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Instagram Unveils New Post Drafting Feature

By Jomar Teves , Sep 21, 2016 03:10 AM EDT
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Latergrams photos that are added to Instagram hours, or perhaps days or years, after users take a shot, just got easier to post thanks to the app's new drafts feature. Users can now include effects, filters, a caption and location info to your photo and then save it as a draft, where it will stay in your Instagram photo library until you decide to post it.

Instagram announced the new feature in a tweet, stating that it is focused on "trying to create a post that's just right." It is also very helpful for social media managers who want to queue up posts.

Instagram's newest feature - Latergrams; what about it?

The feature obliges you to start editing a photo before you save it as a draft, so you are unable to save large amounts of raw, unedited images. To see your posts that were saved as drafts, tap the camera icon located at the bottom center of your screen and then tap "Library." Posts will appear up at the bottom of the screen underneath the drafts section.

You can access you photo drafts without having to update the app

Drafts are now accessible for all Instagram users after undergoing beta testing prior this month, according to Engadget. It's a kind of server-side update, which means you don't have to update the app for the drafts option to show up. If you don't see it right away, wait a couple of hours and then restart the app.

Instagram's mission, changes, and updates

Instagram, owned by Facebook, once shunned feature-rich filters and concentrated on its core mission of sprucing up your smartphone photos with very attractive filters. But the drafts feature is the latest in a line of add-ons that have found their way to the platform lately, including a pinch-to-zoom feature and the Snapchat-like Stories section. Not all features have been as successful. Instagram removed its Photo Map view earlier this month.

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