Instagram has added a Save Draft feature to its app for all users. With this feature, you will now be able to work on a post and then save a copy (to be completed later) if you are too busy to post immediately or unable to complete it for a reason or another.
The Save Draft feature appears when you hit the “Back” button in the app. Recall that hitting the back button would have discarded the edit before this new update. The company confirmed this on Twitter on Monday, confirming earlier speculations published by tech blogs like TechCrunch.
Spotted in July by a handful of users who started seeing the feature appear in their app, the Save Draft option was later rolled out in August by Instagram. The button rolled out more broadly, but the Facebook-owned photo sharing app only considered it as an experiment. Monday’s rollout is a confirmation that all tests have been concluded successfully.
Probably not one of those additions that many would consider major, the Save Draft option makes a lot of sense for a lot of Instagram users. It’s the perfect feature for those times when you barely have time to write and post messages on the app. It helps businesses save important posts to be published later.
Here is how to save a post using the new feature:
Tap the camera icon at the bottom of the screen, then take or upload a photo or video
Add effects, filters, a caption or your location
Go back to the filtering and editing step, then tap the back arrow in the top left
Select Save Draft at the bottom of the screen
This helps a lot if you are a social media person who always use Instagram. It particularly comes in handy if you want a post to go live in a particular time of the day. All it takes is to save it once you are through editing it, and come back later to have it posted. Of course, we all know that timing your post to go live when your targets are most likely going to be interested in reading it is the right way to go.
Instagram also added a new “Manage” button to your draft section where you can remove those drafts you no longer need or want to work on. Impressive I must say because it helps you keep things tidy and organized always.
The Save Draft feature is expected to be an instant hit with businesses and brands as it helps them to prepare and save multiple posts in advance. For professionals who manage multiple accounts, this update couldn’t have come sooner as it helps their job a lot.
The feature is already up and running on the app, and you can find out more about how to use it here.