How to See Old Instagram Bios [2022]

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Tijana Social Media / Instagram

4 min read

We all know that a well-crafted Instagram profile can attract many followers and fame. Therefore, a frequent adjustment of photos, filters, and even Instagram bios it’s sometimes necessary.

But, what happens when you want to remind yourself of your old Instagram bio text or when you want to reuse some of your previously posted links in your bio?

Instagram stores users' previous bios and this tutorial will show you how to access this data from a computer or a mobile device.

How to see previous Instagram bios?

Since Instagram has been with us for more than a decade, there have been some changes in the ways users can access their old Instagram bios.

Here are the steps for finding your old Instagram bio in 2022.

How to see your old Instagram bios on Android

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the ‘Hamburger menu’ in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Select ‘Your activity’.
  3. Tap on ‘Account history’.
  4. Scroll down to view all the changes you have made to your Instagram account. Under the 'Bio' section, you will find your old bio text and all the previously added links.

How to see your old Instagram bios on iPhone

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the ‘Hamburger menu’ in the top right corner of the screen.

instagram hamburger menu

  1. Select ‘Your activity’.

Instagram your activity option

  1. Tap on ‘Account history’.

instagram account history

  1. Scroll down to view all the changes you have made to your Instagram account. You will find your bio-history under the 'Bio' section, including the previously added links.

link in bio history instagram

How to see your old Instagram bios on Instagram Web

  1. Go to your profile and click on your profile icon located at the top of the page.
  2. Select ‘Settings’.

instagram settings

  1. From the left-hand menu, select ‘Privacy and security’.

instagram privacy and security menu

  1. Scroll down to the ‘Account-data’ section, and click on ‘View account data’.

view account data instagram

  1. From the ‘Profile info section’, click on' View all' under ‘Former bio texts’.

instagram former bio texts

That’s it!

You have successfully found your former Instagram bios.

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Can you delete the old Instagram bios?

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t allow users to delete their old bios from their profile pages.

So, if you decide to take a trip down memory lane, get ready for all the cringe-worthy Instagram bios you might have posted more than ten years ago.

The only way to delete your old Instagram bios is to delete your Instagram account altogether.

Wrapping Up

Revisiting your old Instagram bios is possible through both a PC and a mobile device.

Instagram stores this data in a special corner of the app, which can be valuable for users who are trying to reuse some of their old Instagram quotes or links.