If you frequently use the “save” feature on Instagram posts, then you might find that creating collections for them might be helpful. 

If you’re not sure of what collections on Instagram even are, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ll explain everything you need to know about collections, along with some other tips and tricks you might use later on.

 

How to Create Collections on Instagram

Collections on Instagram are essentially a way for you to organize your saved posts for later on. Whether you create a collection of recipes that you want to make or for restaurants that you want to try, it’s entirely up to you. 

In order to begin creating collections, you’ll want to make sure that you have saved posts to put into the collections. Follow this quick and easy step to begin saving posts:

  • Open the Instagram app.
  • Find a post you want to save, whether it’s on your feed, explore page, or if you search it. 
  • Click on the save icon on the bottom right-hand side of the post. 

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After saving some posts, you’ll probably want to access the folder that has everything in it to map out how you want to start creating collections. Follow these steps to get to your saved posts:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Click on your profile in the bottom right-hand corner. 
  • Click on the three horizontal line menu bar in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click on “Saved.”

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Under “All posts” is where you will see all of your saved posts. If you don’t see this option anywhere or if it’s blank, then you don’t have any saved posts. Follow the above steps to get started on saving some. 

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Now we get to the fun part of actually creating collections. Since you now have posts saved and an idea of how to get to your collections, we can start creating the posts into categories. 

If you have a bunch of posts saved from the same topic or niche, then you’ll probably want to create a collection based on that. For example, you can create collections labeled as recipes, restaurants, sports, life hacks, vacations, etc. depending on your interests, of course. 

To get started on creating a collection of your own, follow these steps:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Click on your profile in the bottom right-hand corner. 
  • Click on the three horizontal line menu bar in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click on “Saved.”
  • Click on the “+” in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Give your collection a name and click “Next.”
  • Select photos from your saved posts that you want to add to your new collection and click “Done.”

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You will now have your first saved collection! If you ever want to add more posts to it, just repeat the process of saving posts by clicking the save icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the post. You’ll notice a bar pop up that says “Save to collection.”

After you click on “Save to collection,” Instagram makes it even for you by giving you a list of your collections that you might want to add the new post to or, if you want to create an entirely new collection, click on the “+” to do so. 

 

How to Delete an Instagram Collection

If you decide that you don’t want a collection anymore, whether it’s because it is of no use to you anymore or you found something else to replace it, Instagram lets you delete the collection so it’s out of your way. 

Follow these steps to start deleting collections:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Click on your profile in the bottom right-hand corner. 
  • Click on the three horizontal line menu bar in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click on “Saved.”
  • Click on the collection that you want to get rid of. 
  • Click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click “Delete collection.”

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The collection will be removed from your page, but the posts and videos that were in the collection will still be saved. 

 

How to Edit an Instagram Collection

Whether you want to change the cover photo, add more posts, or change the name of your collection, the option to do so is available to you.

Follow these steps to begin editing your collection:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Click on your profile in the bottom right-hand corner. 
  • Click on the three horizontal line menu bar in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click on “Saved.”
  • Click on the collection that you want to edit.
  • Click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click on “Edit collection.”
  • Edit the collection however you want and click on “Done.”

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You’ll notice you will also be able to delete your collection on this page, as well!

 

Conclusion

Collections on Instagram are something that the app came out with to help users organize their saved posts for later on. If you’re a fan of this feature and use other apps like TikTok, then you’re in luck. They also have collection features that you can use to organize all your thoughts.

If you want to dive into creating more collections, try doing so on TikTok. Click this link for everything you’ll need to know before getting started!

Now that you’re organized and ready to save more posts to collections, keep an eye out as you’re scrolling to see what other ideas you can use and save for another time. 

 

 

 

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