Find deleted Instagram posts

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Find deleted Instagram posts
Find deleted Instagram posts
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When you delete something, it is generally really gone. However, Instagram keeps all your content even after you delete it, so there's a small chance you'll be able to find it. This article will teach you how to recover deleted Instagram posts with some methods.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Checking Instagram's archive feature

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Step #1. Open Instagram

The icon of this app resembles a camera on a rainbow background and can be found on your home screen, among your other apps or you can search for it.

  • Since the archive feature was introduced in 2017, the default action is to move/hide messages instead of deleting them. You may find your old content here.
  • Log in when prompted.
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Step 2. Tap on your profile picture or silhouette

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It's at the bottom right of the screen. Your profile page will open.

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Step 3. Press ☰

A drop-down menu will appear.

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Step #4. Press File

A list of your archived Stories will appear here.

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Step 5. Press the Story Archive drop-down menu

A drop-down menu will appear where you can choose between Story Archive or Message archive.

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Step 6. Tap an image to view it

You'll see a list of all the content you've archived. Tap an item to see more details and options.

Your post and all original response will be loaded

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Step 7. Press ⋮

This is at the top of the message.

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Step 8. Press View on Profile to unarchive the message

It will be back in your Instagram timeline as it used to be.

Method 2 of 3: Checking your phone's gallery on Android

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Step 1. Open My Files

This app's icon resembles a folder and is usually on one of your home screens, among your other apps, or you can search for it.

  • You will only find the Instagram album if you have enabled the feature in Instagram to save your posts locally.
  • You will only find videos/photos you took with the Instagram app and not the full post you posted. You will also not find any photos uploaded to Instagram from your default camera.
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Step #2. Tap on Internal Storage

It's under "Recent Files" and "Categories."

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Step #3. Press Photos

You may have to scroll to see this.

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Step #4. Press Instagram

You will see all the photos you have taken with the Instagram app.

Method 3 of 3: View your phone's gallery on iPhone and iPad

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Step #1. Open Photos

The icon of this app resembles a multicolored flower. This app is on your home screen. You can also search for it.

  • You will only find the Instagram album if you have enabled the feature in Instagram to save your posts locally.
  • You will only find videos/photos you took with the Instagram app and not the full post you posted. You will also not find any photos uploaded to Instagram from your default camera.
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Step 2. Tap the albums icon at the bottom of the screen

This is usually the second icon from the right, next to "Search".

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Step 3. Press the Instagram album

You'll see all the photos and videos you took with the Instagram app, but you won't find a copy of the full post.

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