Instagram Launches “Recently Deleted” Feature

Instagram Launches “Recently Deleted” Feature
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Now you can bring back your recently deleted or accidentally delete content with the help of Instagram’s Recently Deleted feature. Instagram’s “Recently Deleted” feature, help you to manage your content, where you can review and restore deleted content on the Instagram app.

Instagram also added a protection layer to this feature, it will help to prevent hackers from compromising your account and deleting posts you have shared.

We know hackers sometimes delete content when they gain access to an account, and until now people had no way of easily getting their photos and videos back.

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With this rolling out, Instagram will ask people to first verify that they are the rightful account holders when permanently deleting or restoring content from the Recently Deleted feature.

Instagram Launches “Recently Deleted” Feature
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So, how can you access this feature or where to find this feature in your Instagram account?

First I’m going to tell you, this will work with all features available on Instagram including, photos, videos, Reels, IGTV videos, and stories. Once you delete your content from those categories from your Instagram account, then it will immediately be moved to the “Recently Deleted” folder, where you can restore from them.

Note: Deleted stories that are not in your archive will stay in the folder for up to 24 hours. Everything else will be automatically deleted 30 days later.

During those 30 days, you can access your deleted content by going to Settings > Account > Recently Deleted on the latest version of the Instagram app. From there you can either restore or permanently delete it.


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Instagram Launches “Recently Deleted” Feature
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