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Google Launches Backup and Sync tool for Windows and Mac

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Google‘s Backup and Sync, which was a feature in Google drive that lets users backup and sync more data, is now available for both pc and Mac, which means you can backup and sync your whole PC,laptop running on windows or mac book.

we live in a era of cloud computing yet we store data in microSD,portable hard drives, which is insecure as physical data can be destroyed or stolen easily, Google’s Backup and Sync makes it easy to backup your whole computer in one click, so even if anything happens to your computer, Google Backup and Sync has your back.

according to Google the Backup and sync tool will replace existing Google Photos desktop up loader for Pc and Mac.

“It’s a simpler, speedier and more reliable way to protect the files and photos that mean the most to you,”-google

How to use Google’s Backup and Sync:

the tool is used basically to backup files and images you have on your computer as the name suggests, either Mac or PC to Google Photos if images, and Google drive if files. also making sure you have a backup in case you lose the data and that they’re available all the time via internet.

image source: Google Blog
  1. Sign in to your Google account: sign in to the account in which you are going to store all your files and pictures, make sure you have enough space in your drive before you backup your whole pc
  2. Choose the device: choose the device of which you want to backup the data from, in the image the laptop is being backed up
  3. Choose the Folders: choose the folders to be backed up for further use.
  4. Upload it: after making sure you got all in hit backup and wait until it backs up

If you’re already using G Suite, Backup and Sync is bit different, here’s all the info you need.

What song is this?: how to know which song you are listening to

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[tw_dropcap]D[/tw_dropcap]id you ever listen to a new music in cafes, parties, and be like ‘what song am I listening to’? or ever tried finding out the song playing on the radio?, or if you are curious about how to know which song you were listening to, you are in the right place, we all love music and music keeps us motivated, happy throughout the day, but when you want to know the name of the song in an FM Radio, or maybe some DJ at a party, you are clueless of how to know which song was playing.
Sites like Google, Bing need you to know at least few words of lyrics, but what if you don’t know the lyrics, and still want to know ‘which song is this?’ for example ‘despacito’ was playing on radio, and we hardly know Spanish 😛 so this guide helps you to find the song you were listening to, so we bring you several ways of how to know which song you were listening to

1. Find out the song from your phone

 

  •  Shazam for IOS and Android or blackberry: You might have already heard of this app, Shazam is a mobile application which runs on Android phones,iPhones, Blackberry, and Nokia s60 too. Shazam enables you to easily record what you are listening to and know which song was playing, ie you can easily know the name of the song by using Shazam, but the free version lets you find out limited number of songs, by premium you can find which song was playing as many as times you want
  •  SoundHound:for android,windows phone and ios : forgot which song it was playing? Want to know the name of the song playing? SoundHound is a mobile application for android, ios,windows, which helps you detect which song was playing, you can use SoundHound to know the name of the song just by recording, or humming or singing the song. The UI is simple and the tracking is more efficient
  •  MusicxMatch for Android and iOS: musicxmatch is a music player basically, which serves lyrics of m=songs for you, it also has a feature w can detect which song is playing by recording it it will automatically scan and play the same song.
  •  MusicID: a premium IOS app Music ID is an IOS/android/blackberry application which is similar to Shazam, but is a premium app on ios costs you around $3, or if you are on AT&T or Virgin Mobile, you can dial #43 and hold your phone near music to get a text with name of the song that was playing.
  •  Ok Google,Hey Siri, Hey Cortana:There are several apps for your IOS/Android/Windows Phone to be able to detect which song is playing around you, with just a few taps on your phone, you can know which song was playing in radio, or party.ou are familiar with can also detect which song was playing, In Android Phones you can use Google Assistant, by talking to it by command, ‘OK Google, which song is this?’ or Ok Google, which song is playing, What music is playing?, or something similar, and playing or humming the song after the command.- In iPhones(IOS) you can do the same by calling command ‘Hey Siri, which song is this? , or which song is playing or something similar to it, and after the prompt says Siri is listening you can play the music of which you wanted to know the name,
    – Windows? Go to Cortana tap the music search option and she will start listening and you will know which song was playing, in a jiffy.

2.Find out which music was playing from a recording in Pc

  • Midomi: if you remember that great sing you heard at some party, and want to know the name of the song but you don’t remember the name,Midomi has got you covered, Midomi is an online Web platform unlike shazam which can detect which song you were listening to, by recording it via a microphone and uploading on Midomi, SoundHound was developed by Midomi.
  •  AudioTag :If you have a recording of the karaoke or a sound clip of the song, you can know which song it was, by uploading on AudioTag you can find out name of the song you were listening to. You can upload the whole song if you have or just a small clipping of it, either way it wil use snippets of the voice clip and search in its database and give you the name of the song.

3. Find out which song was playing by people

Yes we live in 21st century and we do have websites which can connect people who can help us get the name of the song you were just listening to, all you need to do is record the song, or sing it and upload it and poof! They will help you get the song.

  •  WatZatSong WatZatSong (“What’s that song?”) is a social site where you can upload and MP3 clipping of the song, recorded clipping of the song whatever you have and people will help you find the name of the song which was playing. Also Watzatsong enables users to cross share in different social networks like twitter and facebook so that everyone can help you out
  •  Name My Tune : it is a similar site where you can find out which song you were listening to by just recording a clip and uploading it on this side, you can get the name of the song emailed to you.

And next time before thinking “What’s the name of that song ?” you know what to do 😉

if you want a list of best music players available for android go here

OnePlus 5 launched in India, starting from Rs. 32999

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OnePlus launched its flagship killer for the year : OnePlus5 for Rs.32,999 in India for 6GB ram variant and Rs.37,999 for 8 GB ram variant, The smartphone was launched on June 20th in the International market and now the oneplus 5 is launched officially in India. coming in with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, Oneplus 5 is a powerful flagship to compete amongst other smartphones which launched recently.

The 6GB  RAM variant of the Oneplus 5 is gonna be having 64GB of internal memory, and will be having same chip-set camera and other hardware coming at a price of Rs.32,999

the  8GB RAM variant of OnePlus5 is gonna be having 128 GB of internal memory,and will be of same specification as follows

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display giving you vibrant colors
  • 6GB / 8GB RAM according to the price
  • 64GB / 128GB storage based on RAM variant
  • 16MP + 20MP rear camera combo with F/1.7 and F/2.6 apertures(sony sensor, same as what apple uses)
  • Fingerprint sensor with snappy speed
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat based OxygenOS
  • Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz
  • Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS
  • 3300 mAh battery with the Dash Charge support

Hey ram!

does ram matter? yes it does, android as you know is not the same on every device,more ram makes your experience on the phone smoother and enables you to multitask without lags like other phones,is it optimized? more to see.

coming to the design aesthetics the pictures may look misleading to an assumption of same design as Iphone7plus does, but apart from the camera placements the curves are even more promising than that of iphone7plus, coming to the beastly specs, more to come, stay tuned to this site for a complete review of the phone.

the new OnePlus 5 comes with two color variants of the device are Midnight Black and Slate Grey.There are a few offers coming with the smartphone if you are buying it on Amazon India. data offers from Vodafone,cashback offers from SBI,accidental protection from Kotak and Amazon Kindle credits as well.

The first earlybird sale starts today at 4:30 p.m till midnight the actual sales will be run from June 27th.

Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab S3 with Snapdragon 820 in India for Rs. 47990

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Samsung India launched their Galaxy Tab S3 in the Android Tablet lineup officially in the Indian market with the price tag of Rs.47990.the new Samsung galaxy tab s3 comes with a 9.7-inch super AMOLED display upfront compared to the similar child from apple: iPad Pro coming at a screen size of 10.5-inch. the galaxy tab s3 comes with an advanced S-pen included for extra features.

The glass back and metal frame makes it look premium in hand,with the mixture of glass and metal in their phones and tablets, Samsung is killing it, with unique and classy design, The Samsung Galaxy tab s3 is running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor(Quad Core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz), with 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory that is expandable upto 256GB via an external MicroSD.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab s3 is powered up with 6000MaH battery and comes with fast charging support, which you can say your entertainment package without hassle of charging it again and again, coming to the point of entertainment, galaxy tab s3 has a quad speaker setup professionally tuned by akg, giving you enhanced audio making your entertainment a great package. running on Android 7.0, tab S3 offers all basic sensors including accelerate,fingerprint sensor,gyro sensor,Geo magnetic sensor,hall sensor, RGB light sensor.

Samsung Galaxy tab s3 comes with with a 13MP auto focus rear camera with mono tone flash and a 5MP front shooter/selfie camera. for the professional use, the Galaxy Tab S3 offers support to Pogo keyboards that can be attatched in a snap via magnetic pins on the side require no separate charging or pairing. These Pogo keyboards have deep key strokes for a comfortable typing experience.

 

“At Samsung, we listen to our consumers and bring in meaningful innovations that help make their lives better. The powerful new Galaxy Tab S3 is built with premium technology that offers a productive and versatile experience to consumers, designed for users at home, work or on the go. With this premium tablet, Samsung will further consolidate its leadership in the market,” said Mr. Vishal Kaul, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India.

 

Takeaways

  • Advanced S Pen:the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 comes along with the best S Pen ever(in box for Indian consumers only) and does not require any charging or pairing, the s pen offers a powerful features of drawing and taking notes on the go. S Pen houses a fine, 0.7mm tip and industry-leading sensitivity, recognizing 4,096 levels of pressure. Slide-proof and 9.4mm thick, the S Pen provides a comfortable and stable grip, while at the launch a renowned artist drew a painting and a few more which were stunning, the strokes were indeed real, which amused me personally. Useful S Pen features include Screen-off Memos, Samsung Notes and Air Command
  •  HDR (High Dynamic Range) Ready: at the launch,the director himself claimed to have watched entire season of game of thrones in one go, with HDR ready screen, i must say the vivid display is really great and an icing to the cake for the tab s3, with the hugwe battery it is indeed a great entertainment package

Galaxy Tab S3 will be available to buy at a price of INR 47,990 and will be in Black and Silver colours. tab s3 will be available across offline stores from June 20, 2017. Under a special launch offer till July 31, Galaxy Tab S3 will be offered with one time screen replacement at INR 990 within a period of one year from purchase
also with Reliance Jio’s double data offer of 28+28GB a month at INR 309, valid till December 31.

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone PH-1: Specs,Price,Design

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Andy Rubin, after launching Android revolutionized the smart phone industry with android smart phones, which a common man can afford to have a smartphone with great features, after Andy Rubin left Google, Andy was working on this super secret project, that is ESSENTIAL, he wanted to simplify and enrich the mobile computing experience, with Essential he’s launching a device which is to be connected to all the smart devices in your home into a single device/dock running on ambient OS.

 

Essential Phone PH-1

PH-1 is gonna be the first smartphone by ESSENTIAL, known to change the mobile experience, as shown by Andy Rubin himself, its a well designed phone with almost bezel-less display, sporting a titanium body, with a special magnetic pin for attachments/mods, similar to what we have seen in Moto z.
Essential also launched a mod, a small 360 degree camera. which can render real-time 360 degree view, the phone would come in two versions one with glossy mirror finish and other with matte finish also with variety of colors and materials.

the Solid rectangular form factor houses a 5.71-inch QHD 19:10 aspect ratio edge-to-edge display which is greater than Samsung S8 infinity display as the essential phone has almost bezel-less display covering the secondary camera up-top.

  • Snapdragon 835 processor,
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 storage,
  • 4GB RAM,
  • Bluetooth 5.0,
  • USB Type-C port,
  • 3040mAh battery with fast charging,
  • and connectivity on all of the major carriers, including Verizon

The phone is said to be modular and having more such add-ons similar to moto-mods, which can be connected to the two pin at the back of the phone

Essential phone comes with a Type-C cable, 3.5mm headphone adapter, and fast charger. Also if you tend to reserve soon ,  Essential will let you add-on the 360-degree camera for an extra $50.

For 699$ it does offer premium materials and specifications, but will it live upto end-user expectations? more to see!

 

Revealed:OnePlus 5launch date,Pricing,Design,specs and much more

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No matter how many smartphone brands emerge every year, OnePlus manages to stand out of the crowd, by launching a flagship-killer every year, with all the fandom for OnePlus, also known to be developers or techies first choice when it comes to android phones, OnePlus does not fail to deliver a unique phone with killer specs each year.

This year down the lane OnePlus decided to skip the number 4 as it represents bad omen for the Chinese, skipping the 4 OnePlus is now all ready to Launch OnePlus 5, which is gonna turn up the smartphone market with a huge RAM and a dual camera from the info that we have.

According to the official twitter handle and their website One Plus 5 is gonna be launched on JUNE 20th 12:00pm EDT

as you can already see the image tweeted out by the official handle shows the dual camera setup similar to that of Iphone7plus, but what theres more, OnePlus teamed up with DxOMark to build a better camera with a better focus,so can we expect a better camera and a better hardware than that of an Iphone? more to come

What all we know?

  • Design: you can see in the image the dual camera setup and the curved design of the OnePlus5, does it have edge-to-edge display? it might!
  • Processor: the beast will run on the newest and the greatest Snapdragon 835  is confirmed both by qualcomm, and Oneplus while bench-marking
  • Display: it is gonna be a FullHD (1080P) screen,although there is no confirmed source about which display it is gonna be having there are chances of an AMOLED display on the new one-plus device.
  • RAM: according to latest leaks the device is going to be launched with two variants, one with 6 gigs of RAM and 64 GB of ROM and 8 GIGs of RAM with 128 GB of internal memory
  • Camera:  it is rumored to be having a massive 24 MP back camera and a 16MP selfie/secondary camera upfront
  • Battery: it is to have a 4000Mah battery powering up the beast.
  • Software:  it will be running on OxygenOs with Nougat, that is Android 7.1.1
  • Pricing: expected to be Rs.32,000 to Rs. 36,999 

Update: OnePlus 5 launched in India

Samsung launches world’s first QLED TV in INDIA:’TV of Light’

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Samsung recently launched its premium lineup of ‘TV of light’: their flagship QLED TVs in India and showcased its innovative SAMSUNG QLED TV,the invisible connection,an innovative design solution called ‘The Frame’, redefining the future of home entertainment with cutting-edge TV technology and style.

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What’s New with QLED Lineup

Samsung’s, QLED lineup is going to be a premium line-up of three categories namely QStyle, QPicture,QSmart having their own special set of features, apart from the innovating Quantum dot technology,Samsung is offering an almost bezel-less experience, a slim,sleek metal body, in addition to the no gap wall mount, which makes your TV look like a painting on the wall, also their concept of ‘Frame” which makes your TV a wall painting or a photo frame, when turned off, cable management box with the TV makes your setup clutter free, with all jumbled cables, with One Remote control, you can get an enhanced experience with Samsung QLED range.

QStyle,QPicture,QSmart

  • QStyle: Samsung launched several new  design elements that can camouflage into any home regardless of the interior design or setup. The all-new 5mm Invisible Connection cable helps manage knotted cables and clutter with a refined, single cord system. Consumers can now use a single cable to all the consoles,set-top boxes, dvd-vcr players, make sure the stup looks clean.                                                                                                no gap mount gives the TV a Camouflage appearance to be like a wall painting, an additional studio stand, can also give TV an artistic look at the corner of the room.
  • QPicture:   The Newly Launched QLED TV’s take Quantum Dot technology to a whole new level, the metal-frame with quantum dots, gets you brightness of upto 2000nits,and vibrant set of colors that makes  your TV viewing experience enriching and enjoyable.
  • QSmart: One Smart Remote enables you to control more than one device without any clutter of too many remotes, also Samsung allows you to control your TV with your smartphone, with ease of access,Samsung focuses on making TV, viewing experience simpler and enjoyable at the same time, with QLED TV’s running on Tizen OS, you will be able to enjoy the lag free experience.

 

The Frame

this feature is one of my personal favorites, turn off your TV and get a wall painting, the inbuilt censors in the TV automatically switches standby mode on once you enter your room, showing paintings on the wall just like any other painting, unlike bland black screen, you get a wall painting decor with the TV, almost-bezel-bezel-less TV makes it even more mesmerizing, to decorate your home and make it a source of entertainment at the same time, with the single cable environment,gap-less wall-mount, Samsung nailed it in-terms of Design aesthetics compared to other brands.

Pricing

QLED TVs will be launched in three series, Q9, Q8 and Q7, in 55 inches (138 cm), 65 inches (163 cm), 75 inches (189 cm) and 88 inches (223 cm), starting May 2017. QLED TVs will be priced between INR 3,14,900 and INR 24,99,900 in India.

learn more here :http://www.samsung.com/in/tvs/qled_tv/

Asus Zenfone 3s Max Review: Classy Hulk with big battery?

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In the increasing trend of camera focused or “selfie” focused phones by smartphone manufacturers, Asus came up with Max series last year with its model Asus zenfone max z550kl, which did solve the issue of carrying power-banks around, with a battery of 5000mAh it was definitely a powerhouse, but design, and the hefty weight bothered everyone, also 5.5 inch phones was very huge for small handed people, after that Asus refinished the design with a fingerprint sensor upfront in Zenfone 3 Max, which did quite well off, but did not catch up due to lack of features at the price, so Asus released its saviour Zenfone 3s Max, the model with all the required features including a fingerprint sensor,2.5D glass, and smaller screen, so today we are gonna look into it

Design

apart from the fact that its a phone with battery as huge as 5000Mah, Asus managed to keep it thin, and light compared to the previous models, which is a good thing, Asus Zenfone 3s Max is secured with 2.5D contoured Glass with curved edges which add up to the premiumness of the phone, the fingerprint in the chin and over all symmetry makes the phone not only a beast in battery but a beauty to hold as well!, with its almost block form factor with slight curves and camera in the corner makes the phone standout from its earlier siblings.

Software: nougat out of the box 🙂

Asus Zenfone 3s Max comes with android 7.0 out of the box, withall its features including split screen and its weird easteregg of feeding a cat, the phone is topped with ZenUi which has improved a lot since Android 6.0, lot less laggy, refreshed UI, needs a little improvement, comes with bloatware but you gotta deal with it if you want 5000Mah of juice, pixelmaster camera could have been improved but its the same.

Camera

for that price range, 13MP on primary is great in daylight not so good in low light and cloudy conditions,auto focus is average, secondary camera is average, cannot expect much but the beautify option does smoothen your skin if thats what you want, hopwthis can improve in future updates.

Performance: beast in backup

Powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT 6750 octa-core processor with 3GB RAM the zenfone 3s max with ZenUi does lag couple of times but, apart from that battery performance is incredible, from 100-0% it took two days to battery to run dry apart from fact that i was on LTE all the time, and as a heavy content consumer personally, youtube,spotify,couple of games, it handled everything smooth and did survive more than a day, which is  my favorite thing about the phone, it did run games like Fifa mobile, modern combat 5, dead trigger 2, quite smoothly, phone did get quite hot at a times, but did handle games quite well

Don’t know if its me or everyone, the Asus Zenfone 3s max unit which i had experienced few force closes of Facebook app, and youtube app, which did annoy me, but apart from that it ran most of the apps pretty well.

 

Specifications

Display

Screen Type HD IPS Capacitive Touchscreen
Screen Size 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1280 x 720
Protection 2.5D contoured Glass

Processor

Processor Octa Core
Speed 1.5 GHz

Memory

Internal Memory 32GB, 3GB RAM
Extendable Memory 256gb

Camera Features

Sensor Resolution 13MP
Features Backlight HDR mode, Super Resolution mode, QR reader mode, Low Light mode, Night mode, Selfie mode, Panorama mode, Beautification, and Time Lapse effect modes
Video resolution / frame rate 1080p
Front facing camera 8MP

General Features

OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Bluetooth Features 4.0
Dual Sim Support Yes
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Available Colours Black, Gold

Carrier Networks

2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G WCDMA 2100 MHz
4G Yes

Data

WiFi 802.11ac, hotspot

Body

Weight(grams) 175gm

Sound

Media Player Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Audio connector 3.5mm

Battery

Type Li-Ion
Capacity(mAh) 5000

Verdict

I guess it was bit underrated, since release its quite a great phone for social media hog like me who requires a lot of juice, atleast I could use the phone as my backup device to juice up the other phone using an OTG cable, it does provide reverse charging pretty well, fingerpint sensor worked well most of the times, but unlocking time made me crazy, I liked the idea of on screen buttons, but I wish it had physical buttons on the wasted space on chin, which might have given more user space on the screen, although I prefer onscreen navigation, they should have made it a choice to the user, they MIGHT have used USB C for faster recharging because micro USB is too 2015, and I had to wait so long for the phone to get back to 100%, it does weigh more than other phones, but I don’t mind as far as i get such great performance of a phone.

How To Use Your Windows 7/8/8.1/10 PC or Laptop as Wi-Fi Hotspot

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Hotspots are used to share your data/Internet Connection to your other device. When you turn on Wi-Fi hotspot option your device is literally like a Modem. You might have used or seen the Wi-Fi hotspot option on your phone. But, have you got a bit annoyed by searching for where and how to turn on the Wi-fi hotspot on a Windows 7/8/8.1/10 PC or Laptop? Read the guide below more on that.

 

Connectify

This is the easiest and simplest method to get your hotspot working. Connectify has a simple and intuitive user interface that enables you to start a hotspot with just a click. It does also have lots of options to tinker with, Connectify allows you to change the password and also use it as a Wi-Fi extender or a repeater. But, using it as a Wi-Fi extender needs a premium Connectify account. Click on the Download it here blue text to download Connectify.

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Download it here.

 

Virtual Router:

 

Virtual Router is the best alternative to use your Windows Laptop/PC as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Virtual Router is so simple and doesn’t have many features as Connectify does. It has the Network Name Or SSID text field to name your Wi-Fi network and a Passphrase box to set the password for the Wi-Fi hotspot. And it’s also an open source application. Click on the Download it here blue text to download Virtual Router.

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Download it here

That’s it! These are the simplest ways to use your Windows 7,8,8.1,10 PC/ Laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot with Windows’s default settings is a bit of struggle. So this article might help you if you’re trying to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot without messing much with the Windows settings.

Image credits: https://www.howtogeek.com/214080/how-to-turn-your-windows-pc-into-a-wi-fi-hotspot/
https://www.connectify.me

how to see photos you liked on Instagram

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Instagram as you know is a growing competitor to other social networks likes snapchat, as a positive notion Instagram does allow you to see what you have liked before, so in this guide you are going to learn how to see what you have previously liked on Instagram, ibe thing should be kept in mind that the posts must be liked when your account was logged in only!
also one thing to be noted, that is Instagram only stores liked posts upto 300 pictures, which is a bummer if you need a really old throwback, but lets head on to the tutorial

Steps on how to see photos you liked on Instagram

 

instagram

 

 

 

  1. Login to your instagram account from your phone
  2. Tap on your profile icon at bottom right corner of the UI
  3. You will see your profile,in the top right corner tap on the three dots
  4. You will be able to find a list of settings where you can see “Posts you’ve liked”
  5. The list of 300 pictures which you have recently liked is displayed

few people were curious about how to check previously liked pictures on Instagram so had to write this small tutorial to end all the queries they had,also few people were looking for the same tutorial on a computer, but sadly Instagram doesn’t allow users to view previously liked pictures on Instagram on their computer, which is a bummer, but the best you can do is install an android emulator like bluestacks to access android app version of Instagram on your computer, to view the recent pictures/post that you have liked from your profile.

Instagram is going huge with the stories update, according to recent analysis userbase is growing huge, compared to Snapchat, if you are active on Instagram and if tech and travel intrests you, do follow : my profile supreethbharadwaj