Instagram ‘Save Drafts’ option for Android, iOS is now live

Instagram's 'Save Draft' option only appears after you've edited a post, tagged people and added caption or location.

By: Tech Desk | Published:September 22, 2016 5:50 pm
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Instagram has rolled out a new feature that will allow users to save their edited pictures in ‘drafts’ to use them later. Instagram’s drafts option is now available for Android and iOS users, without an update. The photo-sharing platform tweeted about the same from its official handle. “Trying to create a post that’s just right? With the latest update, you can save as a draft & come back to it later,” it said.

Instagram’s ‘Save Draft’ option only appears after you’ve edited a post, tagged people and added caption or location. To use the feature, first upload a photo or video. Next, add effects, caption, location, tags etc. Now, go back a step to where you had added filters to your media. Click the back arrow on the top left corner, and Instagram will show you two options – Discard and Save Draft. Choose the ‘Save Draft’ option to save your photos to upload them later.

“To see posts you’ve saved as a draft, tap the small Instagram icon in the app and then tap Library. Posts will appear at the bottom of the screen below Drafts,” explains Instagram Help Page. The feature will come in handy for when users decide to upload pictures or videos later.

Facebook-owned Instagram has been actively updating its platform to make it more engaging. The photo-sharing app has close to 500 million monthly users. It recently introduced Snapchat-like Stories, which disappear in 24 hours. Instagram is looking at videos as the next big thing, and is working on new features for its Channels section.

According to reports, Instagram is redesigning its upcoming iOS app to take advantage of iPhone 7 camera capabilities and will add new filters and GIF features.