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!
How to see 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.
Using the Professional account
This is arguably the easiest way to see the exact time of an Instagram post. If you are using a professional Instagram account, just go to the post you want to know the exact time of and tap View insights.
Voila! You will be able to see the time the post was published. In case yours is not a professional account, you can either switch it to professional or just adopt the method described in the following section.
Using a browser extension
This method is a bit of work because you need to log in to Instagram on your PC and install an extension. Once you have done that, the information you are looking for is just a hover away.
Here is how to see the exact time of an Instagram post:
- Install the Exact Time Viewer for Instagram browser extension.
- Log in to your Instagram account on your PC.
- Tap the Instagram post you would like to see the exact time of.
- Hover the cursor over the date and it will display you the exact time of that post in your local time zone.
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.
In case Instagram is not sending security codes while trying to log in on your PC, we have some easy troubleshooting methods for you to try out.
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.
As simple as that!
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