How can I restore old Instagram stories

Introduction of Stories Highlights and Stories Archive

As of today there are two new tools with which you can capture your favorite moments from Instagram Stories. The stories highlights are a new part of your profile that you can use to highlight particularly beautiful moments. Your stories are now automatically saved in a private stories archive so that you can relive and share them at any time.

Stories highlights

More and more people are sharing everyday, authentic moments with Instagram Stories. But there hasn't been an easy way to show stories for more than 24 hours. Now you can make your profile even more individual by grouping shared stories into highlights and highlighting them.

Stories highlights appear in your profile in a new area below the biography. To create a highlight, tap the "New" button on the far left. From there you can select any story from the archive, choose a cover picture for the highlight and name it. As soon as you are done, the highlight will be displayed as a circle in your profile. It is played back as a separate story when someone taps it. Highlights stay on your profile until you remove them. You can have as many highlights as you want. To edit or remove a highlight, simply tap on the respective highlight and hold it down.

With the help of story highlights, you can show different sides of your personality and create highlights from all the elements that you shared in stories in the past. From the best moments of the current football season to all the stories with loved ones, the interests and activities that matter most to you now have a home right on your profile.

Stories archive

In the future, stories will be automatically saved in the archive when they expire. This allows you to easily bring your favorite moments back to mind at a later point in time or bring them to life in a highlight.

To access stories in your archive, tap the archive icon in your profile. From there you can easily switch back and forth between the contribution archive and the new stories archive. Your stories are displayed in a grid in the stories archive, with the latest stories appearing at the bottom. The first story of each day has a date display so that it is easier to navigate through the archive.

Tap any story in your archive to watch it. From there you can add it to your story, share it as a post or add it to a highlight in your profile.

Only you can see your archived stories. You can also deactivate the automatic archiving at any time in the profile settings.

You can find more information on Stories Highlights and the Stories Archive at Today's updates are available with Instagram version 25 for iOS and Android.


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