A new option will soon be added to Instagram that will make it easier to manage the stories we create, without the need to publish them on the spot.
Although there is still no definite date for this new feature, Instagram has already confirmed that it will be available in one of the future updates.
You will be able to have Instagram stories as drafts
When we want to leave a half-finished Story on Instagram, we see a pop-up window with the option to either Discard or Keep. But in the future, we will see a new option that will allow us to “Keep draft”. Yes, you won’t have to get rid of the story if you don’t want to finish it at the moment, as you will be able to save it to edit it at another time, just as it happens with publications.
This was confirmed by Adam Mosseri on his Twitter account with his comment “… story drafts coming soon”. He did not specify any date, so we will have to keep an eye out for future Instagram updates.
However, we can already have a preview of this feature thanks to the screenshots shared by Alessandro Paluzzi on his Twitter account. If you take a look you will see that the options change: Discard, Save draft or Cancel. Once you choose the option to save the draft, the story will be pending in a new section where you can manage all drafts.
An excellent option that will allow us to prepare stories in advance when we have time to publish them when appropriate. Or it can also be an alternative to save a photograph or video that will be useful for a story that we want to develop in the future. While we can simply leave them in the mobile’s gallery, it is possible that we forget the idea, that we delete them accidentally, or that they end up mixed with the rest of the content we save on the mobile.
This is not the only pending feature for Stories, as automatic captioning is also one of the options promised for future Instagram updates.