When I was signed in to my Craigslist account today, I noticed a new tab on the My Account page called Drafts. Craigslist now lets you save an item description as a draft, which is a great new feature.
There have been many times when I have researched an item, typed out the perfect description, included all of the features to help sell the item, continued to the next page for review, then I click to post the item and my internet connection dies. And when that happened in the past, I would lose all of the effort put into the description and I would have to start over. Very frustrating.
Your Description Is (Should Be) Saved Automatically
Now, when you get to that point, Craigslist will save your description and you can go back and edit the description whether you have a bad internet connection, or you just want to come back later and finish describing your item for sale on craigslist. However, for Craigslist to save your description into the drafts tab, you need to fill out the description page and click the continue button.
After you click continue, it will take you to the confirmation page where you see how your post will look before posting it live on Craigslist. It is at this point where you can click away from the page and Craigslist will save your post as a draft.
When you click back to the My Account page, it will have a link telling you that you have a post in progress…
When you click that link, it will take you to your drafts page (or, obviously, you can click the drafts tab). You will then see any saved drafts where you can edit and post live to the site. When you click the title link, it takes you to the original description page and you can finish posting as usual.
And it will save more than one item…
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