How to Delete a Story on Facebook?

Facebook Stories are a fun way to express your ideas and show your photos. The best thing about Facebook Stories is they are temporary and can disappear once their 24 hours of duration is up.

But what if you can’t wait for 24 hours, you have accidentally posted the wrong picture, or there is a typo error in your story, or you forgot to tag your best friend in the story? The situations are endless. Don’t worry because as soon as your story is online, you can take it down and delete it permanently.

As Facebook and Messenger are interconnected, if you remove a Story from one app, it will also be removed from the other platform. So, it’s essential to make sure you want the story to be deleted from both platforms.

So, read the steps below if you often ask yourself, “How to delete my story on Facebook?.

Steps on How to Delete a Story on Facebook

We will assume that you are logged into your Facebook account from your mobile phone or on a desktop. When you use Facebook on the desktop, the story might not immediately appear on your news feed. If it’s the case, click on ‘See All’ and click on your username.

Step 1:

Log into your Facebook account using a mobile app or a desktop web browser.

Step 2:

Head to the Stories section on the top and click or tap on the specific story you wish to delete.

Step 3:

Click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 4:

Select the “Delete photo” or “Delete video” option, and tap on the Delete button from the pop-up window to finally get rid of the unwanted story.

Deleting an Archived Story

Deleting an Archived Story

Deleting a story from the Archived section is similar to deleting a random story. But here, you will go to the Archive instead of the News or Story feed.

  1. Find three horizontal dots, go to More, and choose Archive > Story Archive. Pick the story you want to delete and click on the three dots.
  2. In the drop-down menu, select the Delete Video/Photo option. Select Delete in the pop-up.

That’s it, and your story will also be removed from the archived section. Managing and deleting stories is quite a quick and simple procedure. The one thing that could be improved is the option to select which stories to archive.

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Sharing and deleting stories on Facebook is a simple task with great filters, emojis, gifs, and much more to make your stories more exciting. Aside from all these magical features, you can limit your audience. Before a story is posted, the Privacy Button allows you to remove the people from your viewing audience.

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