How to Find Archived Instagram Photos and Stories on iPhone and Android

Wondering how to view the archived Instagram posts? Read on to discover the quick ways to access all of your hidden Instagram photos and stories on your iPhone and Android device.

Have you ever archived your Instagram posts and later wondered where they have gone or how to see all the archived Instagram photos and stories on iPhone? If yes, let me help you find your hidden posts.

If you have been using this social networking app, you may probably be already aware that stories automatically disappear after 24 hours. And they get stored in the Archive folder. The same thing happens with the posts that you hide.

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If you ever change your mind, you can show your hidden image on your Instagram profile or reshare your story with ease.

How to Access Archived Instagram Photos and Stories on iPhone and Android

Step #1. Launch Instagram app on your mobile device. Then, tap on the profile tab at the bottom right corner.

Tap on Profile icon in Instagram App

Step #2. Next, tap on the Archive button.

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Tap on Archive button in Instagram app

Step #3. Next up, you should see all of your concealed stories. If you want to retrieve any of them, tap on the one you want to bring back into action again and hit the three dots at the bottom. After that, select Share as Post.

Access and Retrieve Archived Instagram Photo and Story on iPhone

To view your archived selfies and clips: Tap on the drop-down button at the top center and choose Posts.

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View All Archived Instagram Posts on iPhone

Now, all of your hidden posts will be on the screen. Browse through them and if you want to unarchive the image, tap on it. Then, tap on the three dots at the top right and choose Show on Profile in the menu.

Unarchive Instagram Photo and Story on iPhone

There you go!

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Wrapping Up…

Hopefully, you will now be able to quickly access all of your concealed posts. Unless the social networking app makes any changes to the way its Archive feature works, the above method will continue to work for you.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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