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Want to Look Back to your Fb Story? Here’s How to View Old Stories on Facebook

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You want to view your old stories on Facebook but don’t know how to view old stories on Facebook?

We will sort this out for you. Facebook stories are the ones that appear on your Fb profile just for 24 hours. Facebook automatically removes your story after 24 hours. This Facebook story feature was added in Facebook app in the year 2017.

However, you can still view these stories later on. Just keep in mind you cannot view stories of your friends after they have been removed. The removed stories are known as archived stories as they move to archive section after 24 hours.

Overview of the article

In this article we have given each and every detail about Facebook story feature. Below are the points that we have talked about in this article in detail.

  • How to view old stories on Facebook?
  • How to add stories on Facebook?
  • How to turn on and off archive option on Facebook?
  • How to delete Facebook stories?
  • What is the difference between Facebook story and Facebook news feed?
  • How to see who all viewed your stories on Facebook?
  • Why people prefer adding posts to Facebook stories?
  • Reaction feature on Facebook story.

Anyone can save their stories in their Facebook story archive. Now, if you also want to find your story archive, below are the steps you need to follow.

How to view old stories on Facebook

To view your old stories on Facebook you first have to find Fb story archive. Also note, it is important to keep your archive option always on. We will tell you how to turn it on but before that lets us look how to find Fb story archive?



First of all, launch Facebook app on your device

Once done, go to your profile and click on the 3 dots under your profile picture

After this, you will see many options

You just have to tap on story archive

When you click on story archive, you will see your older stories you posted on Facebook

Note: This account had no stories posted so it is not visible.

You will not be able to see those stories you deleted before 24 hours got completed.

This was about how to see old Facebook stories. We will also tell you how to add stories on Facebook.

Follow these steps:

  • First you have to open your Facebook app
  • As soon as you open you will see a plus sign on the left with your profile picture
  • When you click on it, you will then be asked to add stories. You can either click one or choose something from your phone gallery to post

How to turn on Facebook archive on or off

This is what you need to do:

  • First go to the stories at the top of your news feed
  • Now, just tap on archive in the top right
  • Next to your save to your archive option, you can turn archive on or off

Sometimes you may post something by mistake or want to replace the post on your story. So here what you can do to delete stories from your Facebook account.

Follow the steps below:

  • You will have to view your own story first
  • After you view you will see 3 dots on the story
  • Tap on that
  • You will now see delete option
  • Just click on delete button and you are done

Interestingly, you can also see who viewed your Facebook story.

Here is what you can do;

  • Just open your Facebook story
  • Look at the bottom left side of the screen
  • You will be able to see the number of views on your story
  • When you click on that you will also see who all have viewed your story

If we know what is the difference between Facebook story and News feed post, we can’t expect that everyone else is also aware of the difference. So, for those people I am differentiating the both.

Facebook stories vs News feed

These both things are totally different from each other. When you post something on your news feed or timeline, anyone can watch it even after 24 hours. These posts on news feed never gets deleted on its own, if have to delete it yourself to remove it. One can anytime see your posts.

Whereas, Facebook stories are just visible for 24 hours. Once you have missed someone’s story you can’t see them again. The only thing you can do is ask them to send you what they posted on their story.

Facebook stories are very easy to see. You just open the app and can view it at the top. You may sometimes miss news feed posts or see them but a bit later.

However, Facebook has now come up with a new feature of merging stories with the feed. After using then feature, you can see stories popping up in your Facebook news feed as well.

Why people prefer adding posts to Facebook stories

It is undoubtedly due to the fact that Facebook story has more options of adding filters to your posts. You can directly edit your photo from there and post it.

You can react on Facebook stories

Recently the reaction feature was also added to Facebook stories. It has like, wow, haha, sad and love reactions. You can easily view who reacted what on your Fb story.

I hope this article has helped you to know how to view old stories on Facebook. This article has everything you need to know about the Facebook story feature.

Another issue people faced was that they didn’t know how to add link in their Facebook story. Here is a link to another article that will help you to know how you can add link in Facebook story.

If you are also facing such issues regarding any app, you can tell us and we will try to sort it for you. For more such information keep following Techthirsty.

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Mansi Gupta
"Fair and virtuous, Royal and gracious", this is how she represent herself. Hailing from the city of temples Jammu, she completed her studies in Himachal Pradesh. Being a student of journalism and mass communication, she was always passionate about writing and speaking. She has also worked as a news anchor and reporter for digital platforms. Currently, she is working as a full-time content writer. She strongly believes in the 'power of writing' as those little words make a huge difference.

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