5 INSTAGRAM HACKS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

Add and Manage Multiple Accounts

Do you have more than one account on Instagram, perhaps one for your business and one for yourself?
You don’t have to keep switching accounts to post, engage, and browse content on different accounts.

How to do it:

  • Tap on the person icon at the bottom of the screen to visit your profile
  • Tap the gear icon on iOS or the three dots on Android to go to Options
  • Scroll to the bottom and select Add Account
  • Enter the username and password for the second account you’d like to manage
  • Once you’ve added a second (or third or fourth) account, the profile icon in the navigation bar will change from the silhouette of a person to your profile image
  • To switch between accounts, simply long press your profile image in the navigation bar until a menu of your accounts appears
  • Select your desired account and that is it: you ready!

 

Note: don’t forget to make sure which account you are posting to before hit ‘OK’. Although this hack can be helpful to save time while switching in between different Instagram accounts … it won’t stop you from accidentally posting about your pet in a business account, for example. The key is always be aware of with account you tapped when choosing it from your navigation bar.

Switch to a Business Profile to Run Ads and Get Analytics

Talking about business accounts … Instagram launched business profiles back in 2016 and it offers a few options that can be very useful. It includes a profile CTA and also access to insights. You can also run ads if you have a business profile on Instagram.

So here is how to make the switch.

  • Tap the person icon to visit your profile
  • Tap the gear icon on iOS or the three dots on Android to go to Options
  • Select Switch to Business Profile
  • Tap Continue at the bottom of the screen
  • Instagram will ask you to connect your Facebook account—you must connect a Facebook account to set up a business account on Instagram
  • Once you’ve chosen the Facebook Page you want to connect, fill in the information requested by Instagram—you must provide a phone number, email, or physical address for your business
  • Tap Done to save your profile and settings

Rearrange the Order of your Filters

I love this one here because, for a long while, I used to be going back and forth to find the filters I frequently use (Claredon, Juno and Ludwig, in case you wondering) so it made a lot of sense to learn how to change the order in which the filters appear on my edit screen.

You can even hide those ones you never use (I didn’t because maybe, one day, I decide that I had enough of Claredon, Juno and Ludwig and start using something else).

Ok, here is how to do it:

  • When posting a photo or video, go to Filter
  • Scroll to the end of your filters and tap Manage
  • Press and hold the three line icon next to each filter on the left-hand side of the screen to rearrange the order of your filters
  • Check or uncheck the circles next to each filter on the right-hand side of the screen to hide or unhide filters
  • Click Done to save your settings

Adjusting the Intensity of Filters

As we are here, talking about filters, you may also want to the intensity of filters, in order to achieve a more subtle look.

It is pretty simple:

  • Open the photo you’d like to edit
  • Tap the filter you’d like to use
  • Tap your chosen filter again to open its editing options
  • Use the sliding scale to adjust the intensity of the filter
  • Tap Done to add the filter to your post and continue your edits

Upload a Photo Older than 24 Hours to Stories

If you had a perfect shot for your Instagram story, but you forgot to share … no panic, there’s a way to trick it.

  • Just open the image you would like to share in your phone’s camera roll
  • Take a screenshot
  • The screenshot will be saved as a ‘new’ image in your camera roll, so simply follow the above directions for uploading content from camera roll to share it on your story (you may want to crop the photo before uploading it as a screen shot may shows date/time)

Alternatively: this can also be achieved by opening the image in an editing app and re-saving it to camera roll (no edits necessary). The idea is to trick your phone into thinking the image is less than 24hs old so you can post it to your Instagram stories.

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