Understanding the Auto-Save Feature

Here’s a little EzineArticles feature that’s rarely even noticed… until something goes wrong!

Have you ever paid attention to this little button at the bottom right corner of the article body field on the submit page? This button is the toggle switch for the Auto Save function and it turns Auto Save on and off.

Auto Save ON – The article you’re currently submitting is saved as a draft every two minutes.

Auto Save OFF – The article you’re currently submitting will not be saved until you click on at the bottom of the page.

Auto Save Tips:

  • The default position of the Auto Save switch is ON
  • Be sure the Auto Save function is not creating drafts unknowingly. Always review the articles in your account on a regular basis.
  • You can also turn OFF Auto Save:
    1. Click on the Account Manager drop-down menu
    2. Select Account Preferences
    3. Click on the Article Editing tab
    4. Select NO for Auto Save.
  • With the Auto Save function turned OFF, you may be vulnerable to losing article content.
  • We encourage the use of Auto Save at all times.

That’s it. A little advice that might just save one of your articles someday. Are there other tools on the EzineArticles website that you’re unfamiliar with? Just leave a comment to tell us about it and we’ll do our best to demystify it for you.


Sonny Dinger writes:

HI Penny,
And Thank You for that “TiP” , although I haven’t been using EzineArticles you have been Faithfully writing wonderful instructions, so, I guess I’d better get my Ad in there now, I have two small businesses in which both are designed to better our Health and Save us Money Daily freedomathometeam/sonny
Thank you
You have a Great Day !

Comment provided September 25, 2009 at 9:33 AM


Colleen Gainey writes:

Thank you for the great “Tip” regarding the Autosave feature…It can be a little distracting when your editing if you choose to leave it on. But it’ll save your “bacon” if you ever need it! Love the feature…thank you!


Comment provided September 26, 2009 at 4:25 PM



Good reminder on this.

Comment provided September 27, 2009 at 2:33 PM


Geoff writes:

Yet another tool I`ve never come to use. Thanks for the tip.

Comment provided September 29, 2009 at 7:44 AM


marcus writes:

The auto save is a great feature. Many times I have closed my window without saving the content that I had already prepared. Thanks to the auto save feature..I have never lost my work.

Comment provided September 29, 2009 at 10:03 AM


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