On the home feed, you can view all of the photos you or the people you follow post. You can interact with these photos by liking or commenting on them.
If you're having difficultly loading mobile web pages, then it's most likely an internet connectivity issue. If you can load mobile web pages, please test to see if you're having issues with Instagram on both 3G and WiFi.
- You may not be able to load photos in areas with weak signal. Also, some mobile carriers rate limit users after they use a certain amount of data in a month, which often results in a "couldn't refresh feed" error. It's common for users to have more difficulty viewing photos towards the end of the month as a result of rate limiting or data throttling.
- When there are large groups of people at an event attempting to utilize a network at the same time, like at a concert, festival or baseball game, there can be intermittent connectivity issues. It may appear as if you are connected to the network and have strong cellular signal even though connection is weak. This should resolve itself once you're no longer at the event.
- If you keep getting these errors over time, please try these troubleshooting steps.
When you block or unfollow someone, you'll stop seeing their photos in your feed from that moment forward. If you're only following a small number of people, you may see an unfollowed or blocked person's old photos in your feed until more new photos from people you follow are shared.
If you want to remove unwanted photos from your feed right away, we'd suggest finding new people to follow in order to push those photos out.
If there aren't any photos in your Home feed and it looks like the image above, it's possible that you either aren't following anyone on Instagram or the people you're currently following haven't uploaded any new images since you last checked.
Your Home feed shows only the most recent photos uploaded by you and the people you follow, while your profile shows all the photos you've taken on Instagram. To view all your own photos, tap the Profile tab .
The reason you may see a limited number of photos on the Home tab is because it shows recent photos shared by people you follow. Some of the photos you may have seen in the feed when you first signed up for Instagram are no longer shown here because they're older and have been replaced by new photos.
If you'd like to view all of someone's photos you can go to their profile by tapping their username.
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)