News Tab

Your News tab 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.

Activity helps you stay up-to-date on recent activity from people you're following.

To see activity from people you follow, tap at the bottom of the screen, then tap Following at the top. To see your recent activity, like people who've followed you or liked your posts recently, tap You. Keep in mind that the Following tab won't work for accounts that follow more than 1000 people.

Your activity on Instagram will be displayed in Following 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.

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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.

If you’ve accidentally double tapped or tapped below a post, you can remove the like by tapping again.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Very soon after you remove a like, the like alert will disappear from other people's Activity.
  • If you've accidentally liked a photo and then unliked it, the person who posted it will still get a push notification if they have notifications turned on.
  • If you like, unlike and then re-like a photo, the person who posted will only receive one Activity alert for the latest like and one push notification for the initial like if they have push notifications turned on.
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For Apple iOS, double tapping a post to like it and tapping a hashtag/username are only supported for phones running iOS 4.0 or later. For Android, these features are supported on all phones.

You can search by hashtag or username by tapping Search & Explore > Search.

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If you've liked a photo and untapped the "like" button, but the heart icon stays red, it's likely that you're seeing a cached version of the red "liked" heart. We cache certain images and text to make the app run faster, and occasionally this happens with the "like" icon.

Though it still looks like you've liked a photo, other people can't see the like. You can see if the like is still in our system by going to your Account Settings and tapping Posts You've Liked.

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