How to Delete a Draft Reel on Instagram 2022

Sometimes we make reels that we do not think are good enough to share on Instagram. It happens to everyone. After all, not all of our reels can be perfect. When such things happen, you might want to only focus on creating your next reel.

However, it might be better to get rid of the junk draft first. Too many junk reel drafts will clutter your reels drafts folder. A cluttered drafts folder will, in turn, make making and editing reels more difficult for you.

We will explain in this article how to delete a draft reel on Instagram. However, you first need to know where they are stored before you can delete them.

How to Find Saved Reals Drafts on Instagram

Step1: Launch the Instagram app and tap your profile picture in the bottom-right corner to visit your profile section.

Step2: Tap the Reels tab, represented by the reels icon.

Step3: You can identify your saved reel drafts by seeing the label Drafts on them.

Once you have located your saved reel draft that you want to get rid of, follow the below guide to delete it.

Delete a Draft Reel on Instagram

Step1: Tap the reel draft you want to remove.

Step2: Tap Select in the top-right of the screen.

Step3: Tap the small bubble icon at the top of the draft you want to delete and press the Discard button.

Step4: Tap the Discard button again to confirm your decision.

You have successfully deleted your selected reels draft.

Can You Recover a Draft Reel on Instagram After Deleting It?

Unfortunately, you cannot recover your reels drafts after deleting them. So, be careful while deleting your reels drafts.

By using the Recently Deleted option, you can recover your reels, posts, IGTV videos, and stories within thirty days of deleting them. However, you cannot use that feature to restore your deleted reels drafts and post drafts.

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