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Do you want to rewatch your old Facebook Stories? Although Stories on Facebook disappear after 24 hours, you can still find your own in your Story Archive and this wikiHow article teaches you how.

Method 1
Method 1 of 2:
Viewing Old Stories on the Mobile App

  1. 1
    Open Facebook. This app icon looks like a lowercase "f" on a blue background.
    • The steps are the same for both Android and iPhones, but the buttons may be in different areas.
    • You'll only be able to view old Stories if the Story Archive feature is enabled. If it is not, you won't be able to view your archived Stories. To turn it on, go to your profile, then tap the three-dot menu under your profile. Tap Archive and Story Archive then tap the switch to toggle "Story Archive" on.[1] Tap the switch (it'll be colorless and pointing left) to turn it off.
  2. 2
    Tap and tap your name. If you're using an iPhone or iPad, the three-line menu icon will be in the bottom right corner of your screen. For Androids, the three-line menu icon is in the top right corner of your screen.
    • You'll see your profile.
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  3. 3
    Tap . You'll see this three-dot menu icon under your cover photo near the middle of your screen.
  4. 4
    Tap Archive and Story Archive. The first Archive option is next to an icon of a paper box and Story Archive is located at the top of the page.
  5. 5
    Tap a Story to view it. While these Stories are over 24 hours old, you will only be able to see your own. You cannot see Stories that were uploaded by other people here.[2]
    • If you want to change settings like the archive feature, tap the three-dot menu.
    • You can also add Stories to Highlights on your profile so everyone else can watch them.
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Method 2
Method 2 of 2:
Viewing Old Stories on a Computer

  1. 1
    Go to https://facebook.com and log in. You can see your old Stories from any web browser.
    • You'll only be able to view old Stories if you have Story Archive enabled. To turn it on, go to your profile, then click the three-dot menu under your cover photo. Click Story archive and make sure it's ON.[3] Reverse this process to turn the feature off.
  2. 2
    Click your profile picture. It's in the top right corner of the page.
    • Doing this will redirect you to see your profile page.
  3. 3
    Click and click Story archive. You'll see this three-dot menu icon under your cover photo on the right side of your page.
    • If you don't see Story archive under this icon, click More instead.
  4. 4
    Click a Story to view it. While these Stories are over 24 hours old, you will only be able to see your own. You cannot see Stories that were uploaded by other people here.[4]
    • To change your Story settings, like if the archive feature is on or off, click the gear icon.
    • You can also add Stories to Highlights on your profile so everyone else can watch them.
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      This article was written by Darlene Antonelli, MA. Darlene Antonelli is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. Darlene has experience teaching college courses, writing technology-related articles, and working hands-on in the technology field. She earned an MA in Writing from Rowan University in 2012 and wrote her thesis on online communities and the personalities curated in such communities. This article has been viewed 1,888 times.
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      1. Open Facebook.
      2. Tap the three-line menu icon, then tap your name.
      3. Tap the three-dot menu icon.
      4. Tap Archive and Story Archive.
      5. Tap a Story to view it.

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