The global pandemic Covid-19 had brought us to confine ourselves into the walls of our home and that is a result brought about a huge change in usage duration of Instagram and many other social media platforms. Among the most searched queries on Google, one of them is about Instagram Tips & Tricks for 2021.
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Below are some of the best and latest Instagram tips we could sort out. Among which some are categorized under best hidden and marketing tricks and tips.
Instagram Hidden Tips and Tricks
Since its launch or being among the most downloaded applications on the app store and play store, Instagram had been tirelessly working to roll out the best of user-enhanced features. However they never publicly stated the same either on their official website or any other third-party blogs. Below are some of them listed as per our research to date.
Add Photo Collage in Single Story
We all know that adding collage stories right from the layout tab is well possible but a problem with that is you can not collage your previously posted snaps. Where this super cool handy feature comes into play. Here’s what you need to do:-
- Open up the Gallery, and head to the first photo you want to add, and take the screenshot of the desired area to be added into the collage.
- Now head to Instagram Stories Page and using the text tool paste it.
- You will then find your photo to be pasted in the panel.
- Do this to add more photos into the collage subsequently.
(For iPhone Users you just need to take screenshots of all photos at a single time and head to the Instagram Stories layout and paste all photos at a single time from Clipboards)
Set Custom Status
So, Instagram recently introduced its native Custom Status feature that not a huge number of people know about for its tricky mechanism of working. As we all understand by custom status.
It is a feature that sets your status from showing last seen or online but enables a custom status like Chilling, Sleeping, etc. If you are wondering how to set up on Instagram then it’s that you cannot set it up on Instagram.
- For the above feature, you need to have a Thread app.
- Select friends who would be able to see your status (customized)
- Set your status to automatic (by using body sensors, it will auto-detect the activity) or select a custom status to appear or even create your custom status.
- Once done, your friends would be able to see your customized status.
- The Best thing about this is your friends don’t need to install the threads app for status to be shown.
Schedule Instagram Posts
Instagram Scheduling posts are one of the most underrated features of the platform. The feature is today available for everyone and free but some months back, this was not even rolled to users. Various Instagram Scheduling tools often failed at specified times due to certain restrictions. But today, Instagram has its own scheduling tool.
Despite the fact, the tool is yet only available for business accounts only but it’s free and super useful. Below are some of the steps you may follow to schedule your posts on Instagram.
- Head over to Facebook Creator Studio
- Hover over the Instagram icon at the top.
- Click Connect your Instagram account (account must be a creator or business one)
- Yup! You’re done! Now schedule posts, view quality rich insights, etc.
Once, these tricks go super-useful if you’re handling a huge folks on your Instagram Account.
Viewing Profile Pictures in Full Screen
One thing we must have noticed that there is no way to view one’s profile picture on full screen. Tapping into the picture does nothing. Here’s a trick to view profile picture aka DP in full screen.
- Open the Profile you want to view DP of.
- Copy the Profile URL.
- As done above, open Incognito Mode on Chrome and paste the URL.
- Well, this is not the end. Add 0 (Zero) to the URL.
- Let the URL load and view your full-screen profile photo.
- Apart from the above trick, there’s one more trick to view profile photos on fullscreen. There’s a site called InstaDp that lets you search profiles and see the DP’s in full size.
Disable Live Notification on Instagram
Enjoying a live session is always been a super exciting feature on Instagram. But in these days of complete shutdown. Everyone is going live and these had become super annoying. Here are some steps to disable these annoying notifications and restore peace.
- Head to Instagram settings.
- Head to Notifications.
- Then Live and IgTV.
- Just turn the notification off and you’re done.
Collaborated Chat Experience
This decade had been super-fun for tech giant Facebook. WhatsApp as well as Instagram was acquired by Facebook. Recently, a new feature was rolled out where WhatsApp was seen being collaborated with Messenger and Instagram.
Users can now collaborate Instagram Direct Messages and Facebook Messenger with a single tap using the prompt sent by Facebook after updating the app.
Instagram has many hidden and unknown features that are evenly added with newer updates. Instagram’s Incognito Scroll is the response to non-monitored Experience.
Sometimes, We need a traceless Instagram use as we have in WhatsApp as hidden last seen. Instagram also enables the last seen hide feature but as Activity Status. Below are some of the steps you can scroll without any traces left of your usage.
- Head to Settings Panel of the app.
- Search for – “Activity Status”
- Turn the option off to disable tracking.
Instagram now supports the usage of third-party fonts. Using a customized font sometimes increases the impression upon some people. Here are the steps to get that enabled.
- Visit any Instagram Font Generator (From Google Search)
- Generate and Copy the text.
- Paste the text at the target position. And you’re done.
Post from Desktop
Despite a ton of the features, Instagram lacks some crucial ones on its platform like posting any stories or feeds from the desktop. But here’s a trick to bypass the lack and post from the same.
- Visit Instagram from the desired browser.
- Press F12 and select Mobile Version.
- Click on the Phablet icon to the left of the Element Section.
- Refresh the page and now you can easily post from even your desktop.
Instagram Marketing Tips & Tricks for 2021
The last few years had been super useful for Instagram as a brand and they have expanded their business to various countries to occupy the place among the most used social media platforms. Various brands or local individuals are now trying to gain as much profit as they can. We have handpicked some of them in the part below to enable the best possible strategies to grow on the platform.
Focus on Single Niche
Since for a business or creator account, Instagram is more about a website than social media. Hence focusing on a single niche is more preferred than being diversified. Focusing on niche impacts users’ minds and proves yourself a credible source.
A niche may be defined as a narrower category and must be focused on it as it is above the par trick that largely impacts follower numbers. Like The Techia, being a tech brand, We have all posts related and ranging on the field of Technology that impacts our followers’ mind and subsequently improves follower count.
Using Keywords and Hashtags
Among the other Instagram tips or tricks, using hashtags across the profile can bring you the best results either in the form of engagements or reaches.
Using hashtags on the profile bio section or in the caption of the recent posts can hugely affect one’s reach by showing the profile and post in a filtered manner in the hashtag search giving a promotion without paying Instagram.
Instagram is more likely a website than just an account for getting more engagements and reach. An updated highlight gives the visitor better navigation for finding the best post being listed on the front. In other words, Instagram Highlights is more likely a category section in most website blogs.
For blogging accounts, it may offer a better-categorized view of posts and for micro-influencer or other accounts, it may showcase your best memories or moments. These are shown at the top of every content and below the account info and hence and more likely to be viewed first and provide a better initial impression without much effort.
Instagram is a media-oriented platform with everything ranging about imagery. Each post includes a description or caption. It is heavily suggested to describe your entire post in the caption or description. Since a study claims the second step after viewing the post is the caption.
Make the best out of DMs
Unlike other social media platforms having direct messaging system where user can directly chat to one others, Instagram takes that feature to the next level with the help of modern day tech with the features like Vanish Mode, Collaborated chats, Messaging to business and professional accounts.
Direct Messaging is in fact the best way to interact with the followers and customers. One may ask for feedback on their products and service. Many a times, a follower may use DMs for any suggestion or any asks. In that case, make sure to get the best out of this feature. This on one hand keep the audience interacted and on the other hand it keep users’ engaged.
Instagram recently rolled out its most awaited feature under the name Instagram reels. Since then, people went crazy about the same. Reels, being a new feature is being promoted to their level best. In other words, it may be said that Instagram is promoting the users active on reels and are more likely to get more results in the form of followers.
We have recently got over 1 million new Instagram Influencers after the global roll-out of Instagram Reels. However, in my opinion, Reels is a better place to showcase one’s product or ambition, or talent in front of the audience. In general, It reaches more than few thousand impressions for even a newer account.
IGTV, Instagram’s own video platform that was launched to compete with Google Market Leader Youtube in the year 2018. Since the launch, Instagram has persisted users about its usages and is largely promoted and you can get as many as thousands of users have gained real followers from just one city. Try to rule the IGTV platform from your knowledge to enhance your content. However, making a target to deliver quality-rich content in spite of gaining followers in beginning.
Likely Instagram Reels, Shop was added to the applications or website, since then Instagram had been promoting its shop section and the users to most of the users globally. Use Instagram Reels to get promoted without a single expense.
Unlike Amazon or Flipkart in India, Instagram has the more-or-less the same features for its shop section that is now used by various popular and verified accounts. But the one noticeable thing and cache in the system is the Trust issues and frauds that have even started. But one beginner has free access to the e-commerce world that will surely boost sales and popularity.
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