How to Save Edited Photos from Instagram without Posting?

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To save edited photos from Instagram without posting, open the Instagram app and click on the ”+” icon on the top right side, to select > ‘Post’.
  2. After that, as per your choice, click the picture or choose from the gallery and tap on the blue ‘Arrow →’ on the top right corner.
  3. Next, swipe left at the bottom to add filters, and again tap on the blue ‘Arrow →’. With this, you will reach the ‘New post’ tab. There, write a caption in the given space and add the location, just to complete the posting process. 
  4. Now, turn ON the airplane mode and turn OFF the WiFi, i.e., completely cut off the internet. Come back to the ‘New post’ tab, and tap on the ‘tick mark’ icon to post.
  5. This will bring you to the home page where you will get the notification > “Will auto-post when possible”. Look straight in front of this notification and click on the ‘three dots.’ Select > Discard. Confirm it and close the app. Go to your photo gallery and find the edited, saved photo. 

Another method is to use a story filter and save the photo. For that, first of all, open the Instagram app and slightly pull the screen to the right, to open the Instagram camera. Tap on the big white circle in the middle and click the picture.

Next, tap on the ‘Three-star’ icon and slide the screen to left, and there you will get a variety of filters. Simply, tap on the filter and it will get added to it. Hit the ‘Done’ button, on the top right corner. 

Now, to save, click on the ‘Three dots’ on the top right corner of the screen. From the appeared options, select > “Save” and the photo will get saved to your device’s gallery.

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How to Use the Instagram Story Filter and Save without Posting?

Instagram story filters are as amazing as Snapchat. Instagram offers a wide range of aesthetic, funny, colorful filters to add to the photos you click using its camera option.

And the most wonderful thing is, it is not at all necessary to post the edited photos to save them. You can click a picture on Instagram, add filters to them and easily save it to your gallery.

Step 1: Open the Instagram App

First of all, open the Instagram app on your mobile phone and log in to your account if you haven’t done it yet. After logging in to your account, stay on the ‘home’ page. 

Step 2: Pull the screen to the right

Next, on the home page, you have to slightly pull the screen to the right, in order to open the Instagram camera. When you will pull the screen, the camera will get open. 

Home page on instagram

Step 3: Click the picture

After the camera gets opened, click the picture. Focus the camera onto the object you want to capture and then, tap on the big white circle in the middle of the camera screen. With this, your photo will get captured and ready to add filters.

Click the picture

Step 4: Tap on the ‘three-star’ icon and select the filter

Now, after capturing the picture, click on the ‘Three-star’ icon on the top of the captured photo screen.  Tap on it and filters will appear on the bottom portion of the same screen. Slide to left and you will get a variety of filters. Tap on the filter you like and wish to add to the photo.  Simply, tap on the filter and it will get added to it. 

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Step 5: Hit the “Done” button

Once you are done with adding the filter to the photo, hit the ‘Done’ button, given on the top right corner of the filter option screen. 

Hit the “Done” button on instagram

Step 6: Tap on ‘Three dots’ and select ‘Save’

Now, to save, click on the ‘Three dots’ on the top right corner of the screen. From the appeared options, select > “Save” and the photo will get saved to your device’s gallery. 

Close the Instagram app and head towards your gallery. Under the ‘Instagram’ folder, you will find this photo.

In this way, you can use the Instagram story filter and save the photo without posting it. 

Tap on ‘Three dots’ and select ‘Save’

How to Save Edited Photos from Instagram without Posting?

Saving edited photos from Instagram without posting them, is not a big deal. It is all rubbish that you cannot save without posting it.

Follow the steps below, to save the edited photos without posting them on Instagram:

Step 1: Open Instagram & take the photo

To start with, open the Instagram app on your mobile device and put your username and password to log in. After logging in, be on the home page of your account. 

Look at the options on the top right corner of the home screen. There you will see an icon with the “plus (+)” symbol in it. That icon is the option to post photos and videos on Instagram. 

Open Instagram

To edit a photo, you need to take a photo. So, hereafter hitting this + icon, you will get two options, one to click a picture using an Instagram camera and the second to choose a photo from the gallery. Do as per your requirement. 

Post on instagram

So, tap on the “plus +” icon on the top right corner of the screen and select > ‘Post’. After that, if you want to click pictures, tap on the ‘Camera icon’, given on the right side, just below the photo. Whereas, if you wish to choose from the gallery, then, tap & swipe up below the photo and choose the photo you want to edit. Simply tap on the image you want to edit and it will appear on the screen. 

Step 2: Choose any FILTER & tap on the blue arrow [→]

After capturing or choosing the photo from the gallery, tap on the blue ‘Arrow →’ on the top right corner of the screen. With this, you will land on the ‘Filter & Edit’ tab. You will see the selected photo in the upper section and below it, the various filters.

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Swipe left to see more filters. Tap on the one you liked and want to add to your photo. On the bottom, to the right, you get an option of ‘Edit’. If you wish to edit your photos, such as adjust the brightness or contour, then click on it and do the editing. 

Once done with adding a filter and editing the photo, click on the blue “Arrow ” on the top right corner of the screen to go to the next step.

Step 3: Add > Location & type > Caption

Now, you will be on the ‘New Post’ tab, where you to write a caption and add a location. This is just to complete the posting process, that’s it. You are free to write a random caption and add a location. 

Location & type

Click on the space where it is written, > ‘Write a caption…’ in front of the photo and type a caption. After that, below the photo, tap on ‘Add location’ and select the location you want to add. 

From here, be careful about the steps.

Step 4: Enable Airplane Mode & Turn Off WiFi

After writing a caption and adding the location, next what you to do is, shut OFF the internet. Posting is not possible without internet; hence, you need to switch it OFF. For this, swipe down the screen to bring up the quick settings box, and from there, turn ON the ‘Airplane’ mode and turn OFF the WiFi. Your device should not be connected to any kind of internet network. 

Enable Airplane Mode

Once done with this, swipe up the quick settings box and come back to the Instagram ‘New Post’ tab. 

Step 5: Tap on ‘ 🗸 ‘ and it would be pending

Next, what you have to do after switching OFF the internet, is tap on the tick mark icon > “🗸”, on the top right of the screen. And with this, your photo will go for posting. But unfortunately – fortunately, it would be pending due to the internet network. You will see a notification stating, “Will auto-post when possible”. This means the photo is ready to post and is waiting on the internet. 

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However, in the next step, will discard (Delete) the post. So, even after switching ON the internet, the photo won’t get posted. 

Step 6: Find that Draft and ‘Discard’ 

When you will click on the tick icon to post, you will fall back on the home page of your account, where you will be getting a notification saying > ‘Will auto-post when possible’. Look towards the extreme right corner, in front of this notification, you will find, ‘Three dots.’ Click on those ‘Three dots’ and select > “Discard”. Once again, click on “Discard” to confirm the deleting of that post. 

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Discard

Now, even though having an internet network, the photo would not get posted on Instagram. 

Step 7: Open > Photo Gallery & find that edited photo

After you discard it, close the Instagram app and open your phone’s gallery. In the photo gallery, find the edited photo under the Instagram folder. 

Find that edited photo and then you can peacefully, turn OFF the airplane mode and switch ON your internet. 

And that’s all to edit and save photos.

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