Instagram Update: Now you can hide your terrible IG photos without deleting them

June 14, 2017
Category: Social Media, News

Introducing Archive, a new feature that lets you move posts you’ve previously shared into a space that’s visible only to you.

Your profile is a representation of who you are and evolves with you over time. With #Archive, you now have more flexibility to shape your profile while still preserving moments that matter.


To archive, a post you’ve already shared, tap “…” at the top of the post and choose “Archive.” You’ll still be able to see it when you tap the Archive icon in the top right corner of your profile. That way, you can always return to these posts and see previous likes and comments from friends. If you change your mind about a post you’ve archived, tap “Show on Profile” at any time, and it’ll show up in its original spot.

With this update, you now have a space just for you, where you can revisit moments without having to keep them all on your profile. #repost @instagram …
I plan on using the archive feature not to hide embarrassing images of myself but to work on curating my photo collection. Using it to rid myself of the specter of poorly lit, filtered, and framed photos of yore while maintaining a record of said shots lets me both present photos I’m proud of while hiding the ones that don’t follow my theme. What do you think of this new update?


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