Instagram Rolls Out ‘Recently Deleted’ Feature That Will Allow Users To Restore Deleted Posts


Tech World

Feb. 3, 2021, 11:04 a.m.

Instagram in a blog post said they are rolling out a new feature that will allow users to restore deleted content on their platform.

The “Recently Deleted” feature will allow users to review and restore their deleted content in the app such as videos, reels, IGTV videos, stories, and photos.

The feature will give users control over their accounts as often hackers delete contents when they gain control of a person’s account.

“We also added protection to help prevent hackers from compromising your account and deleting posts you’ve shared,” the company added.

Instagram said from now on, users would be asked if they are the rightful account holders before permanently deleting or restoring content from ‘Recently Deleted’.

The content that is deleted from the app will now be moved to a ‘Recently Deleted’ folder.

Deleted stories that are not in the user’s archive will stay in the folder for up to 24 hours. Everything else will be automatically deleted from the folder after 30 days.

To access deleted content on the platform, users are to go Settings, choose Account, then select Recently Deleted.

From there you can either review, restore, or permanently delete your content.

Users must make sure they have the latest version of Instagram to access the newly added feature.

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