We have all done it before: being deep into someone’s Instagram profile – someone you like, a person in front of which, you try to ‘play it cool’ – and then oops! You have liked one of their posts by accident.
Maybe you thought that double-tap is a shortcut for zoom and you have gone and liked the picture, haven’t you? So you should now Delete all of your social media accounts and Live in a cave!
It’s not the end of the world. You can take a few steps to reduce the chance of that person noticing you are awkward like.
There are a few things you can do about it:
#1 Unlike the photo immediately
Unfortunately, if the person who owns the account is looking at their phone when you accidentally hit the like button, and they have notifications enabled, they will find out about the action! So, you have been caught, and there is no escaping this.
But if they have got their phone silent somewhere, then you can undo the like.
If you, unlike the post, the notification from you will be disappeared shortly.
So just unlike the post as quick as possible.
#2 Like one of their latest posts
The other thing you can do is to unlike the post immediately, then like their most recent post. This way, they’ll only receive a notification for your second like.
However, this only works on an account that you are already following. So If you were stalking someone, then liking their latest posts will be just as weird. So just hit the ‘follow’ and end the game!
#3 Edit your profile
If you change your account information, the person will not find out it was you.
- First, you should go to your Instagram account.
- Head to the settings option where you can switch your Instagram account to private – if your account is public.
- Click on the profile icon at the bottom right
- Click on ‘Edit Profile.’
- Change your name, username, bio and profile photo.
This method has a nearly 100% success rate!
So you can take these following steps to make sure you won’t get caught:
- Unlike the post
- Delete your Instagram account!
- Broke your phone
- Eat the pieces
- Book a flight to somewhere far far away! And never come back again!