Instagram stories are a popular feature that allows users to share photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. Once a story has expired, it can no longer be viewed unless it was added to the user’s highlights. However, there are a few ways you can still view expired stories after 24 hours.
- Check the user’s Highlights: Some users save their expired stories to their highlights, which are located at the top of their profile. These stories are still viewable, even after 24 hours.
- Ask the user to send you the story: If the user has not saved the expired story to their highlights, you can ask them to send it to you via direct message. They can do this by going to the story, tapping the three dots on the bottom right corner, then tap “Send to” and then select you as the recipient.
- Take a screenshot or screen recording: Before the story expires, you can take a screenshot or screen recording of the story, so you’ll have a copy to view later.
- Use a third-party app: There are third-party apps available that allow you to view expired Instagram stories. However, please be aware that these apps may ask for your login details, and using them may violate Instagram’s terms of service and your account could get banned.
It’s worth noting that all these options are depending on the user, they need to have the story saved somewhere or they should be willing to send it to you. If the user didn’t save the story in any way and they’re not willing to send it to you, then the story is gone for good and you will not be able to view it.
Additionally, Instagram doesn’t provide a feature that allows users to view expired stories for any user. The feature is only for a specific user’s stories and only if the user saves the stories to their highlights or send it to you.
Instagram stories are a fun and ephemeral way to share moments with friends and followers, but it’s understandable that you may want to save or view a story after it has expired. By following these steps, you can still view expired Instagram stories and save them for later.