Instagram has added a new feature designed to help users better organise posts saved on the photo-sharing platform, as revealed by the company in a post on the Instagram blog.
Instagram users who have updated the app to version 10.16 can now save their favourite posts into private collections that only the user can see.
The feature is quite similar in format to how Pinterest works: when browsing through the various images found on Instagram, users can now simply select, save and add pictures to their own personal collections.
Instagram introduced the ability to save posts for later viewing back in December, and noted that since then 46 percent of Instagram users have saved at least one post, indicating a demand for the feature.
Users can create a collection by tapping and holding the bookmark icon found underneath any post to save it to a collection, and they can choose to either create and name a new collection or add the post in question to an existing collection,
Users can also create collections from previously saved posts by tapping the plus icon in the top right corner of the Saved menu, giving the collection a name and selecting the saved posts they wish to add.
The company envisions that collections can be used for a wide variety of things such as planning day trips, storing your favourite artists’ illustrations or even keeping a playlist of animal videos.
It appears that Instagram is currently in the process of expanding a range of its services; the company recently announced offline support for the Instagram Android app plus the addition of Instagram Stories to the home feed.
The Instagram version 10.16 update is now available for iOS and Android from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.