How To Create & Manage Instagram Collections.
Instagram has always strived to share images with other users. But what if you want to save someone’s photo or video to view later? Previously, this was only possible if you downloaded photos from Instagram. You can now use a feature called “Instagram Collections”.
Save posts, photos and videos from other accounts, organize them into collections and view, share or download them later. Here’s how to create and manage collections on Instagram.
Why Use Instagram Collections?
Instagram Collections is a feature that works the same way as Pinterest. This allows you to save messages that interest you for later use. This can be useful when you come across a product or service that you would like to buy or use but don’t have time to do right now. You can “pin” and save for later.
Another option is to use Instagram Collections for inspiration. Find ideas about items to buy, future travel destinations, or plan a marketing campaign to sell your own products and services.
Finally, Instagram Collections lets you save posts from accounts you don’t want to follow. Whether it’s an acquaintance you don’t want to keep in touch with, or a business account whose messages you don’t want to see in your feed. Now you can follow them without informing them about it.
How To Create Instagram Collections
Before you start organizing the posts you save on Instagram, you need to create your first Instagram collection.
Open your Instagram profile and click the menu button with three vertical lines. Select “Saved”.
Click the plus sign. If you have already saved messages, you can add them to your new collection right away. When you’re done, click Next.
Enter a name for your first collection and click Add (Android) or Done (iOS). Here you can also choose a cover for your collection. Click Change Cover and choose an image from one of the posts you’ve already added to your collection.
Create new groups while browsing Instagram
You can also create Instagram collections while browsing when you save posts you like. Here’s how to do it:
Find the publication you like, then press and hold the Bookmark button in the lower right corner of the publication. The Save To menu opens.
On the Save To menu, click the plus sign.
Enter a name for your new collection and click Finish.
How To Manage Your Collections
Instagram Collections live in your saved posts. You can view, edit, add and remove messages from them at any time.
Add posts to your collections
It is very easy to add posts to your Instagram collections. All you have to do is press and hold the Bookmark button when you find the entry you want to add. Then select the collection to which you want to add this publication. Instagram allows you to add the same post to multiple collections.
Alternatively, go directly to one of your Instagram collections, tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner and select Add to Collection to add posts from Saved Items.
Remove messages from your collections
To remove a message from the collection, go to your profile and open “Saved Messages”. Then go to one of your collections and find the post you want to delete. Click the Bookmark button once to delete it. From the pop-up menu, you can either remove a post from this single collection, or remove it entirely from your saved posts.
If you want to remove multiple messages from the collection, tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner and tap Select. Click the messages you want to remove, and then select either Remove them from collection or Move to another.
Edit your collections
Open the collection you want to edit and tap the three vertical dots. Select “Edit Collection” and a menu will open where you can change the name or cover of your collection, and also remove the collection entirely from your Instagram account.
Get Creative With Instagram Collections
When you first start using this feature, your first thought might be to use Instagram Collections to create thematic groups of posts or images for later use. For example, put together a gourmet collection to collect all the recipes you want to try at home, or put together a collection of exercises to save all the workout posts for motivation.
You can get a lot more out of this feature if you try to get creative with your collections.
Plan your future travels with Instagram Collections
Many users post reviews of the destinations they visit. If you follow travel blogs on Instagram, you probably know that they often share promotional and travel deals with their followers. A collection of places you would like to visit will not only save you travel planning time, it could potentially save you money.
Turn your collections into mood boards
If you are a visual person or someone who needs to present an entire action plan before starting a project, you know how useful mood boards can be. If you have an idea or thoughts on a topic and need to visualize it, create a dedicated Instagram collection for it. This will help you progress and develop your idea.
Use collections to track your competitors.
If you have an Instagram business account, this feature can help you track your competitors. You can view and save posts from competitors without subscribing to them. And since your collections are private, they won’t know what you’re looking at.
Get The Most Out Of Instagram
These are just a few examples of how Instagram Collections give you more options in the app. If you want to further improve your Instagram experience, you’ll have to dig deeper into the app and, in some cases, use third-party apps.
What would you use your Instagram collections for? Share your thoughts and ideas with us in the comments below.
How To Create & Manage Instagram Collections
How To Create & Manage Instagram Collections