How To View Your Instagram Reels Watch History

Your Quick Answer: 

  1. To view Instagram reels, watch history; you can check the Reels that you have liked.
  2. Go to your Profile Page, and from the Your activity section, go to the Likes section and find the Reels.
  3. You can also save Instagram Reels, so you can see their history if you have saved many reels.
  4. Enter in your Profile Page, and from the Saved section, you can find all the Reels you have saved.
  5. If you are using the Instagram web, you can request them to download your Instagram data; from there, you can get the HTML file of your liked posts.
  6. Go to the Instagram Settings page, tap Privacy and security, and request to download your data. They will give you the data via email, you have to unzip the files, and you can get the ‘likes’ folder.

How to see recently watched Reels on Instagram:

There are some steps that you should use:

1. From the Posts You have Liked:

On Instagram, when you like or comment on a post, then Instagram always keeps track of it and stores it in a place. If you have a habit of liking every Reel, then you can get the full reel history from this section. This section combines liked posts and reels, so you have to find the Reels. Now to go to the ‘Likes’ section:

Step 1: Log in to your Instagram account

Open the Google Play Store and download the Instagram app if you do not have the app (If you already have it, then ignore the step). Open the Instagram app and log in to your account with your credentials. After that, click on the ‘Login’ option. If you are going to use Instagram for the first time, then sign up for a new account by giving some general information and then log in.

Step 2: Tap on your profile icon and tap on Menu icon

After logging in, on the bottom right corner of the Instagram Home page, you will get the option to enter your profile page; click on the Avatar icon, and you will enter your Instagram profile page. You can see the Hamburger icon (the Three Horizontal Line icon) in the top right corner of your Instagram profile page. Click on the icon, and a pop-up will come from the bottom.

Click on profile icon
Click Menu Icon

Step 3: Select Your Activity and Go to Likes Section

In the pop-up options, you can see the option ‘Your activity’, click on it, and then select ‘Interactions’ where your interactions are stored.

Click your activity

Inside this section there are four sections: ‘Comments’, ‘Likes’, ‘Story replies’, and ‘Reviews’. Tap ‘Likes’, and you can see all the liked reels and posts there. 

Interactions
Click Like

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2. From the Saved Instagram Posts:

Instagram has a special feature where you can save Instagram Reels on your account. When you open any Reels on Instagram, you can see a three dots icon on the bottom right side; from there, you can save a reel. Now, if you saved every Reel you have seen, you can view your Instagram reels from the saved Instagram posts and watch history. Now to do that:

Step 1: Open Instagram app and log in to Account

First, open the Instagram app and log in to your account with your credentials. If you do not have the app, open your Google Play Store and download the app. Then enter your Instagram credentials, and click on the ‘Login’ option. If you are new to Instagram and do not have an account on Instagram, sign up for a new account using the needed credentials. 

Step 2: Go to Profile and Tap the Three Horizontal lines

After entering the Instagram Home page from the bottom bar, click on your Profile icon from the bottom right corner and enter your Instagram profile page. You can see the menu icon (the Three Horizontal Line icon) in the top right corner of your Instagram profile page. Click on the option, and a pop-up will come from the bottom. 

Click on profile icon
Click Menu Icon

Step 3: Tap on Saved and Find the Reels

When the pop-up comes from the list, click on the ‘Saved’ option. After that, a new page will open where you can see the option ‘All Posts’. Click on it, and inside this section, there are two more subsections; you can go to the ‘Reels’ and view the Reels watch history if you have saved every Reel.

Tap on saved

3. Download Instagram Data & Find Liked Links:

You can download Instagram data as an HTML or a JSON file from the Instagram web, and there you can find the reels.html file. You can run this file and see all the Reels in your Instagram data. To download the Instagram data:

Step 1: Sign in to Your Account and Go to Settings

Open Instagram web on your Google Chrome PC, enter your login credentials and enter the Instagram Home page. Click on your profile icon from the top right corner and select ‘Settings’. 

Click on Settings

Step 2: Tap the Request Download Option

After entering the Settings section, you can see a list on the left side of the screen; tap ‘Privacy and security’ from the list.

Click Privacy and Settings
Download Data

Scroll down the page, and under the Data download part, you can see the option Request download option. Click on it, and another page will open where you have to enter your email address where they send you the data.

Click Next

You can choose either HTML or JSON format to receive the information. Select ‘Next’, and then enter your Instagram password. Enter it and select ‘Request Download’, and then they start creating a file of your information and send it to you via that email. It may take a maximum of 14 days, so wait till then.

Click Request Download

Step 3: Open Gmail and Download Information

Open the Gmail account you have provided, and after getting the official mail, click on the ‘Download Information’ option, and you will be prompted to enter your login credentials again to confirm your identity.

After entering the information again, tap ‘Download Information’ and download the zip file on your PC. Then double-click on it to unzip the files and find the ‘likes’ folder. Open the folder, run the ‘liked_posts.html’ file, and see the liked reel history. 

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