What is Blogger Draft? When To Use It?

For a Blogspot (aka blogger.com) user, knowing every tool-related information is critical before running a blog because usually, bloggers have to deal with constant new tools and also have to play around with the best settings possible to help them with their content creation and marketing.

Thus to learn about one such setting within Blogger. I am here to share with you, what the Blogger Draft mode is and how you can use it in your new articles.

What is Blogger Draft?

The Blogger draft is also known as the Blogger’s beta version, which started in 2007. The main purpose of this setting is to help users experience the upcoming features on Blogger and largely used for testing.

In a broad sense if you ask me “what is blogger draft?” I would say that this is a setting that allows users to use Blogger’s new features even before making it live. For bloggers out there, this setting could come in handy especially if any latest update on the platform fits right into their needs.

Usually, Blogger Draft’s admin panel is different from our regular Blogger panel. Whenever a new feature is added to Blogger, the Blogger Team first tests it in the Blogger Draft beta version and if the new feature/setting/ functions works fine then it is added to Normal Blogger dashboard.

In simple words, enabling the Blogger draft option will let you use the new features of the platforms as a beta user/tester, and getting your hands first on such new features might benefit you in your blogging.

How to use Blogger Draft?

Well, there are two ways to use Blogger draft as a user. One way is to sign in to draft.blogger.com to use the advanced and beta features of Blogger without directly enabling the feature from setting and the other way is to directly enable the blogger draft feature within your dashboard settings.

For users who don’t wanna enable the option directly and wanna visit the site. They can follow these steps:-

  1. First of all, visit the official Blogger site. Once done, you need to log in with your username and password. The login should be done to Draft Blogger (draft.blogger.com). 
  2. Once you are on the Draft Blogger page, you can upload your content and that’s it, there several advanced features will open up for your use. 
  3. Play around with the features, save the content, and let it be in draft mode. 
Visiting Draft.Blogger.Com

Since logging to Blogger Draft and then coming back to the normal Blogger platform is cumbersome, you can migrate the accounts. It will transfer your normal Blogger account to the Blogger Draft page. To do this, you have to enable a setting.

If you are not sure how the process needs to be done, here we have explained the instructions that you need to follow.

How to migrate Normal Blogger account to Draft Blogger mode?

Enabling Blogger Draft Mode
  • Go to your blogger account and log in.
  • Select “Settings” from the left navigation panel.
  • Scroll down to the last area of the options menu, the General section, from the main page.
  • You’ll locate the “Use Blogger Draft” toggle switch there. To use the “Draft Blogger” mode, enable it.
  • Reload the page to see if your blogger account has been changed from regular to Draft and once done “draft” will be added to the URL of your blogger account.

How Do I Turn Off Blogger’s Draft Mode?

If you don’t want to be a beta user, you can also turn off the draft blogger mode.

However, once you’ve disabled it, you won’t be able to take advantage of beta features that the blogger team opted to test for blogger draft users. And you’ll have to wait till the new features are available to regular users before you can utilize them. Meanwhile, you can follow these steps:-

  • Go to your draft blogger account and log in.
  • Select “Settings” from the left navigation panel.
  • Scroll down to the last area of the options menu, the General section, from the main page.
  • You’ll locate the “Use Blogger Draft” toggle switch there. To utilize the regular blogger mode, disable it.
  • Reload the page to see if your draft blogging account has been moved to regular blogger mode.

This is how you can exit the blogger draft mode. You may also return to the blogger draft by just re-enabling it.

Conclusion

Since now you are aware of what a Blogger Draft can do, you won’t have to sit for long hours and bang your head on an imaginary wall in frustration to get yourself updated with the new features.


Vignesh Wadarajan

I am Vignesh Wadarajan, a tech buff, sports enthusiast and adreneline junkie. I started my own company when I was 18 years of age, Jankosoft, a web and mobile application development firm in 2001.