the profile icon at the bottom right
  2. Tap on the Hamburger icon (3 horizontal lines) at the top right to open the menu
  3. Tap on Settings at the bottom of the menu options
  4. Select “Account” from the list of options
  5. Scroll down and select the “Posts You’ve Liked” option to see all the posts you have liked

Another quicker way to get to the liked posts is go to the settings by following steps 1-3 above. Then simply search “Liked” in the settings search bar which takes you directly to the “Posts you have liked” option.

If you have instead saved an Instagram post, you can find it even faster than finding liked posts.

Let’s go through the steps involved here.

How to Find or See Instagram Posts I Saved

You can search for the instagram posts you have saved by going through the following steps

  1. On the Home Page, tap on the profile icon at the bottom right
  2. Tap on the Hamburger icon (3 horizontal lines) at the top right to open the menu
  3. Select “Saved” from the list of options

That’s it you are done.

But what if you are looking for an Instagram post that you have not liked or saved yet? This is a much more difficult process. But let’s look at the options and steps that may help here.

How to Search Instagram Posts by Keyword

You can find instagram posts by using any of the following ways in search bar:

  • Popular keywords (Feature Added recently in November 2020)
    If your post can be found with a popular keyword, try this option although this is not going to be easy unless the post is really popular.
  • Tags
    This is a better way if you remember the tags associated with a post
  • Account
    A much faster way is to find the account which made the post and then go through the posts in that account.
  • Location
    If the post is associated with a particular location, it can help you get to the post.

For this, you need to simply tap on “Search Option” on the top right of the home page. It gives you a set of tabs or search categories-Tags, Account, Location. Select the one that will work best to quickly find the post

Did you know? According to Instagramyou can only see up to 300 most recent posts (photos and videos) that you‘ve liked

So if you are some one who does lot of likes -make sure you are not going beyond the limit as this may put the older posts out of your view. You can even unlike the posts in case you have a change of mind.

Instagram Liked vs Saved Posts

Instagram has made Saved Posts an even more important metric for content creators than Likes. While Like is a public metric, a Save is private to you. While Liked post is something that you enjoyed, a saved post is considered more valuable and is likely to indicate a post that you would like to go back to and has higher recall value.

When you have saved posts, you also get an option to organise them into different sections – a feature called as Instagram collection. Using this feature, you can better manage the posts by create collections (similar to sub-folders )on different topics within Saved posts library.

Liked tab on the home page of Instagram app also gives you interesting trends of the posts you have liked in the week. It will give you the no. of posts you have liked which have the same or common tag. A good way to know where your interest lies.

Wrap Up

So now you are aware of the easy ways to access your liked and saved posts. The amount of content and posts that are being uploaded in Instagram seems to be only increasing on a daily basis. It makes sense to like or rather save the posts you really find valuable to avoid the trouble of searching in jungle of Instagram posts. Searching for a post is still a difficult and time consuming process and Liked / Saved posts are surely more accessible.

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