Your news feed makes it easier to discover photos on Instagram. It’s where you can see likes, comments and new followers for your account and other accounts you follow.
Your news feed helps you stay up-to-date on recent activity from people you're following.
Tap and then Following at the top to see activity from people you follow. Tap News to see the most recent activity for you, including people who've started following you, @ mentions for you, and likes and comments on your photos and videos. Note that the Following tab won't work for those who follow more than 1000 people.
Your activity on Instagram will be displayed in the Following feed for anyone who follows you. If your account is set to private, only the people you've approved to follow you will see your activity.
You may see content from a website other than Instagram when tapping on the News tab. This usually happens when you connect to the Internet on your phone via a "gated" Wi-Fi network, like at a hotel, airport or cafe.
Try deleting your Instagram app and reinstalling it. Your photos and profile info will be saved on our servers when you delete the app, so nothing will change when you log back into your account.
We're working on preventing this from occurring in the future, but until an update is available uninstalling then reinstalling Instagram resolves the issue. Note that uninstalling the application will not result in losing profile information or photos. In order to access your account, just log in after re-launching Instagram.
Liking Photos on Instagram
A "like" is a way to give positive feedback or connect with things and people you care about on Instagram. You can like the photos that other Instagrammers post to let them know you like what they've shared.
Things to note:
- Very soon after you remove a like, the like alert will disappear from the other user's news feed within the application.
- Unfortunately, if you've accidentally liked a photo and then unliked it, the photo's owner will still receive a push notification if they have notifications turned on.
- If you like, unlike, and then re-like a photo, the owner of that photo will only receive one news feed alert within the application for the latest like and one push notification for the initial like (that is, if the user has push notifications turned on).
You can search by hashtag or username by tapping the Profile tab > Search Instagram.
Although the "like" button appears to be selected, no one else can see the like but you. It is a caching issue with the "like" button image, but the like has not registered in our system. Please verify the like is not registering in our system by viewing all of the photos you have liked and seeing if that image is listed (Profile > Profile Settings > Photos You've Liked)