Since Instagram stories vanish after 24 hours, tracking down past clips can be difficult. Now, thanks to Instagram, you can see your stories on a map so you can search them for where you took them.
To do this, update the Instagram app in the App Store (iPhone) or in the Google Play Store (Android).
Next, open the Instagram app and navigate to the Profile tab by tapping your profile picture in the bottom right.
Tap the hamburger menu in the top right, then tap Archive.
Here you can find all the stories that you have created. The first section simply lists them in chronological order.
The middle tab contains a calendar view that lets you find stories based on when they were published. When you tap on a date, Instagram loads all of the stories you posted that day.
The final 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 pinch outward to scan pictures and videos in a tighter area.
As you zoom in, Instagram automatically categorizes the stacks of photos and videos based on their exact coordinates.
Note that Instagram does not use the data in the image file. Rather, it’s based on the location tag that you can add to your stories. Stories without this tag will not appear on the map.
To permanently pin a collection of photos and videos in one place, tap the card, then tap Highlight at the bottom.
Enter the location, then tap Add. These photos and videos are then available directly under the description of your profile.
Instagram used to offer a similar map view for your permanent photos and videos, but it was removed a few years ago.