How to use Instagram Archive Feature

How to use Instagram Archive Feature

In this article we are going to show you the use of archive feature in the Instagram. You can Archive your photos or videos, by hiding them permanently or temporarily from your feed. You can just hide the image from my profile until you have decided whether it is fit for public or not.

Once you hit the archive button on a post, the post or the video will be sent to the private gallery along with the comments and likes of the post, which can be accessed only by you.

Archive feature:

Deleting the photos isn’t the best solution to hide the post in your Instagram account. Instead of deleting the photos, you can archive them. Archive means hiding it. It is not the same as deleting a post. By archiving you can hide your content from other users, but you can’t still get access to it via your account.

How to archive?

  • Open your profile on the Instagram app.
  • Tap on the ellipsis button at the top right corner.
  • You can see the “Archive” option at top of the screen.

That sends your post to your Instagram Archive, you can access it by heading to your Instagram profile and tapping on the clock button at the top right corner in your screen.

You can again return the archived post to its original spot on your profile. The following steps shows how to show the post back on the profile:

  • Click on the clock button on your Instagram profile and you can see the archived post in the screen
  • In the top right corner, tap on the elipsis button
  • Select “Show on Profile”.

How to use the Instagram Archive feature

1. Removing likes:

  1. Open your Instagram account on the official app
  2. Tap on the name card of your profile button at the bottom right
  3. At top of the screen, you can see a button as a mechanical gear shaped.
  4. You can see the listings for the finding friends, photos you have liked and the account settings.
  5. By pressing on the image, you can, unlike the picture you want.
  6. You can unlike the photos after the image loads.

2. Postponed publication

You can create a draft using the archive feature, and edit them in order to publish an already prepared post on Instagram pictures later. You can postpone a post until it is published by creating it and immediately adding to the Instagram archive.


The archive feature on Instagram is very useful. The most important feature is it allows you to avoid accidental deletion and protects its user from losing any important post and photos. You can share your comments in the comment section, if this article was helpful to you.

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