Instagram is currently one of the most popular social media. Especially now, there is no other competitor of Instagram among the photo sharing social media. Nowadays, almost everyone who uses Facebook also uses Instagram. Anyway, let’s go straight to the main topic without further ado. Today I am going to share some tips and tricks for Instagram users which I think will make your Instagram browsing and overall experience a little better.
Sharing Instagram posts on other social media
We often want to share a photo uploaded to Instagram directly on the same Facebook or Twitter account. You can do it manually but you can do it automatically if you want. To do this go directly to your profile settings. If you enter the Options menu, you will see an option called Linked Accounts.
Once here, you can connect your Facebook, Twitter and a few more social media accounts with Instagram. Whenever you upload a new photo to Instagram after connecting, the photo will automatically be posted to other social media you have connected. However, if you want to turn off auto-sharing for a specific post, you can turn off auto-sharing from the options before publishing that post.
Turn off active status
Those who use Facebook and WhatsApp may know that here you can turn off your active status if you want so that your friends do not know when you are online. This is a good way to get someone’s message at a specific time. But many may not know that you can do it on Instagram.
Those who chat a lot using Instagram’s direct message feature may also need to turn off their active status for a number of reasons. You have to go to the same place to do it. Go to the Options menu from your profile settings. Then you will see a switch called Show Activity Status here. By turning this switch on and off on time, you can hide your active status on Instagram as needed.
Stylish Instagram Bio
For those who have been using Instagram for a long time, they know that Instagram Bio is the perfect place to show off your creativity. The most important thing is how you arrange your bio to make your profile stand out on Instagram. This is why you see so many Instagram users using different stylish fonts in the bio. Although it is very annoying to me personally, if you like it and you want to use the same stylish font in your Instagram bio, then find out how to do it.
You can’t apply any stylish fonts like this directly from the keyboard in Instagram’s bio. For this you need to style the text using a third party website or tool. LingoJam is a website that will let you generate stylish text for Instagram. All you have to do is go to this website and enter your plain text, then select the style of your choice from the list below. Then your plain text will be converted to that stylish text of your choice. You can then easily copy and paste this text into your Instagram bio. If you want you can also use any Android app to generate this stylish text. However, I would request, please do not show your creativity in Instagram bio with stylish text like this. It’s so annoying!
Most of the time on Facebook, we can save a useful post, an ad or a funny post / memes in our profile as a personal collection, so that we can find that post later if we need it. Instagram also has a system to save any post privately in your profile, but many of us do not know or notice. It is very easy to save any post on Instagram in your collection. For this you have to click on the save icon on the right side below the post.
Then the post will go to your collection. We all noticed this icon at the bottom of the Instagram post, but maybe not many people know what this icon does. However, to find your saved posts, go to your profile and open the hamburger menu on the top right side of the screen. Now you will see an option called Saved in this menu option. Click on this Saved option to see all your previous saved posts at once and from here you can delete any post from your collection.
Hide the story
One of the most important and most used features of Instagram is Stories. Here you can basically share any type of content for 24 hours. If you’re an Instagram user, you don’t need to be told what a story is and how to use it. You must know about the Instagram Story feature. However, many may not know that you can hide any of your stories from one or more of your specific followers if you want.
To hide your story from any of your followers, you must first go to the profile of that follower. Now go to his profile and click on the three dot menu on the right side of the screen, you will see an option called Hide Your Story, if you click on this option, your follower will not see any more of your story.
Call to Action and Analytics
If you use your Instagram account for business purposes, you will have to face some limitations. For example, you will not see any analytics detailed in any of your posts and you will not be able to add a call-to-action button like Facebook page to your Instagram profile, which is very important for any online business. But you may not know that you can easily get these extra business features with just one click. For this you can convert your personal account into a business account and it is completely free.
To do this, go to your profile settings again and here you will see an option called Swith to Business as soon as you enter the Options menu. Clicking here will make your account a business account. This will allow you to set up business related features like detailed post and story analytics, email and phone call buttons on your profile. You will also need your business profile to advertise your product on Instagram.