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How to Fix Insta­gram Save to Col­lec­tion Not Work­ing

Save Instagram lets you save posts so you can easily reference them later in the future. That is one feature one I use all the time. Saving posts come in handy in many situations. Even better, Instagram allows you neatly categorize your saved posts into Collections. Some Instagram users, however, miss out on the benefits of this feature because it sometimes malfunctions on their device. We’ll cover some common Instagram Collection issues in this post and show you how to solve them.


This post will highlight some troubleshooting solutions to fix your Instagram app when the Save button doesn’t work or crashes the app. Also, if some of your saved posts are missing in your collection, we’ve listed three (3) ways to restore them below. Read on.


Saving a post on Instagram is easy. Tap or long-press the bookmark icon at the bottom-right corner of any post either on mobile or PC. After that, the post will be saved to a private section of your profile or a collection (if you have created any).

There are instances where you might not be able to save posts to your collection because the bookmark/save icon doesn’t work or does not respond. I’ve experienced that a couple of times. Some users have even reported that the Instagram app sometimes crashes whenever they try to save a post or when they long-press the ‘Save to Collection’ button. If you ever find yourself facing the same issues on your IG, here’s how to get it solved.

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Close and Relaunch Instagram

Simply closing the Instagram app on your (Android or iOS) device can get the save button working again. That worked for me, and some users have also found this an effective fix to the issue. Relaunch the app, and you should now be able to save posts.

Restart Phone

If closing Instagram doesn’t get the issue fixed, try restarting your phone. This should help to refresh the app, makes it run normally, and could fix any issue causing the Instagram app to malfunction.

Clear Cache (for Android)

Deleting the Instagram app’s cache data can also correct the app malfunctioning. This will get rid of any old or corrupt data/files responsible for the inability of the Instagram app to save posts to collections. This will also improve the app’s performance and save storage space on your Andriod device.

To clear the Instagram app cache, launch the Android Settings menu and go to Apps & Notification > App info > Instagram > Storage & Cache and tap the Clear Cache button.

Launch Instagram after clearing the cache and check if you’re now able to save posts.

The iOS users can try a clean reinstall of the Instagram app.

Update Instagram

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This is another common issue many Instagram users have reported. When there are too many posts saved to a Collection on Instagram, older (earlier-saved) posts in the collection sometimes go missing. If that describes your current situation, read the fixes below to get back your saved posts in your Instagram collection.

Update Instagram

Are you running the latest version of the Instagram app on your smartphone? If you aren’t, update the app from your phone’s app store, and the missing saved posts should reappear in your collections.

Check Instagram Web

If you still cannot find saved posts in your collection after updating your mobile app, you should log into your Instagram account on PC. The web version of Instagram is mostly bug-free, and you should see all posts saved to your collections.

To check for saved posts on Instagram web, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Visit Instagram on your browser, enter your account credentials and tap Login.

Step 2: Next, tap the profile icon at the top-right corner of the homepage.

Step 3: Navigate to the Saved section on your profile.

You should see all the saved posts associated with your Instagram account.

Remove Newly-Saved Posts

Instagram doesn’t delete your saved posts without your consent. However, saving more posts to your collections might sometimes hide older posts in that collection. Instagram doesn’t officially tell if there’s a limit to the number of posts that can be saved (to a collection). However, some users have reported that saving new posts hid older posts in their collection. Interestingly, removing newly-saved post restored missing posts.