How to Restore Deleted Reels, Posts on Instagram

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“.

Restore Deleted Posts on Instagram

2. Next, move to “Account” and then open the “Recently Deleted” menu.

Restore Deleted Posts on Instagram

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.

Restore Deleted Posts on Instagram

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.

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  • R.Mahadevi says:

    (blooper 😹)..vitutu poitanu aluvatha deh

  • Abid says:

    Do the likes come back after u restore the reels from recently deleted?

  • Awanicious says:

    It doesn’t work for me, i click the restored and it doesn’t show on my account. Already refreshed many times, open & close the app and the reels that i restored doesn’t show up 😭😭 what’s wrong? how to fix this? i already open recently deleted menu agaon and the reels already gone from there, i can’t find that reels anymore

  • Dipu_Rajput says:

    After 30 day not working😭😭

  • Penny says:

    I managed to find restore and click on that but no OTP needed and the restored Reel only spotted on the reel collection but not in my post…any idea why?? Thank you.

  • Nisha says:

    In my instagram there is no music and reels.. How can I add again before it was but suddenly everything delete from my instagram

  • Prerana Mahamunkar says:

    How to get back the post reels that you had to discard because of network issue as it was not posting, any help?

    • Saloni says:

      Did you get it back??

  • Veronica says:

    Thank you

  • Aniket Sinha says:

    Restored reels from deleted content. But can’t see it after restoring.
    Where it got restored?
    Can anyone help on this.

    • Charlie says:

      I have the same issue as can’t find it once resorted. Any help?

  • Mamuh says:

    Thank you! This was really helpful. ?

  • Catherine says:

    How much did he charge? How long was the process?

  • Emily says:

    I’m very happy, I was able to recover my hack instagram, snapchat back with the help of Authority_Sniffer on IG, I recommend him. He is very good at is job.

    • Simone Bingham says:

      You are a lair
      He took 400 from me and I didn’t get my log in

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