If you have updated your Instagram app on your phone recently you will know that there is now a feature that allows you to save content to a draft folder so that you can come back to it and edit it later.
This in fact could be used as a ‘work around’ to using a separate scheduling tool – I have tested creating and editing a post and adding a caption to the post before saving it as a draft image to be posted later.
To access the feature, upload a photo or video from your camera roll as usual or take a photograph or record a video.
Add effects such as filters, adding your location, setting the cover image for a video, tag people and then add your caption.
Add your caption to your Instagram post alongside your location and tagging people in the post.
Once you have done this you, to save as a draft you then need to click backwards through the editing using the arrow in the top left of the screen.
You will then see the option to save the post as a draft.
Note: unless you make an update to the post such as editing the image or video, adding a caption, tagging people or adding a location you will not be able to save the image as a draft.
The next time you want to post to Instagram you will be able to access your draft posts to edit and post in Instagram. You can also delete posts from your draft folder.
This feature could be really helpful if you are managing the Instagram posts for a business Instagram account at an event and want to ensure that content is a approved before it is posted or if you want times to optimise the captions, or as I mention earlier as a way to schedule content to Instagram without using a third party app.
How do you plan to use the draft feature on Instagram?
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