Can My Followers See What I Liked On Instagram?

Instagram is one of the best apps on the market for enhanced privacy, giving users plenty of options when it…

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Instagram is one of the best apps on the market for enhanced privacy, giving users plenty of options when it comes to protecting their profile and keeping unwanted followers and users away from their content.

Having a private setting is one of the best ways of blocking unwanted contact and interaction, building a wall which means only users who you accept and grant permission to, can see your posts and updates.

But what about the likes that you pass on to other users and attach to other updates? Can your followers see these interactions?

Tracking Likes On The Newsfeed

The truth is that your followers can see which posts you have liked. However, they can only see this if they also follow the content and activity of a post that you have liked.

For example, if you like a post on your newsfeed and one of your followers sees that post on their own feed, they will see that you have liked it because your username will appear next to the like button.

They cannot, however, access any kind of list which contains all of the posts that you have liked. This is a tool that only you have access to, as the account holder.

Suffice to say, while engagement is the main and underlying principle of Instagram, the app recognises that you probably don’t want all of your likes and engagement to be made public. Which is why only you, as the account holder, can access the list of all your activity – while your followers can only see your likes attached to posts that they too follow and see on their own newsfeed.