How To View Old Stories On Facebook?

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To view the old stories on Facebook, you will find those under the “Story Archive” section.
  2. On the desktop, open Facebook and go to “Profile page”. Over there, click on the “Three dots”, below the ‘Edit Profile’ option, and from the list, select the “Story Archive” option.
  3. Similarly, on the mobile app, open your Facebook and click on the “three horizontal lines” on the top right and go to your “profile page”. Next, click on “three dots” beside the ‘Edit Profile’ option and select the “Archive” option. Tap on “Story Archive” and all your old stories will be on screen.
  4. However, to view and enjoy the old stories under the “Story Archive” tab, you have to make sure, the “Save to archive” option is ON. Otherwise, you won’t be able to find any old stories under that tab.
  5. To enable the “Save to archive” option, go to “Settings” on the story archive page, and “turn ON” the option. Once done, all your stories will automatically get saved under the “Story Archive” tab.

How to Turn On the Story Archive?

On Facebook, there is one beneficial in-built feature, to view your old stories. The feature is “Story Archive”. Turning ‘ON’ this feature will automatically save your stories after 24 hours of posting and you can enjoy watching them whenever you wanted.

Another interesting fact about this feature is, that, only you can see your archive stories section. However, if you want, you can again ‘repost’ any archive story from the list. But to experience this feature, you have to “Turn On the Story Archive” option, then only Facebook will record your stories and save them to the archive section.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: On PC, log in to your Facebook account and open it.

Step 2: On the right, click on your “Profile Picture” icon and go to your profile page.

profile-picture-icon

Step 3: Over there, carefully see the options such as Posts, About, Friends, etc., and on the same horizontal end you will find “Three Dots”. Click on it.

Three Dots

Step 4: From the menu, list select the “Story Archive” option.

Story Archive

Step 5: Now, on the right, tap on “Settings” and under ‘Story Archive Settings’ switch the toggle to blue, i.e., the “Turn On” option.

tap on “Settings”
Turn On

And you are all set. From now, all your stories will automatically get saved to this section.
To view your old story, come to the same “Story Archive” section.

How to View Old Stories on Facebook App?

On PC and Mobile devices, Facebook works the same. This means, that via the same procedure with a slight difference you can view your old Facebook stories on any device. The mobile application of Facebook has the same in-built feature to view the old stories.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on mobile and login into it.

Step 2: Click on the “Three Horizontal Lines” in the upper right corner of the screen.

Three Horizontal Lines

Step 3: Now, click on “Profile Picture” and you will be on your profile page.

click on “Profile Picture

Step 4: On the profile page, beside the ‘Edit Profile’ option are “Three dots”. Click on those three dots and then select the “Archive” option.

Archive

Step 5: Next, select the “Story Archive” and on the right corner, all the old stories are on the screen.

story

That’s all.

Here, a point to note is that you will only be able to see the old stories under the “Story Archive” section when you have enabled the “Save to Archive” option. Otherwise, after 24 hours of upload, your story will completely disappear from Facebook.

🔯 If not, then follow the steps:

Go to the “Story Archive” section, following the above-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Over there in the right corner, you will see “three dots”, click on it, and select > “Settings”.

Settings

Step 2: Next, over there, ”Switch to archive” > “Save to archive” option.

Save to archive

How to View Old Stories on Facebook Desktop

Same as the mobile version, the desktop version also has the same in-built option to walk through the old memories.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First of all, open Facebook and log in to it.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Profile”, on the right corner of the screen.

profile picture” icon

Step 3: On the profile page, carefully, look below the ‘Edit Profile’ option. Over there, you will find “Three dots”.

Three Dots

Step 4: Click on those dots and from the menu list, select > “Story Archive”. All the old stories will appear on the screen.

Story Archive

Here, a point to note is that you will only be able to see the old stories under the “Story Archive” section when you have enabled the “Save to Archive” option. Otherwise, after 24 hours of upload, your story will completely disappear from Facebook.

If not, follow the steps:

Go to the “Story Archive” section, following the above-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Over there in the right corner, you will see “Settings”, click on it.

tap on “Settings”

Step 2: Next, over there, tap on the “Turn On Story Archive” option.

Turn On

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Why Do the Facebook Story Archive Missing?

To see the old Facebook stories under the archive section, you have to make sure that you have enabled the option for it. If that option is not turned on, then you won’t find any old stories on the Story Archive tab.

Under the “Archive Stories” settings section, there is an option called > “Save to Archive”, this option should be kept ON, for enjoying the old stories in the future.

On the Mobile as well as desktop versions, the settings and options are the same.
Hence, check your archive stories section and if it’s OFF, turn it ON.

2. Does Facebook delete your story archive?

No, Facebook would never delete your archive story, even after years and years of postings. Once you have enabled the option to ‘save to archive’, Facebook will automatically save and keep safe all your posted stories as long as you are using it.

3. How to Find a Friend’s Story on Facebook?

On the main page of Facebook, under the story section, you will find the story of all your Facebook friends. You can see your friend’s story as many times you want under the story section but only within 24 hours of posting. After 24 hours, when the story will disappear, you will not be able to see it.

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