Instagram has released a new feature called Reels, which is very similar to TikTok. You can navigate an endless stream of Reels, discovering more content like the one you like or save. You’ll soon have a long list of funny, weird or useful videos saved somewhere in the app. How do you find these saved and liked Instagram Reels when needed? There is a subtle difference between the two.
The ‘Like’ feature works just like on Facebook where you can like something you like. Show appreciation for the work done by the creator. Saving is when you save the Reel for later use or viewing without the creator knowing. Instagram is making it difficult to find Instagram Reels saved and liked. You can use both or either one, depending on what you need from that Reel.
Find Liked/Saved Instagram Reels on the Web
Stage 1: Open Instagram in your favorite browser and log in using your login or Facebook credentials. Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen to select Saved.
Here you will find all your saved Reels and any other images you may have saved. There is no way to access or store them individually in the web app.
Also there is no way to access the liked Reels in a browser. Instagram is designed to be mobile first and most features are available on smartphone. This is where people use Instagram the most.
Find Liked/Saved Instagram Reels on Android
Instagram is much better when you use it on a smartphone.
Stage 1: Press your profile icon at the bottom of the screen and select the hamburger menu icon in the upper right corner. You will see several options. Select Saved here.
Step 2: You’ll find your saved Instagram reels here. Notice the ‘+’ icon at the top? You can use it to create a new folder to house all the reels you have saved by category.
Note that by default reels are saved in the All Posts folder, where you’ll also find other saved images and videos. So create a folder to make a clear distinction between reels and other registered posts.
Here are the steps to find liked Instagram reels.
Stage 1: Tap the menu icon under the Profile tab and this time select Settings.
Step 2: Tap Accounts.
Stage 3: Now tap on Posts You Like.
Here you will find all the reels you love.
You will also find all the other posts, pictures and videos you like. There is no way to create a folder and save your likes separately. That’s what the saved feature is for.
Find Liked/Saved Instagram Reels on iOS
The steps to find liked and saved Instagram Reels of the iOS platform remain more or less the same. Here they are.
Stage 1: Tap the Profile tab in the bottom right corner of the screen and select the menu icon. You will notice a lot of options. Tap on Saved.
Step 2: You will now view all saved reels with images and other posts under the All Posts folder.
It’s easy to select and create a new folder to store reels. Simply tap the ‘+’ icon to start the process. You can name the folders as you go.
But what about the favorite Instagram reels?
Stage 1: Tap the menu icon under the Profile tab and then select Settings in the popup that comes up.
Step 2: Tap Account and then Posts You’ve Liked Now.
You’ll find all the Instagram reels you like here, along with all the other posts you’ve liked. Again, there is no way to create folders or filter them individually. So you’ll have to go through the trouble of navigating and stumbling through what you might not like.
People want everything instantly, whether it’s food, wealth or entertainment. The same goes for fame and platforms like TikTok, and now Reels is filling that void. Whether the reels can repeat TikTok’s success remains to be seen. TikTok’s recent bans may help, but it’s still too early.
The reels feature is not properly placed and finding saved and liked reels is not easy or intuitive. I expect future updates to fix the issue. But Reels is part of Instagram and doesn’t have a separate app, which only complicates the interface.
For now, you’ll have to look through your collection under the Settings section, which will require a few extra clicks. Let us know what you think in the comments section below. If you have any doubts or found a workaround for it, share it as well.
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