03 July, 2020
Instagram has become the favorite Social Media network site of many – and not just for teens and millennials. People don’t just use Instagram casually, as 38% of them use it several times each day.
But for those who have never used the platform before or those who just want to take their usage to next level, Instagram has some lesser-known tricks, settings, hacks, search options and comment features you should know about. We have listed some features which will enhance the user’s experience.
Whether you are a recruiter looking to showcase your company’s culture, a marketer in the e-commerce industry, or an individual who’s just looking to use Instagram in the best ways possible, there are tips and features here for you.
Stories are a great way to engage visitors and sometimes we need some background music in our story to make the visitor see our whole story. So, you can add music to your Instagram story without any extra app.
To add music in Insta Story, play audio in any audio apps like Saavn, Gaana or any other audio player in your mobile and start recording video on your story. Automatically audio will be added in your Story.
Make your Stories more fun and engaging by pinning some cool emojis of GIFs related to your story. It attracts the attention of a visitor.
To pin the Emoji or GIF,
Record a video and add an Emoji or GIF > Long Press the emoji or GIF > Select the location and Duration for which You need to pin the Emoji Or GIF > And Pin
Add a new font to your Instagram Bio via your mobile device using a website like a lingo Jam. Open the site on your phone, type your desired bio text in the left-hand text box, and you will see the same bio text in different typefaces appear on the right.
Carry your chosen font over to your Instagram bio by tapping it and selecting “copy”. Then open your Instagram app, navigate to your profile, select edit profile, “tap the bio” section and paste your chosen font into the empty field.
Ever wanted to see the posts you’ve liked, all in one place? All you have to do is go to your own profile and click the “options” below and then click “Posts You’ve Liked”.
If there are any posts you’ve liked and now want to unlike it, simply go to the post and deselect the “heart” below it. The great thing is that the user will not get notified that you’ve un-liked the post.
Have a separate account for your personal interest? Whether it’s a personal interest or business account, you can add and manage this one right alongside your personal account, here’s how:
From your profile, tap the gear icon (settings) > Scroll the very bottom and tap “Add Account” > Add your other account by username and password, and you are all set.
To switch between both profiles, long-press your profile picture in the navigation bar to view all added accounts. You can also switch to a different account through the options page mentioned earlier.
On Instagram, posts to your story only stick around for your followers to see for 24 hours. But sometimes, you have a story that deserves to stay on your profile for more than a day.
That’s where stories highlights come in a picture, a great feature by Instagram that allows you to save stories together in the same space on your profile page. If you ever wondered what the “new” button with the “+” icon was below your profile image, this explains it.
To make stories highlight, tap this new option and select any number of past stories in your album:
Then give it a cover photo and name to display as its own Instagram Story on your Profile Page. You can remove stories highlights from your profile at any time by tapping and holding down this story.
Instagram had recently added a new feature “Nametag”, this new feature has been designed to make it easier for users to promote themselves visually on other social media networks, and to make getting new Instagram followers in a more public setting quick and simple.
If you are not able to see the new feature on your app, update your Instagram app manually.
How to create a Nametag for your Account:
Go to Options and choose “Nametag” > Decide on your Instagram Nametag Style: Selfie, Color or Emoji > In emoji option, a tiled emoji background will appear (emoji of your choice) > In Selfie, (tap on the glasses to get different stickers) > A colored background (like in Instagram Stories)
Share this Nametag on various Social media sites or other platforms to let your visitors come on your Instagram profile by scanning your nametag.
There are times when people intentionally or unintentionally comments on your posts which is not good for your business or personal profile, you can block those persons on Instagram.
To block people from commenting on your post:
Go to settings > Click on “Comment Controls” > Select “Block Comments from” > And select people’s profile you want to block
And, the plus point is that people will not know that he/she is blocked from commenting and he/ she will also be able to see his/her comment but it will not be visible to others.
When someone tags you in a photo or video on Instagram, it’s automatically added to your profile under “photos of you”, unless you opt to add tagged photos manually.
To see the posts you have been tagged in, go to your own profile and click the person icon below your bio.
Then, to hide the posts you have been tagged in from other users, click the three dots in the top right of your screen and choose “hide photos”. Select all the posts you would like to remove from your profile, and when you are done, tap “hide photos” at the bottom of your screen. When prompted, tap “Hide from profile”.
This won’t remove the post themselves from Instagram, but it will remove them from your profile, so you and others can’t access them.
Instagram is one of the most popular fun and visual media-centric social apps around. And now, with these tricks, you can use it to an even fuller extent.
Additionally, many of these features can help to enhance your business or brand’s presence on Instagram. Now, you know how to use the app more efficiently, to make sure you are only tagged in photos you want to appear on your profile and have even more ways to engage with the people by whom you’d like to be discovered.