26 February 2017

How to Add Old Photos and Videos to Your Instagram Story

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Instagram stories provides a new way to be in touch with your friends and followers. This feature is very much similar to the Snapchat stories. Instead of posting carefully chosen photos, stories lets you share all your moments of the day that will play as a slideshow and automatically disappears after 24 hours. These photos and videos won't appear on your profile.

Add old photos to Instagram story

When you upload photos to your Instagram stories, you can only add recent pictures that are created in the last 24 hours. Anything older than this time period won't appear in your stories gallery.
So now the question is, how you can add photos to your Instagram stories that are older than 24 hours. Luckily, there are a few ways by which you can create a new copy of your old photo and then upload it to your Instagram stories. Read on to find out how to do this.

1. Take screenshot of the photo

This is one of the easiest and simple way to add old photos to your Instagram stories. All you have to do is, just take the screenshot of the photo from your phone Gallery. Here's how to take screenshot in Android -

Tap and hold the power and volume down button simultaneously. Alternatively, if you're using Android's Lollipop version, tap and hold the power button for few seconds and then click "Take screenshot" option.

Once screenshot is captured, it will be saved to your Camera Roll and since it is brand new and created within 24 hours, so you can easily upload it to your Instagram stories. You can also remove excess black background from the picture by cropping it with any photo-editor app.

2. Create a duplicate copy of the photo/video

You can create a duplicate copy of the original photo and then upload it to your Instagram story. This can be possible by editing the photo with any photo-editor app (e.g., PicsArt). As the edited picture is new, you can easily add it to your Instagram story.

Another way to create a duplicate file is to copy and paste the original photo/video to a different folder. You can use any file manager app to do this. It will update the modified date of the file and thus your photo/video will again start appearing in the stories Gallery.

There are a few other methods by which you can update photo's properties and change its modified date. Once date is changed, you can easily add that picture to your Instagram story. If you want to ask something about this tutorial, please do share it in the comments below.

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