Latest Instagram update could dramatically change how people use the filter-fuelled social network


Instagrammers could be handed a new tool that would completely change how they organise their posts .

For the first time, the Facebook-owned platform will allow users to archive posts without completely deleting them.

Why would you do that? Well, sometimes a post may not have enough likes or engagement – or it might just be a bit embarrassing. Now, instead of deleting them forever, it’ll be possible to hide them away in a personal archive – ready to be returned to the main feed at a later date if you want.

At the moment the feature is just being tested by Instagram and isn’t set to go live.

“We’re always testing new ways to improve the Instagram experience,” a spokesperson for the company told TechCrunch .

On test devices, the option to archive appears in the “…” menu on any post you’ve made alongside the standard options to share, edit and delete.

Instagrammers will be able to browse their archived snaps, just as they would with their live, public profile.

Although there’s no official talk of a consumer rollout for this feature, testing can often take a few months as developers look to iron out the kinks. If we do see this coming to our Instagram profiles, it might not be for a while yet.