Developers of Instagram added new features from time to time to make your experience more amusing. Since the beginning of Instagram, there are some excellent features have been added on Instagram; one such feature introduced in 2017 is the ‘Archive Instagram Post’. Except for the Instagram reels, you can archive Instagram posts, stories, and live videos with this feature. And also you can unarchive these Instagram posts as well. In this article, I have mentioned the step-by-step process to your query i.e. how to archive or unarchive Instagram posts.
For those who don’t know what archive Instagram posts mean then let me give you a brief description –
Suppose you published an Instagram post, which is a normal post or an Instagram story; then one day you decided to hide an Instagram post from the public. Then you have two options to follow, either you delete this post entirely forever or archive this post from your feed.
This Instagram archive feature allows you to take it away from public access and save it for later use as some users wish to bring back the post again to their timeline so that the public can access it. The benefit of the archive Instagram feature is that you don’t need to delete them in order to hide them from the public and only you can able to see the hide post. The process of bringing back to the timeline is called unarchive Instagram post.
So, below I have mentioned step by step process of how to hide posts on Instagram from someone or how to unarchive Instagram posts so that you can take advantage of this feature.
How to archive or unarchive Instagram posts –
Alright, first let’s discuss how to archive Instagram posts, then I will move over to the process of how to unarchive Instagram posts –
How to archive Instagram posts on phone –
Step 1- Open your Instagram App, Select your desired post that you wish to archive.
Step 2 –Click the three vertical dots at the topmost right-hand side above your photo.
Step 3 – Select the ‘Archive’ option from the given options such as ‘post to other apps’.., share to, copy link, delete, edit, etc.
Step 4- When you click the ‘Archive’ option, the photo will disappear.
That’s it, this photo will no longer be on your Instagram feed and if someone visits your profile they cannot see this photo.
How to mass archive Instagram posts –
Step 1- Open your Instagram App, and tab the three lines as shown in the below picture.
Step 2- Tap ‘Your Activity’ from the given options.
Step 3- Select ‘Photos and Videos’ from the options.
Step 4 – Now you can select a feature from the list of features such as ‘Posts’, ‘Reels’, ‘Videos’ that you want to mass archive Instagram posts.
Step 5 – let’s assume you want to achieve your photos from the ‘Posts’ feature. Then click it.
Step 6- From there you can filter your photos from newest to oldest or oldest to newest. And also you can filter your photos date-wise. Click the ‘Apply’ button.
Step 7 – A ‘Select’ button is there as shown in the below picture, click it and select all the photos that you want to archive.
Step 8 – After the selection of photos click the below ‘Archive’ button on your screen.
That’s it, this way you can mass archive Instagram photos.
How to archive Instagram posts on computer –
Suppose you want to hide Instagram posts from your computer, then what is the procedure for that? You can’t just archive your photos by opening your Instagram account as you do on your phone.
For this, you need to install software on your computer, which is called ‘Bluestacks’. This free app player allows android apps to run on computers running Windows and macOS.
When you installed this software and open it you will see Google play store. Sign in to your Google play account by providing your Gmail address and password. When you logged in, you will see a search bar where you can search apps. Search the Instagram app and Install it.
After installation, log in to your Instagram profile. When you logged in to your Instagram profile, select the photo you want to archive. Click the vertical three ‘dots’, and you will see a popup with the ‘Archive’ option. Click the ‘Archive’ option. that’s it, this way you can archive Instagram posts on PC.
How to unarchive Instagram posts on phone –
Now you want to know the methods of how to unhide posts on Instagram, then follow these steps.
Step 1 – Open your Instagram App, and tab the three lines as shown in the below picture.
Step 2 – Click the second option i.e. ‘Archive’.
Step 3 – You will see a drop-down arrow with options like ‘Stories archive’, ‘Posts archive’, and ‘Live archive’. Click a feature from the given three options, that you want to unarchive photos or videos.
Step 4 – Select and click a photo or video that you want to archive. You will see a vertical three dots at the top right of your photo or video. Click it.
Step 5 – A popup will come out with three options like ‘Show on profile’ and Delete’. Click ‘Show on profile’.
That’s it. your picture will be unarchived by these steps. Go back to your profile and refresh your timeline, you will see your unarchive photo is back in your Instagram profile.
How to unarchive Instagram posts on computer –
As I already mentioned in the above lines, you need to install ‘Bluestacks’ software to archive Instagram posts using a PC, to unarchive posts from a PC you also need to do this task by installing ‘Bluestacks’ software.
After installing the Instagram app, go to your profile click the three lines at the top of the right corner, and select the ‘Archive’ option. Select the post you want to archive and click the three vertical dots. A popup will appear on your screen with options like ‘Show on Profile’, and ‘Delete’. Select ‘Show on Profile’ and your photo will be unarchived. In this way, you can unarchive your photo from a PC.
How to archive Instagram stories –
As a default Instagram stories will automatically save in your archive section. you don’t need to archive your Instagram stories. If your default element is not working then you can manually do this by yourself by simply following the below-mentioned steps –
Step 1 – Go to your Instagram profile and tap the three horizontal lines at the top of the right corner.
Step 2 – Click ‘Settings’ option.
Step 3 – Now click the ‘Privacy’ option.
Step 4 – You will see the ‘Story’ option and click it.
Step 5 – After scrolling down your screen you will see the option ‘Save story to archive’. From there you can turn off and on your setting.
By following the above steps by steps you can archive or unarchive your Instagram posts both from your phone and PC. If you have any suggestions for how to archive or unarchive Instagram posts then please feel free to comment down below.