How to Mass Archive Instagram Posts and Stories?

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Shared some posts on Instagram and want to delete them from your profile temporarily? Well, if you have ever deleted posts and stories, you know that Instagram deletes them permanently and you have to either repost your content or recover them after deletion. But Instagram also gives you the opportunity to remove content from your profile by saving them in your archive. This way, you can recover your posts whenever you want from your Instagram archive. But what if you want to use this feature for multiple posts? How to mass archive Instagram posts and stories? 

In the following, I’ll walk you through an easy way to mass archive your Instagram posts which also allows you to mass unarchive when necessary. So, keep on reading!

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How to Archive Instagram Posts?

As said before, Instagram has a feature that enables you to hide one or some of your Instagram posts from your profile without deleting them. This feature is called the archive feature and using it is really easy. To archive an Instagram post, just follow these steps: 

  1. On your profile, open the post you want to hide. 
  2. Tap on the three dots icon on the top right corner of the screen and then, tap on “Archive”.
Archive an Instagram post
Archive an Instagram post

That’s it! Now your post is hidden from your Instagram followers. But you can make it appear on your profile again whenever needed. But how to unarchive an Instagram post? Let’s see!

How to Unarchive an Instagram Post?

Unarchiving Instagram posts is a really easy task as well. You don’t need to use any thor-parties! And also don’t need to confirm anything for it! All you have to do is to: 

  1. Open your Instagram profile, tap on the three lines icon on the top right corner, and open your Instagram archive. 
  2. Then, choose your post archive and open the intended post.
  3. Finally, tap on the three dots icon on the top right side of the post and choose “Show on Profile”.
unarchive Instagram posts
unarchive Instagram posts

This is done! But how can you mass archive Instagram posts and then mass unarchive them? In the following, I’ll show you how is this possible. But first, let’s learn more about stories archive!

How to Archive Instagram Stories?

Actually, the stories archive is slightly different from the posts archive. On Instagram, you cannot save stories in the stories archive manually. Instead, Instagram archives your stories automatically when you publish one. Just note that if you share a story and delete it before it expires automatically, it won’t be archived. 

So, if you want your stories to be archived on Instagram, you just have to wait until it expires. After that, you can go to your stories archive and republish any of them if you want. To access your archived stories, just follow these steps: 

  1. Open your Instagram profile and tap on the three lines icon on the top right corner of the screen. 
  2. Then, tap on “Archive”. 
  3. Here, just click on the top of the screen and choose “Stories Archive”. 
Instagram stories archive
Instagram stories archive

Now, you can easily view and reshare your old Instagram stories. But since you cannot manually archive stories, you cannot also unarchive them. 

But there must a way to manually archive stories and hopefully, there is! So, to know how this is possible and also how to mass archive Instagram posts, jump into the next section. 

How to Mass Archive Instagram Posts and Stories?

Unluckily, using the official Instagram app you cannot mass archive or unarchive posts and stories. However, there are some third-party apps that will help you with this issue but don’t exactly mass archive posts. So, keep reading to find them out!

#1 AiGrow: All-in-One Instagram Management Service

The first and also the best app to use in order to mass archive Instagram posts is AiGrow. AiGrow is a complete package of Instagram management and growth services that allows you to better manage your Instagram tasks and grow organically

Actually, using AiGrow you won’t exactly mass archive posts. But what you can do is to mass delete Instagram posts and mass recover them whenever you need. Watch the following video to see how to do it:

It’s really easy! Right? So, sign up for free and enjoy using it! 

#2 Use a Gesture Recorder on Mobile

Another way to mass archive Instagram posts on your mobile is to use a gesture recorder. Gesture recorders are apps that record every single action you take on your mobile and can redo it after the record is done. So, using these apps, you just have to archive an Instagram post while the app is recording. Then, set it to automatically repeat the action a specific number of times. This way, you will mass archive Instagram posts in a few minutes, without you taking the action repeatedly.

#3 Use an Android Emulator to Mass Archive Instagram Posts on a PC

Finally, if you usually go to Instagram and manage all your tasks from a PC, the only way to mass archive Instagram posts is to use an Android emulator. Unfortunately, you cannot even archive a single post on a PC and this is why you need an emulator. This way, you can do all you do on an Android phone from your PC. So, exactly following the same path as you did with a gesture recorder on your phone, you can mass archive Instagram posts on a PC through an emulator. By the way, note that AiGrow is compatible with all devices and if you choose to use it, you don’t have to care about your device and OS.

Final Words

To sum it up, archiving Instagram posts enables you to hide posts and stories from your profile temporarily and unhide them whenever you want without resharing the posts. However, there’s still no direct way to mass archive Instagram posts. But here, I tried to help you ease the process of archiving multiple posts. So, read the article and feel free to ask your questions using the comment box below.

Neda Sharifi

Neda is the Head of SEO at SocialPros. She is an IT engineer and used to be a foreign commercial manager and a language teacher. She also seeks for empowerment to create her own dwellings. Her passion is learning languages, painting, fashion, and technology. Morality, Environment, and Equality are her concern.