How to Recover Deleted Reels on Facebook

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 14 June 2024
  • 7 mins read

You've spent hours creating the perfect Facebook Reel with trendy edits and catchy music. 

You hit publish, eager to share your work with the world, but then...disaster hits! 

You accidentally deleted your masterpiece. Do not worry! While there may not be an "undo" button, we can discuss several ways to perhaps recover your lost Reel or prevent future mishaps.

Steps-by-Step Instructions to Recover Deleted Reels on Facebook

You can recover unintentionally deleted videos or reels on Facebook by downloading the archived file. Unfortunately, this method does not work to restore the Facebook live video.

Follow these steps to download your information on Facebook to recover your deleted videos or reels:

Step 1: Open Facebook and sign in to your account.

Step 2: Locate and choose the downside arrow in the upper right corner. Select Settings and Privacy then select Settings and navigate to a new page.

Select Settings and Privacy then select Settings

Step 3: In the Accounts Center, click See more in the Accounts Centre and then go to You information and permissions.

click See more in the Accounts Centre

Step 4: Now, you can click the connection to Download Facebook information.

you can click the connection to Download Facebook information

Step 5: Under "Download Your Information," click Download or transfer information after confirming your account. You can recover deleted Facebook videos that you have shared. 

Under "Download Your Information,"

Step 6: Confirm it in the pop-up Request My Download popup.

Step 7: A few minutes later, you'll receive a fresh email from Facebook. Click on the download link at the bottom of the email.

Step 8: Click Download and retype your password. All of your recovered Facebook videos, images, and messages will be stored in a zip file. 

Step 9: As a result, you can unzip the file and effortlessly restore deleted videos from Facebook.

While restoring deleted Reels can provide some solace, keep in mind that the information you download from Facebook may still retain traces of your behavior. Here's where security services like PurePrivacy come in handy. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Are there any other measures I can employ to restore Reels in the future?


    While there is no direct recovery option for Reels, you may use Facebook's Archive tool for posts. This feature allows you to hide content from your profile without permanently deleting it. Archived reels can be viewed and unarchived as needed. However, archiving is not yet supported for Reels.

  • How do I avoid accidentally deleting Reels?


    Here are some tips to follow before deleting your content:

    Check twice before confirming the deletion.
    Consider storing a duplicate of your Reel to your device before you post.
    Use cloud storage services to back up your Reels.

  • Is there a third-party solution or software that claims to restore lost Facebook Reels?


    Be cautious! Avoid using third-party apps or software that offer Facebook Reel recovery. These tools are frequently unreliable and may jeopardize your account security. Facebook does not condone such practices, and they may violate their terms of service.

  • Is there any chance that Facebook will add a Reel recovery tool in the future?


    It is always feasible! Social media networks often alter their functionality. While there have been no official announcements regarding Reel's recovery, you can remain informed by visiting Facebook's news or announcements page.

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Stay Vigilant While Deleting Your Reels!

Unfortunately, deleting a Reel removes it permanently from Facebook's servers. This implies you probably won't be able to restore it via the platform itself. However, there are precautions you may take to protect your Reels going forward. 

Consider keeping them as drafts before posting. This provides a safety net in case you unintentionally remove the published version. Also, making backups of your Reels on your device guarantees that you always have a copy helpful, even if the Facebook version goes. 

By adopting these techniques into your daily Reel-making routine, you can avoid permanent deletion and retain your best work easily accessible.