Instagram is one of the popular social networks for everyone — influencers as well as brands. According to the Pew Research Center, 37% of adults in the US use Instagram with 63% of them using the social network everyday. You may use Instagram, but you may not know all of its secret hacks and tips.
That said, if you’ve just started using Instagram or if you wish to level up your experience on Instagram, there are some lesser-known hacks, search options, settings, and tips and tricks. I’m compiling the best ten of them in this post with the goal of assisting you on levelling up your branding on Instagram.
But before you dive in this post, make sure you’re running the latest version of Instagram on Android or iOS. Just head over to the Play Store or the App Store and check if there’s an update for Instagram — install it if it’s available.
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This first trick helps make your profile stand out on Instagram. You can write your profile bio in cool fonts, which are usually impossible on Instagram. The trick is to use a third-party service like IGFonts, Instagram Fonts, or LingoJam to convert your usual text into a cool text written using some special font.
Alright, let’s see how you can do it:
Instagram misses an important feature — an option to schedule posts for the future — especially for business users and influencers, who post frequently for driving user engagement. Fortunately, there is a neat trick for just that.
There are scheduling tools, which allow you to set a future date and time to any post for posting it on the future Instagram. I’ll later talk about Later since it allows you to schedule 30 free posts per month and offers more features.
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Instagram’s Explore page helps your business or individual profile to gain better engagement and exposure. But how to make the best of it? You must optimize your bio with the necessary keywords and hashtags for the best results. Here are the steps and tips/tricks to optimize your bio for the Explore page:
If you wish to publish posts without sharing photos and videos, Instagram’s Create Mode helps in creating artistic and engaging text posts. You can write text on a colorful background in five different fonts — Classic, Modern, Neon, Strong, and Typewriter. Additionally, you can add GIFs and stickers, change the font size, and/or highlight text. Here’s how to enhance your stories:
In the Create Mode, you can swipe Aa to the right to get additional create modes including Shoutouts, GIFs, Templates, Questions, Countdown, and Quiz.
You can filter inappropriate and/or offensive comments from your profile posts on Instagram. It offers automatic blocking of offensive comments per general ideas and also provides options to filter custom words per your preference. Here are the steps to disable or filter inappropriate comments in Instagram:
Instagram offers many filters to enhance our photos. However, it’s annoying to scroll through them to find the best filter while creating your next big story. Fortunately, you can arrange the filters and hide the unnecessary ones. Follow these steps to reorder or hide filters for speeding up the process:
Instagram allows you to tag your friends and vice-versa. It also shows the tagged photos and videos on your profile, which you may find fitting or not for your profile. Fortunately, you can choose to display just the approved ones. Just follow these steps to disable auto-showing every tagged photo and video:
Instagram, by default, lets you browse photos and videos near your current location. But what if you want to explore the posts of a specific location? You can follow these steps to search for posts of a specific location:
Instagram lets you build cool and unique stories using GIFs, stickers, and whatnot. However, it doesn’t allow adding animated text to your stories. Thankfully, there are third-party apps that allow you to add animated text to your posts. You can also click a photo or choose one from your album.
If you want your profile to stand out, follow these steps in Hype Text:
Everyone uses hashtags to make their stories discoverable on Instagram. However, they can ruin the aesthetics of your stories and make them seem spammy when you post too many hashtags on a single story. You can write any number of hashtags and make them invisible by following these steps:
That’s all about some of the most handy tips and tricks for Instagram. Do you find them helpful? Write a comment or tweet to @iamashks for your feedback.