How to Efficiently Manage Your Instagram Drafts

Being able to edit and prepare your Instagram posts ahead of time can bring a lot of comfort to the table. While Instagram doesn't offer a native way to schedule a post, you can still edit and save your posts as drafts to have them ready for posting at a later date and time. In this guide, we'll show you how to efficiently save, view, and delete your photos or videos as drafts on Instagram. So let's dive right in.

Note: As of now, drafts on Instagram are only available on the mobile app. So, while you can post on Instagram from your PC, there's no way to create or view your Instagram drafts on the web app.

Saving Instagram Story or Post in Drafts

Saving drafts on Instagram is a straightforward process. Whether you're using an Android or iPhone, you can follow these steps to save your photo or video as an Instagram draft.

  1. Launch Instagram on your Android or iPhone. Tap on the Plus icon in the top right corner and select Post from the resulting menu.

Post on Instagram

Alternatively, you can share your photo or video directly from the Gallery app on your phone as well.

  1. Select the photo or video you wish to save as a draft and tap the Forward arrow in the top right to edit your post as you see fit. Once done, tap the Forward arrow again to proceed.

  2. On the New Post page, enter all the post details such as caption, location, and so on. Then tap on the Back arrow in the top left to move back to the editing page. Tap on the Back arrow again, and a prompt will appear, allowing you to save the post as a draft or discard it. Choose the Save draft option.

That's it! Your post is now saved in Instagram drafts. Remember, you'll only get the Save draft option if you've edited your post in any way.

Viewing and Posting Your Saved Drafts on Instagram

Your drafts remain saved on your device until you share or delete them. If you wish to view or post your Instagram draft at any point, accessing them is just as easy. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open up Instagram on your phone. Tap the Plus icon and select Post from the list.

  2. You'll see a Drafts option right next to Gallery. Tap on it to view your drafts.

View Drafts on Instagram

  1. Select the one you'd like to edit or post and tap on the Forward arrow to proceed. If you want to create a carousel post, press and hold any Instagram draft to select multiple drafts at once.

  2. You'll be taken to the post-sharing page, where you can publish the post as usual. Once published, your post will no longer appear in Drafts.

Deleting Drafts on Instagram

If you've saved too many drafts and want to remove some of them to clear the clutter, follow these steps to delete your saved Instagram drafts.

  1. Launch the Instagram app and tap the Plus icon to select Post. Switch to the Drafts tab to view your saved photos and videos.

  2. Tap on the Manage option at the bottom. Now tap on the Pencil icon in the top right corner to select the drafts you wish to delete.

Manage Instagram Drafts

  1. Tap the right checkmark at the top and select Discard when prompted.

Delete Instagram Draft

And that's about it! Your saved image or video will be removed.

From Drafts to Broadcasts

Instagram has constantly introduced new features and improvements, evolving from being just a photo-sharing platform. However, there are still some key features that the app lacks today, such as the ability to schedule posts natively. Saving your photos and videos as drafts on Instagram can be a potential workaround to this problem.

Remember, by efficiently managing your Instagram drafts, you can save time and ensure that your posts are well-prepared and ready to go. So start utilizing this feature and streamline your Instagram posting process.