The latest Instagram update has officially started rolling out, now giving us the ability to save posts directly from the feed for easy viewing later on. Figuring out how to tell if you can save Instagram posts is pretty simple. According to Instagram's blog, this latest update is only available in version 10.2. To check if you have the newest version of Instagram, you can visit your apps store and see if there is an update available. If so, update! If not, you're current. This new feature will introduce an element of convenience, putting all of your saved posts in a private tab on your account that only you can see, not unlike the feature Facebook uses for saved posts. Now you'll be able to revisit your favorite memories whenever you want.
Even if you do have the most current version of Instagram, though (like me), you might not have the ability to save posts yet (like me). This isn't uncommon; Instagram updates tend to roll out gradually, so odds are if you don't have it yet, you'll be getting it soon. If you want to make extra sure you either do or don't have the new feature, though, head to your main Instagram feed, find a post you'd like to save, and look for the "bookmark" icon underneath it on the right side. If you don't see it, you haven't got the update yet; hang tight, though, because it's coming soon. You likely won't have to wait that long for it, either, so hoorah for that. If this is you, viewing a post on Instagram will look like this:
Alas, no "bookmark" icon. C'est la vie.
If you do see it, though, congratulations! You've already received the update. If this is you, it will look like this:
You'll also have access to a new "Saved" tab on your profile page (don't worry; it's only visible to you, not to any of your followers). Here's an example of what your "Saved" tab will look like with all of the posts you've bookmarked.
Also, this makes me hungry.
The option to save posts was much needed, as the next best thing was either to remember who posted it and go back to their page later on, or send the post to a friend in a direct message just so you wouldn't lose it. Now, we have one place to put all of those mouth-watering recipes, highlighting and contouring tutorials, and silly videos of people balancing treats on their dogs' faces. Because priorities.
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