Instagram Hacks You Didn't Know Existed

These Instagram hacks will have you posting like a pro. Master tricks for photo and video sharing, Stories, direct messaging, profile, and hashtags. 

Stop Seeing Posts Or Stories From Accounts You Follow But Do Not Like

Do you not wish to see any more of your aunt’s cat videos, but do not want to hurt her feelings with an unfollow? The solution to this problem is by simply giving her the mute!

How to do it:

  1. Go to the account you wish to mute
  2. Click the Following button
  3. Click the mute button
  4. From there, you can pick to either mute posts or mute posts and Stories from the account
  5. Also, you can mute posts and Stories by clicking and holding on to a Story in your tray, or from a profile

Get Notifications When Accounts You Love Post

If you never want to miss an Instagram post from your favorite influencers ever again, you can choose to get a notification every single time a certain user uploads a new photo or video. All you gotta do is turn on notifications for every user one at a time.

How to do it:

  1. Go to a user’s profile
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the post
  3. Click “Notifications” from the menu
  4. Enable notifications for either posts or stories (or both) from the menu that appears

Save Your Favorite Posts

Instagram lets you make collections and save photos and videos that you love. Whether you are perusing through your feed, the Explore page, or a particular account, you are going to want to know this hack.

How to do it:

  1. Merely click on the bookmark icon on the right side precisely under the photo/video
  2. To organize your saved posts in numerous collections, go to your profile, pressing on the hamburger menu, then click saved.

Reposition Instagram Filters

Keep Clarendon within reach and get Gingham out of your sight by altering your menu of filter choices.

How to do it:

  1. When uploading a photo or video, go to Filter
  2. Scroll to the end of your filters and click Manage
  3. Press and hold the three-line icon next to every filter on the left-hand side of the screen to reposition the arrangement of your filters
  4. Check or uncheck the circles next to every filter on the right-hand side of the screen to hide or unhide filters
  5. Tap Done to save your changes

Add Unique Fonts To Your Bio

Here is an Instagram bio life hack that can genuinely make your profile attract positive attention. You can already add emojis to the bio underneath your profile picture, but your keyboard restricts your inventiveness right there. Utilizing a basic third-party website, you can copy over some more unique fonts that are not usually found in the Instagram community. 

How to do it:

  1. Go to the website LingoJam on your mobile device
  2. Type the bio text that you want in the lefthand text box, and you will see the same bio text in different fonts appear on the right
  3. Transfer your decided font over to your Instagram bio by clicking it and selecting "Copy"
  4. Lastly, go to your Instagram app, navigate to your profile, click "Edit Profile," press the "Bio" section and paste your decided font into the space provided

Keep An Eye On How Much Time You Have Spend On Instagram

With this extremely useful Instagram hack, you can now monitor your social media scrolling and screen time in the Instagram app. 

How to do it:

  1. Directly from your profile, click on the hamburger menu
  2. Click Your Activity to discover just how much time you have spent on Instagram every single day

View Every Single Post You Have Liked

Take a trip down memory lane to inspect just how many dog photos/videos you have liked in the past (and most likely the present as well).

How to do it:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Click on the hamburger menu in the top right corner
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Click on Account
  5. Click on Posts You’ve Liked

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Author: Cristen M.