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How to Fix Instagram Stories Repeating

Are Instagram stories repeating when you view them?

If your friend posted a new story on Instagram, you should be able to view it immediately when you tap on their profile picture.

However, you might see their old stories instead.

If that’s the case, you need to keep tapping forward to see their latest story.

This is inconvenient especially if someone posted a lot of stories because it can take some time before you reach their latest story.

In this guide, you’ll learn why are Instagram stories repeating, why are they glitching, and how to fix them.

Why are all my Instagram stories repeating?

Instagram stories keep repeating because of a bug/glitch on the app.

This bug/glitch happened many times on Instagram before.

As of June 2022, the glitch caused the app to not remember the last story that you viewed.

Hence, if your friends posted a new story and you view it, you’ll see their first story instead of their newest one.

Many Instagram users went to Twitter to complain about the issue.

Here’s what @wydccalamity tweeted, “Why is Instagram making me view the same stories 100 times?”.

Here’s a tweet by @bennysoliven, “Plz Instagram I don’t wanna see people’s stories over and over again”.

Both of these tweets garnered over 180k likes and millions of impressions.

That said, you’re not the only one experiencing the repeating stories issue on Instagram because it’s a global bug/glitch.

How to fix Instagram stories repeating

 Instagram stories repeating

To fix Instagram stories repeating, you need to update Instagram to the latest version.

To do so, open the App Store, search for “Instagram”, and tap on “Update”.

The previous Instagram update contains the repeating stories glitch.

The glitch caused Instagram to not remember the last story that you watched.

For example, if your friend posted a new story and you try to view it, you’ll see their old stories instead.

As a result, you’ll have to keep tapping forward to view their latest story.

A Meta representative mentioned that Instagram is aware of the issue and they have resolved it in the new update.

The new Instagram version, version 239.1 comes with bug fixes and performance improvements.

The update specifically fixes the story glitch on the app.

Why are Instagram stories glitching?

Instagram stories are glitching because of the previous update.

The previous Instagram update caused Instagram stories to repeat themselves.

When you try and view your friend’s latest Instagram story, you’ll see the first story that they posted instead.

Hence, you need to constantly tap forward to see someone’s newest story.

Instagram is aware of the issue and a Meta representative mentioned that issue has been resolved in the new update.

Hence, you need to update the app as soon as possible.

If the update doesn’t work for some reason, you can uninstall and reinstall Instagram instead.

By doing so, Instagram will also be updated to the latest version.


The Instagram app is known to have a number of bugs and glitches.

Some issues arise when you update the app to the latest version.

If that’s the case, Instagram will introduce another update to get rid of the bugs.

In June 2022, many Instagram users complained that stories were repeating.

It seems like only iOS users were affected.

Fortunately, the Instagram team was aware of the issue and they fixed it on 15 July.

If you’re using an iOS device, you need to update the app to fix the issue.

In the future, if you see an update with “Bug fixes and performance improvements”, it’s highly recommended that you update the app.

Although the repeating Instagram stories glitch is fixed, it can happen again in the future.

Hence, you need to make sure that you’ve updated Instagram to the latest version at all times.

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