Why did my Instagram story disappear before 24 hours
Unfortunately, if your story was deleted it doesn't look like it will be coming back (as of yet) unless Instagram can revert this issue.
While the cause of the issue is unknown, there’s a few steps you can take going forward to (hopefully) prevent it from happening.
UPDATE 26th of April:
Stories are back! If your story was removed you should now see it again in your app. If it happens again we suggest just waiting a few hours and checking back.
1. Track your stories analytics
In the case your story disappears, it's always good to know the you received on it before it was removed. With you can track your Instagram stories, and even if it's removed the (reach, impressions, taps, etc) will still be available to view.
Instagram Story Tracking
We track your Instagram stories so you can get a simple overview on how they're performing. See reach, impressions, taps, exits replies & engagement rates.
2. Use a Instagram stories scheduling app
Using an app to schedule your Instagram stories will ensure that your story is saved, so that if it is removed – once the issue has been fixed, you can re-post it without having to create it again.
Here's a few apps you can use to schedule your Instagram stories:
- Visually plan and schedule your stories
- Prepare and share your Stories with confidence.
- Schedule your stories and have them automatically posted.
3. Post image stories instead of videos
So far all of the reports have been about their videos disappearing. If you post images in the meantime, you hopefully won’t be affected. While this isn't 100% known - from the reports so far you'll have a better chance than if you post a video story.
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