How to view old stories on Facebook? [in 5 easy steps]

Judging by the popularity Snapchat received for its disappearing posts, Facebook too launched a similar feature called Stories in its platform back in 2017. It is a feature where you can post a photo or your thoughts along with the music of your choice and various stickers. This particular post is temporary and disappears after 24 hours. It’s a fun little feature to play around with, especially useful while on a trip or while traveling around to keep your loved ones updated about your journey. It doesn’t last forever and gets the job done.

How to view old stories on Facebook

The story post doesn’t appear in your timeline, thus making your profile clutter-free. People can view your stories on the top part of their newsfeed along with other people’s stories. It’s a space where all the story posts appear where you can scroll horizontally to view more. Alternatively, your story posts can be viewed by visiting your profile and clicking on your profile picture.

But if you want to revisit an interesting story after 24 hours, you can easily do that using this article about how to view old stories on Facebook. Though the story post disappears after 24 hours, Facebook never really deletes it. It keeps a record of all the story posts you’ve published to date as Story Archives. So let’s learn how-

How to view old stories on Facebook?

Facebook keeps an organized record of story posts sorted by date. So it’s straightforward to find the stories you are looking for by following just a few simple steps. Let’s learn to do it from your PC.

A] How to view old stories on Facebook from your PC?

Finding old stories on Facebook is easiest on the web version of Facebook. Here is how-

  1. Open your preferred browser and visit Facebook-
  2. Log in to your account and click on your profile picture located at the top right of the home page. This action takes you to your profile and timeline.
  3. Here click on the three-dotted lines button  next to the edit profile button.
  4. Now, from the drop-down menu, click on ‘Story Archive‘.click on story archive

Here you can view all the old stories you’ve uploaded to date from the most recent to the oldest. You can also view the number of people who viewed your story and the people who reacted to it. Now let’s move on to the next section.

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B] How to view old stories on Facebook from your Smartphone?

  1. First of all, log in to your Facebook account in your Facebook mobile app.
  2. Then click on the hamburger menu  located at the top right corner.
  3. Now tap on your name to visit your menu in fb app
  4. Here click on the three-dotted lines button  next to the edit profile button.
  5. Now tap on Archive.tap on archive
  6. Finally, tap on Story Archive from the top of the screen.tap on story archive

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That’s it for today’s article on how to view old stories on Facebook. If you have any other queries, please drop them in the comment section below.

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Anuj is a co-founder of the site SayGeeks. He is a Professional English School Teacher. He keeps interest in new technologies around tech gadgets and social media. He usually writes about social media features, simplifying the use of social media, and issues and solutions for Apple devices.

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