Instagram makes it easy for content creators on its platform to work on multiple ideas and projects at once. The social media platform allows you to save unfinished Reels as drafts. As the name suggests, the drafts you save on Instagram are not visible to your followers until you publish them. You can take your time to work on a Reel before you decide to publish it. In this article, we bring you the best methods to find and use Draft Reels on Instagram, which you have already created.
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Access Draft Reels from your Instagram Profile
Step 1: Launch the Instagram app and tap on the profile icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Tap on the Reels tab on your profile.
Step 3: This is where you will find the Drafts folder. It will be the first folder in this section, next to the first Reel on your profile.
If you haven’t published any Reels yet, your profile won’t display the Reels tab and you will not be able to access your Drafts using this method. In this case, use the method mentioned below.
Access Draft Reels from the upload screen
If you haven’t uploaded any Reels on your profile yet, you can access your Drafts from the upload screen. Here’s how.
Step 1: Launch the Instagram app on your smartphone and swipe left from the home screen. This will take you to the upload screen.
Step 2: Select ‘Reel’ from the bottom menu.
Step 3: Tap on the ‘Gallery’ icon at the bottom left corner of the screen.
Step 4: Tap on ‘Drafts’.
How to use Draft Reels on Instagram
Once you gain access to Draft Reels on Instagram, there are several things you can do with them.
Finish a Draft
Since Drafts are primarily used to store unfinished ideas or projects you are working on, you can access them anytime to resume working on them. Once you open a Draft Reel, you can edit it like any other Reel you are working on. Simply tap on the ‘Edit’ option at the top right corner of the screen. You can shoot more footage, add transitions, apply stickers, or add different background audio. If you aren’t done yet, you can save the updated Reel in the Drafts folder again. Don’t like the Reel you are working on? You can always delete it by opening the Drafts folder, selecting the Reel, and hitting delete.
Publish a Draft Reel
Once you’re done finishing a Draft Reel, you can easily publish it by selecting the Draft and pressing ‘Share’. The Reel will immediately be published on your Instagram profile. Don’t like what you published? You can move the Reel back to Drafts by opening the Reel, tapping on the ellipses and selecting ‘Delete’. In the following pop-up box, select ‘Move to Drafts’.
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These are the best methods to find and use Draft Reels on Instagram. Since Reels are stored locally on your device, you won’t be able to access them if you log in to your Instagram account on another device. Moreover, if you uninstall the Instagram app on your phone, you will lose all your Drafts. Instagram Reels are a wonderful way to show your creativity, hope you will find the drafts you have made/saved and use them to make fantastic content.
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