If you have some embarrassing, overly edited, or otherwise questionable Instagram posts from, say, back in 2011, then you're certainly not alone. Everyone went crazy with the X-Pro II and Sutro filters, and those terrible border frames. That's probably why the company is introducing a new feature that lets you hide your posts without having to delete them forever. Finally.
As a report by TechCrunch explains, Instagram is currently testing out an "archive" function that allows you to easily hide any of your posts, keep the hidden photos organized in a separate archive section where only you can see them, and un-hide the photos so they reappear on your profile at any time. In other words, you'll no longer have to risk regretting your decision to delete a photo that's not getting enough likes or a memorable photo that's embarrassing but also worth holding onto. You can just archive them instead.
So far, Instagram is only testing the "archive" feature, so only some users will see it as an option in the app. The company will roll out the new feature to more users as it continues to develop and expand it. When reached via email on Tuesday, a spokesperson said, "We are always testing new ways to improve the Instagram experience."