How To Delete Instagram Story On Android and iPhone

Stories on Instagram last for 24 hours similar to other platforms like Snapchat. After that, the photos and videos posted in the story are automatically removed. But what if you accidentally shared an irrelevant photo in your story? Or maybe you uploaded something in the heat of the moment and now you wish to remove it. Well, you don’t have to wait for 24 hours to see it disappear automatically as Instagram gives you full control over it. Here’s how to delete Instagram story before 24 hours on Android and iOS.

Delete Instagram Story

The screenshots are from the iOS app but any Instagram user can easily follow the steps.

1. In the Instagram app, tap on You ring(Your Story avatar) at the top of the news feed to view your story.

2. Now, fast forward or rewind in your story to go to the desired photo/video you want to remove.

How to Delete Instagram Story

3. When you are in the desired photo/video, tap on More(3 dots) at the bottom and select Delete on the menu.

Delete photos or videos from Instagram story

4. On the next pop-up, select Delete to finally confirm and delete the photo/video.

With this, the photo or video in the story will be gone forever. Similarly, you can delete other items in your story at any desired time. After you are done with the removal you may add new stories as usual.

The delete option for stories makes sure that you are not forced to wait for everyone to see your inapt story and feel embarrassed. You can get rid of it quickly before any of this happens.

We recommend you to go through the following Instagram tutorials based on its latest features.

1. How to Automatically Archive Instagram Stories To Save Them Forever

2. How to Highlight Instagram Stories On Your Profile

We hope that you were able to delete story on Instagram. In case of any issue, you can drop a comment and let us know.

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