Instagram just made our wildest dreams come true. The app is rolling out a “drafts” feature, giving users the ability to edit posts, exit out of them, and save them for later. So the next time you’re struggling to decide on a caption, worried about ‘gramming too many times in one day, or storing a pic for a #latergram—there’s no need to fret. Instagram—and its brand spankin’ new drafts feature—is here for you.
So how do you use this magical new Instagram drafts feature? Good news: It’s easy. Simply create a post and go about editing it the way you would normally. When you decide you want to save it as a draft, hit the back arrow button in the top left corner. A screen will pop up asking you if you want to discard your post, save it as a draft, or cancel your command. When you hit “save draft,” Instagram stores the post for later. And it’ll pop up above your camera roll the next time you go to Instagram something.
Fun fact: Instagram has already released the update. If you’re anything like me, you actually installed the drafts feature without realizing it. (Pouring one out for all the pictures I edited and screenshotted to save for #latergrams.) To find out if you have the update, simply follow the instructions above and see if you have the option to “save draft” when you hit the back arrow. And odds are, if you’ve updated Instagram recently, you probably have the drafts capability. And if you don’t, just go into your updates. Easy. As. Pie.
One more thing—the Instagram drafts feature saves the photo as is and doesn’t let you alter the changes you’ve previously made. For example, if you got a little saturation happy the first time around, you won’t be able to slide the bar back down to 0 to undo the change. You can still alter the photo, but it acts more like a screenshot than an original photo. That’s obviously pretty annoying, but hey—having a drafts feature is BFD. And we’re excited to see what the platform does next.
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