Exploring Photos and Videos
Viewing Photos and Videos
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 will not work for people who follow more than 1000 users.
Your activity on Instagram will be displayed in the Following feed for any user who follows you. If your account is set to private, only those users whom you've approved to follow you will see your activity.
Android: Tap the blue Instagram bar at the top of the application, or double tap the Home tab, to automatically scroll to the top of the feed.
Liking Photos and Videos
Just double tap a photo or video to like it or tap ❤ beneath the post.
If you’ve accidentally liked a post, tap the ❤ button below the image to unlke it.
When you unlike a post, the story that you liked the photo or video will disapper from news feed. If the person who shared the post has push notifications turned on, they'll still receive the notification that you liked the photo or video.
Commenting on Photos and Videos
iOS devices: In any comment thread, tap and hold on a username to automatically start a comment with that username already @ mentioned.
iPhone/iPad: Yes! You can use your phone's built-in emoji (iOS 5) or download an emoji app. Here's a free emoji app you can install: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/emoji-free/id332509635?mt=8
Android: Unfortunately, emoji are not availalbe on Android devices and will not be visible when other people use them, with the exception of the heart and airplane icons.
Note that Instagram does not offer emoji. If you're experiencing issues seeing emoji, please read this article for more information: http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2450
Searching for Photos and Videos
Instagram saves your most recent searches for other users and hashtags to make it easier for you to find your favorite users and tags quickly. However, clearing this information from the app is easy.To clear search history:
- Tap the Profile tab (bottom right corner)
- Tap (Android) or (iPhone) in the upper-right corner
- Scroll down and tap Clear Search History
- Go to your profile and tap (Android) or (iPhone) in the upper-right corner
- Tap Posts You've Liked