Social media stalking might be creepy and a waste of time, but most of us are guilty of it at one point or another. That’s why, after our latest “How to hide your accidental ‘like’ on Instagram” post, we were intrigued by this even more efficient tip coming from one of our readers.
When you’re mid-lurking on someone’s account and you’re scared of accidentally liking a photo, turn on Aeroplane Mode. (You’ll have to have scrolled through much of their account first; in aeroplane mode, new posts won’t load. So scroll carefully.)
Now, even if you “double-tap” on a post or accidentally follow somebody, you’re saved since you’re not connected to the Internet. Easy.
[referenced url=”https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2018/07/how-to-hide-your-accidental-instagram-like/” thumb=”https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_lfill,w_768/ho5ouf5xrcpfxbtolmuw.jpg” title=”How To Hide Your Accidental Instagram ‘Like’” excerpt=”It’s late at night and you’re stalking an old friend’s Instagram. It’s all going well, until you accidentally “like” a photo from 42 weeks ago. I’ve been there; many of us have been there. The next time this happens to you, here’s a tip, recently shared by a Twitter user, in case of extreme, mortifying emergency.”]