How To Automatically Like Posts on Instagram
The more people you follow on Instagram the more posts you will see on your Instagram Feed. So, in case you are following over a thousand people on Instagram, you are probably going through hundreds of different photos every day.
Although this can make your Instagramming more interesting, it can easily backfire on you as you will most likely miss a couple of posts from your best friends.
In case you want to avoid the terrible mistake of not liking your friend’s every post, this article is for you.
Automatically Like Someone’s Post on Instagram
So, you don’t want to clean your Instagram Feed by unfollowing some people but you don’t want to miss your friend’s posts either. If only you could automatically like your friend’s posts and not worry about it at all, right?
Well, we have some good news. You can do just that, and here is how.
Setting Up an Auto-Liking Instagram Bot
Before we begin, you need to know that this tutorial involves third party downloads. The reason for that lies in the fact that Instagram doesn’t have the auto-like feature available. From the looks of it, they won’t include this feature in the near future.
So, if you don’t trust unofficial third-party downloads, you should skip to the alternative method, explained in the next section.
NOTE: The following method could be hard to understand if you aren’t familiar with Github and manual installations which don’t have a clear user-interface.
With that out of the way, let’s start with the first method.
Basically, we will be setting up an auto-liking bot which you can use for liking pictures as soon as they are posted. The bot is essentially a program you will install on your computer.
This program is created by gulzar1996 and you can download it for free on Github.
But how does this auto-like Instagram bot actually work?
The program is based on scripts that run the Instagram API every 15 minutes. The Instagram API checks for new posts from users that you have specified. In essence, the program will refresh your Instagram Feed every 15 minutes, scan through it, and look for specific user IDs. Once it finds a match, it will automatically like the post.
To make sure that you know which posts are liked, the program will notify you on Slack, so you must also have a Slack account.
Here is what you need to do in order to set everything up:
- Git clone the gulzar1996’s program to your computer.
- Install npm (Node Package Manager).
- Create a .env file.
- Set up the accessToken, user_id (the profile that you want to use this program on), and your slack URL.
You should enter your configured Slack channel in the Slack URL field. That’s where you will be getting notifications from the app.
After you have done that, run the app by starting the npm, and your job is done.
The Alternative Method
If you aren’t that good with these sort of installations or just don’t trust them, you can try out the alternative method. Although this method doesn’t automatically like Instagram posts, you can use it to get notified when your friend has posted something. That way, you will never miss your friend’s pictures or videos, and you’ll be able to like them as soon as they get posted.
To do this, we will be using Instagram’s built-in feature, so no downloads are required. Here is what you need to do:
- Open your Instagram app.
- Navigate to your friend’s profile.
- Tap on the three dots – located in the upper right corner of your screen.
- Tap on Manage Notifications.
Once you’ve done that, you will be presented with the options you can set up for this specific Instagram user. In this case, you should enable the Posts option by tapping on it.
If you want to also get notified when that specific Instagram user posts an Instagram Story, you should enable the Story option as well.
To get absolutely all notifications from this user, tap on Get All Notifications.
So, once you’ve done that, you will get notified whenever that Instagram user posts something. Click on this notification and you will be taken to your friend’s newest post.
Don’t Miss an Instagram Post Ever Again
We have shown you the methods that you can use so that you don’t miss an important Instagram post ever again. Go through both of them again and check which one is the easiest for you to use.
Let us remind you again that the second method doesn’t automatically like posts from specified users but only notifies you when they post something.