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Instagram Stories are what people use the most than any other feature. You might also be fond of sharing content through stories. But what if you posted something and later regret it?
This happens to most people and they look for ways to get rid of this mistake. Though stories last for only a certain period of time, sometimes there may arise a need to remove them immediately.
Thankfully, Instagram allows you to delete your story anytime. You don’t need to wait for 24 hours to get it removed itself.
Let’s see how you can delete your Instagram story.
How to Delete Your Instagram Story While Posting
Here’s a simple trick that will help you to delete your Instagram Story while it’s still uploading.
As soon as you have shared the story and it’s in its posting status, turn off your internet connection or switch ON the airplane mode as soon as possible.
Tap your profile to see the story and you will see a message “Upload failed”. Tap the three dots, then select Delete.
How to Delete Your Instagram Story
Step 1: Launch the Instagram app and tap your profile to view the story.
Step 2: Once you’re on the story you want to delete, tap the three-dot menu icon in the bottom right corner of the story.
Step 3: Select the Delete option.
Step 4: Confirm it by tapping Delete again.
Your live story will be deleted successfully.
Your deleted story will move to the Recently Deleted section in the app’s settings. You also have an option to restore it to your profile if you shared it within the past 24 hours.
Here’s how you can access the recently deleted story.
Step 1: On your profile, tap the three horizontal lines in the top right.
Step 2: Tap Your activity.
Step 3: Select Recently deleted.
Step 4: Go to the Stories tab.
You can either delete the story or restore it to your profile.
To delete or restore, tap and open the story, tap the three dots in the bottom right, then select the action you wish to perform.
You will be asked to verify your decision by entering a security code received in your email or phone number linked to your Instagram account.
How to Delete Stories From Archive
After your stories expire (post 24 hours the story is published ), they are archived which you can access easily. Here’s how to delete the archived stories.
Step 1: On your profile, tap the three horizontal lines in the top right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Tap Archive.
Step 3: Tap and open the story you want to delete.
Step 4: Tap the three-dot menu icon in the bottom right.
Step 5: Tap Delete.
Step 6: Confirm the deletion by tapping Delete again.
The deleted archived stories will still be accessible in the Recently Deleted section for 30 days. You can restore it to Archive again if you wish to.