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So like, delete without thinking twice.


We’ve all been in that *compromising* situation where we’ve had to delete a story either because of a picky friend, or because you got a better second shot. Earlier, in 2014 you could only post a picture on your feed. There was the comment section and liking, ah those days. But we’ve come a far way from that where we can officially add multiple stories, can save posts that we like, we can tune into live streams and even host our own live streams.

With that being said, Instagram put out a ‘Recently Deleted’ feature on the Settings page that allows you to view the posts/ stories, reels and IGTV’s you once posted.

Image Source: Instagram Newsroom

How it works:

  • Photos, Videos, Reels, IGTV videos and stories you choose to delete are removed from your account immediately and moved to the Recently Deleted folder.
  • Deleted stories that are not in your archive will stay in the folder for up to 24 hours. Everything else will be automatically deleted 30 days later.
  • During those 30 days, you can access your deleted content by going to Settings > Account > Recently Deleted on the latest version of the Instagram app. From there you can either restore or permanently delete it.

More information on how to delete and restore content in the folder can be found via Instagram’s Help Center.