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How to View Old Stories on Facebook [Android, IOS, Windows, macOS]

How to View Old Stories on Facebook

If you are missing out on your old stories on Facebook. And seeking a way to revive your old Facebook stories. As we already know that Facebook stories disappear after 24 hours. So make sure to read this article till the end to learn some possible ways to view old stories on Facebook.

So let’s get started and dig deep dive into it.

How to Enable Story Archive on Facebook [Android/IOS]

If you did not see any archived stories on your Facebook. It means you haven’t enabled the Facebook story archive yet. Follow the instructions to enable the story archive on Facebook.

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap on your Facebook Profile icon.
  3. Tap on 3 horizontal dots on your Facebook profile icon.
  4. Tap on Archived from Facebook Profile Settings.
  5. Tap on Story Archive, on the top-left side of the screen.
  6. On the bottom side of the screen, You can see a message saying your story archive is off, so just toggle on the button to turn on Archive.

How to View Old Stories on Facebook [Android & iPhone]

So Facebook’s old stories can be easily accessible through the Facebook story archive. Follow the procedure listed below to get started:

  1. Launch the Facebook app on your smartphone. It does not matter whether you are on android or iPhone. The process is valid for all OS.
  2. Next, open your Facebook profile, by tapping on your Facebook profile photo.
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Facebook Story Archive – Fig.01
  1. Once you are on your Facebook profile, Tap on the 3 horizontal dots, this will open your Facebook Profile Settings.
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Facebook Story Archive – Fig.02
  1. From your Profile Settings, tap on the Archive option.
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Facebook Story Archive – Fig.03
  1. In the Archieve section, tap on the Story Archieve option.
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Facebook Story Archive – Fig.04
  1. From there you can see the archive list of all the old stories that you have posted on your Facebook. The stories were sorted in order from newest to oldest.
  2. Tap on the stories, you like the most.
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Facebook Story Archive – Fig.05
  1. Tap on the 3 horizontal lines to reveal more options.
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Facebook Story Archive – Fig.06
  1. Now you have the option to delete archived stories and save archived story photos to the device.
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Facebook Story Archive – Fig.07

So that’s how you can access your Facebook archived stories. If your archived option is disabled. You can enable Facebook archived stories on Facebook easily, see the instructions listed above to enable Facebook archived stories.

Method 2 – How to View Old Stories on Facebook [Android & iPhone/IOS]

Alternatively, you can also view old stories on Facebook, using the second method. Which is a little bit more straightforward than the above method. So let’s see this method:

  1. Again open the Facebook app. This process is also valid for all OS.
  2. Tap on the hamburger icon, in some cases you have the profile icon in the same position.
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Facebook Story Archive – Fig.08
  1. So, this will open the Facebook settings. From there you have to find and tap on the Stories.
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Facebook Story Archive – Fig.09
  1. So this will open all the stories of your Facebook friends, and to open Facebook Archived stories, tap on the little clock icon, in the top left position.
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Facebook Story Archive – Fig.10

After that, your old Facebook stories will be displayed to you. But, this method may or may not work for you, because, we did not find the Stories tab in other accounts. While it is available in some FB accounts.

How to Enable Story Archive on Facebook [Desktop PC]

Just follow the procedure listed below to enable story archive on Facebook:

  1. Open your Profile on Facebook.
  2. From the Profile page, click on 3 dots and choose the Archive option from the list.
  3. Select the Story Archive under the Archive option.
  4. Click on Settings under the Story Archive section.
  5. Click on Turn on Story Archive.

How to View Old Stories on Facebook [Desktop PC]

Next, we will gonna see, how to view old stories on Facebook using a web browser. This method works perfectly on windows and on macOS. Follow the steps to do that:

  1. Open [https://www.facebook.com] on your Windows web browser or safari web browser. Also, make sure to log in to your Facebook account.
  2. Next, click on your Facebook profile and open your Facebook profile.
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Facebook using Facebook Story Archive – Fig.11
  1. Once you were on your Facebook profile page. Click on the 3 horizontal dots to reveal more options, and choose Archive from the options.
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Facebook using Facebook Story Archive – Fig.12
  1. Next, Click the Archive>>Post Archive from the left sidebar.
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Facebook using Facebook Story Archive – Fig.13

From there you can access your old Facebook stories. if you cannot see your Facebook stories in the Archive section. Then it means that you have not enabled the story archive on Facebook.

Final Worlds

So that’s it for now. Hope you like this article and find it interesting. If you have any type of queries related to this topic, feel free to ask in the comment section.

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