How to use Instagram

12 Hacks to Improve Your Life on Instagram

Whether you are using Instagram for your brand or personally, here are some ideas to help you get the most from your time on the platform. Enjoy these 12 hacks to improve your life on Instagram.

  1. Rearrange the order of your filters. You can put your most-used filters up front for faster posting.
    >>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.
  2. See all the posts you’ve liked.
    >>Go to your profile.
    >>Open the hamburger menu in the top right corner.
    >>Tap Settings.
    >>Tap Account.
    >>Tap Posts You’ve Liked.
  3. Stop seeing posts and/or Stories from specific accounts you follow. Here’s how to mute annoying users without the risk of offending them with an unfollow.
    >>Tap the … icon in the corner of a post from the account you want to mute.
    >>Click mute, and choose whether to mute posts, or mute posts and Stories from the account.
  4. Get notifications when your favorite users post new content. To make sure you don’t miss a post from your favorite people and brands:
    >>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.
  5. Add and manage multiple accounts. You can add up to 5 accounts under the same email address on Instagram. And you don’t need to log in and out to switch between accounts.
    >>Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    >>Tap Settings.
    >>Scroll to the bottom and tap Add Account.
    >>Enter the username and password of the account you’d like to add. To switch between accounts you’ve added:
    >>Go to your profile.
    >>Tap your username at the top of the screen.
    >>Tap the account you’d like to switch to.
  6. Delete comments. Whether you need to hide an offensive or inaccurate comment or erase a typo, deleting comments is easy. To delete your own comment:
    >>Tap the speech bubble icon beneath the post you commented on.
    >>Find the comment you’d like to delete.
    >>Swipe to the left over the comment.
    >>Tap the trash can icon.To delete another user’s comment on your post:
    >>Tap the speech bubble icon beneath the post containing the comment you’d like to delete.
    >>Swipe to the left over the comment.
    >>A partial swipe will bring up a trio of options, allowing you to reply, flag or delete a comment.
    >>Tap the trash can icon—or continue swiping to the left—to delete the comment.
  7. Filter and block comments based on keywords. Comment controls allow you to filter and block comments containing specific keywords.
    >>Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    >>Tap Settings.
    >>Tap Privacy and Security.
    >>Tap Comment Controls.
    >>Make sure that Hide Offensive Comments is turned on.
    >>Tap next to Manual Filter to turn it on.
    >>Enter specific words, phrases, numbers or emoji in the text box to filter out comments.
    When you turn on comment filtering, it’s applied to both new and existing comments on your posts. When you turn off comment filtering, filtered comments on your posts will be restored.
  8. Turn off comments on a particular post. 
    >>Begin posting a photo or video as usual.
    >>When you reach the screen where you add a caption, location, and other tags, select Advanced Settings.
    >>Toggle the Turn Off Commenting option on. You can change this setting even after a post has been published by going to the post, tapping the three dot icon above it, and selecting Turn On Commenting. You can also turn off comments on a previously published post by following these same steps.
  9. Save and organize posts where only you can see them.
    >>Go to a post you’d like to save.
    >>Tap the bookmark icon underneath the post you want to save.
    >>Add the post to an existing collection or tap the + icon to create and name a new one. To see your saved posts and collections, visit your profile and tap the hamburger menu, then tap Saved.
  10. Remove old posts from your profile without deleting them with Instagram’s archive feature.
    >>Tap … at the top of the post you want to remove.
    >>Select Archive.
    >>Tap the Archive icon in the top right corner of your profile to review all archived posts. To restore content to your public profile, simply tap Show on Profile at any time and it’ll show up in its original spot.
  11. Zoom in on a post.
    >>Go to the post you’d like to zoom in on.
    >>Pinch using two fingers and slowly then pull them farther apart.
  12. Customize which notifications you receive.
    >>Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    >>Tap Your Activity.
    >>Tap Notification Settings.
    >>Click into each notification category to opt out of specific notifications. Go to Pause All and toggle on to pause all notifications.