Recover your old Instagram stories with 'the memory trick'

If you have deleted a story, it has expired or, on the other hand, you want to recover your oldest stories , you can still do so. It is much easier than you imagine. Thus, you will be able to recall memories, use them for whatever you need, republish them or even check something.

All this is possible and I tell you how you can do to give a new life to your old stories by recovering them. Once you have access to them, you just have to choose the one that interests you and do what you want with it. You have many possibilities!

Recover your old Instagram stories

Find your ‘abandoned’ stories like this

Instagram is an app with many problems and successes. One of its most recognized and loved functions by its users are the Stories. These are contents that are deleted 24 hours after publishing them, although they are not actually deleted from your account, but are still hidden in it. You can get to them quickly with a little trick.

Seeing your old stories is something that you can do with a few steps that you can take if you know how, so I’ll tell you step by step :

  1. Enter your account from the app
  2. go to your profile
  3. At the top you will see that you can access more options (3 horizontal lines)
  4. Press and look at the tools that are there
  5. Go to File
  6. Choose Archive of stories (there are also publications or direct)
  7. You will see the old photos of your stories
  8. If you click on them you can share them, see them on the calendar, highlight them, send them privately or learn more about them
  9. Choose one and do what you want with it
  10. You can do the same with as many as you want from there


You can decide what to do with the stories you want to recover, since you will have them all available at your fingertips. You can even mark it as a paid collaboration or edit it before posting again. Whenever you want you can return to this section following the same steps to find them.

How to make your old stories stand out

If what you want to do is highlight your stories so that anyone can access them easily, and in an orderly manner, you can search for them in the archive and highlight them in the options that will appear in the content itself.

  1. Log in to your account
  2. go to your profile
  3. At the top, click on the 3 stripes
  4. Go to File
  5. choose the story
  6. Below you will see the option to Feature
  7. Write the name you want to give it
  8. gives to add

However, there is an easier way to do it. You just have to go to your profile, where it puts featured stories. The steps are these:

  1. go to your profile
  2. Move to where it puts featured stories
  3. Click on New
  4. The stories will appear for you to choose the one that interests you.
  5. Mark the story in the circle inside the image
  6. Give to next
  7. name it
  8. confirm in done


Whichever option you choose, when you return to your profile you will see that the story is there. You can add more if you wish until you complete your profile to your liking.

As you can see, both seeing the stories you’ve published in the past and reusing them for whatever you want, or highlighting them, is very simple and won’t take you more than a minute.