How to Enable/Disable Story Archive on Facebook App and Web

Enable Disable Facebook Story Archive
Enable Disable Facebook Story Archive

Do you know how to enable/disable story archives on the Facebook app and web? Facebook allows its users to archive their stories on Facebook. The story archive is one of the best features of Facebook. The users can easily turn on or off a story archive feature whenever they want. The Facebook story archive is the right place where you can keep your stories even if they hide after the limit time period of 24 hr. In this post, you will learn the method for how to enable and disable the story archive feature on Facebook, and also how to view it.

If you do not know about the archive feature on Facebook and you think that you will not see again your stories after the 24 hrs. But it is due to your story archive story feature is turned off. Most of the users are keeping their stories by downloading them to their devices.

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What is the Story Archive Feature on Facebook?

The Story archive is of Facebook feature, which automatically saves all of the posts (photos, videos, text, etc) that a user shares or uploaded to their Stories. So that they can get them access there and do something like sharing, highlighting, and deleting, view the viewer of every story, and save it on the device, etc. People also have the option to download and save individual archived posts to their mobile devices to share them external of Facebook.

By the way, Facebook lets us enable this feature and save our stories on their server. So that you can access later on, you can manage, share, or delete stories with ease. Such a feature is known as the Story Archive on Facebook.

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How to Enable Story Archive on Facebook App

To enable story archive feature on Facebook is very simple and easily archive your Facebook stories. But you will need to up to date to the latest version of the Facebook app. Here are these steps with using the latest version of the Facebook app to enable or turn on the story archive on Facebook.

  1. Open your Facebook Mobile App
  2. Tap on the Main Menu from the top right side
  3. Select Privacy and Settings then Settings option
  4. Scroll down to the Stories Section then tap on the Story Settings
  5. Here tap on the Story Archive option
  6. Turn on the Toggle next to the Save to Archive option under the Story Archive
Open Facebook App, Select Menu, Settings & Privacy, Settings, & Story Settings
Open Facebook App, Select Menu, Settings & Privacy, Settings, & Story Settings
Select Archive option and Tap Enable Toggle Next to Save to Archive
Select Archive option and Tap Enable Toggle Next to Save to Archive

It the end of the above steps you have successfully enable it. Now whenever you share or upload stories on Facebook, it will be automatically there in the archive. You can access there and manage or edit them whenever you want.

If you are new to the archive feature on Facebook then a question is how to find and see or view the archive Facebook Stories? Where are the archive stories on Facebook? Don’t worry I will show you how to find and see your archive story on Facebook.

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How to Find and See Archived Stories on Facebook App

Let’s show the simple and easy way to find the archived stories or stories archive on the Facebook app. First, check your app must be up to date and using the latest version of the Facebook app. Here are these steps to follow to find and see the stories archive or archived stories:

  1. Tap to open your Facebook mobile app
  2. Select the Main Menu from the top left side
  3. Tap on your Profile Picture to visit your Profile
  4. Here tap on the Three-dots or More option to the right side of your screen (as shown)
  5. Then tap on the Story Archive feature and you will see all your old stories
  6. Now you can manage and see your stories here
Open Facebook App, Tap on Menu, Your Profile Name, & Three-dots or More option
Open Facebook App, Tap on Menu, Your Profile Name, & Three-dots or More option
Tap on Story Archive option, Then See All Your Story Archive
Tap on Story Archive option, Then See All Your Story Archive

Through this method, you can find and see your archived stories all of them in one place. Now here you can manage them for example, re-share, view viewers, highlight, delete, etc. You will see the option to save any of the videos or photos to your mobile’s gallery or camera roll.

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How to Disable the Story Archive on Facebook App

If you do not want to archive your stories on Facebook and just get rid of the post such as videos and photos you have shared or uploaded as your Facebook story. Then it is very simple and easy to turn off or disable this option. To Turn off or disable the Facebook story archive feature in the following steps:

  1. Tap to open your Facebook Mobile App
  2. Select the Main Menu or Horizontal line bars from the top right side
  3. Scroll to tap on Settings & Privacy then Settings option
  4. Type story settings in the Search bar or Scroll down to Stories section
  5. Tap on the Story Settings option
  6. Here tap on the Story Archive option
  7. Tap to Disable the toggle next to the Story Archive option
  8. That’s all.
Open Facebook App, Select Menu, Settings & Privacy, Settings, & Search Story Settings
Open Facebook App, Select Menu, Settings & Privacy, Settings, & Search Story Settings
Select Archive option and Tap Disable Toggle Next to Save to Archive option
Select Archive option and Tap Disable Toggle Next to Save to Archive option

In this way, you can easily turn off or disable the feature. Now let me further inform you I am not sure to turn off or disable the feature will remove the entire stories from there. However, disabling the story archive may delete the videos and photos from there.

In case the feature is turned off the after 24 hrs or you can say after one day, it will remove automatically. In the future, you may require most of the videos and photos you uploaded or shared as a Facebook story. According to me, you must keep a copy of that in the archive by turning on or enabling the feature.

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How to Turn ON/Off Facebook Story Archive on Desktop Computer

If you are using the Facebook account on a web browser on your computer or mobile phone. You want to enable or disable the story archive feature on your Facebook and do not know-how. Let’s show you in the following ways to turn on or off the Story Archive feature on Facebook.com.

Enable or Turn On Story Archive on Facebook Web browser

Here are these steps to follow to enable or turn on Story Archive on Facebook web browser:

  1. Open your Facebook Account with any web browser
  2. Go to your Profile by clicking on your Profile name from the top left side panel of the screen
  3. Select the Archive tab below your cover photo
  4. Click on the Cog icon next to the Only you can see your Story archive
  5. Now click on the Turn on Story Archive to Enable it under the Story Archive Settings
Open Facebook Account and Select Your Profile Name from the Left Panel
Open Facebook Account and Select Your Profile Name from the Left Panel
Click on the Archive tab From Your Profile
Click on the Archive tab From Your Profile
Press the Cog icon Next to Only You can see your story archive
Press the Cog icon Next to Only You can see your story archive
Click on Turn On Story Archive button Under Story Archive Settings tab
Click on Turn On Story Archive button Under Story Archive Settings tab

Now whenever you share or upload stories on Facebook web browser, it will be automatically there in the archive. You can access there and manage or edit them whenever you want.

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Disable or Turn Off Story Archive on Facebook Web browser

Here are these steps to follow to disable or turn off Story Archive on Facebook web browser:

  1. Open your Facebook Account with any web browser
  2. Go to your Profile by clicking on your Profile name from the top left side panel of the screen
  3. Select the Archive tab below your cover photo
  4. Click on the Cog icon next to the Only you can see your Story archive
  5. Then click on the Turn off Story Archive to Disable under Story Archive Settings when Pop up to you
Click on Turn Off Story Archive button Under Story Archive Settings tab
Click on Turn Off Story Archive button Under Story Archive Settings tab

In this way, you can easily turn off or disable the feature on Facebook web browser. Now let me further inform you I am not sure to turn off or disable the feature will remove the entire stories from there. However, disabling the story archive may delete the videos and photos from there

How do I find my Facebook story archive on Desktop PC?

Facebook stories you created and uploaded to your Facebook story are only available to your selected audience or users for 24 hrs. But after that, they can be saved or move in your story archive.

You can find your Facebook story archive on Facebook web using desktop computer in just few steps:

  1. Open your Facebook Account with any web browser
  2. Log in to your Facebook account if not
  3. Go to the top of your News Feed to the Stories section
  4. Click on the See All link
  5. Select the Archive option in the top left side panel
  6. You will find and see all your archived stories
Select the See All Link in Stories Section on top of News Feed
Select the See All Link in Stories Section on top of News Feed
Select the Archive option in the left side Panel of Facebook Stories
Select the Archive option in the left side Panel of Facebook Stories
Scroll down You Will See All Your Story Archive
Scroll down You Will See All Your Story Archive

Note: If you remove or delete a video or photo from your Facebook story before going to disappears or hide, it will not be saved to your archive.

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How to Find and Turn On/Off Facebook Page story archive?

Let’s show how to find and Turn on/off Facebook Page story archive option in the following steps:

  1. Open your Facebook Account with any web browser
  2. Log in to your Facebook account if not
  3. Go to the top of your News Feed to the Stories section
  4. Click on the See All link
  5. Select the Archive option in the top left side panel under the stories to see your Facebook page Archived Stories
  6. Click on the Settings option in the top left side panel under the stories
  7. Select the Turn On Story Archive or Turn Off Story Archive
Select the See All Link in Stories Section on top of News Feed
Select the See All Link in Stories Section on top of News Feed
Select the Settings option in the left side Panel of Facebook Stories
Select the Settings option in the left side Panel of Facebook Stories
Click on Turn On Story Archive or Turn Off Story Archive Under Story Archive Settings
Click on Turn On Story Archive or Turn Off Story Archive Under Story Archive Settings

Why is Facebook story archive not working?

If the Facebook story archive is not working then you will need to update your Facebook app to the latest version.

Why can’t I see my story archive on Facebook?

Go to your Facebook Profile>tap on the Three-dots or more option>select the Story Archive option then you will see all your archived stories. If you are unable to see your story archive on Facebook. Then you will need to update your Facebook to the latest version from Google Play Store or App Store.

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