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.
my friend accidentally liked someone's very old photo on instagram when she was doing a deep scroll, panicked, n immediately CHANGED HER NAME AND PHOTO ON INSTAGRAM LIKE ASSUMED AN ENTIRELY NEW IDENTITY N GAVE HERSELF A NAME LIKE FRANK B. JONES JUST SO THE PERSON WOULDN'T NOTICE
— kayla kumari upadhyaya (@KaylaKumari) July 17, 2018
Change Your Name and Profile Photo
If you’ve accidentally liked someone’s photo on Instagram and their push notifications are enabled, the person who posted the picture will see it. Even if you remove the like right away, it will show. According to Instagram, however, the like alert will disappear shortly after you remove it. So your new profile won’t have to stay that way forever. In the meantime, here’s what you should do:
- Switch your account to private — if you’re public.
- Go to your Instagram page and click on the profile icon at the bottom-right corner.
- Click on “Edit Profile” at the top of your page.
- Change your name, bio and profile photo.
I’m such an embarrassment omfg.. so sorry to the boy on ig who’s old photo I liked on my private account. dw I hate me too bdbvsahaksjbdhsks
— zo (@HellHeckYeahZoe) July 18, 2018
OH GOD i almost liked an old photo of my ex girlfriend on her instagram
SUDDENLY IM SK NAUSEOUS
— mariana 땡 (@wildchamomille) July 18, 2018
It might sound extreme and a lot of work for one embarrassing like, but if you’re in a position in which you really can’t afford to like even one photo, then you know it’s worth it.