How to See Archived Posts on Instagram on PC or Mac


This wikiHow teaches you how to see archived posts on Instagram on PC or Mac. The browser version of Instagram is unable to archive or view archived posts, however there are a few apps and programs to help you view your archived posts on Instagram, like the free BlueStacks program for both PC and Mac, the PC-only Instagram app, and the Mac-only paid Flume app.

Part 1
Using BlueStacks

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//www.bluestacks.com/ in a web browser. Popular ones include Firefox and Chrome. This download is for an Android emulator, so you can use your Android apps from your computer as if you were using an Android device!

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The browser will automatically detect if you’re using Mac or Windows and will download accordingly. A pop-up box will appear for the download location.

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The installer will save in the location you picked in the previous step, which is most likely the Downloads folder.

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Click Allow changes if prompted. You will be redirected to the Installer. Read and accept all terms before continuing. You can customize your installation by clicking the blue text that says “Customize installation”.

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You will see a progress bar as the download progresses. After downloading the app, you will see a progress bar as the installation progresses.

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You can find this in your Start Menu or Applications folder. The first time you launch BlueStacks, it will take a while. The app will ask you to sign in to a Google account or create one. You will see a list of installed apps you can use with BlueStacks.

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You’ll find this in the upper right corner of the window. A list of most-searched games will drop down.

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This will open a new tab labeled “App Center” in your app window of search results.

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A window from the Google Play Store will open on the details page of Instagram. If you didn’t sign in to a Google account or create one, you will be asked again. You need a Google account to download Android apps.

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The Instagram app will launch in BlueStacks. Your app window may shrink to indicate the size of a phone.

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You can login with your Facebook account or your Instagram email and password.

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This is in the lower right of your screen. Your profile page will open.

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You’ll find this in the upper right corner next to ☰. A list of your archived Stories will appear.

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A menu will drop down.

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A list of your archived posts will appear.

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Your post and all its original comments will load[1].

Part 2
Using a PC

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You can find this in your Start Menu.

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You’ll find this in the upper right corner. A search bar will pop out.

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Hit ↵ Enter to start the search.

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The app is called Instagram. Once you click on the app, the details page will load. The app creator is Instagram.

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The Windows/Microsoft store will download the app.

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You’ll find this above the app name. A progress bar will appear.

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You may have to allow a few permissions once the app launches.

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You’ll find this centered at the bottom of the app window. You can sign in with either your Instagram information or with your Facebook information.

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This is in the lower right of your screen. Your profile page will open.

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You’ll find this in the upper right corner next to ☰. A list of your archived Stories will appear.

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A menu will drop down.

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A list of your archived posts will appear.

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Your post and all its original comments will load[2].

Part 3
Using a Mac

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//setapp.com/apps/flume in a web browser. Popular ones include Firefox and Chrome. This app, Flume, is part of a collection that requires a subscription fee.

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You’ll see this centered in your web browser. The app subscription is $9.99 per month, but you can get a 7-day free trial.

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Click Free Download to continue. You might see options to continue or go back, click the green Continue button to proceed. The app launcher will download.

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zip to extract and launch it.

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The launcher will lead you through installing Fume. Read any and all agreements before accepting.

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You can find this in your Applications folder.

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You’ll find this in the menu along the top of your screen. Clicking will drop a menu.

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Your Instagram account profile will load.

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You’ll find this in the upper right corner of the app window. A list of options will drop down.

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A list of your Archived posts will show.

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Your post and all its original comments will load[3].