Instagram: How to Save a Reel as a Draft

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Did you know that Instagram allows you to save your Reels videos as drafts before sharing them? For instance, if you’re interrupted in the middle of creating a Reel, you can save the content you’ve created so far as a draft and come back to it at a later time, rather than being required to start your video over from scratch. Our guide will show you how to save a Reel as a draft in the Instagram application.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram app on iOS.

Step 1: Once you’ve recorded or uploaded one or more clips, tap the arrow icon (“>”) to the right of the capture button.

Step 2: Tap the arrow icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Tap “Save as Draft” under the Share button at the bottom of the screen.