Instagram has introduced a new feature that will allow you to bookmark posts for later viewing. Until now, if you ever missed out on any post or wanted to revisit it, you would be required to go back to the person s profile and scan through to find the post. With the addition of Saved Posts, you can mark posts you want to remember and go through again later. The new feature is part of Instagram version 10.2 and has been rolled out for both Android and iOS users. Also Read - Instagram testing new Collab feature for posts, Reels: Here's how it worksAlso Read - Instagram Sensitive Control feature launched: Here's how to limit sensitive content in Explore tab
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Starting today, with Instagram version 10.2, you will see a new bookmark icon underneath posts in your feed. Simply tap on it to save a post. All the saved posts are collected in a separate tab on your profile. The good thing here is that all the posts you bookmark are visible only to you.
To see the bookmarked posts, go to your profile and tap on the bookmark icon. This will lead you to the gallery of saved content. It is to be noted that the Saved Posts feature doesn t mean you can actually save the images or videos, but only bookmark them for later viewing, similar to Facebook’s save links feature. If the owner of the post removes that particular post, it will no longer appear in your bookmarks section. The feature is currently available only for the mobile version of Instagram and has not been extended to the web version yet. Hence, the saved posts will also not be visible on the web version. ALSO READ: Instagram adds Snapchat-like feature that notifies you if your friends take screenshot of private messages
Instagram recently introduced a lot of features mimicking rival service Snapchat that pioneered disappearing photo-sharing service. Last month, the company introduced disappearing live video along with disappearing messaging feature. The live video is similar to Facebook Live but expires after 24 hours. Additionally, users cannot watch a recap or save the video. This is in contrast to parent company s Live feature which allows one to save live broadcasts to their profile so that it can be viewed later.
Meanwhile, the Instagram Direct feature works akin to Snapchat in which messages or videos shared between users or groups disappear after been viewed twice. To send a disappearing Direct message or video, simply swipe right on the app s homescreen and then capture a video or photo. Now tap on the arrow to send it privately to a friend or group. Whatever you send will disappear after being viewed twice.
As there is always a way around saving such disappearing posts by taking a screenshot, Instagram rolled out a new alerts feature to notify users if their private temporary message was saved as a screenshot by their friends. This particular feature is only limited to the disappearing Direct posts and not every post that you take a screenshot of. ALSO READ: Instagram now lets you remove followers, block comments, and more