How to See Old Bios on Instagram?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to See Old Bios on Instagram?

Do you want to return to a previous bio on Instagram, but you can’t remember it? Not a problem! You can search for old bios in your Instagram account!

Older guides will tell you to go to “Settings” – “Security” – “Access Data“, “Former bio texts“, but this solution is not available anymore.

Instead, this is what you gotta do to see old bios on Instagram:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap on the Hamburger icon
  3. Select “Your Activity
  4. Go to “Account History
  5. Find your older bios and copy them

This is the easiest way to change your current Instagram bio to an older one. However, you won’t be able to copy-paste the old bio to your current bio (which sucks).

It doesn’t work like that. Instead, you’ll need to copy it into your current Bio field manually.

It is what it is, I’m afraid. But let’s get started, shall we? Keep reading my guide because it’ll help you finish faster!

1. Select your profile picture

Select your profile picture
Select your profile picture

First step – open Instagram on your phone and find your profile picture icon (it’s in the bottom-right corner). Then, give it a tap.

This will redirect you to your profile page, which is where the next step of this guide takes place – see below:

2. Select the Hamburger icon

Select the Hamburger icon
Select the Hamburger icon

Once you’re on the profile page, tap the Hamburger (three-line) icon in the top-right corner and open a menu. You’ll need an option from that menu, so keep reading to see which one:

3. Select “Your Activity

Select "Your Activity"
Select “Your Activity

After you tap on the Hamburger icon, a menu with several options will open. Some of these options are “Settings“, “Archive“, “Your activity“, “QR Code“, “Saved“, and more.

Don’t go to your settings even if that makes the most sense. Instead, select “Your Activity” to continue.

4. Tap on “Account History

Tap on "Account History"
Tap on “Account History

After you open the “Your activity” page on Instagram, find the “Account history” option and select it. This is where you’ll find your past bios, among other changes you’ve done to your profile.

5. Find your past bios

Find your past bios
Find your past bios

In the “Account History” tab, you should find a list of all the changes you’ve made to your Instagram profile over time.

They’re all time-stamped with “Today“, “Yesterday“, “This week“, and so on. Scroll down until you find the bio you’re interested in.

Then, manually copy it to your current Bio field. You can’t copy-paste it because Instagram doesn’t let you do that. Why? Because screw you, that’s why (Instagram’s words, not mine).

That’s all there is to it.

It’s a simple 5-step procedure that you shouldn’t have any problems with. But if you do, comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible.

Stay tuned for more helpful articles on your favorite social media platforms!

Why did my Instagram bio disappear?

Has your Instagram bio disappeared, and you don’t know why? There’s only one explanation for that: Instagram deleted it.

If your bio contains offensive wording, threats, pornographic hints, or anything else that Instagram forbids, they will remove it.

Here are some of the things that Instagram doesn’t accept:

– Sadism or graphic scenes of cruelty
– Pornographic content
– Offensive or insulting wording
– Deceitful and scam-related hints and words
– Suspicious and malware-infested links

If you know you haven’t broken any rules, you can contact Instagram and ask why they deleted your bio.

It could also be a glitch, though it’s unlikely. Try re-adding the same Bio to your Instagram account and see what happens.

If it gets deleted again, it’s most likely Instagram deleting it!

What should I put as my bio on Instagram?

Don’t overthink it. Your Instagram Bio should contain information that helps users get to know you better.

This could be your current profession or role in your company. Or your biggest achievement to date.

For instance, you could say “Aspiring Content Writer” or “Chief Enginner at X company.”

Or “Happy father of two wonderful children,” if you’re a family person. Don’t stretch yourself thin on the Bio with complex phrases and ideas.

Users don’t put too much stock into the Bio, but if they do, they’ll expect something simple and to the point.

A Bio such as “What’s the biggest achievement you could ever have in your life?” doesn’t say anything about you.

The other person will only be confused and may not be inclined to get to know you better or subscribe to you.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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