Some of the new Instagram features like Vanish Mode and Co-watching are great and really fun. But if I have to pick one new addition that has proven to be immensely helpful then it would be the Recently Deleted feature. It lets you restore deleted posts on Instagram in just a few taps. So if you have accidentally deleted a post, story, Reels, or IGTV video, you can easily recover them on Instagram. So with that in mind, let’s go ahead and learn how to use this feature and restore deleted items on Instagram.
Restore Deleted Reels, Posts on Instagram (2021)
Before we begin, let me clarify that you can only restore deleted posts on Instagram within 30 days of deletion. This is applicable to posts, Reels, and IGTV videos on Instagram. As for Instagram Stories, it can be restored within 24 hours of deletion. That said, if you have enabled the Stories Archive feature then the same 30-day window will apply to Stories as well. Now having made that clear, let’s now go through the guide.
1. First of all, open Instagram and open the profile page. Here, tap on the hamburger menu on the top-right side and open “Settings“.
2. Next, move to “Account” and then open the “Recently Deleted” menu.
3. Here, you will find all your deleted items, including photos or videos, stories, Reels, and IGTV videos. For example, if I want to restore deleted Reels or photos on Instagram, open it and tap on the 3-dot menu at the top right.
4. Now, simply tap on “Restore” and confirm the dialog box. It will take you to the authentication page. Here, you need to authenticate your identity using OTP sent to your mobile number or email ID. After the verification, the deleted Reel or post will be restored on your Instagram profile page.
Recover Deleted Posts, Stories, Reels, and IGTV Videos on Instagram
So that is how you can recover deleted items on Instagram within 30 days of deletion. I think Instagram has launched a great feature, which is immensely helpful and users who have inadvertently deleted posts, Reels, or stories can easily recover them.
That said, keep in mind, after 30 days, the deleted items will be permanently removed from Instagram so restore them before the window closes. Anyway, that is all from us. If you want to learn more such Instagram tips and tricks then follow our linked article. And if you have any questions then let us know in the comment section below.