Instagram is a rising platform in the world of social media, and not without reason. As of April 2023, it has been recorded that Instagram has at least 1.628 billion users around the world. More and more people have been moving over to Instagram as their preferred choice of platform for connecting with their friends and family. Instagram is majorly a photo and video-sharing platform.
People share important updates about their lives on Instagram as well as things that matter to them. Users create content on the platform ranging from lifestyle, book reviews, food blogging, travel, and much more.
There are also several features that are available on the platform that one can make use of. These are stories, reels, tags, collaboration posts, and so on. Even Instagram stories offer a range of features to make them even more engaging and interactive.
People engage with each other’s content to show their support; they like, comment, and share the posts to their stories as well as with friends. Engaging with one another’s content is an extremely important part of Instagram, especially with the ever-changing algorithm on the platform.
Lately, a lot of our readers who also actively use Instagram have complained that the platform unlikes the photos and posts they have liked previously. If you are someone who has faced this issue as well and are wondering what’s the problem, you are at the right place.
In this blog, we are going to understand why Instagram unlikes photos and content a user has liked on the platform. Let’s get going!
Why Does Instagram Unlike Photos I’ve Liked?
Instagram is a major content creation platform in today’s time. Many people use it to literally earn their livelihood through the content they create on the platform. Some people use it as a side hustle.
To content creators, the biggest thing is engagement in the content they put out on the platform. The likes, comments, and shares done by other users are the reward as well as the feedback for them.
The likes and comments on any post also increase its visibility to other accounts. Users also like photos to keep track of things they are interested in, as they can just go and view the Likes section on the platform and see everything they have ever liked in chronological order.
Therefore, it can become really frustrating when you are trying to find a post you have liked only to realize it has been unliked by the platform. Sometimes it even happens that Instagram unlikes a post immediately after you have liked it.
So, what are the reasons for this issue? Let’s understand that in some detail.
A lot of times, it is nothing but technical problems that cause the unintentional unliking of photos you have already liked on Instagram. This could be either because there is a bug in the app or the server is down for the platform.
If it’s a glitch, Instagram’s team will certainly be working on it. You can just wait it out or write to the platform’s support team.
Deactivated or deleted accounts
If you are trying to find a liked photo in the Likes section of the platform and are unable to find it, it could be for the following reason. The user may have deleted or deactivated their account.
In such cases, Instagram removes the post from your Likes section. When they reactivate their account, you will be able to see it again.
Instagram has several community guidelines that a user needs to adhere to in order to create content on the platform. If a post that you have liked violates those community guidelines, it will be taken down by the platform. Subsequently, your like will be removed from the post too. You can go to the creator’s profile to see if the post has been taken down.
Instagram frequently releases updates to its app, and sometimes these updates can lead to unexpected changes in the behavior of the platform. It’s possible that an update might cause certain likes you have done on the platform to be undone or removed. You can write to the Instagram support team or wait to see if the problem resolves itself.
Recently deleted content
It could be possible that you are trying to like a post, and Instagram is immediately removing that like. This could be because the creator of the post deleted that post, and it hasn’t been reflected on your feed yet.
Hence, you are essentially trying to engage with deleted content, which is causing the glitch. You could try refreshing your feed to see if the post you are trying to like has been deleted.
Well, these are some of the possible reasons why Instagram might be unliking content you have previously liked on the platform. Most of the time, it’s usually a glitch; you can wait for it to resolve itself.
You can also always report the issue to the Instagram support team through the platform or by writing to them by mail.
How to access the Likes section on Instagram?
If you aren’t sure how you can access your Likes section in Instagram’s newest update, let us take you through a step-by-step guide for the same.
Step 1: Open Instagram on your device and log in to your account.
Step 2: Go to your profile page by tapping the profile icon in the bottom right of your screen.
Step 3: Once you are on your profile page, tap on the three horizontal lines located at the top right of your screen. This will open up a list of options for you to choose from.
Step 4: Click on Your activity. You will be able to see a section named Interactions.
Step 5: Tap on Likes in this section. This will open up all the content you have liked on Instagram in one place.
With the above-mentioned guide, you can easily access your Likes section on Instagram to view all your liked content.
You can also access other features such as Comments, Tags, Sticker responses, and so on from here. This will provide all the information related to that section in one place. You can not just view but also interact with the content you see in this section.
Well, that brings us to the end of this blog. Let’s quickly go through everything we have learned today to summarize it. We began our discussion by talking about Instagram as a social media platform and its various features.
We then talked about how Instagram sometimes automatically unlikes content you have liked on the platform. We discussed the possible reasons for that and also how you can resolve them respectively.
Lastly, we discussed how you could access the Likes section on the platform to view all your liked content in one place. We hope we were able to address all your doubts and queries about Instagram unliking photos you have previously liked on the platform.
If you have any more questions or doubts you would like us to resolve, feel free to drop them in the comments section. We will make sure to address them in our upcoming blogs, as always.