How to View Instagram Stories That You’ve Previously Liked

Key Takeaways

  • Instagram allows you to view Stories that you’ve previously liked by accessing the viewer sheet for each Story.
  • Liked Stories are indicated by a heart icon next to the viewer’s name in the viewer sheet.
  • You have a 24-hour window to view liked Stories before they disappear from the viewer sheet.

As an experienced social media manager and Instagram power user, I understand the importance of being able to revisit engaging content that resonates with you. Instagram’s “like” feature for Stories provides a convenient way to bookmark Stories you enjoy, allowing you to easily access them again within a 24-hour period.

Accessing the Viewer Sheet

To view Instagram Stories that you’ve previously liked, you’ll need to access the viewer sheet for each Story. Here’s how:

  1. Open Instagram and navigate to your profile by tapping the profile icon in the bottom-right corner.
  2. Locate the Story you want to revisit. Your current Story will be displayed at the top of your profile, while older Stories will appear as circles below your profile picture.
  3. Tap on the Story to open the viewer sheet. This will display a list of all the accounts that have viewed your Story.

Identifying Liked Stories

Once you’ve opened the viewer sheet, you’ll be able to see which accounts have liked your Story. Liked Stories are indicated by a heart icon next to the viewer’s name.

Keep in mind that only you can see who has liked your Story. The likes are private and not visible to other viewers.

Viewing Liked Stories

To view a Story that you’ve previously liked, simply tap on the account name with the heart icon in the viewer sheet. This will replay the Story, allowing you to watch it again or swipe through the individual frames.

Note: You have a 24-hour window to view liked Stories before they disappear from the viewer sheet. After 24 hours, the viewer sheet will reset, and you’ll no longer be able to access the liked Stories.

Benefits of Liking Stories

Liking Stories on Instagram can be beneficial for both personal and professional use. Here are a few advantages:

  • Bookmarking Engaging Content: By liking Stories, you can easily bookmark content that you find interesting, inspiring, or entertaining, making it easier to revisit later.
  • Showing Support: Liking a friend’s or colleague’s Story is a simple way to show your support and appreciation for their content.
  • Increasing Engagement: For businesses and influencers, having your Story liked can increase engagement and visibility, as liked Stories are more likely to be revisited by viewers.

Best Practices for Liking Stories

While liking Stories can be a useful feature, it’s important to use it responsibly and respectfully. Here are some best practices to keep in mind:

  • Be Mindful of Context: Consider the context of the Story before liking it. Avoid liking inappropriate or offensive content.
  • Respect Privacy: If someone has shared a personal or sensitive Story, it’s best to refrain from liking it unless you have a close relationship with the person.
  • Engage Further: If you genuinely enjoyed someone’s Story, consider leaving a comment or sending them a direct message to further engage with their content.

By following these tips, you can make the most of the “like” feature for Instagram Stories and create a more positive and engaging experience for yourself and others on the platform.