Instagram Hacks: 44 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

Instagram Hacks: 44 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

Instagram users Like 4.2 billion posts every day. Let that sink in: 4.2 billion.
That’s a lot of double taps.

It’s no secret that Instagram is a power player in the world of social, but with a whopping 600 million active monthly users and 150 million daily users on Stories alone, it’s clear that businesses can’t afford to ignore the photo-and video-sharing app.

Get your business a bigger piece of the action—and make the most of your efforts—with these little-known features, tricks, and straight-up Instagram hacks.
 
General Instagram hacks

1. See all the posts you’ve liked
If you’re interested in finding some inspiration for your brand, why not look to your own likes? It’s actually possible to see the 300 posts you’ve most recently liked on the platform. This can be a useful exercise to see what captures your attention.
How to do it:
Go to your profile
Tap the gear icon on iOS or the three dots on Android to go to Options
Tap Posts You’ve Liked
Note: This feature is only available on mobile if you’re working in-app. If you’d like to see an updated list of your recently liked posts on desktop, add Instagram to your Hootsuite dashboard and set up a Like stream.

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2. Clear your search history
You’ve probably noticed as you use the platform that Instagram saves your search queries and displays recent terms the next time you perform a search. If you want to start with a blank slate, give this hack a try.
How to do it:
Tap the person icon to go to your profile
Tap the gear icon on iOS or the three dots on Android to go to Options
Scroll to the bottom, then tap Clear Search History
Pro Tip: You can also hide individual accounts, hashtags, or places in order to permanently remove them from your search history and keep them from reappearing in subsequent searches. To do so, simply tap the magnifying glass icon to visit the search page, tap the search bar at the top of the screen, tap and hold the search you’d like to hide from your history (below Top or Recent), then tap Hide.

3. Rearrange the order of your filters
Whichever filter is your favorite, make it easy to find by changing the order in which the filters appear on your edit screen. You can even hide those ones you never use. (I’m looking at you Kelvin.)
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

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4. Get notifications when your favorite accounts post new content
Want to make sure you don’t miss a single post from your favorite account? Turn on push notifications.
How to do it:
Visit the the profile page of the account you’d like to get notifications for
Tap the three dots icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen
Select Turn on Post Notifications
Note: If you’ve changed your mind, the option to turn off notifications lives in the same spot

5. See activity for the accounts you follow
Want to know what the people you follow are doing on Instagram? To get a clear idea of what sorts of posts drive engagement, simply view the activity—including likes and comments—for the accounts you follow.
How to do it:
Tap on the heart icon in the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to visit the activity tab
The tab will default to You, simply select Following at the top of the screen

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