Most of the accounts I follow on Instagram are food-related (foraging, fermentation, bread/baking… that sort of thing) and I like to save posts with useful information, recipes, or ideas for future reference. Instagram’s search is pretty awful, and bookmarking posts isn’t all that helpful in this regard. Plus posts sometimes get deleted. So I created an Action that grabs the JSON data for any Instagram post URLs (
instagram.com/p/*) found in the current selection/draft and creates a new draft for each one found (note that this only works for non-Private Accounts). You can edit the script to modify how the new drafts are formatted and set a few options, including whether or not it copies tags from the original draft.
How I use the Action:
- In Instagram, tap the “…” button for a post I want to save
- Tap “Share to…”
- Tap “Drafts”
- Add tags (“instagram” and “fermentation”, for example)
- Tap “Save”
Then when I’m triaging my Drafts inbox, I simply run the “Save Instagram Posts” Action against any of the posts I’ve saved. You can also run the Action against a list of Instagram post URLs, and it will handle all of them.
Hopefully someone else finds this useful. Cheers.