How do I archive my stories on Instagram?

Stories you create and share on Instagram are automatically saved in your Stories Archive, so there's no need to save them to your phone. You can turn off Stories Archive at any time in Settings.

To turn Stories Archive on or off:

  1. Go to your profile and tap (iPhone) or (Android) in the top right.
  2. Scroll down to Privacy and Security, then tap Story Controls.
  3. Next to Save to Archive, tap .
  4. Note: Only you can see the stories saved in your archive after they disappear from your story. If you delete a photo or video from your story before it disappears, it won't be saved to your archive.