How to Use Instagram Collections

The quickest way to view saved posts

What to Know

  • Save to collection: Tap the bookmark under a photo or video to save to All Posts by default or tap Save to Collection and choose.
  • Then, tap the collection to save your post to or tap the plus sign (+) to make a new collection.
  • View saved collection: Tap your profile, tap the three horizontal line menu, and tap Saved. Select the collection you want to view.

This article explains how to use Instagram's collections feature in the Instagram app iOS and Android apps.

How to Save Images to Collections on Instagram

With Instagram collections, you save posts created by other users to private folders for future reference. Every photo or video you save is bookmarked and added to a collection in the app, rather than your smartphone or tablet. You can view all your saved posts at any time. Here's how to add images to a collection:

  1. When viewing an Instagram post you want to save, tap the bookmark icon under the photo or video.

  2. The post immediately saves to your default All Posts Instagram collection with no other action required. If you want to save the post to a different collection, tap Save to Collection when it appears along the bottom of the post.

  3. If you've never created a collection before, you're prompted to do so now. Give it a name and select Done.

    The steps needed to save an Instagram post to a collection.
  4. If you created collections previously, a different pop-up appears. Tap the collection you want to save your post to or tap on the plus sign (+) to create a new collection.

    An Instagram user saves a post to a collection.

    Even if you save an Instagram video or photo to a custom collection, it's still viewable in your All Posts collections category.

No one can see your saved Instagram posts and your collections are only viewable by you.

How to View Saved Posts on Instagram

You can view your saved Instagram posts in the Instagram app at any time as long as you have a cellular or internet connection. Here's how to find them:

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

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

  3. Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner.

  4. Select Saved.

    You can access your saved Instagram posts by going to your profile and selecting Saved.
  5. You'll see the Instagram collections you created when you saved posts in the past. All your bookmarked posts can be found within the All Posts collection, but they can also be viewed in other collections if you created any.

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