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How to delete a story on Facebook

Spotted a typo in your latest story? Or, maybe you’ve just changed your mind about what you wanted to share? Here’s how to delete a Facebook story in just a few steps.

Stories are a fantastic way to share photos, videos and text for a limited amount of time, commitment-free, but sometimes 24 hours is still too long. Thankfully, deleting a story is just as quick and easy as making one in the first place.

There are actually two ways to delete your Facebook story – in Facebook and in Messenger. Because the two apps are connected and share one profile, removing your story from one app will also get rid of the other. This is why its important to make sure you want your Facebook story off Messenger too before hitting the delete button.

To learn how to delete your Facebook story with Messenger, scroll down to the bottom of this page. If you want to delete it on Facebook, keep reading.

What you’ll need: 

  • A Facebook account 
  • A story to delete 

The Short Version 

  1. Open Facebook 
  2. Click Your Story 
  3. Open the three dot menu 
  4. Click Delete Photo 
  5. Hit Delete to confirm

How to delete a story on Facebook

  1. Step

    Open Facebook

    You can do this on your browser or in the iOS or Android apps. You can also delete your story through Messenger, but the steps are slightly different. Facebook home page

  2. Step

    Go to Your Story

    You can click anywhere on your story. Facebook story

  3. Step

    Click on the three dots

    This will be in the top right corner. Facebook story menu

  4. Step

    Click Delete Photo

    If you’ve shared a video, it could also say Delete Video. Delete your Facebook story

  5. Step

    Hit Delete to confirm you want to delete your story

    Then just repeat steps 3 to 5 for any other stories you want to delete! Confirm pop-up for deleting your Facebook story


How to delete a Facebook story in Messenger

You can also delete your Facebook story from the Messenger app. To do this, just tap on your story, tap the three dot menu and tap Delete.

How to delete old stories

If you want to delete old Facebook stories you’ve saved, simply open up your story on your browser and click Archive. From there, you can delete any stories saved to your account.

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