How To Archive Posts On Instagram

Do you have old embarrassing pictures on your Instagram account? Do you want to remove the post from your profile without deleting them from your account? If that’s the case, you can archive the post instead of deleting it. We’ll show you how to use the option on your account in our guide below.


Instagram allows its users to control the content they share on the app. As the account owner, you have the power to delete, edit, or archive posts you shared on the app.

As time passes by, you might want to remove some of your posts on Instagram. Although deleting is an option, doing so will completely erase the content from your account after some time.

Thankfully, the app has an archive option, which allows you to hide posts from your profile page without erasing them.

Here’s a guide about archiving posts on Instagram.

How to archive the posts you shared on Instagram

If you want to hide some of your posts on Instagram without deleting them, you can use the archive option. With the help of this option, you won’t need to delete the videos and photos you posted on your profile in case you want to display them again in the future.

The archive option for posts is only available on the Instagram mobile app. Follow our quick tutorial below to learn how.

  1. Open the Instagram mobile app and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap your profile icon on the bottom right to open your profile page.

  3. Open the post that you want to archive.

  4. Tap More options (three dots icon) on the top right side of the post.

  5. Select the Archive option.

That’s how you archive posts on Instagram. If you ever change your mind, you can open your account’s archives section to restore a post to your profile.

How to unarchive a post on Instagram

You can restore archived posts to your profile on Instagram, allowing people to interact with them again. Restoring an archives post places it back to its last place on your profile page.

Here’s a quick tutorial to find the option on your profile:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone and sign in to your account.
  2. Head to your profile page and tap the three lines on the top right.

  3. Select “Archive” from the menu that appears on your screen.

  4. Head to the Post archives section and open one of the archived posts.

  5. Tap More options (three dots icon) on the top right and select the “Show on Profile” option on the menu.

Once you restore an archived post back to your profile, your followers and other people on the app can view and interact with it again.

Please note that you can only restore archived posts from the Instagram mobile app. There’s no option to do so on the web app.

To wrap things up

With the help of the archive option on Instagram, you won’t need to erase photos that you want to hide from your profile. In this way, you can easily view or restore them back to your profile page.

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