Instagram users can easily find and read their entire account history, including the names and usernames they have used, bios, email changes, and more. This may come in handy since many users might want to look back at how they used Instagram in the past. Although the info on the ‘Account History‘ page isn’t copyable, both Android and iOS users can work around this and easily copy and paste it.
Instagram has been actively testing and introducing new features and options. This includes Instagram’s video reactions feature that is coming to compete with TikTok, Instagram NFTs, timely content, and more. One of the most prominent Instagram updates was that of the Reels. This feature has allowed Instagram users to post TikTok-like vertical videos. In addition, Reels have started to appear on the Facebook app too, and it looks like Meta is repeating what it did with Snapchat’s stories with TikTok.
Users can easily access every change they’ve made to their Instagram accounts. First, users need to open the Instagram app on an Android or iOS device and tap the ‘Profile‘ icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Next, users should tap the horizontal three-line icon on the top-right corner and choose ‘Your Activity’ from the pop-up menu.
How To Find Your Entire Instagram Account History
At this point, users should tap on the ‘Account History’ option. This will open a comprehensive historical view of every key change the user has made to their account. Scrolling down in this feed will let the user see every name, username, bio, email, or website that has been used before. In most cases, users can scroll down until they find the ‘Account Created‘ record, which means that the ‘Account History’ feature records every change since the creation of the account. However, this may not be the case for every Instagram user. In addition, it’s worth noting that this feature doesn’t log Instagram Stories, posts, or other timely content.
Users can filter their ‘Account History‘ view and choose between ‘Newest to oldest‘ or ‘Oldest to newest.‘ They can also select start and end dates. Clicking on a record will take the user to the ‘Profile Edit‘ page, which contains the currently-used information. Generally, any text on the ‘Account History’ page can’t be selected and copied. Alternatively, users can use Google Lens on Android or Live Text on iOS 15+ iPhone. To do so, Android users need to download the Google Lens app, take a screenshot of the bio, and share it with the Lens app. Following that, users will be able to select and copy the text. On iOS, users only need to take a screenshot and open it via the ‘Photos’ app, and they can easily select text by double tapping and then copying it. Users with iOS versions older than 15 can also use the Google Lens app.
This method will help Instagram users copy their bios if they want to reuse them. However, bios don’t appear in full on the ‘Account History’ page, but the apparent text may be enough for the users to remember. However, copying a previously used website or email will be easier since it’s not a long text. It’s worth noting that users can also access their old Instagram stories by tapping on the horizontal three-line menu on their profile page and then tapping ‘Archive.’