Instagram is a social networking website where you can take a photo and video and share them with other people in the world. It allows you to set your photos and videos to private so that only approved followers can see them. If you have a private profile, then your approved followers can see likes on your photos. Instagram does not show these likes in the 'News' > 'Following' feed. If you sent likes on posts with Instagram Direct, then those likes also won't appear in the 'News' > 'Following' feed. If people have sent posts directly to you, then you can see each others likes on that post even if you are not following each other.
Quick Tip to ensure your Photos never go missing
Photos are precious memories and all of us never want to ever lose them to hard disk crashes or missing drives. PicBackMan is the easiest and simplest way to keep your photos safely backed up in one or more online accounts. Simply download PicBackMan (it's free!), register your account, connect to your online store and tell PicBackMan where your photos are - PicBackMan does the rest, automatically. It bulk uploads all photos and keeps looking for new ones and uploads those too. You don't have to ever touch it.