3 ways to find deleted Instagram posts

3 ways to find deleted Instagram posts
3 ways to find deleted Instagram posts
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Usually, when you delete an item, it disappears! Instagram, on the other hand, saves all of your content, even after you delete it. You will therefore have a small chance of being able to find it. There are different ways you can find Instagram posts that you deleted.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Use Instagram archives

Recover Deleted Instagram Posts Step 1

Step 1. Open Instagram

The app icon looks like a small camera on a rainbow background. You will find it on your home screen, in the folder applications or by searching.

  • Since its introduction in 2017, the functionality archive is the default action for removing or hiding posts, instead of deleting them. You may be able to find your old content in the archives.
  • If necessary, log in.
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Step 2. Click on your profile picture or on the silhouette

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You will find it at the bottom right of the screen. You will access your profile.

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Step 3. Click ☰

A menu will appear.

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Step 4. Click Archives

You will see the list of your archived stories appear.

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Step 5. Click the Archive stories drop-down menu

A drop-down menu will allow you to choose between Archive stories and Archive publications.

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Step 6. Click on an image to view it

You will see a list of all the content that you have archived. By clicking on a publication, you will open it and be able to access the information and options available.

The post and all of its original comments will be displayed

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Step 7. Click ⋮

You'll find this button at the top of the post.

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Step 8. Click Show on Profile to unarchive the post

This will appear again on your feed, where it was previously.

Method 2 of 3: View the gallery on Android

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Step 1. Open Files

The app icon looks like a folder and you'll probably find it on the home screen, in the folder applications or by searching.

  • You will only find an Instagram album if you have enabled this feature on the app, to save your posts on the device.
  • You will only find photos and videos taken with Instagram's camera and not the entire post as you created it. You also won't find the images you uploaded from your device on Instagram.
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Step 2. Click Internal Storage

You will see this link below Recent Files and Categories.

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Step 3. Click Photos

You may have to scroll down to access it.

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Step 4. Click Instagram

You will find all the photos you had taken from the app.

Method 3 of 3: View the gallery on an iPhone or iPad

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Step 1. Open Photos

The app icon looks like a multicolored flower. You will find it on your home screen or by performing a search.

  • You will only find an Instagram album if you have enabled the option for the app to save your posts to the device.
  • You will only find photos and videos taken with Instagram's camera and not the entire post as you created it. You also won't find the images you downloaded from your device on the app.
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Step 2. Click the Albums icon at the bottom of the screen

This will usually be the second icon from the right, next to search.

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Step 3. Click on the Instagram album

You'll find all the photos and videos taken from the app, but won't find a copy of the entire post.

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