For years, we’ve been using Instagram to share our pictures, interact with our loved ones, engage in communities, and grow our businesses. Since its inception in 2010, we’ve come a long way forward.

And if you have had an Instagram account for quite some time, chances are that you may have changed your bio – time and time again in the past few years.

Maybe, you did.

Maybe, you didn’t. 

But if you have the knack of changing your Instagram bio and can’t really recollect what your old ones were, allow me to help you out.

One of the best parts of Instagram is that it stores all your account information on its servers. From your usernames to bios, you can literally access your account history with ease.

If you are wondering how to see your old Instagram bio, allow me to help you out. 

Throughout this blog post, I’ll show you:

Depending on the device you’re using and whether you like to access Instagram using the application or on your browser, you may head over to the respective section.

So, without further ado, let me guide you through the steps.

How to See Your Old Instagram Bio Using Mobile Application

Follow these exact steps to see your old Instagram bio using a mobile application:

Head Over to the “Your Activity” Section Under Instagram Settings

Head Over to the “Your Activity” Section Under Instagram Settings

If you are accessing your Instagram account using the mobile application (doesn’t matter if it’s Android or iOS), the first step is to launch Instagram and log in to your account, if you haven’t already.

Make sure that you are logged in to the account that you want to access the old bios of. Upon launching Instagram, head over to your profile by clicking on your profile picture in the bottom-right corner of the application.

Once you’re on your account, click on the hamburger menu, i.e., the three vertical-line in the top-right corner.

Now, you’ll see numerous options, including:

  • Settings
  • Archive
  • Your activity
  • QR code
  • Saved
  • Close Friends
  • Favorites
  • Covid-19 Information Center

Click on “Your activity” to access all your Instagram activity.

Access Your Bio from Your Account History

Under “Your Activity,” you’ll see numerous options:

  • Time spent
  • Photos and videos
  • Interactions
  • Account history
  • Recent searches
  • Links you’ve visited
  • Archived
  • Recently deleted
  • Download your information

Since we want to access the old bio, we’ll click on “Account history.”

From here, you can look at all the changes you’ve made to your Instagram account since you first created it. From here, you can look at all your profile changes, including bio changes.

How to See Your Old Instagram Bio Using Mobile Application

And that’s how you can access or see your old Instagram bios.

If you are accessing Instagram on your phone’s mobile browser, don’t worry – I’ll now show you how to see your old Instagram bio in Google Chrome on your phone browser.

How to See Your Old Instagram Bio in Google Chrome on Your Phone Browser

Visit the “Privacy & Security” Section under Instagram Settings

Visit the “Privacy & Security” Section under Instagram Settings

Now, if you use Instagram on your phone yet access it on your browser, you don’t have to go through the trouble of installing the application to see your old Instagram bios. I’ll show you how you can do that with ease.

First, head over to www.instagram.com on your browser and log in to the right account, if not already done.

Now, head over to your Instagram profile by tapping on your display picture in the bottom-right corner. This will take you to your Instagram profile. From here, click on the “Settings” icon in the top-left corner.

Under Instagram Settings, click on “Privacy & Security” – which you can find under Account Settings. 

Access Your Bio 

Under “Privacy & Security,” scroll below to find “Account Data.” Just below “Account Data,” click on “View Account Data.”

From here, you can see all your account privacy changes, password changes, former email addresses, former usernames, and former full names – almost every change you’ve made in your account.

How to See Your Old Instagram Bio in Google Chrome on Your Phone Browser

Under “Profile Info,” you’ll find many options:

  • Former usernames
  • Former full names
  • Former bio texts
  • Former links in bio

To see your old bio, click on “View All” under “Former bio texts” and you’ll be able to see the list of all your old bios.

As simple as that!

Lastly, if you want to know how to see your old bios while using Instagram on your desktop, I’ve covered it in the next section.

How to See Your Old Instagram Bio on Desktop

Follow these exact steps to see your old Instagram bio on Desktop:

Visit the “Privacy & Security” Section under Instagram Settings

Visit the “Privacy & Security” Section under Instagram Settings

The first step is to launch Instagram on your web browser by hopping onto www.instagram.com and logging in to your account, if not already done. From there, click on your profile picture at the top as you can see in the image.

A drop-down menu will open with the following options:

  • Profile
  • Saved
  • Settings
  • Switch accounts
  • Log out

Click on “Settings” to access Instagram settings.

In the left-hand navigation bar, click on “Privacy and security.”

Under “Privacy & Security,” scroll down to find “Account Data.” Just beneath “Account Data,” tap on “View Account Data.”

Access Your Bio

From here, you’ll be able to see all your account privacy changes, password changes, former usernames, former email addresses, and former full names – every change you’ve made in your account.

How to See Your Old Instagram Bio on Desktop

Under “Profile Info,” you’ll find many options:

  • Former usernames
  • Former full names
  • Former bio texts
  • Former links in bio

To look at your old bio, click on “View All” under “Former bio texts” and you’ll be able to see the list of all your old bios.

Congratulations! Now you have access to all your old bios.

NOTE – While writing this blog post, I found out that “Account Data is going away in April.” That’s this month. However, you’ll be able to download your Instagram account data. 

Allow me to show you how to do that.

How to Download Instagram Account Data

How to Download Instagram Account Data in 2022

To download Instagram account data on your smartphone using the mobile application, follow these steps:

  • Head over to your Instagram profile.
  • Click on the hamburger menu in the top-right corner.
  • Select “Your activity.”
  • Click on “Download your information” – which you can see at the bottom of the list. 
  • Add your email and select “Request download.”
  • Enter your Instagram account password for confirmation.
  • Select “Next” in the top-right corner.

To download Instagram account data on your smartphone using the browser, follow these steps:

  • Visit your Instagram profile
  • Tap on the Settings icon in the top-left corner
  • Click on “Privacy & Security”
  • Under “Data Download,” tap on “Request Download”
  • Enter your email and information format. 
  • Select “Next.”
  • Enter your Instagram account password for confirmation.
  • Select “Request Download.” 

To download Instagram account data on desktop, follow these steps:

  • Click on your profile picture 
  • Select “Settings.”
  • Click on “Privacy and security” in the left-hand navigation bar
  • Enter your email and information format. 
  • Select “Next.”
  • Enter your Instagram account password for confirmation.
  • Select “Request Download.” 

NOTE – Once done, Instagram will mail you a link with all your photos, comments, profile information, and almost everything within the next 48 hours.

Conclusion

And that’s how you can see your old bios on Instagram in 2022. I hope I was able to help you out.

The Instagram Dev team rolls out updates on a regular basis, so you may expect any minor changes in the steps. Feel free to drop a comment – if that’s the case.

Thanks for reading!

And as always love you guys!

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