While everybody appreciates the likes and comments people add to their posts, the feeling of having someone save your posts is something else altogether. The very idea of someone liking your content enough to save it for later makes one feel so special.
However, every time you see that filled bookmark icon with numbers below it, doesn’t it make you curious? Don’t you wonder who these people might be? What moved them to save your post? What did they like so much about it? We’re sure some of you would even want to thank them for valuing their post so much.
But in order to do all that, you’ll first have to find out who these people are. If you’re wondering whether it can be done on Instagram, we’ve got you.
Today, we’re going to discuss the possibility of seeing who saved your posts on Instagram.
Stay with us till the end to learn all about it.
Does Instagram Notify When Someone Saves Your Post?
As a content creator, you must often get notifications saying how others have liked your posts or commented on them. But have you ever received a notification saying, “xyz just saved your post”? We’re guessing not.
Well, this is a clear indication of the fact that notifying users about their posts being saved by others is something Instagram doesn’t believe in doing. Instead, the platform believes in allowing users to save any content they like without having to worry about others finding out. And if you really think about it from the perspective of a user, it means sense.
However, as a content creator/marketer/businessman, having an insight into the people who save your content could have its own benefits.
Can You Check Who Saved Your Instagram Post if You Have a Private Account?
As we just mentioned in the last section, it is not possible to check who saved your posts on Instagram, regardless of whether you have a private or a public account. With that being said, there are some perks of having a business account, which has been specifically designed to help creators and businesses grow on the platform.
Are you eager to learn more about what you can do with a business account on Instagram? We’ve got it covered for you.
Let’s explore it in the next section.
How to See Who Saved Your Instagram Posts
If you’re thinking that having a business account on Instagram will allow you to see who has saved your posts on the platform, you’re in for a disappointment. Instagram doesn’t allow you to do that, but it does give you more insight than it does into its private users.
Wondering what that is?
Among other things, it allows you to check the number of people who saved your Instagram post.
Here’s how you can:
- Open the Instagram app on your phone and go to your profile.
- Scroll through all your posts and tap on any one of them.
- When the post opens in full screen, you’ll notice View Insights written right above the like, comments, and share icons; tap on it.
- You’ll be directed to another page, which contains the Post Insights for this particular post.
- Here, under a smaller version of your post, you’ll find the number of people who people have liked, commented, shared and saved your post.
- For specifically checking the saving option, check the number given below the black bookmark icon. If the number given below the icon is 0, it means that no user has saved the post yet.
Alternative Way to See Who Saved Your Instagram Posts
It might seem like quite a straightforward solution to most users, but trust us when we say that it works most of the time. If any of your followers have liked your content enough to save it, they won’t hesitate to let you know about it.
Are you confused about how you’d go about it? You certainly can’t expect to DM every single follower, asking them if they’ve saved it. It would not only be time-consuming but also seem quite weird to many. However, what if you posted about it in your story? That way, not only all your followers will be able to see it at once, but they’ll also feel more comfortable in replying.
So, if you’re curious about how to ask your followers about it, reading the following steps will give you a good idea about it:
Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your smartphone, go to your profile, and open the post that has been saved by users.
Step 2: Take a screenshot of the post. Now, go back to your profile and look for a plus icon right next to the three lines on the top right corner of the page. When you find it, tap on it.
Step 3: You’ll see a scroll-up menu on the screen, with multiple options of creating content. From this list, select Story.
Step 4: You’ll be taken to the Add to Story screen with the most recent pictures from your gallery displayed on the screen. All you need to do now is pick the screenshot you’ve taken, click on the Text icon, and type, “Can you people tell me who has saved this post?”. Once you’re done, hit the Add to Story button at the bottom, and your story will be posted.
Are you excited to find out who this person is? We hope the answer makes you happy!
Can Third-Party Tools Help You to See Who Saved Your Instagram Post?
Third-party tools are designed to make the lives of all social media users better. Anything that’s not possible to do on these platforms can be done using these tools, apps, or extensions. So, if you want to learn the names of people who have saved your posts, it’s natural to wonder if a third-party app can help you do it.
But can they? Unfortunately, not and here’s why:
To protect the privacy of its users, Instagram keeps the whole information about people saving others’ posts and reels a secret. And because of the strong defense of the platform’s server, it’s impossible for any third-party tool to get access to that kind of information right now.
If such a tool is developed in the future, we’ll be the first ones to tell you all about it.
How to Save Post on Instagram
So far, we’ve talked about others saving your posts on Instagram and what you can do to learn about it. But what if you want to save someone else’s post on the platform? Do you know how that’s done on Instagram? Well, even if you don’t, that’s no reason for you to give up. We’re here to guide you through it.
Let’s get you started:
Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your smartphone. If you have a specific post in mind that you want to save, go to the Explore tab.
Step 2: On the top of this tab, you’ll find a search bar; type the name of the account on which you had seen this post. Once a list of results is displayed on the screen, locate the one you were looking for and tap on their username to open their full profile.
Step 3: On their profile, you’ll see all of their posts arranged in chronological order (from the most recent to the oldest ones). Scroll through their profile until you find the post you were looking for, and when you find it, tap it open.
Step 4: Once this post is opened on your screen, you’ll find multiple icons right at its bottom: three on the left side and one on the right.
The icons on the left are for liking the post, commenting on it, and sharing it with others, while the single icon on the right that looks like a bookmark is for saving it. Tap on it; once it turns black, it means that the post has been saved in your account.