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Instagram addicts rejoice! Your favorite posts can now be saved into Pinterest-like ‘collections’

  • Instagram is rolling out Collections, which lets users save posts in folders
  • Feature is said to be similar to how users save pins on Pinterest
  •  Can create and name different folders in order to orgaganize favorite posts

Instagram has again added a feature from another service – but this time it is not from Snapchat.

The app has started rolling out the ability for its users to create Pinterest-like collections where they can save other posts.

Users can create and name a new collection when they save a post, allowing them to create an organized digital gallery of their favorite content.

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Instagram started rolling out the ability for its users to create Pinterest-like collections where they can save other posts. Users can create and name a new collection when they save a post, allowing them to create an organized digital gallery of their favorite content

Users tap and hold the bookmark icon underneath the post and it will save directly to a collected. You can also create a collection out of your existing saved posts

Instagram started rolling out the ability for its users to create Pinterest-like collections where they can save other posts. Users can create and name a new collection when they save a post, allowing them to create an organized digital gallery of their favorite content

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Users tap and hold the bookmark icon underneath the post and it will save directly to a collected.

You can also create a collection out of your existing saved posts.

To do so, tap the plus icon in the top right corner, give your collection a name and select the saved posts you’d like to add.

You can find your collections on the saved posts tab on your profile.

Just like all saved posts, your collections are private — only you can see them.

Although Instagram seems to have taken a page from Pinterest’s playbook, there is one difference – collections is only visible to the user.

To start saving posts in different files, users tap and hold the bookmark icon underneath the post and it will save directly to a collected.

‘And you can also create and name a new collection when you save a post, or you can add it to one you’ve already created.

‘You can also create a collection out of your existing saved posts.’

To do so, tap the plus icon in the top right corner, give your collection a name and select the saved posts you’d like to add.

‘You can find your collections on the saved posts tab on your profile,’ Instgram explained.

‘Just like all saved posts, your collections are private — only you can see them.’

The social media platform introduced the ability to save posts in December, which it also shared that 46 percent of its users have saved at least one post.

‘Now you’ll see a new bookmark icon underneath posts in your feed,’ said Instagram in a statement.

‘Simply tap it to save a post to a new, private tab on your profile.

‘There you can see all the posts you’ve saved — and they’re only visible to you’.

When the user saves someone’s post, they’re not able to tell that it has been saved.

Instagram also updated its Stories, which now has over 200 million users, this month to include several new tools to its Stories feature.

Among the updates are custom geostickers in four more cities – London, Tokyo, Madrid and Chicago, and a hands-free timer.

In celebration of its success, Instagram has introduced several new tools to its Stories feature. Amongst the updates are custom geostickers in four more cities – London (pictured), Tokyo, Madrid and Chicago, and a hands-free timer

In celebration of its success, Instagram has introduced several new tools to its Stories feature. Amongst the updates are custom geostickers in four more cities – London (pictured), Tokyo, Madrid and Chicago, and a hands-free timer

NEW FEATURES

Instagram has introduced several new features for Stories:

– Four new locations for geostickers: London, Madrid, Chicago and Tokyo

– Selfie sticker allows users to take mini stickers of their face to use in their stories

– Sticker pinning allows users to stick mini pins of their selfie, emoji or text to their videos

– Hands-free timer

– A way to turn photos into Boomerangs

Instagram first brought custom geostickers to New York, Jakarta, and Sao Paulo last month.

But from today, users in London, Madrid Tokyo and Chicago can also access geostickers, with a fun new twist.

All of them have been designed by local community members from those cities.

Among the London sticker artists are George Townley, whose stickers have a sophisticated style, and Marylou Faure, whose designs take a more cartoon-like approach.

In a blog on its website, a spokesperson from Instagram said: ‘If you live in or are travelling to Chicago, London, Madrid or Tokyo, you’ll also start seeing geostickers for your city over the coming days.

‘All of the geostickers have been designed by local community members to help bring the cities they call home to life.

‘You’ll be able to see the artist’s username when you tap the sticker, so you can learn more about their unique artwork.’

Another new feature is the selfie sticker.

Geostickers are now available in Madrid

One of Chicago's custom geostickers is pictured

From today, users in London, Madrid Tokyo and Chicago can also access geostickers, with a fun new twist. All of them have been designed by local community members from those cities

When users take a photo or video and tap the smiley face, they will now see the new selfie sticker with their profile photo, that lets them capture a mini selfie. Sticker pinning also now lets users pin their selfie sticker, text, or emoji to their videos

When users take a photo or video and tap the smiley face, they will now see the new selfie sticker with their profile photo, that lets them capture a mini selfie. Sticker pinning also now lets users pin their selfie sticker, text, or emoji to their videos

When users take a photo or video and tap the smiley face, they will now see the new selfie sticker with their profile photo, that lets them capture a mini selfie.

Different frame styles can be chosen from, and the size and placement can also be edited.

Other new updates include a hands-free timer (right), a shortcut to favourite emoji (left), and a way to turn photos into Boomerangs to bring more depth and convenience to Stories

Other new updates include a hands-free timer (right), a shortcut to favourite emoji (left), and a way to turn photos into Boomerangs to bring more depth and convenience to Stories

Sticker pinning also now lets users pin their selfie sticker, text, or emoji to their videos – including Boomerangs.

Other new updates include a hands-free timer, a shortcut to favourite emoji, and a way to turn photos into Boomerangs to bring more depth and convenience to Stories.

Go Insta! Instagram stories launch Snapchat like features
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