Soon a new option will be added on Instagram that will make it easier to manage the stories that we are creating, without having to publish them at the moment.
While there is not yet a definite date for this new feature, Instagram has already confirmed that it will be available in one of the future updates.
You can 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 Discard or Keep. But in the future we will see a new option that will allow Save draft. Yes, you won’t have to get rid of the story if you don’t want to finish it right away, as you can save it for later editing, just like posts.
This was confirmed by Adam Mosseri on his Twitter account with his comment … draft stories coming soon. I do not specify any date, so we will have to be aware of future Instagram updates.
However, we can already have a preview of this function thanks to the screenshots that Alessandro Paluzzi shared 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 the 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 serve us for a story that we want to develop in the future. Although we can simply leave them in the gallery of the mobile, it is possible that we forget the idea, that we accidentally delete it, or that they end up mixed with the rest of the content that we keep on the mobile.
This isn’t the only pending feature for Stories, as automatic captioning is also one of the promised options for future Instagram updates.