How to see memories on Instagram

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See the memories on Instagram

As I told you at the opening of the post, for see the memories on Instagram just take advantage of the "Memories" function offered by the famous photographic social network, which allows you to view photos and videos published on the same date but in past years. At the time of writing this guide, it is a feature available only from mobile, through the Instagram apps for Android and iPhone.


If you are wondering, unless you explicitly choose to share them, photos and videos proposed in the memories are visible only and exclusively by the owner account, that is the person who posted them, and cannot be viewed by other users. .


That said, to be able to view photos and videos posted on Instagram in the form of memories, all you have to do is take your device, unlock it, access the screen where all the applications are grouped, tap on theinstagram icon (Quella with the multicolored retro camera) and, if necessary, log into your account by filling in the fields on the screen with the required data.

Then, tap on thelittle man or on your avatar located in the lower right part of the screen, in such a way as to go to your profile, and press on the symbol ofclock with arrow, which is at the top right (on Android) or top left (on iOS).

In the new screen displayed, if on today's date but in the past years you had published photos or videos, you will find the content in question in the section Remember, located at the bottom, with the exact number of years elapsed since the date of publication next to it. Great, right?


Share memories on Instagram


The posts in the section Remember Instagram can also be shared again, in the form of a story or a direct message to be sent to certain users. If the thing interests you, I'll tell you immediately how to do it.

To carry out the operation in question, all you have to do is go to the section of your profile relating to memories, identify the memory of your interest among those that you find in the section Remember e premere sul pulsating Share adjacent.

Through the new screen that will be shown to you at this point, you can choose whether to share the memory in the form of a story, by tapping on the item The tua storia that you find at the bottom left, or whether to share the memory as a story visible only to close friends, by tapping on the button Closer friends located in the lower center of the screen.

For more details about the stories and their sharing on Instagram, I refer you to reading my specific tutorial on how to share a story on Instagram.

Alternatively, you can send the memory privately, as a direct message to specific users, by tapping the button Send to and selecting the accounts of your interest from the next screen. For more details on the use of direct messages on Instagram, I suggest you consult my guide dedicated exclusively to how to send messages on Instagram.

Before proceeding with sharing the memory, you can also add any writings, drawings, stickers and effects to the content, using the appropriate commands that you find at the top of the display. To be precise, by pressing the icon Aa you can add texts by tapping on the icon with the felt tip pen you can add freehand drawings by pressing on thesquare emoji you can add stickers, while tapping on the symbol of face with stars you can add effects.



If you are interested in this, I would like to point out that, I wanted, you can also save the image relating to the memory that has been generated in the camera roll of your device. To do this, just tap on the symbol of down arrow that you find in the upper left part of the display.

See old stories on Instagram

In addition to the photos and videos published in previous years, Instagram also allows you to view, in the form of memories, the stories (which, unless they are shared again, are visible only and exclusively by the user who posted them. ). To do this, however, the specific function must be enabled.

To do so, click on thelittle man or on your avatar located in the lower right part of the main Instagram screen, tap the button with the lines horizontally located at the top right and press on the item Settings located at the bottom of the menu that appears. 

In the new screen that is shown to you at this point, tap on the item Privacy, so on that Story e carries his ON l'interruttore che trovi accanto alla voce Save to archive. Then, go to the Instagram screen related to your profile, by tapping on the symbol oflittle man or the your avatar found in the lower right part of the display, press the icon depicting theclock and arrow at the top right of the screen (on Android) or top left (on iOS) and you can finally view the archive of previously published stories, under the heading Archive of stories (on Android) or archive (its iOS).



The stories visible in the aforementioned section of the app have been archived automatically at the end of the deadline and have no time limit, so they are always visible. Furthermore, for each archived story, the date on which it was shared is shown and, by scrolling the screen, the relative month and year are also visible (on the right).

Stories in the Archive can be shared again as such or as images and videos to be uploaded to the profile. To perform these operations, go to the Instagram archive section by tapping on theclock with arrow located on your profile screen and then tap on the image of the history you want to share.

At this point, you can choose between two different options: by pressing the button Highlight, you can have the story added to Featured contentwhile pressing on the button Share, you can re-publish an image (or video) in the archive as a story.

You can also choose to share a previously published story in the form of a post: to do so, after selecting a story from the archive, press the button [...] located at the bottom right and select the item Share as a post give the menu to compare.

For more details about the practices described in this chapter of the tutorial, I invite you to refer to my tutorial focused specifically on how to see old stories on Instagram.

In case of dubbi or problem

Have you followed my instructions on how to see the memories on Instagram in detail but you still have some doubts about what to do or, in any case, do you need further support? Then I can not help but advise you to log in service center official of the famous photographic social network: inside, you can find many questions with ready-made answers that can be of great help to dispel your doubts about the functioning of Instagram.

If you want to visit the Instagram help center via the official app of the social network for Android or iOS, start the latter on your device, select the symbol of thelittle man or the your profile photo located at the bottom right, press the button with the three lines horizontally placed at the top and tap on the item Settings located at the bottom of the menu that opens. In the new screen that is shown to you at this point, then press on the wording Quick and on that Service center.

In addition to, as I have just indicated, the Instagram help center is also accessible from a computer, using the service application available for Windows 10. In this case, what you have to do is start the program, click on the symbol oflittle man located in the lower right part of the window, press the button with thegear which is located at the top (always on the right) and, in the menu that is shown to you on the left, select the item Service center placed in correspondence with the section Quick.

To access the Instagram help center from the Web, instead, start the browser you generally use on your PC to browse the Internet (eg. Chrome) and visit the dedicated page.

For more information and to find out what other systems you have from yours to obtain any support from Instagram, I refer you to reading my guide focused specifically on, in fact, how to contact Instagram.

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