How To View Your Old Stories On Instagram

Do you want to take a trip to memory lane and view all your old stories on Instagram? Or do you want to delete some of your stories from your account? Either way, you can check your archives to view all the videos or photos you shared previously on the app. Check our guide below, and we’ll show you how.


On Instagram, users can add stories to their accounts to share photos and videos for a day. With the help of this feature, people can share multiple photos or videos without filling up their profiles.

Although stories only last on your profile for a day, Instagram saves them on your archives folder. In this way, you can revisit your old stories and share them whenever you want.

Here’s our guide about viewing your archived stories on Instagram.

How to check all your previous stories on Instagram

If you want to view all the previous stories you posted on your profile, you have the option to check the archives on your account. You can view the stories you shared by date, on a calendar, or with a map.

You can check your archives folder from the Instagram app on your phone. Follow our tutorial below, and we’ll show you how to do it from an Android device.

  1. Open Instagram from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap your icon on the bottom right corner to open your profile page.
  3. Tap the hamburger icon on the upper right side of the page to open your profile options.

  4. On the menu that appears, select “Archive.”

  5. Scroll up to view all stories you previously shared on your account.

Note: Only you can view your previous stories on Instagram unless you choose to share them.

That’s how you view all the stories you previously shared on Instagram. You can change the view to check your posts by date.

If you used the location feature on some of your stories, you can use the map view to check all the stories you shared from around the world.

You can open an archived story to view the exact post and its details. You also have the option to permanently delete a story from your archives folder on the app.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to view your archives on Instagram, you can revisit all the stories you previously shared on your account. You can view each story separately and even share them as a story on your profile.

Always remember that only you have access to your archives on Instagram. No one else can check all your previous stories that already expired.

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