Instagram recently launched testing for its new pilot feature, Archive, which allows users to hide—but not permanently delete—any posts published to your profile. For casual users, this is helpful for purging your account of unwanted posts, such as photos with an ex-lover, without deleting the memories for good, and for more serious Instagrammers, it’s ideal for hiding posts that didn’t get enough likes, comments or engagement.
However, this doesn’t mean you no longer have the ability to delete unwanted posts for good—the archive feature is simply there conceal content you no longer want to be public. You also have the option to restore this content to your profile at any given time, as if it was never removed.
The Archive feature is currently in testing and is reported to appear in the top right corner under the three dots ( “…”) tab of your posts. It’s still unknown when this feature will roll out officially.