The Instagram platform is launching a new feature called a “collaborative collection”. According to this feature, Now you & your friends will be able to save & share your content.
Instagram is now allowing you to make libraries of posts that you can share with your friends. In an announcement on Twitter, Instagram also says that you can save your content in a “collaborative collection” that you & your friends can both view.
Instagram first introduced its Pinterest-like collections feature in 2017, which lets you organize and save posts, but this update lets your friends add their posts. It is possible to save posts from Instagram’s feed, Explore page, as well as direct messages according to Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.
Friends who share together, stay together 🤝
You can now save content with friends through collaborative collections.
Find a post you like → tap save icon → create new collaborative collection → name collection and toggle “on” pic.twitter.com/8cMKoOlMFA
— Instagram (@instagram) March 29, 2023
You simply need to click on the bookmark icon in the bottom-right corner of a post to save it, choose to create a new collaborative collection, give it a name, and then select Allow friends to join. Your collection can contain up to 250 people.
Instagram highlights that within a chat you can create a collaborative collection. Once it’s done, anyone from your chat will b able to add or remove images from the collaborative collection. It would be a fun way to brainstorm ideas & share funny stuff with your friends.
Adding a post from a private account to a collaborative collection, however, will only allow the people following the account to see it. If a creator deletes a post you’ve already added to your collection, Instagram will remove it. Once a collaborative collection is created, it cannot be made private, and it cannot be shared with others.