How to Find Someone’s Deleted Instagram Posts?

You can see someone’s deleted Instagram posts using different methods. As cache data stores the old and the deleted items, you can find someone’s old and deleted posts from the Google cache data section.

To find any deleted Instagram post, you can search for the user on Google, and from the image section, you’ll be able to view the old Instagram photos. Also, to see the older posts, you can scroll down the profile tab of a user to check & see the old Instagram posts of that user too.

However, only when a profile is public you can stalk the user to view his or her post without following him or her account. But, you can’t do the same when the profile is private. You’ve to follow the private account first to view the posts of the user. Only if the person accepts your follow request, you will be a follower of the profile and see the user’s post.

The archive section of the Instagram application also stores the old and archived posts of someone else. Only you can view the archive section of your profile from where you’ll find the older posts that you’ve archived.

In this article, you’ll be able to know the methods to see someone’s deleted or old post on Instagram.

How to See Old or Deleted Instagram Posts?

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The methods are down below that can be used to see others’ deleted Instagram posts:

1. From Google Cache:

You can see someone’s deleted Instagram post from the Google cache. Google cache is where you’ll be able to find all the deleted and old Instagram posts of any user. It will show you or display you the post along with the picture.

If someone has deleted any of their earlier or old pictures or posts from Instagram you can search for it in Google. Google cache displays you with results that can help you see the older posts. You’ve to search for the profile manually on Google to find out the older posts of any user if those are cached.

To view older posts, you’ve to scroll down the Image results section of Google a little more and you’ll find the posts from the cache (if available) that are much older and even deleted from the account.

You can search for the user manually or copy the profile link and paste it into the search box to search for the profile. Searching in Google not only reveals the older Instagram post of any user, but you can even see the deleted photos you’re looking for.

As Google cache stores all the old pictures and data, it will be able to show you long-lost or deleted pictures of any user.

The steps below have the details you need to follow:

Step 1: Open the Google search page and enter the username of the Instagram profile whose deleted post you’re looking for.

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Step 2: You can also copy the profile link from the Instagram profile page and paste it into the search box.

Step 3: Click on the search button and search for the user.

Step 4: As the result page appears, click on the Image row to enter the image section.

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Step 5: There you can scroll down and find the deleted Instagram post of any user.

That’s all.

2. View Old Posts From Profile Tab:

You can see someone’s old post from the Post tab of their profile. If you want to see someone’s older posts you need to get into their profile and click on the option ‘Post‘ that’s displayed next to the DP on the profile page.

To view posts and pictures of any user, you need to first search for the profile by clicking on the search icon from the bottom panel of the Instagram app. From the search results, you need to click on the profile whose Instagram post you want to see.

As you’re into the profile page of that user, you’ll find three options at the top. Those are Post, Followers, and Following. You need to click on the Post option and it will bring you down to the posts section.

You’ve to scroll down the posts one after another to find the one you’re looking for. The newer posts of the user would appear at the top of the posting page, and as you’re scrolling down, you’ll be able to see the older posts.

> For Public Profile:

The posts of the profiles on Instagram which are public accounts are open to all for view. You can simply search for the profile and as you’re into the profile page, you can scroll down the Posts section to view every post the user has uploaded on his or her profile. You don’t need to follow the person on Instagram whose account is kept public to view his or her Instagram posts. Rather, even if you’re not following the person, you can visit the profile and view the pictures and videos uploaded by the user on his or her profile. Instagram would not show your name for stalking the profile too.

> For Private Profile:

You can’t view the posts of the profiles that are private. If any user has kept their Instagram account private by switching on the private mode, then only the followers of the user can view their profile and none else.

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If you don’t follow a user on Instagram whose profile is private but want to view his or her old Instagram post you won’t be able to do it. You first need to send the user the ‘Follow’ request. As the user accepts your request, you can become a follower of that user, and then you’re allowed to view his or her posts on Instagram.  

Only if you follow a private account, you are entitled to view the posts of that user. But if you don’t follow the account, you won’t be able to stalk his or her account to view the posts.

3. Instagram Archive on App:

In the archive section of your Instagram profile, you’ll be able to find the old and archived posts. All the posts that you archive are stored in the Archive section. The archived posts are your pictures or videos that you’ve chosen to keep hidden in the archive section.

Archive posts of any user aren’t visible by his or her followers. The archive section of the Instagram app is totally personal, where you can compile your older posts. No followers of yours can see your archive posts. Only you can check the archive section yourselves where you’ll be able to find the old posts that you’ve archived.

The archive section of the Instagram app displays all the archived posts, older stories according to the dates. You’ll have to scroll the archive section to view all the archive posts.

The steps are down below to follow and proceed further:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app.

Step 2: From the home page, click on the profile picture icon at the bottom right of the screen. 

Step 3: Next on the profile page, you’ll have to click on the three horizontal lines icon which you’ll find at the top right of the screen.

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Step 4: From the prompting options, you’ll have to choose Archive.

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It will take you to the archive section where you’ll be able to find the posts archived according to their dates.

The Bottom Lines:

This article explained all the possible methods to see someone’s deleted post on Instagram. You can check it from the Google cache to see the pictures from the Images results section. Also, you can find all his previous posts, you’ve to scroll down the Posts section to see the older posts.

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