6 hidden Instagram hacks everyone should know about
In the past few years, Instagram has quickly become the go-to social network for everyone from high schoolers to adults. To help beginners and advanced Instagram users make the most use of the platform, we’ve put together a list of 6 of the lesser-known features Instagram has to offer.
- How to see all the posts you’ve liked?
Ever wanted to see the posts you’ve Liked, all in one place and remember some of the pictures you liked in the past? Just go to your own profile and click the “Options” button and then, click “Posts You’ve Liked.”
- How to reorder the filters and hide the ones you don’t like?
This one is for frequent Instagram users who just want to use their favourite filters all the time and don’t open the other. To reorder or hide filters, upload a photo and begin editing it. When you get to the filters page, scroll to the far right of your filters options and click “Manage.”
If you want to reorder filters, simply hold your finger down on the three grey lines on the filter you’d like to move and drag it to reorder.
- How to insert line breaks into your bio and captions?
All you have to do is press the “123” key in the bottom left-hand corner of the keyboard, and the “Return” key will appear on the bottom right where it usually is alongside your phone’s keyboard. You can also copy the text in notes, insert line breaks and then paste back in Instagram.
Same applies to writing Instagram captions with line breaks. Just remember that Instagram recently started capping captions at three lines without users having to click “More” to see the whole thing.
- How to drive traffic to an external website?
One of the biggest frustrations about Instagram is that clickable URLs aren’t allowed except in your bio.
One way to get people to visit your Instagram profile is by using your photo captions to encourage people to visit for a link. Keep in mind that you need to update that URL frequently with the latest content you would like people to see.
- How to customize your stories colour?
Press on the drawing option, then select any of the colour circles and pick the shade you want from the spectrum that appears. Click back on the screen. Voila!
- How to post from your phone’s camera roll?
You can upload photos and videos of your camera roll from the last 24 hours by simply swiping down on the screen when you’re inside Instagram Stories.