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How to show all your Instagram stories on a map



The Instagram logo on a smartphone.
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Because Instagram Stories disappears after 24 hours, it can be difficult to track past clips. Thankfully, Instagram now lets you view your stories on a map so you can browse them based on where you shot them.

To do this, update the Instagram app in the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android).

Then open the Instagram app and navigate to the profile tab by tapping your profile picture at the bottom right.

Tap your profile picture.

Tap the hamburger menu at the top right, then tap “File”.

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Here you will find all the stories you have created. The first section simply lists them in chronological order.

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The middle tab has a calendar view that lets you find stories based on when you published them. When you tap a date, Instagram loads all the stories you published that day.

Stories calendar wine in Instagram.

The last section shows a world map with pins in the places associated with your stories. You can pinch inward to see more of them at once or squeeze out to scan photos and videos in a narrower area.

An Instagram story in the UK on the world map.

When you zoom in, Instagram automatically categorizes the stacks of photos and videos to their exact coordinates.

Two Instagram stories in different places in Spain in the map view.

Note that Instagram does not use the image file data. Rather, it depends on the place tag you can add to your stories. Stories that do not have this tag will not appear on the map.

To permanently attach a collection of photos and videos from one location, tap them on the map, then tap “Select” at the bottom.

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Enter the location and then press “Add”. These photos and videos will then be available directly below your profile description.

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Instagram used to offer a similar map view for your permanent photos and videos, but it was removed several years ago.




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