You Can Now Save Edited Photos as Drafts on Instagram
Instagram isn't an app that you sit down and use for half-an-hour, it's a 2 minute scroll or 5 minute take-edit-tag-upload affair, but sometimes you need a little bit more time. Have you ever gotten halfway through prepping an action shot of your dog catching a stick with an ocean sunset in the background, trying to get the contrast just right, when suddenly you had to stop to save your dog from drowning? If you're using Instagram, there are likely other things going on around you, things which may require you to stop, and potentially lose all that work.
You have to have at least tweaked an image if you want to save it as a draft, unedited images won't save, so if you've just taken it and want it in drafts it's just a matter of sticking a filter on it, you can always take it off later. This way, you can return to an image when you have more time and really think about how you want to present it.
Some Instagram users will upload dozens of images on a daily basis, but Instagram themselves seem to be encouraging a more measured approach, as evidenced by the fact that they removed chronological timelines in favour of a kind of popularity/algorithm-based system. It wants you to be able to see everything, not just huge clumps of content uploaded by one overzealous user.
The best Instagram posts are the well shot, well edited ones which almost look like they belong in a magazine. One imagines that the drafting option will further encourage that meticulous approach.
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You Can Now Save Edited Photos as Drafts on Instagram Reviewed by Callum Davies on Thursday, September 22, 2016 Rating: