Instagram 101: New Archive Feature Allows You to Hide, but Never Delete Your Shameful Photos

New Archive Feature Allows You to Hide, but Never Delete Your Shameful Photos

With Instagram's new archive feature, we now have the pleasure of hiding all our stupid photos of #gettingcrunk from back in the day. This wonderful new IG feature will still allow us all to cherish those embarrassing moments in our life, yet hide them from those people we hope would never scroll so far down.

Yes, Instagram rolled out its archive feature and it's probably going to save a lot of our lives by giving us pretty much the perfect feed to show to our bosses, family, and all their weird friends.

All you have to do is make sure you've updated to IG 10.25. The archive feature will immediately be made available to you. Once you got it, go to whichever photo on your page that makes you cringe the most, tap on the top right-hand ellipsis, then select the "Archive" option right at the top of that list.

The photo will then be removed from your public page and made available to you in a private folder. Your private folder will be accessible to you from a little rewind icon in the top right-hand corner of your profile page.

Oh, and if you ever dream again of showing off that night you posted a photo of yourself in Miami banging bongo drums with a bum, then don't worry. That option is also available to you, if you so dare. From your new private folder, you will have the option to "Show on Profile." Tap on that and the photo will go right back to its original place on your page, tucked away for all to see.

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Cover image and screenshots by Bettina Mangiaracina/Gadget Hacks

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