Exactly a year ago, Instagram introduced a useful feature called Recently Deleted, which allows users to restore deleted content. This means that any photos, videos, stories, and reels you delete go to the Recently Deleted folder in the Instagram app. Recently deleted content is automatically deleted after 30 days. During those 30 days, anyone can restore or permanently delete the desired content. Note that only you can view and recover deleted posts, stories, reels or highlights on Instagram.
How To Restore Deleted Instagram Photos and Videos
Until now, Instagram users could find their deleted content by going to Settings > Accounts > Recently deleted. However, after a recent update, you might not be able to find content that you recently deleted. That’s because the new UI changes the way you view recent deletes on Instagram 2022. Similarly, you might get lost when trying to find posts you’ve liked on Instagram 2022.
Okay, are you running the latest version of the Instagram app and got the new “Your Activity” experience? In that case, check out the update steps to go to Recently Deleted on Instagram 2022. The procedure below is the same for both iPhone and Android.
Recover Deleted Instagram Photos
Let’s move on to the steps to restore deleted Instagram photos and videos without any further delay.
STEP 1. Open the Instagram app & tap on your Profile Picture (bottom-right corner of the screen).
STEP 2. Click on the menu button at the top-right and select Settings.
STEP 3. Scroll down to the Account section and tap on the Recently Deleted option.
STEP 4. Now, just select the type of content you want to recover on your device. Alternatively, you can select the delete option to permanently delete the post.
STEP 6. Once selected, tap on the three-dots icon at the top-right corner.
Step 7. Click on Restore or Delete option to complete the process. A pop-up will appear on your screen to confirm the action.
For the first time, Instagram will send an OTP to your registered e-mail address asking you to verify your identity.
Simply enter the code and tap on the Confirm button to complete the process. Your deleted Instagram post will be recovered immediately!
Note – You can restore your deleted posts only from ‘Recently Deleted’ folder within 30 days of deletion. After the 30-day time period expires, your posts will be permanently deleted from that folder, and you will not be able to recover them in any way.