Does Instagram Show Your Saved Reels? - Instagram Reels Privacy Settings

Instagram Reels logo in front of a gradient background and in-between two Instagram Reels posts on either side
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Instagram Reels logo in front of a gradient background and in-between two Instagram Reels posts on either side
Credit: Instagram

If you've been bookmarking and keeping plenty of memes and videos to watch later, you may be wondering: Does Instagram show your saved Reels to your friends and followers? While you may be looking to share some of your posts with friends, you'll definitely want to keep some private.

Before you go ahead and unfollow everyone on Instagram, and force them to unfollow you, out of fear that your saved Reels may be seen, make sure to find out the answer below. Also, you may want to find out who has shared your Instagram posts too, while you're here.

Does Instagram Show Your Saved Reels?

No, people can't see your saved Instagram Reels, according to Instagram's Help Centre. Your saved posts and Reels are private to you, and other users can't see what you've saved, including the users who shared the original post in the first place.

The recent concerns about people seeing your saved Instagram Reels stems from a viral Reel that showcases a 'Saved by:' message underneath a post. However, this feature isn't in Instagram, and due to privacy concerns in regions like Europe, it likely won't release if it's real.

Twitter also uses a similar feature, called Bookmarking, that allows you to save posts for later. However, while the number of bookmarks on a tweet is visible, you can't see who has bookmarked it. Of course, Instagram could add a way to see who has saved Reels on public accounts, but we don't expect it to be a full feature anytime soon.

So, if you're concerned about people seeing your saved Instagram Reels, you don't need to be worried right now. Don't start deleting your Instagram and deleting your Threads account just yet, but we'll be sure to update this guide if there's any updates or features added that let people see your saved Reels.

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