Why Does Your Photo on Instagram Shows No Likes, But People Actually Liking it?

Instagram is widely popular for its eye-catching interface, easy-to-use features, reels, and a host of other things that have entertained its users for years. But lately, the platform has become popular for a far less interesting thing- bugs.

why does your photo on instagram shows no likes, but people actually liking it

Bugs and glitches are Instagram’s infamous constituents that disturb the users’ experience on the app. The social media platform receives hundreds of bug reports daily. While most of the bugs are fixed pretty quickly, some often go unnoticed once in a while.

In this blog, we will discuss an Instagram issue that’s likely been disturbing you for quite some time.

We all upload photos on Instagram to share with friends and followers. Naturally, we like to get likes on the photos we share. However, a weird issue is now affecting the visibility of the likes of posts. If you have encountered this issue, you would have likely noticed that your photo shows no or very few likes, although you know people actually like it.

Let’s look at this issue, its meaning, and whether it is just another bug or something else.

Why Does Your Photo on Instagram Shows No Likes, But People Actually Liking it?

There can be two things these missing likes might mean.

Firstly, you might receive a notification that someone just liked your post. But on opening the post, you see no likes. If such incidents happen occasionally, there is nothing to worry about. Most likely, the person who liked your photo unliked it soon after. And hence, so you don’t see any like from them.

However, if such incidents occur too often, it usually points to a silly technical glitch.

In the second scenario, you might be able to see the likes on your photos, but other people might not see any likes or see very few likes compared to what you can see. This is the more common and problematic case, as the number of likes you see differs from the number of likes your followers see. If this is the case with you, the issue is nothing but one of Instagram’s common bugs that are being experienced by thousands of fellow Instagrammers.

How to fix this issue on Instagram?

We know how troubling this issue might seem. Unfortunately, as with many other bugs, there is no fixed solution to this issue that will work for everyone. You can try some basic steps to find a solution that works for you.

Here are some possible fixes to the missing likes issue on Instagram.

Update your app

You might have seen this solution on almost every blog on such technical issues. No matter how repetitive this advice might seem, it often does away with most bugs immediately. Every update comes with several major and minor bug fixes. While these bug fixes go unnoticed most of the time, they can come in handy when you are dealing with a bug.

Before updating the app, log out of your Instagram account. Then, open the Play Store and search “Instagram” on the search bar. Update the app and check whether the problem gets resolved. The update might do the trick.

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