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What to do when you accidentally like someone’s really old Instagram picture 2023?

Clambering out of the “Deep Like” quagmire.

What to do when you accidentally like someone's really old Instagram picture

What should you do if you accidentally like someone’s really, really old Instagram post – and don’t want them to find out? Can you “undo” it without that person knowing? The answer is… yes!

We know it can be traumatic, but at the end of the day, it’s not the end of the world if you accidentally (or not so accidentally, and then regretted it) hit the heart button and want to take it back. We’ve rounded up eight strategic steps to help you hide your inner IG-stalker in the event of a slip-up.

Check them out below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

1) Try to stop panicking


Breathe…and rapidly unlike the picture. Bonus points if you can do it in less than three seconds.

2) Pray they didn’t notice


Maybe they have notifications turned off? People do that, right?….RIGHT?!!

FYI: Instagram’s official page states: If you’ve accidentally liked a photo and then unliked it, the person who posted it will still get a push notification if they have notifications turned on. BUT very soon after you remove a like, the like alert will disappear from other people’s Activity.

3) Set your Instagram to private…immediately


Will only really work if your name and picture are not a giveaway. And if they are…

4) Change your Instagram handle and picture


Example: They get a notification that @Rachel86 has liked their picture, but little do they know that @Rachel86 is now @CutiePie198. Ha! Untraceable….sort of.

5) Delete your entire Instagram account


Let them try and track you down now, eh?? (consider this a last resort plan contingent on level of embarrassment)

6) Become a recluse


Who needs social media anyway?

7) Evaluate your social media stalking level


When the adrenalin rush dies down, and hopefully you’re in the clear…be honest, has your Insta behavior become unhealthy? Nah. Didn’t think so. 

8) Still stressing? Try chilling out by watching a YouTube video

It could always be worse.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever accidentally liked someone’s really old Instagram picture? Let us know by tweeting us @itpliveme.

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