If you’re a serial Instagrammer, chances are you have at least a couple of photos that you’re not too proud of, but don’t want to delete for the sake of nostalgia. Now Instagram is testing an alternate solution: archiving.
As first spotted by TechCrunch, the feature shows up in the ‘…’ menu above your individual images, and shows up as the first option. That’s likely to emphasize it as a better alternative to permanently deleting the memory.
Archived photos will then show up in their own private folder, which only you can access by tapping on the new clock-looking icon on the top right of your profile.
When asked for comment, Instagram provided the following statement: “We’re always testing new ways to improve the Instagram experience.” That doesn’t say much, but in our experience, most of Instagram’s public tests end up being rolled out widely – if you don’t see the feature now, it’s likely just a matter of time until it shows up.