It is easy to delete individual photos and videos from Facebook Stories, including archived ones. Facebook Stories are temporary by design, meaning they self-destruct after twenty-four hours. However, users can also manually delete these posts within 24-hours to prevent potential embarrassment.
Facebook Stories are a great way to share photos, videos and text for a limited amount of time, but a typo or a sudden change of heart can mean that the Story needs to be deleted right away. Fortunately, the feature is available on both the Facebook website as well as the mobile app, meaning users can delete Stories from their desktop or mobile device with ease.
To delete photos or videos from a Facebook Story using a smartphone, launch the Facebook app and then tap on ‘Your Story‘ at the top of the news feed on the Home page. Next, wait for the photo or video that needs to be deleted, and then tap on the three-dot menu button at the top-right corner of that post. Next, on the following page, choose ‘Delete photo‘ or ‘Delete video‘ depending on the item being deleted. Finally, confirm the deletion by hitting the ‘Delete’ button at the bottom of the page. Facebook will now delete the selected item from the Story.
Delete Media From An Archived Story
To remove items from an archived Story, open the Facebook app and tap on the hamburger menu (three parallel lines). This will be at the top-right corner of the Home page on Android and the bottom-right corner on iOS. On the next page, tap on the profile name, and then on the profile page, hit the three-dot menu button next to the ‘Edit Profile‘ button at the top. Now from the ‘Profile Settings‘ menu, select ‘Archive‘ and then hit the ‘Story Archive‘ option. Next, choose the target Story and then find the photo or video that needs to be deleted. Now simply tap on the three-dot menu button on that Story and select ‘Delete photo/video.’ Finally, confirm the deletion by hitting the ‘Delete‘ button at the bottom. The media will now be deleted from the archived Story.
To remove a photo or video from a Facebook Story on a computer, log in to the website using a web browser and click on the ‘Your Story‘ card at the top of the news feed on the Home page. Now find the item to delete and then click on the three-dot menu button at the top-right corner of the selected photo or video. On the pop-up menu, select ‘Delete photo‘ or ‘Delete video‘ and then confirm by hitting the ‘Delete‘ button at the bottom. The chosen photo or video will be removed from the current Story.
To remove items from archived Stories on a computer, click on the profile image at the top-right corner and then click on the three-dot overflow menu button, just under the ‘Edit Profile’ button. From the drop-down menu, select ‘Story Archive.’ Find the Story from which the photo or video needs to be removed and then select it. Wait for the target photo or video to come up, and then click on the three-dot button at the top-right corner. From the pop-up menu, select ‘Delete photo/video‘ depending on what needs to be deleted. Finally, hit the ‘Delete‘ button to confirm the deletion. The chosen item will now be removed from the archived Facebook Story.