How to see old stories on Facebook?

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Your quick reply:

  1. To view old stories on Facebook, you can find them in the “Stories Archive” section.
  2. On your desktop, open Facebook and go to the “Profile Page”. There, click “Three Dots” under the “Edit Profile” option and from the list select the “Stories Archive” option.
  3. Similarly, on the mobile app, open your Facebook and click on the “three horizontal lines” at the top right and go to your “profile page”. Then click on the “three dots” next to the “Edit Profile” option and select the “Archive” option. Tap “Story Archive” and all your old stories will be on the screen.
  4. However, to view and enjoy old stories in the “Story Archive” tab, you need to make sure that the “Save to Archive” option is turned on. Otherwise, you won’t be able to find old stories in that tab.
  5. To enable the “Save to Archive” option, go to “Settings” on the Story Archive page and “enable” the option. Once you’re done, all your stories will be automatically saved to the “Stories Archive” tab.

How to activate the archive of stories?

On Facebook, there is a convenient built-in feature to view your old stories. The function is “Story Archive”. By activating this feature, your stories will be automatically saved 24 hours after publication and you can enjoy watching them whenever you want.

Another interesting fact about this feature is that only you can see the archive stories section. However, if you wish, you can republish any archive history in the list. But to test this feature, you need to turn on the option “Turn on stories archive”, then only Facebook will record your stories and save them in the archive section.

🔴 Steps to follow:

Step 1: On PC, log in to your Facebook account and open it.

Step 2: On the right, click the “Profile Picture” icon and go to your profile page.

Step 3: There, look carefully at the options like Posts, Information, Friends, etc. and at the very horizontal end you will find “Three dots”. Click on it.

Three points

Step 4: From the menu, select the “Story Archive” option.

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Step 5: Now, on the right, tap on “Settings” and under “Story Archive Settings” toggle the switch to blue, which is the “On” option.

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And you’re ready to go. From now on, all your stories will automatically be saved in this section.
To view your previous story, go to the same “Story Archive” section.

How to view old stories on Facebook app?

On PC and mobile, Facebook works the same way. This means that through the same procedure with a slight difference, you can view your old Facebook Stories on any device. The Facebook mobile app has the same built-in feature for viewing old stories.

🔴 Steps to follow:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your mobile device and log in.

Step 2: Click on “Three Horizontal Lines” in the upper right corner of the screen.

three horizontal lines

Step 3: Now, click on “Profile Picture” and you will be on your profile page.

Click on “Profile Picture”

Step 4: On the profile page, next to the ‘Edit Profile’ option are the “Three Dots”. Click on those three dots and then select the “Archive” option.

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Step 5: Then select “Story Archive” and in the right corner, all the old stories are on the screen.

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That is all.

One point to note here is that you will only be able to view old stories in the “Story Archive” section after you enable the “Save to Archive” option. Otherwise, after 24 hours of uploading, your story will completely disappear from Facebook.

🔯 If not, follow the steps:

Go to the “Stories Archive” section, following the steps above:

Step 1: There, in the right corner, you will see “three dots”, click on it and select > “Settings”.

Settings

Step 2: Then there, “Change to file” > “Save to file”.

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How to View Old Stories on Facebook Desktop

Just like the mobile version, the desktop version also has the same built-in option to explore old memories.

🔴 Steps to follow:

Step 1: First of all, open Facebook and log in.

Step 2: Click “Profile” in the right corner of the screen.

profile picture

Step 3: On the profile page, take a good look at the “Edit Profile” option. There you will find “Three Points”.

Three points

Step 4: Click on those places and from the menu list select > “Story Archive”. All the old stories will appear on the screen.

story archive

One point to note here is that you will only be able to view old stories in the “Story Archive” section after you enable the “Save to Archive” option. Otherwise, after 24 hours of uploading, your story will completely disappear from Facebook.

If not, follow the steps:

Go to the “Stories Archive” section, following the steps above:

Step 1: There, in the right corner, you will see “Settings”, click on it.

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Step 2: Then, there, tap on the “Turn on story archive” option.

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Frequent questions:

1. Why is my Facebook story archive missing?

To view old Facebook stories in the archive section, you need to make sure you have enabled the option. If this option is not activated, you will not find old stories in the archive tab of Stories.

In the “Archive Stories” settings section, there is an option called > “Save to Archive”, this option should be kept ON, in order to enjoy old stories in the future.

On the mobile and desktop versions, the settings and options are the same.
Next, check the Archive Stories section and if it’s off, turn it on.

2. Does Facebook delete your stories archive?

No, Facebook would never delete your archive story, even after years and years of posting. After you enable the “save to archive” option, Facebook will automatically save and keep all your published stories safe for as long as you use them.

3. How to find a friend’s story on Facebook?

On the main page of Facebook, in the History section, you will find the history of all your Facebook friends. You can view your friend’s story as many times as you like in the stories section, but only within 24 hours of posting. After 24 hours, when the story disappears, you will no longer be able to see it.

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