The Facebook-owned photo and video sharing app Instagram is getting ready to introduce a new Stories feature which will allow users to save unfinished Instagram Stories as drafts soon.
This feature works similarly to Twitter’s drafts. So, if you want to come back and finish your draft stories later, you’ll be able to do so. Instagram’s official Twitter account confirmed the arrival of this feature. The release date of the feature launch is yet to be announced by the social media giant.
Mr. Adam Mosseri, who is the head of Instagram, only confirmed that the new feature is “coming soon.” He also said that this is one of the most frequently requested features on Instagram. The rest of the details are currently unavailable. Although the drafts feature is still in the works, screenshots of how it will function have already leaked online.
The leaked screenshots suggest that when you abandon an unfinished story, a small window will appear on the screen asking you if you want to save the story as a draft or discard it and start with a new story. When you delete a story, Instagram will display a message saying that all of your previous edits will be lost and you won’t be able to restore them.
When you select the ‘Save Draft’ option, your story edits will be saved in Instagram’s drafts section. This won’t go live right away, but you’ll be able to access it later. There will also be a ‘Cancel’ option, which will simply close the dialogue box and return users to the story creation process.
This feature would provide consolation if someone accidentally clicks the back button when working on a story since the content will not be removed. It is currently unclear whether there will be any limit to save story drafts on Instagram.