Tip: How to Save (and Unsave) Instagram Posts

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How many times have you been mid-scroll on Insta, and have seen a great post, but been distracted and can never find it again? If, like me, your answer is ‘oh, so many times’ then this step-by-step guide on how to save posts on Instagram is for you!

Saving posts is a really great way of keeping track of content that you’re interested in, without the hassle of having to remember who posted it or when it was posted. This post will show you how to save posts, how to save posts to a collection and finally, how to unsave posts.

How to SAVE a post, create a collection and UNSAVE

How to SAVE a post

When you see a post you would like to save, tap the SAVE button at lower right   .
The save flag will change from white to black, and the post is now saved.

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How to view your saved posts

To find the posts that you’ve saved:
go your profile
tap on the menu in the top right  
tap Saved.
Note: Only you can see the posts you’ve saved. When you save someone’s post, they’re not able to tell that you’ve saved it.

How to create a Collection

  1. Below a post you’d like to save to a collection, tap and hold .
  2. Tap .
  3. Type in your Collection’s name, tap Done.

To see the collections you’ve created, go to your profile and tap , then tap Saved.

Source: Instagram Help

How to UNSAVE posts

To unsave posts that you no longer need:
go your profile
tap on the menu in the top right   
tap Saved.
tap All Posts
tap the 3 dots in the upper right
Tap the images you no longer require, and then tap UNSAVE.

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