How to share old Stories with an Instagram friend

Instagram lets you share old stories with any friend or group through direct messages. After 24 hours of viewing in the profile, shared stories are kept as archived items and can be refilled or sent to friends.

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The feature, available in the iPhone app (iOS) and Android phone, is ideal to show people a story they did not see. Check out how to use the Archived Items tool to share your old Stories with friends through Direct.

Tutorial shows how to send old stories by direct message to your friends and Instagram groups

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Step 1. Access your profile in Instagram and touch the clock icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Then select "Archived Items";

Action to define which database of archived content to view in Instagram

Step 2. Choose the "Stories" option to view all the old posts. Touch the one you want to share so it opens on the screen;

Action to open an old story in the Instagram Archived Items area

Step 3. Touch the "Share" button and choose the "Send To" option;

Sharing actions for an old Instagram story

Step 4. Use the search bar at the top of the screen to find your friend and tap the "Submit" button. Once this is done, confirm the share by tapping the "Finish" button at the bottom of the page.

Action to send an old story to an Instagram friend

Use the hint to present an old story to friends who did not see the share.

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