Video View Counts on Instagram

Videos on Instagram now display the view count, making it easy to see how many times a video was viewed. You can tap the view count below a video to see the video's likes. Learn more about view counts and videos on Instagram:

Below a video, you can see a count of how many times it's been viewed. A video's view count is visible to anyone who can see the post. Note that you're not able to see the number of views for videos that you've shared as part of a post with multiple photos and videos.

A video's view count doesn't include video loops, and a view is counted when a video is watched for 3 seconds or more.

Keep in mind that view counts will only show up on videos that were uploaded after November 19, 2015.

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To see a video's likes, first tap the view count below the video. From there, you can see the number of likes a video has and who's liked it.

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It may take some time before a view shows up in a video's view count. If views aren't showing up on your video, try checking back later. Note that you're not able to see the number of views for videos that you've shared as part of a post with multiple photos and videos.

Also, keep in mind that a video's view count only includes views from within the Instagram app, and not from other places like an embedded post or on desktop. If your account is set to private, you may not see the view count until your video has reached a certain number of views.

View counts will only show up on videos that were uploaded after November 19, 2015.

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