Following tests earlier this year, Instagram today confirmed its rolling out aSave Draft feature to all users. Thisaddition means youre now able to begin working on a post, then save a copy of your changesto be completed later. This option appears when you hit the Back button in the app something that would have previously discarded your edits.
The feature was first spotted in testing this July, when a handful of users began seeing a Save Draft option appear in their app. The following month, the button rolled out more broadly, but the company at the time had only considered it an experiment. It had been running A/B tests, to see how the user base responded.
Were always testing new ways to improve the Instagram experience, an Instagram spokesperson told us at the time.
Today, however, the feature is going live for all.
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After adding effects, filters, your caption or a location to your photo, you can tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen to see the new Save Draft button appear. However, youll only see this option if youve made changes to your photo, meaning youve edited it, tagged someone, or added your caption or location.
To return to your work, youll tap the Camera icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap Library. Posts will appear at the bottom below the title Drafts.
Despite being a relatively minor addition, the Drafts option was met with joyous tweets by all those who happened across the feature earlier this summer sentiments that likely led to the public launch. The feature isnt just handy for those times you get too busy to post, but could also help those tasked with running a business or brands Instagram account prep their posts in advance of publishing.
The feature will roll out to all on Instagrams iOS and Android applications.