How do I restore memories that I deleted?

A deleted memory stays in the Recently Deleted folder for 120 days. You can restore a deleted photograph, audio file, or written story quickly and easily by using either the FamilySearch website or the Memories mobile app.

Steps (website)

  1. While signed in on the FamilySearch website, click Memories.
  2. Click Gallery.
  3. Click Recently Deleted.
  4. Click the memory that you want to restore.
  5. Click Actions.
  6. Click Move to My Memories.

Steps (mobile app)

  1. In the Memories mobile app, display your recently deleted memories
    • Android: In the top left corner, tap the three lines, followed by Recently Deleted
    • Apple iOS: In the bottom right corner, tap the three dots, followed by Recently Deleted.
  2. Tap the Select.
  3. Tap Select Memories
  4. Tap each memory that you would like to restore.
  5. Tap the three dots.
  6. Tap Restore Memories.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

You cannot use memories on Family Tree Lite. Please use the Family Tree Memories app or the full version of the FamilySearch website.

Can I remove a photo, story, document, or audio file from Memories?
How do I permanently delete memory items?

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