Here’s How to view your Old Instagram Stories on Your Device Forever

Instagram Stories is a feature in Instagram that allows you to share multiple photos and videos to your profile’s feed. They appear in the order you posted them in a slideshow format. You can edit these stories by applying filters, using text, or sticker to add effects. Stickers can include location information, polls, music, etc. You can also reply to these stories with stickers, text, and photos.

These stories have a time limit of 24 hours which starts the moment you posted them. After 24 hours you can see the stories you’ve posted in the past and view that story by accessing archive but the information regarding the people who viewed your story won’t be available if accessed by the archive. Stories can be shared with all your followers or a select group of close friends. You can also hide your story from specific accounts.

These stories that are posted by you can contain pictures of your friends and family or something silly like a picture of a cloud, a dog, or some of our most memorable moments in life such as your 18th birthday. It would make sense if you would want to go back and view these stories and relive those magical moments.

Here's How to View Old Instagram Stories on Your Device Forever

How to view your old Instagram Stories

There are two options that you can use to view old Instagram stories: 

Option 1 – View your old stories by adding it to your Story Highlights

Once you have posted a story you will have the option to add it to Story Highlights. Story highlights are a list of stories that features in your profile below your profile info. You can also create multiple story highlights and group them separately, basically creating a group of stories based on occasion or context. Follow these steps: 

Step 1- Go to your profile screen on Instagram and find the Story Highlights section.

Step 2- Tap on New icon and select from the list of stories that you want to add to the Story Highlights.

Step 3- Once selected these stories will remain in your profile and you and your followers can view them anytime with ease.

Option 2 – View old Instagram Stories using Instagram’s Story Archive

Your stories goes in archive section for your use and your use only and your followers cannot view them after 24 hours unless you add them to Story Highlights. Follow these steps to see your stories in Instagram archives:

Step 1- Go to your profile screen on Instagram.

Step 2- Look for the three-lined icon on the top right corner of the screen and tap it.

Step 3- Then tap on the archive.

Step 4- Then select the Story Archive from the options.

Step 5- Here you can view your old stories.

So, this is it. Using these methods you can easily see your old Instagram stories on your device without any trouble.

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