You can now hide your embarrassing outfits from your Instagram feed

The feature we’ve all been waiting for

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The feature we’ve all been waiting for

Ever look back at your Insta feed and think ‘wow, I don’t know why I wore that’ or ‘why the heck did I post that drunken picture of myself eating cheesy chips’? If the answer is ‘yes’ then we think you’re going to love Instagram’s new feature.

The latest app update now lets you ‘archive’ pictures you don’t want on your feed anymore, meaning they disappear from your feed without you having to delete them.

They basically go in a separate folder on your Instagram that only you can see, until you’re ready to pop them back on, or not.

Confused? We’ve broken it down for you here.

Go to one of your pictures, and tap on the three dots at the top right. The option ‘archive’ will appear in the pop-up options. Click it, and the photo will disappear.


Go back to your profile, and at the top right, you’ll see a clock icon.


Click on that and that’s where you’ll see all your hidden pictures.


If you do change your mind, no problem. Just click on the three dots of the hidden photo and then select the ‘show on profile’ option.


And voila, it’ll be back on your feed.

No more deleting required.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.