How to recover deleted photos from Instagram

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You recently signed up for Instagram and you 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 to provide you. Put them into practice and you will see that you will succeed easily and quickly in the intent you have proposed. Let it bet?


  • Preliminary information
  • How to restore deleted photos from Instagram
  • How to recover deleted photos from Instagram chat

Preliminary information

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

As mentioned in the opening of the post, Instagram includes the functionality Recently deleted which 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 maximum 30 days.

With regard to stories, on the other hand, if the functionality relating to the archive of the same has not been activated (via the section Camera Settings> History of the Instagram app) deleted content can only be recovered within 24 hours from their elimination. If, on the other hand, the archive has been activated, they can be recovered within 30 days.

Another important thing to note 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

Having made the necessary premises mentioned above, let's see how to recover deleted photos from instagram android e how to recover deleted photos from Instagram iPhone: the steps to take are practically the same on both operating systems.

Therefore, launch the Instagram app on your smartphone and log into your account if necessary. After that, go to your section Profile, pressing on his miniature located in the lower right corner, and tap on the icon menu.

Now go to the section Settings> Accounts> Recently Deleted, find the item you deleted in the last few 30 days or in the last ones 24 hours and tap on it.

Then press the icon (...) located in the upper right corner and in the menu that is shown to you, press on the item Restore twice in a row; then confirms 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, then choose where to receive the security code (via email or by SMS) and the first button NEXT. 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 button Confirmation.

How to recover deleted photos from Instagram chat

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 Instagram's private messages, in fact, if deleted, cannot be recovered.

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