Instagram is testing a feature called “Save Draft,” which lets you tuck a post away for publication at a later time.
It’s something many users have long wanted. Currently, exiting a post you’re composing deletes it. Much like Twitter (or any other social platform, really), Instagram’s Save Draft would let you prepare posts and publish later on.
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It also lets you delete a post — you know, for those times you’re about to be shitty but realize at the eleventh hour you should just leave it alone.
I’m seeing the feature, but it wasn’t there yesterday — and the app hasn’t been updated since the sixth of this month. If you save a draft, it’s available just above ‘all photos’ in the compose window.
Save Drafts sounds great, but we’re not sure when (or if) it will hit the masses. The company tells TechCrunch it was simply testing the feature, and some users report it has vanished from the app. It seems Instagram was A/B testing it openly to gauge reaction. Judging by the feedback online, it seems Instagram should just make it a standard feature.
If you want to schedule posts, Buffer recently added Instagram to its stable.