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Meta Testing Drafts and In-App Camera on Instagram

  • Meta is testing drafts and an in-app camera feature on Instagram.
  • Users can save one post at a time, accessing it through the Threads app.
  • A new camera shortcut in the composer for quick photo sharing in Threads.

On 22nd February, Meta announced that it is currently testing two highly requested features: drafts and in-app camera. According to Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, these features are currently only available to a select few users.

If you have access to the draft feature, you can save one post at a time. Simply write your post in the composer and swipe down to save it as a draft. In the Threads app, you will notice a unique composer icon in the bottom bar if you have a saved draft that you haven't posted yet.

Mark Zuckerberg shared a photo using the new camera shortcut in the composer, along with the new drafts feature. This shortcut simplifies posting photos to Threads, but it's uncertain if basic editing functions are available.

This new feature coincides with X's interest in incorporating Threads-styled carousels for displaying images, as mentioned by app researcher Nima Owji. Threads aims to add new features for its 130 million active users, such as trending topics and cross-posting from Facebook.

Edited by Shruti Thapa