Instagram Rolls Out Save Draft Feature: Instagram released a Save Draft feature that allows users to “start creating a post, save it as a draft and share it later.” After adding effects, filters, a caption, or a location to a photo or video, users can tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen where a new Save Draft button will appear. Drafts will be saved in the user’s Library, where they can return to continue editing their post and share it later.
Typically, going backwards in the app would discard your edits – something that a new dialog box will remind you of, before showing you the option to “Save Draft” instead.
Some Instagram users reported seeing this feature appear on their accounts this July, and many more have been getting the option this month, as indicated by their numerous (and excited) tweets.
Yes, people are pretty excited for this little setting, as it turns out.
However, it appears that this rollout was just a test – in fact, one user even complained that they used to have the feature, then it disappeared again. The horror! That indicates Instagram was running A/B testing, rather than something that was being rolled out to the public in stages. Those tests don’t appear to be limited to the U.S., though, as people in other markets have also seen “Save Draft” appear.
But don’t get your hopes up yet. We confirmed with the company that “Save Draft” is just an experiment for the time being, unfortunately.
“We’re always testing new ways to improve the Instagram experience,” an Instagram spokesperson told us. The company declined to provide further details.
That being said, given that literally every single tweet about this feature’s arrival is filled with joyous praise, it’s hard to imagine that Instagram won’t choose to take this option to the public in the future.