Instagram plans to roll out a new feature for Stories, which will let users save their stories as drafts to post later. The drafts option is already available for Reels and Posts, and is soon going to be out for stories as well.
While Instagram hasn’t revealed when exactly the feature will roll out, we know for now that the feature is in its testing phase, thanks to Alessandro Paluzzi who spotted it and showed everyone what the option will look like.
The draft option will most likely appear next to the story that you will be preparing to upload later. There will be three options displayed in total: save, discard, and cancel. The section where all the videos and photos from your phone appear will show the stories drafts that you will save.
It’s not like users couldn’t save their stories to post later previously, though. Instagram provides the option to save your stories on your phone, so you can upload them later whenever you like. However, one drawback with this is that it is not possible to make changes to the story once you decide to post it. Therefore, with the option of draft, you will be able to edit your saved story before uploading it.
Looks like being able to save Instagram stories as drafts will make the process of sharing stories later a lot easier.