Social Snacks Episode 25: Instagram Drafts – The Ultimate Guide

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Social Snacks Episode 25: Instagram Drafts – The Ultimate Guide

How many times have you been working on an Instagram post, only to have to exit out to lookup a username?

Fortunately, there is now a new Instagram drafts feature you can use to save your posts anytime!

Save Instagram drafts

On this episode of Social Snacks, you will learn how to use Instagram drafts.

This way you can save your Instagram photo and video posts and work on them later.


Instagram Drafts: the Ultimate Guide

To use Instagram drafts, watch this 5-minute tutorial or keep reading for step-by-step instructions.



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  1. Launch the Instagram app (iOS | Android)
  2. Tap on the camera icon and take a new photo or video or upload one from your camera roll
  3. Edit your photo or video, adding filters, changing the contrast and so on
  4. If you like, you can also add the text to your Instagram post
  5. To use the Instagram drafts feature, tap on the back button
  6. Select "save draft"

How to access Instagram drafts

Once you have saved a draft in Instagram, here are instructions on how to access them.

  1. Launch the Instagram app
  2. Tap on the camera icon
  3. Look for the drafts section

    See all Instagram drafts

  4. Select an item you want to edit. Instagram will load it
  5. Make any edits to your saved draft and post it to Instagram

Every Instagram photo and video post that you start and save will appear here.

If you want to continue making edits to an existing draft in Instagram, you can continue to do so and save it as a draft until you're ready to publish it to Instagram.


How to delete Instagram drafts

Every once in a while, I recommend going back through your saved drafts and delete the ones you no longer need.

This way you can quickly finish working on your latest Instagram post and won't waste time having to go through all of the drafts you saved and no longer plan to post.

Here is how to delete your Instagram drafts.

  1. Launch the Instagram app
  2. Under the drafts section, tap on select all

    View all Instagram drafts

  3. Tap on the edit button
  4. Tap on the saved drafts you want to delete

    Delete Instagram drafts

  5. Tap on the discard posts button

Over to you

You have just learned how to save Instagram drafts.

Do you have other questions about saving drafts on Instagram?

If so, be sure to share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or in the comments below so that we can help you!


About The Author
Christian Karasiewicz Founder, Social Chefs Founder and CEO of Social Chefs, a digital marketing agency. I host two shows, #SocialChatter, the industries longest running social media marketing talk show and Social Snacks, 5 minute or less social media marketing tutorials.