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Did you know that it was possible to go back in time on Instagram?

In the Instagram app, there’s a way to see what your account looked like years ago. Attention, raised eyebrows and guaranteed eye roll.

Who has never wanted to rediscover their old biographies from 2012 or their first like ? On Instagram, there’s a way to see the most important changes you’ve made to your account right in the app.

What did your Instagram look like in 2012?

You may not have known it, but yes, Instagram keeps everything, from the creation of your account. So all you got liked from the beginning, the comments… everything is well preserved.

If you want to search the nuggets of your profile, the process is simple, it will only take you a few minutes to rediscover the depths of 2012.

  • Go to your profileyou will need to press the three small lines at the top right of your screen.
  • This will open a drop-down menu with settings, the one that will interest us is “your activity”.

Once in this section, you will be able to consult all the information relating to your account, example: your time spent on Instagram. But the most interesting is in the tabs ” interactions ” and ” account history “.

  • Click on ” interactions is where you can see your first comments and likes.

Little more, no need to scroll to the bottom, Instagram has integrated the “sort and filter” tool. This will allow you to look at the oldest interactions first by simply clicking on “sort by” and selecting “oldest to newest”.


For “account history” you will find your first nicknames as well as your most dated biographies, enough to laugh for some.

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