Instagram‘s Archive feature is now live for all its users. As the name suggests, this new feature lets users archive old photos or videos that they wish should no longer be visible on their profile. The feature surfaced last month when Instagram’s team started testing it. Also Read - Disney Pixar Filter: How to get and use the 3D cartoon face filter on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok
The archived images are moved to a more private tab which will appear in your profile. You can view the archived posts there and also restore them to their original place in your feed if you wish to. To archive an image, you can simply go to the post and along with options like Edit, Share, Delete, and Turn Off Commenting, you will now see the ‘Archive’ option as well. Also Read - Don't like what appears on you Instagram Explore? Here's how to reset or change
The Archive feature is available in the latest version 10.21 of Instagram, and you can download it from App Store on iOS or Google Play Store on Android. In the upgraded version of the app, Archive section can be accessed by tapping on the clock and rewind arrow icon located in the top-left corner of your profile. You can view archived images in this section just as you do in any other section of the Instagram app. Restoring images from the archive section will restore the photos back to their original place. “If you change your mind about a post you’ve archived, tap “Show on Profile” at any time and it’ll show up in its original spot,” Instagram’s blog post reads. ALSO READ: Instagram shuts Instagress, Mass Planner in war against bots
Instagram has not taken away the Delete option though, which means now you can completely delete a photo post or just keep them in ‘archive’ section. Also, your fellow Instagrammers of Igers are not notified when you archive or restore your images. A lot of Instagram users tend to delete posts on their profile, which doesn’t get them the expected response. To keep them away from deleting the post, this archive feature sounds useful. According to an earlier report published in The Washington Post, teenagers delete a bulk of their Instagram pictures routinely, keeping only 25 pictures or even less in some cases.