How to use Instagram collections

How to use Instagram collections

Instagram collections are a feature that allows you to save posts created by others users in private folders for future reference. Any photo or video you save is bookmarked and added to a collection within the app, rather than to your smartphone or tablet. You can then view all of your saved posts at any time by opening the Saved Posts section of the Instagram app.

Why use Instagram collections?

Saving Instagram posts in a collection can be a convenient way to keep track of gift ideas, inspirational quotes, exciting travel destinations, and workout tips. Instagram collections can also be a great way to sort photos or videos posted by friends and family.

How to save images in collections on Instagram

Any photo or video post can be saved to an Instagram collection as long as you are able to view it from your account.

  1. When you see an Instagram post you want to save, tap on the icon bookmark below the photo or video.

  2. The post will be instantly saved to your default Instagram All Posts collection with no other action required.

  3. If you want to save the Instagram post to a different collection, quickly tap Add to collection when it appears at the bottom of the post after tapping the bookmark icon.

  4. A new menu will appear with all your current Instagram collections. Tap your favorite collection to save it.

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    Even if you save an Instagram video or photo to a custom collection, it will still be viewable in the All Posts collection category.

  5. To save the post to a new collection, tap the icon more enter a name for the new collection, then tap end. This will create the new collection and automatically save the selected post to you.

How to view saved posts on Instagram

All your saved Instagram posts can be viewed from the Instagram app at any time as long as you have a cellular or internet connection.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your iOS or Android device.

  2. Tap the icon of the profile in the lower right corner of the screen.

  3. Tap the hamburger menu in the upper right corner.

  4. Touch Saved .

  5. You should now see all the Instagram collections you created when you saved posts in the past. All of your saved posts can be found in the All Posts collection, but they can also appear in other collections if you’ve created any.

How to create an Instagram collection

By default, all your saved Instagram posts will be saved in the All Posts collection, but you can also create custom collections to sort your posts by topic, theme, or mood.

For example, you might want to create an Instagram collection for vacation spots and another for the trendy clothes worn by your favorite social media influencer.

To create a new collection on Instagram:

  1. Tap the icon more in the upper right corner of the screen on the Saved Posts page.

  2. Type a name for the collection.

  3. Touch After you then choose the pre-saved posts you want to add to this new collection.

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