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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Instagram Hacks: Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know 2020

Ready to add some Tricks Instagram hacks to your social arsenal?
Add line breaks to your captions, hide hashtags in your stories, and respond to DMs in just two taps — our Instagram hacks will help you work faster and smarter!
We’re revealing the best Instagram hacks to help you get more from your Instagram :

#1. Add Special Characters to Your Bio Name or Caption

Ever wondered how some Instagram profiles have these cute special characters like sun, stars, and pencils in their Instagram bios?
Here’s how to use special characters in your Instagram bio using Microsoft Word:

  • Open a Word document
  • Start typing your bio and where you would like to place a special character go to “Insert” and “Advanced Symbol”
  • Here you can browse for symbols you’d like to include, like zodiac signs or arrows. Wingdings, Wingdings 2, and Wingdings 3 from the drop-down menu have the most icons to choose from
  • Add the icons where you would like them in your bio
  • Open your Instagram account on your desktop and go to “Edit Profile”
  • Copy and paste your bio from the Word document to your Instagram bio and tap “Done” when you’re finished.

#2. Share your Instagram Story to your Facebook Story

You can do this for individual post, or set it up so all your Instagram Stories automatically our published on Facebook as well.

How to do it:

  1. Start creating a story, then tap Next.
  2. Tap Your Facebook Story.
  3. Tap Share.

#3. Link to your IGTV video from Instagram Stories

If you’ve just started an IGTV account, give your followers an easy way to find your new content—by sharing it to your Instagram Stories.

How to do it:

  • In Instagram Stories, select the image you would like to post (a screenshot or a still from your IGTV video).
  • Tap the link icon on the top right-hand side of your screen and select IGTV video from the Add Link menu.
  • Select the correct video and tap Done in the top right corner of your screen.

Now your followers can go to your IGTV video by swiping up on your Instagram Story.

#4. Change Highlights Icons Without Publishing Them 

Your Instagram Stories Icons help draw in your audience and entice them the tap through to see more of your stories posts.
So you want to make sure that your highlights not only match your overall Instagram aesthetic but also let your audience know what your highlight is about
Now, you can update your Instagram Stories Highlights cover without ever posting the cover your Instagram Stories.

Here’s how to do:

  • Tap and hold down the Instagram Stories Highlight you want to change the cover of
  • Then tap “Edit Cover” at the top of the page
  • Scroll all the way to the right until you see the image icon appear. Then tap this icon to access your camera roll.

Now you can select any image to use as your cover icon and it doesn’t need to be published to your stories or added to your highlights reel!

#5. See all the posts you’ve liked

Looking for inspiration? Why not review what’s already inspired you.

How to do it:

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

#6. Filter and block comments based on keywords

How to do it:

  1. Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy and Security.
  4. Tap Comment Controls.
  5. Make sure that Hide Offensive Comments is turned on.
  6. Tap next to Manual Filter to turn it on.
  7. Enter specific words, phrases, numbers or emoji in the text box to filter out comments.

When you turn on comment filtering, it’s applied to both new and existing comments on your posts. When you turn off comment filtering, filtered comments on your posts will be restored.

 #7. Remove old posts from your profile without deleting them

This is possible thanks to Instagram’s archive feature.

How to do it:

  1. Tap …. at the top of the post you want to remove
  2. Select Archive
  3. Tap the Archive icon in the top right corner of your profile to review all archived posts
  4. If you want to restore content to your public profile, simply tap Show on Profile at any time and it’ll show up in its original spot

#8. Blur the background on a portrait photo

How to do it:

  1. Open the camera and select Focus among the options under the record button
  2. Take a selfie or switch to the rear-facing camera to snap a photo of someone else
  3. The subject will stay in focus while the background blurs

 #9. Share a song or album from Spotify on

Instagram Stories

Show off how hip your brand is.

How to do it:

  1. Open the Spotify app
  2. Find the song or album you want to share
  3. Tap the three dots to open the options menu
  4. Scroll down and tap Share
  5. Tap Instagram Stories
  6. This will open the Instagram app and you can add a sticker, text, or doodle to the image of the album you’re sharing (if you’re sharing a specific song, the app will still display the album it’s on)
  7. Then tap Your Story to add the song

#10. Create Grid Art Across Your Feed

Ever wondered how to achieve this “grid art” look on your Instagram feed?

We’re here to reveal all!
The trick is to plan your feed and vertically stack your grid art images — with 2 posts in between your vertically stacked images, your images will always stay together:
And the trick to doing this is by using a visual planner like Later!
Later’s Visual Instagram Planner tool shows you exactly what your Instagram feed would look like with your scheduled posts, and lets you easily rearrange or swap out photos to find the perfect balance for your Instagram feed.

Or in this case, more your images around so you can get the perfect grid art set up!
Then once you’re happy with your layout, your posts are ready to be scheduled and posted to your feed.

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