Can’t Find Saved Drafts On Instagram [SOLVED]

We all have posted something on Instagram that we later regretted (at least I have). That’s why it is a good idea to draft your post, save it for a few hours, and come back to it for one final review before posting.

However, recently, users have complained about the saved drafts feature on Instagram. If you also can’t find saved drafts on Instagram, this article is for you.

First, a quick look at how to find saved drafts on Instagram the right way.

To find a saved draft on Instagram, tap the “+” icon on your Instagram feed. If you’ve previously saved an Instagram post on your Instagram account, you will see a “Drafts” option next to the “Gallery” or “Recents” option. Tap on it to access the post saved as a draft. 

However, for some users, this might not be very intuitive, so keep reading this article for a step-by-step process with pictures where I will explain this in more detail.

How to find Saved Drafts On Instagram?

If this is your first time looking out for the saved drafts on your Instagram account and you have no idea how it works, these 3 step-by-step methods will help you perform this task efficiently. 

Method #1: Finding Drafts for Posts 

If you have previously stopped a post in between while posting it on your Instagram and have saved it as a draft, you can try these steps to access the draft post on your account. 

Step #1: Select the “+” Icon 

Tap the “+” icon at the bottom of your Instagram account. This icon is typically used when you plan to post something on your account. 

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Step #2: Go to “Drafts” 

This will take you to your Instagram account’s Draftsmenu. Here you can edit and share your Instagram post saved as a draft. Select the “Drafts” option adjacent to the “Recents” tab to access the post saved as a draft on your app. 

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Step #3: Post the Draft 

Tap the “Next” option to publish the post on your Instagram account, saved as a draft.  Now, add the caption you like, tag as many people as you want on your post, and hit the “Share” button on top to make the post a part of your Instagram feed. 

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Method #2: Finding Drafts for Reels 

Just like posts, you can also save drafts for reels on Instagram. Here is what you need to do for this: 

Step #1: Go to Instagram Profile 

Select your “Profile” icon at the bottom of your Instagram app. This will take you to your Instagram’s main profile page. 

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Step #2: Go to “Reels” 

You will see different icons at the top of your Instagram gird. Tap the one in the middle to go to your Instagram reels. 

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Step #3: Select the “Drafts” folder 

On your Reels section, you will see a folder or tab named “Drafts.” It contains all the reel drafts saved on your account. Tap to select it. 

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Step #4: Edit & Share the Draft 

Select the draft you want to share on your Instagram account as a reel. If you’re going to make any changes to the reel, tap “Edit.” To share the saved draft as a reel on your account, tap “Share” at the bottom. 

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Method #3: Finding Drafts for Stories 

You can use this method to find the Instagram stories saved on your account as drafts and share them when needed. Here are the steps you need to follow for this: 

Step #1: Go to “Your Story” 

Tap the “Your story” option at the top. This will open up a screen leading you to post your new story on the app. 

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Step #2: Head to “Drafts” 

Find the option adjacent to the “Camera” icon on your screen. You will see “Drafts (its number),” i.e., Drafts 1, in this case, written at the bottom of the screen. Tap to select it. 

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Step #3: Share the Draft 

Select the draft from the next screen. Use the icons at the top-right of the screen to make any edits in the story as you like.

Once you are done, hit the “Your story” option at the bottom to share the saved draft as your story. 

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Can’t Find Saved Drafts On Instagram – Conclusion

In this guide, I have taken you through some simple methods you can use to find the saved drafts for posts, reels, and stories on your Instagram app.

Hopefully, this guide will elevate your overall experience on the Instagram app, and you can share more stuff on your account than before.

Thank you for reading this write-up to the end.