Can You Search Within Your Instagram Photos? Here Are 4 Sneaky Shortcuts


If you've been on social media since your teenage years, chances are you shared some relatively cringe-worthy things back in the day. Whether you simply want to see how far you've come or find the perfect #ThrowbackThursday picture, looking at old posts can be a lot of fun. But if you're searching for a specific post, you might find yourself wondering if you can search within your own Instagram photos.

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn't offer a native search feature for old content or photos you posted on the social media platform. Instead, you can only look up account names, hashtags, and places that have been geotagged. If you have thousands of Instagram posts because you share every single detail of your life on the app (guilty!), finding the post you're looking for can take some time, especially if you don't know when you shared it. If you don't want to sit down and scroll all day, understandable — you can get creative with some workarounds, although they aren't super quick fixes. Still, these solutions are slightly easier than mindlessly scrolling and squinting at image previews, and they can save you some time as you try to find an old Instagram post.