recover deleted instagram posts

If you have a lot of posts on Instagram, choosing the best ones to save permanently helps a lot. But, sometimes you may face that the posts or the photos are deleted or not showing on Instagram.

I obviously faced such a situation many times, but now I am not wondered with this as I found some ways that actually help to find out those deleted Instagram posts in a few clicks.

If your Instagram post is deleted you can see it on your mobile album or you can look up into your 'Archive' section on Instagram profile. Whether there are many ways that you can apply to find out a deleted Instagram photo if this important for you.

The situation I want to share, I was on my Instagram and someone in my close relatives asked me to show the photos of the previous year party to a group who were in front of me.

I jumped into and searched even the whole year posts but could not find. That time, effortlessly I just tapped on the 'Archive' and BOOM!... I got all of those photos, actually were being saved into the archive on my Instagram account.

Why not you just check your Instagram Archive? You can find that photo in that way also...right. Well, if that is not there don't worry, I have a lot more ways to get a deleted post from Instagram.

⦿ I have given the solution to recover deleted Instagram messages in case you lost a few chats on Instagram DM.

Now, in this article, I am going to discuss the exact step-by-step guide that I followed every time to recover my deleted Instagram posts and that you can also follow to find out your own deleted photos.

Is it possible to Find deleted Instagram posts?



You are wondering how this can possible that you are breaking the Instagram server and getting the deleted photos back onto its own place.

The honest answer to this, Instagram does not allow any third-party tools or any other sites to restore deleted posts including photos or videos, the only method you can do if this is present on the Instagram server you can just restore it to its place requesting that to Instagram support.

There are ways, you can find the Instagram direct post link.

If you are looking for the ways to find out the deleted Instagram post then this is definitely possible if you follow some simple steps and these methods are possible to execute either from your mobile or directly from the Instagram server.

As you know that Instagram has many options or features that allow users to restore deleted posts from their own Instagram account.

If you want to recover your Instagram post using any third-party tools then be careful that Instagram is not associated with any such tools that actually can recover the Instagram posts from its server.

The only way you can recover deleted Instagram photos is by using the common methods like finding from the archive section or you can find it on your mobile device under ‘albums’ where the delete will be saved under the folder named ‘Recently Deleted’.

How to See Deleted Instagram Posts?

If you want to recover the deleted Instagram post directly from your mobile devices then this is possible by doing some simple tricks. Here in this article, I am going to discuss the effective methods that actually work to restore your Instagram posts directly from your Instagram or from your mobile device.

Now you have the possibility that I am going to discuss in this article and these are the methods to restore the deleted Instagram post from your mobile albums or directly from the online backup i.e. iCloud. Also, I have included the method to find your deleted Instagram post on Instagram archive section and how to use this feature.

See Deleted posts from Instagram Archive and Restore

Instagram archive option is the best way to recover any deleted Instagram post from any device. In this case, that deleted Instagram post is still available on the Instagram server and this is why you will be able to find that out from your own Instagram account from the archive section.

Now let's follow the guide where I have given the steps to find out and restore that photo to its original place on Instagram:

 In this method, you will learn to find out the deleted photos from the archive and then how to restore it back to its position. First of all, you have to go to your Instagram profile section and then tap on ‘Archive’ to open the archive section on Instagram.


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Next, from there just tap on the post option, this will open all the posts that actually archived on Instagram automatically. From the list of photos that you see on that archive section, open that image and tap on the three-dot icon.

➌ This tap will show you an option ‘Show on Profile’. Now once you tap on that option, your deleted Instagram post will be restored on your profile.

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That's all you have to do to restore and deleted Instagram post directly from your Instagram but remember to make this feature active on your Instagram settings.

Restore Deleted Instagram Posts from Albums

If you have self-deleted some of your Instagram posts from your Instagram profile then your mobile album still has those photos that you uploaded on Instagram. Now, let’s follow this step-by-step guide for finding this deleted photo from mobile albums and then restoring that by reposting on Instagram.

 First of all, go to the ‘File Manager’ option or to the Photos app on your mobile device either it’s your Android or iOS.

Next, from there choose the option of photos album and look if any folder is there named ‘Instagram’. If you can find this folder, don’t worry, you can get it directly from the photos album.

 Now for your iOS device, you will see a folder ‘Recently Deleted’, from there you will find the images that you want to get back on your Instagram.

Note: Android users can find out those photos under the ‘My Files’ option where the iOS user will see those photos from the Photos app & under ‘Recently Deleted’ folder.

Restore deleted Instagram Posts from iCloud Backup

Now another option that you can restore your deleted Instagram post if you cannot find that on your mobile device then you can take the help of iCloud backup from iPhone.

This is the simplest way that might help you restore your deleted Instagram posts if you have the iCloud backup is set up perfectly. Your Instagram has the option to Save Original Photos directly on your device backup, if this is done for your Instagram account then follow the steps to recover the deleted posts:

Instagram provides you with the option to save your uploaded posts directly on your mobile album and to turn on this, you have to go to Instagram features and then turn the switch on for ‘Save Original Photos’.

 Now if you see the option is already turned on then you will definitely find the deleted Instagram posts from your iPhone or iPad under the Instagram folder on your mobile album.

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 You will see your deleted photo on that Instagram folder and if you cannot then you can restore the iCloud backup to look into the all posts that you have uploaded previously on your Instagram account.

Using third-party Tools to Recover Deleted Instagram Post

If you are planning to use the third-party tools to recover deleted Instagram post then remember that the third-party tools are not shared with Instagram through any API keys that don't have the Instagram server access to restore your deleted Instagram post.

All these tools do, if you have deleted the Instagram post that you have uploaded from your mobile gallery and you treated the same from in mobile, these tools will help you recover from your mobile device storage. If the source of this Instagram post is mobile then the tools maybe succeeded in 80% of the cases.

Note: If there is an online tool that asks your Instagram account information to restore your Instagram deleted posts then always be careful by avoiding such online tools.

Now, for the best photo recovery software, you have to use those tools that can actually access the mobile storage to find out the deleted posts that were directed to Instagram from your mobile device. 

If you can run any software on your PC and then connecting to the mobile you can easily find out the deleted storage on your mobile devices and you can find and recover if you by chance you see that deleted image through that recovery tool. 

But, remember that these tools will help you recover the data from your mobile devices or the original source of that Instagram post. This does not mean that tool will recover the photo on your Instagram server. 

⦿ The Good Part:

These recovery tools actually work by finding the deleted photos directly from the mobile device and those photos uploaded on Instagram to actually help you to find the post from your mobile device. If the source is your mobile then you can find & restore using that tool.

⦿ The Flaw Part:

Now in case, if the photo was never stored into mobile then that you cannot restore it from your mobile device. Also to add, such tools are not powered by Instagram that can not actually have access to the Instagram server and restore it on your profile, so never dream of that.

Why did some of the saved Instagram Posts disappear?

If you see some of your Instagram saved posts disappeared, this is due to the policy violation Instagram can delete the photos from its server and if you think that was an error you can request the Instagram help to restore that back to its position.

The Bottom Lines:

Finally, I want to conclude that if you want to restore any deleted Instagram photos as you have learnt that no third-party tools can recover deleted photos from the Instagram server as Instagram does not provide the API access to such tools. If you want to see that Instagram post, you can find it on your mobile device storage or from the Instagram archive section.