Instagram is adding a ‘recently deleted’ feature to enable you recall deleted posts

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Instagram wants to give you the chance to bring back deleted posts. The social media giant is doing this by adding a “recently deleted” feature, which will make it possible for you to recall deleted posts.

With the “recently deleted” post feature, you will be able to view content previously deleted. Among content you will be able to recover are videos, stories, photos, reels, and IGTV videos. To be able to access this feature, you will have to confirm ownership of the account through text or email. Once this is done, you will be able to permanently delete or restore content.

All deleted items according to The Verge, will stay in the folder for 30 days, and if left untouched, they will be automatically deleted. However, this is slightly different with deleted stories; they will only stay in the deleted section for 24 hours before they are permanently removed. To access the folder, simply navigate to Settings > Account > Recently Deleted.

The recently deleted feature has already started rolling out to users. Though, Instagram already offers users an archive, this new feature gives an additional option when it comes to recalling deleted posts.

A couple of months ago, Instagram brought a couple of changes to its home screen—something the company rarely does. For those who have been using the app for a long time, it is difficult to remember the last time the home screen was tweaked. In a new redesign, the Facebook-owned app has added Reels and Shop tabs to the home screen.

The decision to add Reels to the home screen is probably borne of the fact that the feature needed to be more visible to users. Reels, Instagram’s own big response to TikTok allows users to share short clip with friends. The feature is gradually getting all the attention partly due to the fact that TikTok is currently faced with some privacy issues in India and the US.

People will now find it easier to get inspired by their favorite creators, shop on Instagram, and support small businesses with the Shop tab. The company said it is now easier to find personalized recommendations, editors’ picks curated by our @shop channel, shoppable videos, new product collections, and more.

Reels was launched to not only compete with TikTok, but to help attract more users to Instagram. A couple of weeks after its official launch, Instagram updated the feature with the ability to make longer videos. At launch, you could only make a 15-second video, but that has now changed as you can now upload up to 30-second video on Reels.

Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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