How to Delete Drafts on Instagram


Are you the type to save an Instagram post as a Draft before you post it? Here’s how you can de-clutter and delete drafts on Instagram.

How to Delete Drafts on Ig

Are you the type to hesitate on whether to post something on IG? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Many of us store our Instagram Posts, Reels, and Stories in Draft form until we’re 100% sure it’s ready to go live on our profile. Keep reading to learn how to delete drafts on Instagram or IG. 

You can save drafts for IG Reels, Posts, and Stories. If you want to delete a draft story, you’ll need to look in the Story section when creating a new post. Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial explaining exactly where to find these options.

How to Delete Drafts on Instagram

To delete drafts on Instagram, navigate to Drafts when creating a new post, then tap the edit icon before selecting the drafts you want to delete. 

Keep reading step-by-step instructions, including how to delete Instagram Stories. 

How to Delete Instagram Posts and Reels Drafts

You delete drafts for Posts and Reels in the same section. 

To delete IG Posts and Reel drafts: 

  1. Tap the + icon to create a new post. 
  2. Tap Drafts
  3. Hit the Manage link. 
  4. Tap the 🖊️ Pen icon in the top right of the screen.
  5. Select the Posts or Reels you want to delete. A blue checkmark will indicate posts are selected for deletion. 
  6. Tap on the ✓ Check icon. 
  7. Hit the Discard button. 

To save a Post or Reel as a draft on Instagram, tap back when in the editing screen and tap Save as Draft

How to Delete Instagram Story Drafts

Instagram Stories is the only type of post that has its own section for drafts. 

To delete Instagram Story drafts: 

  1. Hit the + icon to create a new post. 
  2. Tap Story on the bottom. 
Delete Draft Stories on Instagram
  1. Tap the story Thumbnail on the left to go to your Story Drafts. 
Delete Draft Stories on Instagram
  1. Hit the Pages icon. 
Delete Draft Stories on Instagram
  1. Select the Stories you want to delete. 
  2. Hit the Delete button. 
  3. Tap Delete again. 

Again, Story Drafts only last for 7 days, so if you don’t manually delete them within the time period, they will automatically delete themselves. 

If you’re having more problems with Instagram, don’t forget to check out our Instagram Section on our site.