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10 things you didn't know about Instagram

If you are looking to do more with Instagram these handy tips will help you discover many new ideas for Instagram

Instagram is a stable social media for more than half of the world, but scrolling through your newsfeed on instagram and uploading pictures are the fewest things you can do.

Even though Instagram is very easy to use, there are plenty of features, tools and apps that actually help you get even more out of Instagram.

Here are 10 things you didn't know about the biggest social media out there-Instagram.

1.Get post notifications from people you follow

If you have a favorite Instagram account whose posts you don’t want to miss, you should consider enabling notifications on that account and by doing this you will make sure you never miss any of their Instagram activity.

Two ways to turn on notifications

  1. Head to the profile of a user that you are following, then click the following dropdown menu that is underneath their profile description, and in the end click Notifications

  2. But you can also turn on post notifications directly from users users post, first press the three dots in the right hand corner of the screen and then select Turn on post notifications

2. Clear Your Instagram Search History

Instagram has a wide variety of posts on it, and maybe you don't want your friends to see what you have searched for, for the reason that you might find it embarrassing.

To clear your search history you should select settings, when the settings menu opens you should select security which will bring you to a screen that says clear search history

3.View Recent Posts You’ve Liked

If you want to find a picture that you’ve liked in the past and you don't have the time to search for it for hours, Instagram offers you a fast way to find those pictures so you don’t have to spend hours searching through your feed.

The first step to find recent posts that you’ve liked is to select Settings>Account>Post you’ve liked.

4.Post From Multiple Instagram Accounts

You can actually link multiple Instagram accounts to only one phone without constantly having to sign in and out

If you want to link more than one account on your phone there is actually a way: press the three in the top right corner of the screen, and select Add account.

5.Find Related Hashtags to Use

The secret to Instagram success is using key hashtags. This allows you to connect with other users, find interesting content, and help other users find your posts.

6.Remove Tags of Yourself

Thankfully, there are two ways to remove tags of yourself from different photos

  1. Tap to select your username, then you will see two options Remove Me From Post and Hide From Profile

The Remove Me From Post option will actually remove your tag completely, but if you just want to hide it from the tagged photos selection on your Instagram, then that is the right time to select Hide From Profile.

7.Archive Your Instagram Pictures

If you want to remove a post from your profile without deleting it altogether, you should archive it instead.

To do this, head to the post you want to archive and select your instagram options in the top-right of the screen, and press Archive.

8.Mute Stories From People That You Follow

We all know that social media can get overwhelming sometimes. Do you have that one friend who keeps over-posting? Or an account that posts good stories, but bad posts (or vice versa)?

You can always mute accounts for a limited period of time. The good thing about the mute option is that you can choose to either mute stories, mute posts, or mute them altogether.

To do so, you should hold down the user's icon, after that a menu will appear, then you have to choose Mute>Mute Story.

9.Create Shortcuts For Different Responses

Nowadays, Time is money, people! You should use it wisely.

iOS users can create auto-complete comments to respond to common questions, and save time.

First you need to select Settings>Creator>Quick Replies>New Quick Reply.

Then you need to choose a sentence to act as a shortcut > Tap Save

10.Bookmark Your Favorite Post

Think of “Collections” as your digital scrapbooks: save your favorite posts here.

First you need to choose a photo that you want to save, then tap The Bookmark button, it will automatically be added to a generic collection.

With roughly one billion monthly active users, Instagram belongs to the most popular social networks worldwide. Knowing these tips and tricks can help you make the most of the ever-growing platform which is instagram.


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