To recover deleted Reels drafts:
Have you ever been in the middle of editing a reel on Instagram, and suddenly your phone crashes, you accidentally exited out of the app, or deleted a Reels draft that you planned to post? Or you went back to edit your Reels draft, but the Instagram Reels drafts disappeared.
Don’t panic. Below, we’ll show you a few things you can try to recover deleted Reels drafts on Instagram.
There are three methods you can try to recover Reels drafts on Instagram that have disappeared.
If you are sure you saved your Reel but can’t find it, it might be due to a bug. This can be fixed by updating the app.
If you still can’t find the Reels draft after updating the app, check the rest of the methods.
The first place you can check for your draft Reel is in the Reels Draft folder:
If you can’t find your Reel here, explore the two ways below.
If you were editing a Reel and your phone battery died, you got a phone call, or you accidentally closed the Instagram app, but you didn’t get the chance to save the Reel.
The good news is that the Reel might still be available in the Reels upload screen, and your edits are saved in it. To check if the Reel is on the Upload screen:
Tip: To prevent your Reel from disappearing because your phone died or you got a phone call, make sure to save your Reel draft before editing it.
Are you having issues with Instagram Reels not working? Check out our blog post on how to fix it.
If you are new to Instagram Reels, explore our beginners’ guide on how to use them.
If you accidentally deleted a draft Reel you were planning to post, or a Reels draft suddenly disappeared, there are 3 ways to recover it: update your Instagram app, check the Reels upload screen or check the Reels Draft folder.