01 April 2021
There is no doubt that Instagram Stories has proved to be one of the most popular cloned features among social media apps. It is regularly used by celebrities, influencers, and even normal users to express themselves. However, one needs to publish a Story the moment they create it otherwise it gets discarded completely. The team is now ready to change this as it has started testing the ability to save Stories as drafts.
Instagram made the announcement through a tweet via its official account. It did not offer a glimpse of what the feature might look like but tweeted the functionality. It said, "Something new is coming. Soon you’ll be able to finish what you started with story drafts." Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, also corroborated that feature is indeed under development.
Something new is coming 📣— Instagram (@instagram) March 23, 2021
Soon you’ll be able to finish what you started with story drafts.
Thanks to tipster Alessandro Paluzzi, we do have an idea of how the feature would work. He posted a screenshot that when a user will decide to exit the Story creation process without posting it, the app will show a pop-up with three options: Discard, Save Draft, and Cancel. The pop-up is not exactly new as it has just been updated to show the new "Save Draft" option. A user will then be able to access saved drafts by visiting the story creation mode again and tapping "Drafts".
As of writing this, Instagram has not revealed a launch date or even a release timeline for the arrival of the feature. It is safe to say there will likely be a wait of at least a few weeks. We will keep you posted as and when the official sources will reveal more, we will share with you.