5 Instagram hacks you should be using
Be a social media pro by adopting some of these easy Instagram hacks! Take on this advice and grow your Instagram knowledge here.
1- HIDE THE HASHTAGS
You can add up to 30 hashtags on your Instagram post, but they can look a little distracting. To hide them out of the way, simply add 5 fullstops/periods, pressing return after each. This will push your hashtags out of view when people see the post on the main feed.
2- HASHTAG YOUR STORIES
Increase your discovery across Instagram with this easy hack! You can add up to 10 hashtags in your stories and the story could appear in the feed for that hashtag. If you feel this might clutter up your story, you can hide them behind a gif or shrink them down small.
3 – ADD A LINE BREAK IN YOUR BIO
Use the notes app on your phone to write your Instagram bio (150 characters) – using the return key to create new lines. Then copy the text.
Go to your Instagram profile (edit profile) and paste the text in the bio space. Select ‘done’.
4 – SINGLE COLOUR BACKGROUND ON STORIES
Have you seen Instagram stories where the background is just one single colour? Want to know how to do that? Open up the pen tool, select a colour and then long press on the screen. This will flood fill the background.
5 – QUICK REPLY TO COMMENTS
I quite often get a ban for commenting too fast when replying to thank people on my Instagram posts. This is because I use a keyboard shortcut on my phone to comment. On IOS, go to SETTINGS> GENERAL> KEYBOARD > TEXT REPLACEMENT. In here set up some phrases with shortcuts, then when you reply to comments you just type the shortcut and it will autofill the whole phrase. I use TY1, TY2, TY3 (ty = thank you)!
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