If your Instagrams are works of art that take more than a few moments to finesse, you’ll appreciate a new feature that may soon be coming to Instagram: “Save Draft.” The option is something many Instagram users have wanted for quite a while, but has not yet rolled out to the entire Instagram user base. If you have it, however, you’ll see the option to save your work when you hit the “Back” button.
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.
— Jay Owens (@hautepop) August 3, 2016
— Linda Hoang (@lindork) July 23, 2016
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.
OMG INSTAGRAM HAS A SAVE DRAFT OPTION?!?! This is the answer to all my indecisive problems ????????????
— Alexis Wilson (@AlexxisWilson) August 2, 2016
the new option to save a draft on Instagram is the answer to like ten of my prayers on my prayer list
— Kelsey Hatlee (@kelseyhatlee) August 2, 2016
OMG INSTAGRAM FINALLY ADDED A SAVE DRAFT FEATURE I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR YEARS
— Alyssa (@lysserbabes) August 2, 2016
You can save a draft on Instagram now, THE GAME HAS CHANGED Y’ALL.
— Jake (@jakeit0rleaveit) August 2, 2016
Instagram has ‘save draft’ ??? ??????
— SoliDeoGloria (@Ruth__Tola) August 3, 2016
My prayers have been answered: save as draft is an option on Instagram now?
— Anna Rhoads (@JoesphineRhoads) August 3, 2016
Instagrams new save draft feature is the best thing that’s happened to Instagram
— Brooke (@BrookeALarson) August 5, 2016
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.