How to add photos older than 24 hours to Instagram Story?

I assume that the reader of this blog post is aware of adding images to the story in Instagram. If not, you can refer to How to add photos or videos in Instagram stories from Gallery, Camera roll?

The thing is that Instagram allows us to only add photos or videos that are taken in the last 24 hours. However, in this article, we will be a little hacky and go a step further explaining the process to add photos older than 24 hours to Instagram Story from Gallery, Camera roll on Android phones and iPhone respectively.

Upload Photos Older Than 24 Hours To Instagram Story

There are two methods to achieve this. Let us have a look.

Method 1 – Taking Screenshot

The first method is effortless. You can take screenshots of the desired photos you want to upload to your Story. Screenshot can easily be taken by holding down the lock and home button at the same time on both Android and iOS device.

The screenshots will obviously appear as they are taken in the last 24 hours.

The only downside to this method is that you will lose some quality compared to the original picture. Moreover, you will have to crop the picture to get rid of the unnecessary black spaces.

This method is useful if you want to quickly upload old pictures to your Instagram story without using any other app or tool.

Method 2 – Modify Image Information(Capture Date/Time)

This method makes use of a third party app to modify timestamp of the Photo on your device.


On iPhone/iPad you can make use of this handy app by the name of MetaTrixter available on the App Store.

After installing the app, open it and allow access to your Photos.

Now, select the desired Photo and tap on the bottom where it shows captured date and time information of the picture. Change the Date and time to be in the last 24 hours interval and select Set.

Next, tap on tick mark icon at the top right corner.


In Android phones,

Photo Exif Editor allows you to view and modify the Exif data of your photos.

With the intuitive user interface, Photo Editor Exif is easy to use tool that will help you correct the missing information on your favorite photos.

What do you think?

Are there other ways to upload an old photo or video to Instagram Story you can think of? If so, please share it in the comments section below.

Happy Learning!