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Everything You Need to Know About Managing Drafts in Instagram

Everything You Need to Know About Managing Drafts in Instagram

Have you ever been in a situation where you were about to share a post or story on Instagram and had to leave it midway? While some of us are quite carefree, many give a lot of thought before hitting that button. Using the Instagram draft function is not as hard as you think. It allows you to save the posts, reels, or stories to share later. This article will give you an overview of drafts in Instagram.

How to Make a Draft in Instagram for Posts

It is an easy process to create Instagram post drafts. Follow these steps to save Instagram drafts stress-free. 

  • Go to the Instagram app.
  • Click on the plus icon to create a new post.
  • Edit the post by adding filters, writing captions, mentioning other Instagram users, or adding a location.
  • In order to save the post as a draft, click on the back arrow.
  • Instagram will ask if you want to “save draft.” Click on it.

How to Save an Instagram Draft for a Story

  • Open the Instagram app.
  • Click on the plus icon at the top to add a story.
  • You can either click a photo or record a video. Additionally, you can also upload media from your camera roll.
  • You can edit the story by adding filters, text, stickers, etc.
  • After clicking on the back option, Instagram will prompt a message.
  • Click on the “save draft” option.

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Where can I find Drafts in Instagram?

It is easy to find drafts on your Instagram account. You can prepare posts, reels, and stories in advance and save them for later.

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Find Post Drafts in Instagram

  • To find the saved posts, click on the plus icon from the bottom.
  • You will see a drafts option at the bottom. Click on it to go to the desired section.

Find Reel Drafts in Instagram

  • Open Instagram and click on your profile picture at the bottom right corner.
  • Tap on the reel icon.
  • Click on the drafts tab.
  • You can tap on any reel to edit it or post it to your feed. 

Find Story Drafts in Instagram

Open Instagram and click on the top left corner. Go to the bottom left corner to find story drafts.

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How to Delete a Draft in Instagram?

There could be instances where you dislike the draft that you saved earlier. To avoid cluttering media content, deleting the unwanted drafts is the best option. 

Delete Post Drafts in Instagram

  • To delete a post draft, go to the “Drafts” section of your profile by clicking the + icon at the bottom centre of your screen.
  • Click on the “manage” option and tap on the edit icon to select a draft.
  • After that, Click the checkmark and hit discard. As a result, the saved post will be deleted from your Instagram account.

Delete Reel Drafts in Instagram

  • Go to the reel icon on your profile by clicking on your profile picture from the bottom left corner.
  • The reel drafts page will be opened. Click on “select” and choose the reel draft that you want to delete. 
  • Then, hit the discard option, and your reel draft will be deleted.
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Delete Story Drafts in Instagram

  • Once you open your story drafts, click on the draft that you want to delete.
  • Hit the X option from the top left and click on “delete draft.”


Instagram is one of the most used platforms to share your photos and videos. After creating and finalising a post or story, it is important to schedule it and post it at the right time. Also, who doesn’t want their Instagram feed to be perfect? 

Given these points, we believe that this article helps you learn how to create, edit, find, and delete drafts in Instagram.

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