How to Delete a Story on Facebook

Regret posting a photo or video in your story? Here’s how to delete it before the auto story expires.

It happened to all of us. We post a story on Facebook, and then we regret it. Maybe we shared something we shouldn’t, or maybe we changed our mind about wanting the world to see our story.

Whatever the reason, Facebook gives you the ability to delete your stories before they’re automatically deleted after 24 hours. In this article, we will walk you through the process of deleting your Facebook stories.

How to delete your story on Facebook

Facebook allows you to delete your stories across the app and web versions. This guide will cover both versions so you can delete your story no matter how you’re accessing Facebook.

Exit a story on Facebook Android App

To delete your story on the mobile Facebook version:

  1. Launch the Facebook app on your mobile device and log in.
  2. Navigate to the story you want to delete.
  3. Touch vertical ellipsis to reveal options.
  4. Selection Delete video or Delete photosdepending on the case.
  5. Clap Delete on the confirmation prompt.

Delete a story on Facebook Web

Deleting your story on the web version of Facebook is similar to the process on the app.

  • Log into Facebook on the web, navigate to the story you want to delete, click vertical ellipsisand choose Delete video.
  • Click Delete on the confirmation prompt and your story will be deleted.

And there you have it!

Can you recover a deleted Facebook story?

Unlike what happens when you delete a post on Facebook, you cannot recover a deleted story. So, if you mistakenly delete your story, you will have to upload it again because Facebook does not give users the ability to recover deleted stories.


Deleting your Facebook story is easy

Deleting your story on Facebook is a simple process that can be done on both the app and web versions of the site. Just remember that once you delete your story, your story is gone. There is no way to recover deleted Facebook stories.

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