Let’s admit it, at some point, we all have wanted to check our old status updates, old photos, etc., on our social media accounts. If we talk about Instagram, it’s relatively easy to check the photos & videos you have shared on the platform.

If you are using the mobile app of Instagram, you can even review your old Instagram bios and see what information you have shared & quotes or fonts you used before. Hence, if you want to check your old Instagram bios, you have landed on the right page.

Find Your Old Bios on Instagram

Below, we have shared a step-by-step guide on finding your old Instagram Bios. Please note that you need to use the mobile app of Instagram to check your old bios. The option to find old bios is missing on the web version of Instagram. So, let’s get started.

1. First, open the Instagram app and tap on the profile picture in the bottom right corner.

profile picture

2. On the Profile page, tap on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the top-right corner of the screen.

hamburger menu

3. From the menu that pops up, tap the Your Activity option.

Your Activity

4. On the Your Activity screen, tap on the Account history.

Account history

5. On the Account History screen, you will see your old bios under the ‘Bio’ heading.


6. Next, tap on the ‘Update type’ drop-down at the top-right corner.

7. On the Update type, select ‘Bio’ and tap the Apply button.

8. Now, you can see all Bios you’ve changed on Instagram.

That’s it! This is how you can view your old bios on the Instagram mobile app for Android & iOS.

How to Grab Text from the Bio Section

If you cannot copy the text from the bio section, you need to use the OCR apps. Currently, hundreds of OCR apps are available for Android that you can install & use for free. After installing an OCR app, you need to capture a screenshot of the bio that includes text and open it on an OCR app.

OCR apps like Google Lens can easily recognize and extract text from the screen. Once extracted, you can re-use the bio on your Instagram or other social media accounts.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Can others see my old Instagram Bio?

No, the account history section is limited to you; no other person can access it. However, you can see your old Instagram bio by following our shared steps.

How to Delete Old Instagram Bios?

There’s no option to delete the old Instagram Bios you’ve updated, but the old ones are automatically replaced with the new ones. Hence, there’s no need to delete the old Instagram Bios.

How many times can I change my Instagram Bio?

You can change your Instagram Bio unlimited times. There’s no limitation on how many times you can change the Instagram Bio. However, doing it aggressively can lead to account verification or a temporary ban.

Can I check old Instagram Bios on computer?

Instagram can be accessed from any web browser, but you can’t check old bios on the web version. The web version of Instagram doesn’t have the Account History option.

So, that’s how easy it is to find old Instagram Bios on Android & iOS. Apart from the old bios, you can even check the posts you have liked on Instagram, comments on posts, etc. If you have any doubts or need more help, let us know in the comments.


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