How to archive photos from Instagram

How to return the archived photo, post, and post on Instagram

After the archive appeared, many people faced the fact that they had included the publication in the archive but did not know how to unzip photos on Instagram. Adding new features to the Instagram social network often confuses users when some actions lead to strange consequences. Today we are going to take a closer look at what an archive is on a social network, why it is needed, how to properly archive and restore necessary photos.


What does it mean to archive on Instagram?

The archive for photos is in almost every house. People take pictures with the camera, print them, choose the most successful ones, and put the pictures in the album. Not very successful photos are stacked and put in a box until better times.

The archive plays the role of a kind of box for not the most successful photos on the Instagram social network. There you can put photos that you no longer like, have lost relevance or are just tired, but which you do not want to permanently delete from your profile.

Modern Instagram has long ceased to be a social network for posting personal pictures. Now, many users are making an effort to popularize their profile by gaining as many subscribers as possible. It is almost impossible to implement the plan without a special approach: it is important to take photos in the same style, apply the same filters, and follow different rules. But what if you find that a photo on the tape doesn't fit the general style, but it's a shame to remove it? Just put the photo in the archive until better times, it is possible that it will become relevant again in the near future.

How to add a photo to the archive

Before we get into the question of how the archived photo can be returned to Instagram, let's look at the functions for placing the publication in the archive. A saved post with a photo or video does not change in any way - the filter applied, signature, comments and even the likes it collected before archiving are saved. An archived post can be replaced or returned to the feed at the same location - the same date and time that it was originally posted.

The social network creators added an archive feature especially for users who want to quickly delete photos from their profile on the phone. Often this or that photo is accidentally deleted, in this case recovery is not possible.

To add photos to the archive, you need to:

  1. Go to the photo that is waiting to be archived.
  2. Go to Settings by clicking the three dots icon.
  3. Select “Archive”.

The photo is automatically moved to the archive, no user confirmation is required.

How to get posts, videos, and posts back to the feed

How to get a photo from the archive on Instagram if the corresponding button is not in the settings:

  1. Go to the social network settings. On the main page, click the three stripes icon. Select the “Settings” section from the drop-down menu.
  2. Go to the “Confidentiality and Security” section and select the “History Settings” item.
  3. Check whether the option "Save to archive" is activated.

To drag the publication from the application's archive into the feed, you need to do the following:

  1. Go to the main page of your profile. Click the arrow and clock icon in the upper-right corner next to the menu button.
  2. We fall into the section of publications added to the archive. The stories published on the site are independently added to the archive one day after they are published. Photos are added to the archive after certain user actions.
  3. Select the “Publications Archive” section from the top drop-down menu.
  4. We click on the photo that needs to be restored.
  5. Click the three dots icon above the photo and select “Show in Profile”.

After the manipulations have been completed, the archived photo will be added to your profile again.

Do I have to add photos to the archive?

There are several situations in which it is worth adding some publications to the archive due to their uselessness or irrelevance:

  • Delete the visual line on the page. Actually for company pages, so you can only show subscribers information about relevant products and services. Cleaning is also needed if your profile is developing in a different direction and photos of cats and flowers have become uninteresting to subscribers.
  • Designation of the availability of goods in the store. The archiving function is useful for online shops. You can delete photos of finished goods from your profile at any time. If there are goods, simply remove the photo from the archive.
  • Store useful and important information. It is useful to archive posts that have lost their relevance but have an unusual idea or execution, or there is an interesting discussion under the publication;
  • Publish templates. Add template publications for your profile to your archive. Before you design and publish a new post, you can familiarize yourself with the template so as not to forget important details.
  • Late booking. The postponed post feature has not yet been added to the social network, while many users have found a way out of the situation with the help of postponed posts. Just add a publication and archive it. Add a post from the archive to your page at a time when your subscribers are most active.

Now that we know how to return Instagram photos from the archive, we can safely archive unnecessary images as they can be accessed at any time without losing likes and comments.