How to save drafts of Instagram posts to work on later

With Instagram drafts, you can save any half-finished photo edits and work on them later, which is handy for those times you get too busy to post right away. And if you run an Instagram account for your business, letting your social media manager save a post as a draft makes it easy for you to review it in advance of publishing.

How to save Instagram posts as drafts

Open Instagram on your iPhone and follow these steps to save a draft of your post.

1) Tap the plus sign to create a post and take a photo or video or choose existing media from your library.

2) Apply effects or filters, add a caption and optionally tag the post with your location.

3) Now tap the back arrow in the top left corner to go back to the filtering and editing step and then tap the arrow again.

4) Instagram puts up a prompt asking if you’d like to save the post in your Drafts or discard. “If you go back now, your image edits will be discarded,” reads the message. Tap Save Draft to save the post as a draft.

Instagram Tap Back and Save Draft

If you don’t edit the post, tag people, or add a caption or location, you won’t be able to save the post as a draft.

To see posts saved in your Drafts, tap the plus sign. At the bottom next to Recents, tap Drafts. Your save posts will appear at the top of that portion of the screen with the Drafts heading.

Instagram Drafts Section

You can keep multiple unfinished posts in Drafts. You can access any posts you save in Instagram Drafts locally on your device. The ability to save half-finished photo edits along with any captions and tags in Drafts to work on them later is very convenient, don’t you think?