How to restore deleted pictures, videos, reels and stories on Instagram

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 03 Feb 2021
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Instagram now lets users restore removed content

  • Instagram adds Recently Deleted folder

  • Users can choose to restore images, videos and more for upto 30 days

How to restore deleted pictures, videos, reels and stories on Instagram
How to restore deleted pictures, videos, reels and stories on Instagram

Instagram has launched a new feature called Recently Deleted that will let users restore some content that was removed previously. The Recently Deleted feature is rolling out for users now and most people will receive it by the end of this week. 

“We know this is something people have been asking for and now, for the first time, you can review and restore deleted content in the Instagram app. We also added protection to help prevent hackers from compromising your account and deleting posts you’ve shared,” the Facebook-backed company said in an official statement on its blog.

Instagram has also added a security measure that will verify the user every time they want to permanently delete or restore images, videos, Reels, IGTV videos or Stories. There’s a dedicated folder added in the app which stores all deleted media files including posts, stories, Reels and more.

How to use Instagram Recently Deleted feature?

How to use Instagram Recently Deleted feature

Instagram is now allowing users to restore pictures, videos, reels, IGTV videos and stories from the Recently Deleted folder. After the user has received the new update, all content removed from the Instagram account is moved to the Recently Deleted folder.

The deleted Instagram stories will also be moved to the Recently Deleted folder and will stay there for the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, all other types of posts like photos, videos, reels and IGTV videos will be stored in the same folder for users to restore. In case the user does not restore the content, everything is automatically deleted from the said folder in 30 days.

To restore the deleted content, all you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram and go the Settings menu

  2. Tap Account from the list and select Recently Deleted folder

  3. Here you will see all deleted content that you can choose to restore or remove permanently

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