How To See The Exact Time Of An Instagram Post

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How To See The Exact Time Of An Instagram Post, Story And Comment 2022

Want to see the exact time of an Instagram post? There is a way!

Sometimes you might want to know what time an Instagram post, story or comment was published. But Instagram, unfortunately, does not provide this information. However, there are workarounds for this.

In this article, we will discuss different ways to see the exact time of an Instagram post, story and comment. Let's get started!

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How To See The Exact Time Of An Instagram Post, Story And Comment

Whatever reason you have for wanting to know what time an Instagram post was published, the answer is simple: You can. Whether it is an Instagram post, story or comment, you can see the exact time of it using the following methods.

Browser Extension

This is arguably the easiest way to see the exact time of an Instagram post. All you have to do is install a Chrome extension and the information you are looking for is just a hover away. Here is how it is done.

  1. Install the Exact Time Viewer for Instagram browser extension.
  2. Log in to your Instagram account on your PC.
  3. Tap the Instagram post you would like to see the exact time of.
  4. Hover the cursor over the date and it will display you the exact time of that post in your local time zone.
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You can use the same method to see the exact time of an Instagram story as well as an Instagram comment. Basically, hovering over any date on Instagram will display the exact timestamp.

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Using the DateTime HTML element

If you don't want to go through the whole hassle of installing an extension, you could use this method to see the exact time of an Instagram post. Although it is a bit more complicated than the above method, it does work and provides you with the exact time.

  1. Log in to your Instagram account on your PC.
  2. Right-click on the date you wish to see the exact time of and select Inspect from the drop-down menu.
  3. The developer tools will be opened on the right side of the screen and something like the following will be highlighted. <time class="_aaqe" datetime="2019-04-17T15:17:15.000Z" title="Apr 17, 2019">April 17, 2019</time>
  4. Here, "2019-04-17T15:17:15.000Z" is the date and time at which the post, story or comment was published. However, it is in the Zulu format and you need to convert it to your local time zone.
  5. For that, go here and copy-paste the date and time to the ISO 8601 time input box. ie 2019-04-17T15:17:15.000Z.
  6. The date and time in the RFC 2822 time is the exact time at which the post, story or comment was published.
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Yeah, this method is a bit of work but this can be one of your options.

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How To See The Timestamp On Instagram DM

It is pretty straightforward. Thankfully, Instagram displays the exact time of messages on Instagram DM.

To see the timestamp on Instagram DM, open the particular chat and then place your finger on an empty area on the screen and swipe towards the left side. You can now see the time stamp for each message alongside it, on the left side of the screen.

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