Instagram’s New “Saved Posts” Feature Allows You to Revisit Things Later
The new feature will allow users to tap a small “bookmark” icon to save posts for later. Saved posts will go to a new, private tab within your profile section in Instagram.
Instagram keeps giving us new features, and we’re not complaining!
A new bookmark icon will appear underneath posts in your feed, and all you need to do is tap the icon to save it, and it will go directly to a new, private tab within your profile which features all the posts you’ve saved. And yes, only you can see which posts you save.
Starting today, you can save posts you’d like to revisit later. Now you’ll see a new bookmark icon underneath posts in your feed. Simply tap it to save a post to a new, private tab on your profile. There you can see all the posts you’ve saved — and they’re only visible to you. When you stumble upon a funny video you want to remember, a new outfit you like or even inspiration for an upcoming vacation, you can now keep track of favorite posts right from your profile. To learn more about saved posts, check out help.instagram.com. Saved posts are part of Instagram version 10.2, available today for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play.
Most users typically screenshot Instagram posts or “Like” them in order to remember something or view them later. This feature will just about make that process obsolete.
For individuals that use saved content aggregators such as Pocket or Instapaper, this potentially presents a whole new challenge as social platforms are continuing to keep us in their playing field, rather than allow us to consume things where we want.
The “Save for Later” feature has been a part of Facebook for quite some time, allowing you to save articles, videos, photos, and just about anything you see in your News Feed. It’s a terrific tool considering it organizes content into different buckets, and users can archive posts and delete them in a straightforward way.
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