How To Archive Instagram Posts? [In 2022]

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Are there some Instagram posts that you want to hide from the public but still don’t want to delete them? Instagram has a specific feature for this: you can Instagram posts. In this short tutorial, we are going to show you how to archive Instagram posts and what archiving Instagram posts exactly means.

Let’s dive in?

How to archive Instagram posts?

So if you want to archive Instagram posts.

  1. Look up the Instagram post that you want to archive
  2. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner
  3. Select the ‘Archive option’.archive Instagram post
  4. The Instagram post then will be immediately archived

This works for Instagram video and photo posts as well.

Where you can access archived Instagram posts?

You can check out all your archived Instagram posts:

  1. Open up your Instagram profile
  2. Tap on the ‘Hamburger’ menu in the right corner
  3. Then select ‘Archive’.Archived Instagram posts
  4. Here you will be able to see all your Instagram posts that have been archived from your Instagram account.

Deleting vs Archiving Instagram posts

Let’s quickly explain the difference between deleting Instagram posts and archiving them. When you archive an Instagram post, it will be removed from your Instagram profile and from the Instagram feed as well and moved to the Archive section.

However, if you delete an Instagram post and don’t restore it in 30 days it will be deleted permanently from your Instagram account.

Unarchiving Instagram posts

If you have changed your mind and want to show an Instagram photo or video on your Instagram profile again you can easily unarchive your Instagram posts:

  1. Open up your Instagram profile
  2. Click on the three lines in the top right corner
  3. Select the ‘Archive’ from the options that appear
  4. Here you can see all your archived Instagram posts
  5. Click on the three dots on the post that you want to unarchive.
  6. Select ‘Show on profile’.

That’s it, your Instagram post will be visible on your Instagram profile again.

As you can see, you can also delete archived Instagram posts.

If you want to see a video tutorial on how to archive Instagram posts, check out this one:

FAQ  – Archiving Instagram posts

Will archived Instagram posts lose the comments and engagement data?

Yes, Instagram doesn’t delete the comments and likes that a specific archived post received.

Will archived Instagram posts eventually be deleted?

No, unlike deleted Instagram posts, archived Instagram posts will never be deleted from your Instagram account. You can also check them, but they will be still hidden from the public.

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