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Instagram: Organize your saved posts into private collections

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Is Instagram trying to navigate Pinterest waters? 

Last December, Instagram launched several updates such as business profiles, posts with multiple photos, Instagram Stories and also gave us the ability to save posts of other users that were of interest to us.

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Last week, the photo app surprised us with a new update: now users can save these posts into private collections, akin to the way we are used to saving and organizing posts on Pinterest boards. The only difference for the moment, is that these collections are private and only you have access to this content.

How to organize saved posts into private collections on Instagram

Tap and hold the bookmark icon underneath any post to save it directly to a collection. You can create and name a new collection when you save a post, or you can add it to one you’ve already created. You can also create a collection out of your existing saved posts. Tap the plus icon in the top right corner, give your collection a name and select the saved posts you’d like to add.

Can you organize previously saved posts?

Yes, just by going to the post and tapping the “plus” icon in the top corner of the screen. Create a new collection giving it a name and then add the posts you have previously saved.

This update is available for iOS and Android in the Apple App Store and Google Play as part of Instagram version 10.16.

Written by Alex Tabar

With more than 10 years of experience, Alex has developed a diverse portfolio containing projects ranging from entertainment to education, creating content for digital media, television, and publications. She has been the producer and co-writer for various documentary films, some of which have been presented in international festivals and have won prizes such as “Best Documentary.” Alex is Youtube certified in their “Audience Growth” program, and is a fan of Mafalda and Willy Wonka.

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