How to Recover Deleted Instagram Stories - Android or iOS

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The answer lies in this text, which shows you how to verify that it was actually saved. But if not, you will also know how to do it in the future.

If you like using the instagram application a lot, we recommend that you know how to use all its tools. For example, you can share an Instagram post in your story.

What happens if I delete a story from Instagram?

It usually happens that we post a story by mistake or we just don't like what we post in our Instagram Stories anymore, when we delete it, it immediately moves to the folder of the deleted stories di recent, it will remain there for 30 days.

Where and how to access the Instagram deleted stories folder?

Now the latest version of Instagram gives you a folder for all the stories that were recently deleted, which stay there for 30 days. To access this folder you need to go to your settings Instagram profile , then press the option » account »And select the alternative» Recently unsubscribed '.  

What are the deleted stories and posts that can be recovered?

These are some things you can recover from your Instagram account, among them are your profile photos and videos, videos and photos of your stories, stories belonging to the featured section and story files, direct messages and reels; Note that deleted stories will only stay in this folder for 24 hours, the rest of the articles will only stay there for 30 days.

Steps to restore recently deleted stories

Restoring your Instagram Stories is very simple, you just have to follow the steps that we will give you below. First you need to enter your Instagram profile, then access your profile settings by pressing the menu icon, click on the alternative «account», followed by this, press Recently deleted and choose the content you want to recover and click on the photo, story or video you want to recover, then you have to click on the icon with the three dots at the top right and press Restore.    

Is it possible to recover someone else's instagram stories?

Currently Instagram only allows you to recover your deleted documents, since to do this you must be in your profile, so it is not yet possible to recover stories or content from another user. 

Verify that the files are saved from Instagram

Basically, the only way to recover an Instagram story is to activate two options within the application in the section » Privacy «.

Each of these has a different save function, which refers to where the files can be stored.

To access it, you have to go to the icon " Profile »On the main Instagram screen, bottom right.

This will take us to the user's personal section, where you can see all the publications. There the three-line top right button is selected.

This will open a scrolling section where you can locate the configuration option below.

When you click on it, the general settings of the program will be displayed, where the aforementioned option will be displayed, below » Notifications «.

By choosing it, all the privacy settings of the account will be exposed, and there will be, among the first, one with the name " Chronology «.


There, you have to navigate almost to the end, or until you find the segment " Saved Where there will be two cursors.

These options are called " Save to gallery " And " Save to file ". Refers to the place where the data is stored.

That said, if we activate the first, the stories that are uploaded will be saved inside the mobile phone, while the second will save them in a kind of cloud.

How to recover an Instagram story if the "Save to gallery" option is activated?

As the description of this button itself says, anything posted in the history section will be saved in the device gallery.

That is, you just have to look inside of fillet manager multimedia mobile phone or file manager.

Therefore, the images or videos will be reflected with all the elements added by the story editor of the application.

Not only do you have the ability to recover the history, nor can you also recover deleted messages.

Retrieve a story if the "Save to file" option is activated

As for the second option discussed above, this one has the task of archive stories, but not in the cell phone gallery.

That is, these are stored in a kind of cloud managed by Instagram, where a large number of them can be accessed.

So, to be able to retrieve an Instagram story in this space or segment, you have to re-enter the icon " Profile «.


Within the main user panel, you need to go back to the top right menu represented by three parallel lines.

In it, the famous section " Fillet »Will appear as the first option where the deleted content is stored.

When you click on it, there will be a tab at the top that will allow you to choose between " Archive of publications " And " Archive of stories «.

If you are in the first option, as expected, you need to move on to the next alternative to see the content that interests us.

That's when you find one of the stories you want to recover. This it will open it as if we were playing it.

At that point, several action buttons will appear, so the user has two ways to get it back. The first is to share the content by any other means.

Whereas, if the button with three dots on the right side is pressed, the option » Save «, Which will download the file to the gallery.

You already know how to recover lost files. That's why we recommend that you make a backup copy of your account photos or archive Instagram posts without deleting them.

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