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How to Find Old Instagram Stories (And Save Them)

Looking to find your old Instagram stories or save them to your photo gallery?

Look no further because, in this article, we’ll tell you exactly how you can find and save them to your photo gallery.

Instagram stories automatically disappear after 24 hours, but there is a method you can use to retrieve them.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can do it.

How to find old Instagram stories

To find your old Instagram stories, navigate to your profile, tap on the hamburger menu, and select ‘Archive’.

The archive section is a basically place where you can find all your old stories and posts on Instagram.

To find old Instagram stories, you need to navigate to the “Archive” section on the menu.

Once you’ve tapped archive, navigate to ‘Stories’ from the drop down menu and all your old stories are now accessible.

Here’s a step-by-step guide (with images) on how you can do it.

  1. Open the menu
  2. Tap on “Archive”
  3. Save your post
  4. Tap on “Save Photo”

1. Open the menu

Instagram menu

Firstly, go to your profile and tap on the hamburger menu at the top-right hand corner of your profile.

Once you opened the menu, a navigation drawer will appear.

2. Tap on “Archive”

How to find old Instagram stories

Next, tap on “Archive” under the settings tab.

In the archive section, you can find all of your old stories on Instagram.

The archive section shows your post and story histories.

If you’ve archived a post in the past, you can also find it in there.

Instagram archived stories

In the archive section, you’ll be able to access all your old stories.

The date of when a story was posted will be shown at the top-left hand corner of the it.

You can find stories that are posted a few days, months or even years back.

3. Save your post

Instagram more icon

Next, you can save any post to your image gallery if you want to—here’s how you can do so.

Firstly, select the story that you want to save.

Secondly, tap on more (the triple dots icon) on the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

4. Tap on “Save Photo”

Save Instagram photo to gallery

Afterwards, tap on “Save Photo”. This saves the story on to your photo gallery.

And you’re done! You’ve successfully found and saved an old story to your photo gallery.

How to add old Instagram stories to your highlight

Looking to add an old Instagram story to your highlights?

If you’ve found some old stories in your archives, you might want to add them to your highlight.

If you’ve found some old Instagram stories in your archives, you can add them to your highlight.

Highlights are a great way to showcase your best moments either for a personal or business account.

You can utilize them to add personality to your profile!

Here’s how you can do it.

1. Tap on the “+” icon on your profile

Instagram highlight

To add old stories on your highlights, simply navigate to your profile and tap on the “+” icon.

The plus icon is a basically feature where you can add your old stories as highlights on your profile.

Once you’ve tapped on the plus icon, you can choose which story to add (from the past) on your highlights.

2. Select the story that you want to add to your highlight

Instagram old stories

Secondly, scroll down and find the story that you want to add to your highlight.

Once you found it, tap on the story to select it.

3. Tap “Next”

Add Instagram story to highlight

After which, tap on the story you want to add to your highlight, and tap “Next”.

By tapping next, you will land on the page where you can edit the name and cover of the highlight.

4. Name your cover and tap on “Add”

Instagram cover

Next, give the highlight a cover name and tap on “add”.

Note: You can change the cover name at any time, don’t worry!

And you’re done adding the story to your highlight!

5. View the highlight

Instagram highlight timeline

You can now view the highlight under your profile.

You have now successfully added a story to your highlights!

Repeat the process as many times as you like to add more old stories to your highlights.

General FAQ

How do I find old Instagram Stories?

To find old Instagram stories, navigate to your profile > tap on the hamburger menu > tap on archive > open the archive drop-down menu > select stories.

How do I add old Instagram stories to my highlights?

To add old Instagram stories to your highlights, navigate to your profile > tap on the ‘+’ icon > tap on the story you want to add > tap next > type a cover title > tap on add.

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Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with over 7+ years of experience in Social Media and 3+ years of experience in investing in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.