Secretly Save Posts and Create Collections of Your Favorites Right on Instagram!

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Hi #crochetersofinstagram ! Until recently I did not know I was able to save posts on Instagram for later – I know, I know, I’m a little behind on Instagram – something about my big fingers and those small keys on my mobile device which make sharing a bit difficult for me but I am working on it AND I just learned something new! Today I learned I could save any post, or video into a collection – right on Instagram.

You can read the official version from Instagram here: How do I create a collection for posts I save on Instagram?

But if you’d like the photo tutorial version, here is the Oombawka Design version 😉 and if you are on Instagram please Follow Me HERE.

Learn How You Can Secretly Save Instagram Posts and Create Collections of Your Favorites Right on Instagram! Click to Tweet

All of my Instagram Images will become bigger if you click on them in this post!

secretly save Instagram Posts and Create Collections right on Instagram

First, just in case you didn’t know (like me!) when you tap the


button under an image, it will save it to your Instagram “Saved Collection”.

Saving to Instagram and Collections

You can view everything you may have inadvertently saved here by going to your profile and clicking the (1 in the image below)

My Profile

in the bottom right corner and then clicking the little bookmark-like


(2 in the image below) button.

How to View Saved Images On Instagram

This (above) is what mine looks like (apparently I’ve clicked that button a few times!).

You can click on any of those images and add it to a collection (or create a new collection for it!).

PS: When you save posts to your account (or collections) the person who posted it is not notified – it is done secretly 🙂

So here’s what we have in my ‘saved’ posts section (and I thought I didn’t know how to save, eh?):

Instagram All Saved

How You Can Create a Collection of Your Favorite Posts on Instagram

To create Collections is actually SUPER easy. There are a couple ways to do this. Like I explained above when you tap the


button under the image it will ‘save’ the post for you – but instead, hold that


down for a second and it will ask you if you want to save it to a collection (instead of just into the ‘saved section’ ALL). A little overlay screen comes up at the bottom like this:

Create New Collection From Post

You can then choose to add it to one of your existing collections OR click the


 and make a brand-new collection for it!

To view your collections it is the same process as seeing your saved posts – click the

My Profile

 in the bottom right corner and then clicking the little bookmark-like


button. Then when you are on that screen click the tab for titled COLLECTIONS.

View Collections

Another way to save things to a Collection is to Create your Collections First by clicking the


 in the top-right corner.

Collections New

A new screen displays (which my phone refuses to let me screen print!) and asks you to enter the NAME you want for your collection (for my example I made one called GIVEAWAYS) and then to click NEXT in the top right corner.

Then it will load all your ‘saved’ posts and allow you to pick from them to save to the new collection after which all you do is click the little blue check-mark in the top right corner to completely move them to the new collection.

add to new collection on Instagram

If you don’t have any saved posts you want to move in there just click the blue check mark and it will create an empty Collection folder for you to use later on 🙂 see my empty “Yarn” Collection below:

Empty Yarn Collection

Pretty cool right? I think this is a great feature and it brings a whole other level to Instagram – now we can potentially share Free Crochet Patterns right on Instagram and you can SAVE them for later so you can work on it when you have time! Just like Marie’s post from earlier this week 🙂 She is the first one in my Free Patterns folder. If you want to save it into a collection (to practice) I’ve included it below. Have fun! ♥ Rhondda

Free Crochet Pattern right here on Instagram!! Did you know you can save posts on Instagram? #Repost from @ucrafter Quick Covered Boxes Cowl Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter Skill Level: Easy U.S. Crochet Terms Used Finished Size Adult: 5.5” (14 cm) wide x 24.5” (62 cm) circumference. Materials Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn (80% acrylic/20% wool, 5 oz/140 g/87 yd/80 m) – 2 skeins in 611 Astroland, or approximately 87 yd (80 m) in any super bulky weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used exactly 1 skein of yarn for this project, so if your gauge is different than mine, you may run out before finishing. That’s why I recommend getting 2 skeins just in case. US Size N-13/9 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. Gauge14 sts = 5.5” (14 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Abbreviations Used in This Pattern ch – chain dc – double crochet rep – repeat RS – right (front) side sc – single crochet sk – skip sp – space st – stitch WS – wrong (back) side * Repeat instructions after asterisks as indicated. Pattern Instructions Cowl Ch 15 (or any multiple of 4 sts + 3). Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 2 ch, *ch 2, sk 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch; rep from * across. (14 sts) Row 2: (RS) Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 4 dc in next ch-2 sp and each ch-2 sp across, dc in last st. Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in gap before next st, *ch 2, sk 4 sts,** 2 sc in gap before next st; rep from * across to last 5 sts, ch 2, sk 4 dc, sc in gap before last st, sc in last st. Rep Rows 2 & 3 until cowl measures approximately 24” (61 cm) or desired length, ending after Row 3. Do not fasten off. Finishing With WS facing, ch 1, seam with slip stitch join in the back loops. (A slip stitch join tutorial is available here: Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends on WS. Turn cowl RS out. #crochetersofinstagram #instacrochet #crocheting #crocheted #freecrochetpattern #lionbrandyarn #lionbrand

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