How to recover deleted photos from Instagram

You have recently subscribed to Instagram and have not yet become familiar with all the tools made available by this famous photographic social network. In fact, after having accidentally deleted a photo posted on your profile you would like to run for cover and restore it, but since you still don’t know enough about how Instagram works, you don’t know how to do it.

How do you say? That’s exactly how things are and, therefore, you wonder how to recover deleted photos from Instagram ? If so, don’t worry, I’m here to help. In the next chapters of this guide, in fact, I will explain step by step how to do this using a special feature available in the famous social network owned by Facebook.

If, therefore, you are looking forward to learning more about it, I invite you to sit down comfortably and take just a few minutes of free time, so that you can carefully read the procedures I am about provide you. Put them into practice and you will see that you will succeed easily and quickly in the intent you have proposed. Shall we bet?


Preliminary information


Before explaining in detail how to recover photos deleted from Instagram , let me give you some preliminary information about it.

As mentioned in the opening of the post, Instagram includes the Recently deleted feature that allows you to restore photos and / or videos published in any section of the social network (posts, stories, Reels and IGTV) as long as these elements have been deleted by massimo 30 days .

As regards the stories , however, if the functionality relating to the archive of the same has not been activated (via the section Camera Settings> Story of the Instagram app) deleted contents can only be recovered within 24 hours of their deletion. If, on the other hand, the archive has been activated, they can be recovered within 30 days .

Another important thing to to emphasize is that the function for recovering deleted photos is only available in the Instagram app for Android and iOS. At the time of writing, in fact, it is not possible to proceed with the recovery of the deleted items from the PC (neither through the official Instagram site nor through its application for Windows 10).

How to restore deleted photos from Instagram

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Having made the necessary premises above, let’s see how to recover deleted photos from Instagram Android and how to recover deleted photos from Instagram iPhone : the steps to take they are practically the same on both operating systems.

Therefore, launch the Instagram app on your smartphone and log into your account , if necessary. Then, go to the section of your profile , pressing on its thumbnail located in the lower right corner, and tap on the menu icon .

Now go to the Settings> Accounts> Recently deleted section, locate the item you have deleted in the last 30 days or in the last 24 hours and tap it.

Press, then, on the icon (…) located in the upper right corner and in the menu that is shown to you, press the Restore item twice consecutively; then confirm that you want to restore the content by receiving a security code via e-mail or SMS.

In the next screen that is shown to you , choose where to receive the security code (via e-mail or via SMS ) and press the Next button. Then wait for the code to be received and enter it in the text field that is shown on the screen. Finally, confirm the restoration of the content on Instagram by pressing the Confirm button.

How to recover deleted photos from Instagram chat

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You have deleted a photo sent in a Instagram private chat and, now, would you like to know how to recover it?

In this case, I must unfortunately inform you that, at least at the time of writing, it is not possible to perform this operation: the photos sent in the private messages of Instagram, in fact, if deleted, cannot be recovered.

Salvatore Aranzulla

Salvatore Aranzulla is the blogger and IT popularizer most read in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities in Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of, one of the
thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and
Mondadori Informatica.

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