Instagram User Viewing Recent Ad Activity
Khamosh Pathak

There are times when you see an ad on Instagram Stories that you skip through, but you can’t remember the company or product’s name later. Thankfully, Instagram keeps a history of all the ads you have clicked from Stories and your feed.

You can see all recently viewed ads on Instagram right in the mobile app. The steps are slightly different based on your platform of choice (iPhone or Android). We will cover both options below.

Find Recently Viewed Ads on Instagram for Android

You’ll find all recently clicked sponsored posts and Stories in the Settings section. To get started, open the Instagram app on your Android smartphone.

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Then, tap on your avatar icon in the bottom-right corner to visit your Instagram profile.

Tap Profile from Instagram Toolbar

Tap the three-line menu button found in the top-right corner.

Tap Menu from Instagram Profile

Here, choose the “Settings” option.

Tap Settings from Menu

Now, go to the “Ads” section.

Tap Ads from Instagram Settings

Tap the “Ad Activity” listing.

Tap Ad Activity from General


You will now see a list of all the sponsored content that you’ve interacted with. At the top, you’ll see the Instagram Stories that you’ve recently clicked.

Recently clicks Story Ads

You can scroll below to view all the Instagram post ads. Here, you can tap on an ad to open it.

Tap Ad to Open It

Find Recently Viewed Ads in Instagram for iPhone

The process for finding recently viewed ads is slightly different for the iPhone. To get started, open the Instagram app on your iPhone and go to your profile.

Tap Profile from Instagram

Here, tap the hamburger menu button from the top.

Tap menu from Instagram Profile

Choose the “Settings” option.

Tap Settings from Instagram Menu

Navigate to the “Ads” listing.

Tap Ads from Instagram Settings

From the “General Info” section, tap the “Ad Activity” button.

Tap Ad Activity from Settings

You will now see all the recently clicked ads. From the top, you’ll see a horizontally scrolling list of all the sponsored Stories you’ve interacted with. Just tap on a Story to view it.

Tap Instagram Story to Open


Scroll down to see all the sponsored Instagram posts. You can tap on an ad to open it.

Tap Instagram Post to Open

Don’t like using the Instagram app on your smartphone? You can access all the features on Instagram from your computer as well!

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Khamosh Pathak is a freelance technology writer who specializes in tutorials. His work has also been published on Lifehacker, iPhoneHacks, Zapier's blog, MakeUseOf, and Guiding Tech. Khamosh has nearly a decade of experience writing how-tos, features and technology guides on the internet.
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