Did you recently create an Instagram account for yourself or your business? Are you still in the process of learning and getting the hang of all the features offered by this social networking service? Or perhaps you’ve been trying to find out who saves your posts and are on this article. Well, we’ve got your search covered.

But before diving into how to check for people saving your posts, let us first learn about the save feature on Instagram.

What Is An Instagram Save?

The bookmark on Instagram is a convenient feature that lets users save and organize posts they find interesting on their feed. If you see a post you like or find helpful, you can tap on the bookmark icon below the post to save it. Doing this will add the post to your saved collection and makes it pretty easy to find it again later. 

Moreover, if you happen to have a public blog or a business account on Instagram, the save feature can be pretty valuable for you.

Currently, Instagram saves are considered to be a trending engagement metric to track success and gain followers off Instagram. The rise in this trend is all due to Instagram’s algorithm update.

Usually, the algorithm uses different engagement metrics such as the number of likes, comments, and views a post gets to suggest it in user feeds. But the update has added the bookmark or save feature as another important engagement metric.

So whenever someone saves a post you upload on your account, the algorithm deems that post as valuable and high-quality. It then starts showing the post on other users’ feeds as well. Furthermore, on saving, more content from your Instagram page and similar content from other accounts will start to appear on the user’s explore page.

With Instagram considering hiding likes in several countries, you might want to start focusing on the save feature. You can boost your post engagements by encouraging your followers to save posts and creating save-worthy content. This can land your public account on the explore page and attract more audiences to your brand. 

Keep in mind that it does not matter if you have a private or a professional account on Instagram. All your followers can save posts, pictures, or videos made visible on your account.

How to See Who Saved Your Instagram Posts?

Now you might be wondering how you can check the people that save your Instagram posts?

To make it simple, you cannot see exactly who has saved a post from your Instagram account. The reason behind this is Instagram’s strict policy of maintaining its users’ privacy. Therefore, users on Instagram can anonymously save posts they like without their privacy being violated.

Additionally, when a post on your account is saved, you do not get notified about it. So you won’t get to know about who or at what time a particular post has been saved.

One easy way to get an idea of the people saving your Instagram posts is by asking your followers.

Ask Your Followers If They’ve Saved Your Instagram Posts

  • Take a screenshot of the post you want to get the information about.
  • Add the screenshot to your Instagram story by tapping the story option.
  • Then ask your followers about who has saved that post. You can use the questions sticker available on the story screen to ask the question.
  • Tap ‘your story’ to upload the screenshot with the question. Once your story has been uploaded, you will get answers through the replies.

But you cannot expect every user to reply to the question. However, it is possible for you to see the total amount of saves on a particular post from your account.

To be able to see the number of saves on your posts, you would first need to open a professional account on Instagram. Since Instagram has not yet provided the feature to check insights on private accounts, users on the private setting cannot see the number of saves on their posts.

There are 2 different kinds of professional accounts that you can create on Instagram. You can either choose to start a business account or a creator account. After you have moved to your professional account, anyone on Instagram will be able to see the videos and pictures that you upload.

The only thing left to see is the number of saves on your Instagram posts. The method is quite simple. Here are the steps to check save insights:

See How Many Times Your Post Has Been Saved

  • Once you have logged into your professional account, tap on the profile icon at the bottom right corner to view your profile.
  • In the profile section, you will find all the posts you have uploaded.
  • To check the number of saves, open the post you want to know more about.
  • Then go to the ‘view insights’ option available on the bottom left side of the post.
  • The ‘view insights’ option will show you a popup with all the various insight stats of the specific post.
  • The number appearing below the save symbol shows the saves on a particular post.

Other than the bookmark icon, the heart icon shows the number of likes, and the speech bubble icon indicates your post’s total comments. The arrow icon displays the number of times people have shared the set post.

You can see how many visits your profile has received on the same popup. In addition, you can also check your account’s reach, that is, the number of people that saw your post. 

These insights will help you figure out what you can do to boost your account’s engagement. 

Ending Note

Even though you can not see which user or follower saved your post on Instagram, you can still view the total number of people who did. 

We hope this helped you learn about the save feature, how you can benefit from it and how to see the number of people saving your Instagram posts.