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44 New Instagram Tricks + Hacks (Updated 2019)

This article contains the latest and new Instagram tricks / tips / hacks to boost your Instagram experience and get the most out of the app. Learn more!

Are you in search of the newest and most useful Instagram tricks, tips and hacks to boost your Instagram experience in 2019?

It is no secret that Instagram is a great player in the social world, close to 600 million monthly active users and 150 million daily users in Instagram stories. It is clear that companies and users of mobile devices and photography lovers cannot afford to ignore the network to share and connect with their followers.

For this reason, I want to share some Instagram tricks, hacks and tips to get the most out of Instagram. The first part is simple tricks at a general level to use Instagram and then this article will be updated with tricks for biography, profile, share photos and videos, the use of hashtags, gain followers, and stories.

Let’s delve right in!

Table of Contents

General Instagram Tricks and Hacks

1. Zoom in the details of the photographs

Have you ever wanted to see something on an Instagram just a little bit closer? Now you can.

How to do it:

  1. Go to the photo you want to zoom.
  2. Pinch with two fingers.
  3. Enjoy the details.

2. Save publications to see later

Have you ever looked at a picture that you really wanted to save for later?

Well, now Instagram has a little known feature that allows you to save messages to an area of your profile only you can see. It is the perfect place for inspirational photos or even save competing publications that you would like to revisit.

How to do it:

  1. Go to the publication that you want to save
  2. Go to your profile and slide left
  3. Touch the marker icon below the photo on the right side of the screen.
  4. To view the saved posts, visit your profile and press the favourites icon to go to the saved tab.

save publication for later

3. Comment filter based on keywords

If you have a problem with social media or bullying, you’re in luck; Instagram has a little-known feature to help you deal with that.

The network offers comments controls that allow you to filter comments by keyword or even deactivate them completely for a given publication.

How to filter comments:

  1. Select the person icon to visit your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon on IOS or the three points on Android to go to Options
  3. Choose Comments
  4. Toggle the Hide inappropriate comments option

This feature hides comments that contain words or phrases that are often reported as offensive. You can also choose to add your own list of custom keywords that you would like to hide in your messages

How to deactivate comments:

  1. Start posting a photo or video as usual
  2. When you reach the screen where you add a description, location and other tags, select
  3. Advanced Settings
  4. Toggle the option Disable comments.

off commenting

4. Remove comments

Did you know that not only can you delete your own comments on Instagram, but you can also delete comments other accounts in your posts?

How to delete your own comment:

  1. Touch the box icon below the post that you have commented
  2. Find the comment you want to delete
  3. Hold or Swipe left on the comment
  4. Tap the trash can icon

How to remove comments of others in your posts:

  1. Touch the box icon below the post that contains the comment you want to delete
  2. Hold or Swipe left on the comment
  3. Tap the options button, which allows you to reply or delete a comment
  4. Tap the trash can icon to delete the comment

5. Publish Instagram on Pinterest

Like Instagram, Pinterest is a very visual and very powerful social platform for the reuse of its publications.

Unfortunately, Pinterest does not appear as one of the network options when sharing an Instagram post. But here are 2 ways:

How to do it on the mobile:

  1. Go to the publication that you would like to make a Pin
  2. Touch the three dot icon located above your publication on the right
  3. Select Copy URL.
  4. Open the Pinterest application on your mobile device
  5. Tap the “plus” sign icon at the top right of the screen to add a new Pin.
  6. The menu will open, select Copy link.
  7. Pinterest will open automatically with a link saved in the clipboard.
  8. Choose the image you would like for the Pin and make the publication as usual

How to do it on the desktop:

  1. Visit Instagram.com and find the publication you would like to Pin.
  2. Right click on the publication and select Open link in a new tab.
  3. Use the Pinterest button for your browser to choose the image you would like to Pin and finally publish the image.

Note: If you don’t have the Pinterest button on your Chrome browser, kindly navigate to extension and install it.

6. Add and manage multiple accounts

Do you have more than one Instagram account, maybe one for your business and one personal?

How to do it:

  1. Tap the person icon at the bottom of the screen to visit your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon on IOS or the three points on Android to go to Options
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Add account
  4. Enter the username and password for the second account you want to manage
  5. Once you have added a second (or third or fourth) account, the profile icon in the navigation bar allows you to change profiles.

add account

7. Go to the activity of the accounts that you follow

Do you want to know what people are doing on Instagram?

How to do it:

  1. Click on the heart icon in the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to access the activity tab
  2. The default tab is TU, you just have to select “Following” at the top of the screen

8. Receive notifications when your favourite accounts post content

Do you want to make sure you do not miss a publication of your favourite account? Activate push notifications

How to do it:

  1. Visit the profile page of the account you want to get notifications.
  2. Touch the three dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen
  3. Select Activate notifications for publications

Note: If you have changed your mind, the option to turn off notifications is in the same place

9. Change the order of the filters

Whichever filter is your favourite, you can put it first by changing the order in which the filters appear on the edit screen. You can even hide those you never use.

How to do it:

  1. When you post a photo or video, go to Filter
  2. Scroll to the end of your filters and click on Manage
  3. Press and hold the three-line icon next to each filter on the left side of the screen to change the order of the filters
  4. Activate or deactivate the circles next to each filter on the right side of the screen to hide or show in filters.
  5. Click the Done icon to save the settings

filter settings

10. Clear search history

You’ve probably noticed that Instagram saves your search queries and shows the last terms the next time you search. If you want to start with a blank slate, follow these steps.

How to do it:

  1. Touch the person icon to go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon on IOS or the three points on Android to go to Options
  3. Go to privacy and security
  4. Scroll to the bottom, then touch Clear search history

clear search history

Tip: You can also hide only some accounts, hashtags, or places. To do this, just click on the magnifying glass icon to visit the search page, press the search bar at the top of the screen, touch and hold the search you want to hide from its history, then tap Hide.

11. See all the messages that you liked

If you are interested in finding some inspiration for your brand, why not look at your own tastes? It is possible to see the 300 most recent publications that you have liked.

How to do it:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon on IOS or the three points on Android to go to Options
  3. Touch Publications that you liked

Instagram Cheats For Profile and Biography

12. Hide photos that have been tagged

How to do it:

  1. Touch the person icon to go to your profile
  2. Tap the third icon of your biography to go tab “Photos in which you appear
  3. Select the photos you want to be removed from your profile
  4. Touch the three-point icon in the upper right corner
  5. Click Post option – Then tap Hide Photos by turning off the show in your profile switch

Tip: You can also choose whether or not to review the photos where you have been manually tagged. To do so, go to the “Photos in which you appear” tab, press the three-dot icon, select tagging options, then choose to add automatically or add manually.

13. Add the line breaks in your biography

If you want to break the block of text in your biography, this trick is for you. Line breaks are a great way to include information in a visually appealing way.

Add the line breaks in your biography

How to do it on the mobile:

Open a note application and write your biography as you want it to appear, with included line breaks.

  1. Select all the text and select Copy
  2. Open the Instagram application
  3. Touch the person icon to visit your profile
  4. Tap the Edit Profile button
  5. Paste the text of your application notes into the biography field.
  6. Tap Done to save the changes

How to do it on the desktop:

  1. Visit his profile on Instagram Instagram
  2. Select Edit Profile
  3. Make the spaces of your biography as you want it to appear
  4. Click Send to save the changes

Note: Profiles seen on the desktop will appear without line breaks no matter where you edit them.

14. Put a link in your biography

Outside of the ads, there is only one place on Instagram where you can share an active link: your biography. Make the most of this space, to promote your channel, content, website and much more.

add link to profile

Take it to the next level by using abbreviated URLs in order to track the amount of traffic generated by your Instagram profile.

How to do it:

  1. Touch the person icon to visit your profile
  2. Tap the Edit Profile button
  3. Enter in the link you want to share.
  4. Tap Done to save the changes

15. Switch to a business profile for announcements and Statistics

Instagram launched business profiles in 2016 and offer a lot of advantages, including statistics and the ability to create ads.

How to do it:

  1. Touch the person icon to go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon on IOS or the three points on Android to go to Options
  3. Select Change to business Profile
  4. Click on Continue at the bottom of the screen
  5. Instagram will ask you to connect your Facebook account, you must connect a Facebook account to set up a business account on Instagram.
  6. Once you have chosen the Facebook page you want to connect to, complete the information requested by Instagram. You must provide a phone number, email or physical address for your business
  7. Tap Done to save your profile and settings

switch to business account

Instagram Tricks For Sharing Photos & Videos

16. Edit a photo using Instagram without sharing it

Edit a photo using Instagram without sharing it

Instagram now allows you to edit the filters… But if you want to use these edited photos with the filters of Instagram without publishing it in the application? There is a trick to that.

How to do it:

  1. Open Instagram and press the person icon to go to your profile
  2. Tap the gear icon on IOS or the three points on Android to go to Options
  3. Scroll down and activate Save Original Photo.
  4. Activate airplane mode on your device
  5. Open the photo you want to edit on Instagram
  6. Start editing as usual
  7. Once you’ve achieved the look you want, skip adding a title or other information and simply tap Share
  8. The photo will be saved in the gallery.
  9. Disable airplane mode and use the photo as you want.
  10. When you return to Instagram, tap on the notification and select “Discard Publication”.

17. Regram / Repost in a couple of clicks

Anyone doing regram knows how to take a screenshot, crop the image, and a series of other tedious steps… With this trick using Hootsuite, you can do regram as easily.

How to do it:

  1. Open Hootsuite and find the image you would like to share on your Instagram
  2. Click on the square arrow icon to share the message
  3. The writing box will open and automatically attach the photo with the original title and add the credit
  4. Choose the social networks you want to republish the photo
  5. Save, send or schedule the publication.

18. Schedule Instagram posts

If you have a global audience or a busy schedule, it can be hard to remember everything you have to share on Instagram. Use Hootsuite to schedule your photos on Instagram and make sure that it will always be the best time.

How to do it:

  1. Abra Hootsuite and add your Instagram account
  2. Click on Compose message
  3. Choose the photo or video and add a title and hashtags
  4. Press Next and choose Custom programming.
  5. Choose the date and time you want your message to be published.
  6. Click OK

19. Split Photos and create a mosaic photo

instagram photo grid

It is a trick that consists in publishing a series of three related photos published in Instagram consecutively or a single photo divided into nine to cover all the visible space in your profile.

How to do it – Split photos:

  1. To share a #triplegram, share three consecutively related images so they occupy a whole line with a single unified look
  2. To share a series of post grid, trimming a single image into nine (applications like these can make the process easy) and publish them in succession

20. Adjust the intensity of filters

If you’re not a fan of intense filters, then you’re going to be a fan of this Instagram hack. Actually, you can adjust the intensity of filters, in order to get a more subtle look.

How to do it:

  • Open the photograph you want to edit.
  • Tap the filter you want to use.
  • Hit with the chosen filter again to open your editing options.
  • Use the sliding scale to adjust the intensity of the filter
  • Tap Done to add the filter and continue your edits.

21. Send Photos that disappear to other accounts

You can send a photo, video or Boomerang to another account or a group of friends that then disappears as Snapchat does.

How to do it:

  1. On the main screen, touch the camera icon in the upper left or slide right to open the camera.
  2. Take a photo, a video or Boomerang
  3. Edit as you wish
  4. Tap the arrow at the bottom right of the screen
  5. Choose your recipient or tap New group to send the message to several people in a single chat group
  6. Touch Send at the bottom of the screen.

share story to group

Note: If you select multiple recipients without having to create a group, each user will receive the same message separately.

22 Share videos without sound

About 85 percent of video on Facebook was watched without sound, so it’s safe to say that Instagram users would have similar viewing habits.

How to do it:

  1. Press the + at the bottom of the screen to select the video you want to upload.
  2. Touch Next.
  3. Touch the volume control icon at the top of the screen to mute the sound of the video

mute videos

Note: This can also be done in Instagram Stories. After recording a video, simply press the volume control icon at the top of the screen to mute.

More Instagram Tricks

23. Mention other accounts in your story

Unlike Snapchat, on Instagram Stories you can tag other accounts in your story. The mentioned accounts will appear in your story with an underline. Anyone who has seen your story will be able to take advantage of the link to go to their profile.

mention user on instagram status

How to do it:

  1. Swipe right to open the Instagram Stories camera.
  2. Take a photo or a video
  3. Tap anywhere on the screen or on the Aa icon in the upper right corner to add text.
  4. Write the @ symbol followed immediately by the user name of the account you would like to mention
  5. You can mention up to 10 accounts in each photo or video that you share with your story.
  6. When someone is mentioned, they will receive a notification letting them know that they have been tagged, as well as a direct message.

24. Share your story in your profile

If you want one of your stories to remain on your Instagram profile as a normal post, follow these steps:

How to do it:

  1. Open your story
  2. Touch the three-point icon in the lower right corner of the photo or video that you would like to share.
  3. Touch Share as Publication.
  4. Edit and add filters, tags, a subtitle, etc. as you would normally

25. Hide stories of certain people

Whatever the reason, sometimes there is someone who simply does not want you to see your stories.

How to do it:

  1. Touch the person icon to go to your profile
  2. Touch the gear icon on IOS or the three points on Android to access Options
  3. Tap on story configuration.
  4. Tap 0 People
  5. Select the people who would like to hide their story.
  6. Tap the Done button.

26. Pause, go back and look back Stories

You do not have to see all the stories of your friends consecutively and strictly.

How to change:

While watching a story:

  1. Touch on the left side of the screen or slide from the right to return to the previous photo or video
  2. Touch on the right side of the screen or slide from the left to jump to the next part of the story.
  3. Touch and hold on the screen to pause a story

27. Archive “Hide Photos” without removing

Instagram now allows you to archive any photo or video that you have published so that it does not appear on your profile, but you can keep it in a section called “File” where it keeps the publication with the likes and comments.

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Open the picture you want to delete in your profile.
  3. Click on the 3 points at the top and then select archive.

archive images

28. Share Panoramic Photos

PanoramaCrop for Instagram

Publish the pictures taken in panoramic mode on Instagram with the function of sharing several images in a single publication and the PanoramaCrop for Instagram app.

  1. Download the PanoramaCrop app for Instagram for free
  2. Select the panoramic image from the Android gallery.
  3. Choose the number of divisions and save the cuttings in the gallery.
  4. Upload the photos generated in the clipping in a single publication.

29. Filters, stickers and brushes

Like Snapchat, Instagram is updated so often with new features for its users who are mostly teenagers.

Instagram filters

This time it brings new filters in the stories that it puts on our face and that we can interact with them.

They have also added new brushes such as chalk and new stickers such as paper planes, pencil, notebook and can change the style by pressing two touches on the sticker.

30. Publish Panoramic Photos

If you have taken a panoramic photo with your mobile device, you know that it does not fit well when uploading it to Instagram. But what you can do is create a photo gallery with the panoramic photo using the Panorama for Instagram application for Instagram Panorama (Free with Ads)

31. Transmit live with a friend

This new feature allows you to broadcast live with a friend or with all your followers. In the stories section, you can also see that you are sharing a broadcast by showing the two profile pictures.

  1. Go to the Instagram story camera and play LIVE.
  2. Tap live to Go live
  3. Select the friend with whom you want to transmit from your contact list and that’s it.

go live on instagram

32. View stories anonymously

Thanks to the enabling of the stories in the web version of desktop for Instagram you can view the stories anonymously with the help of an extension for Google Chrome.

  1. Install the IG Stories for Instagram extension in chrome.
  2. Press the icon (eye shape) that is on the right side.
  3. You can now quietly see the stories without your name appearing in the list of names in “seen.”

33. Upload stories without time limit

Now you can upload whatever you want from your gallery and without time limit. In other words, the time limit of 24 hours is removed for the content that was in the gallery. Upload stories of your last Christmas or previous birthday. In addition to having new stickers.

34. Install Direct Chat

Like the messenger app, it became independent from the facebook app; the Instagram chat (Direct) now has its own application in order to bring new features and wait for the public from the private.

direct from Instagram

The App has a simple interface: By default the open shows you the camera with all its functions, if you slide to the right it takes you to the chat and if you slide to the left it shows you the settings.

Download Direct from Instagram APK

35. Save Stories Forever

Instagram launches a new feature which allows to archive the “stories” as the memories of Snapchat. You just have to highlight the story so that it is saved in a special place on your profile.

36. Share Stories on Facebook

This function seems really useful because you do not have to be sharing your stories in each service manually. Now you can share your Instagram stories on Facebook automatically and soon on WhatsApp.

How to do it:

  • Enter your profile – Settings – Story settings – Activate the “Share stories on Facebook” function.

37. Hide last connection

Just like WhatsApp, Instagram now has a function that lets you know the last connection in the ” Direct ” section. But if you enter the settings of Instagram you can deactivate the option ” Show activity status ” to avoid showing the last connection time, but you will also not be able to see the time of the others.

How to do it:

  1. Go to profile
  2. Touch the gear icon on IOS or the three points on Android to access Options
  3. Select Privacy and Security – then select Activity status to turn off your activity last seen status on the app.

38. Share Spotify Song in a story

Share a song you are listening to in one of your stories in a simple way:

  1. Go to Spotify and open Song – click on the share button – select “Instagram history”.
  2. Next, a story is created with the name and the cover of the song.
  3. Customize or adjust your publication to be shared. When you scroll up, you will have the direct link to the song on Spotify.

39. Download all your Instagram: Photos, videos, messages

backup instagram

Download all of your Instagram account: photos, videos, stories, profile, information, comments and direct messages.

You only have to enter this link and write your email account associated with your account so that a Zip file (Compressed) which contains all the information to download comes to your email.

40. Light App Version (1MB)

Instagram lite

Instagram has released its lite version for its application which only occupies 1MB but without losing many features.

  • Publish photographs (one or several photos).
  • Publish and see stories.
  • Access the browser.
  • Download Instagram Lite on Google Play (for some countries) or Download on APK Mirror.

41. Verify Instagram account – “Blue Tick”

Instagram Blue Tick - Official2Baba

Like Twitter, you can verify your account so that your followers are sure that it is an official account by having the “Blue Tick” next to your name and not a fan or fake.

To do this:

  • You must go to the settings > account > request verify account > Add your full name and send a photo of your identity document. This request will be reviewed manually but there is no set date.

42. Protect Instagram account

This security option allows you to protect your account so others can’t log in to another device without a verification code reaching your phone via text message.

To activate this function:

  1. Go to configuration – verification of two steps – activate “request security code” – Activate.
  2. Wait for the message to arrive with the code and keep some backup code in a safe place.

Instagram verification - Get the Blue Tick

43. Story Templates for Instagram + Ideas

Public beautiful and attractive stories with this application that has dozens of minimalist and elegant templates.

  • 20+ Templates to customize for free.
  • 60+ Premium templates if you want more styles.
  • Customize the text, add the images you want, save and share.
  • Supports Photographs and Videos
  • Export in high quality for Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp or Snapchat.

Download Free | Google Play

44. Identify yourself with a Nametag on Instagram

Sharing your Instagram profile ID now is easier. You no longer have to give the name, you just need to scan the card that you can even customize.

Instagram nametag

  1. Enter your profile account and click on the menu icon.
  2. Click on “Identification card “
  3. Select style: Color (Click on colour to change), Emoticons (Slide up to change the emoji) and Selfie 🤳.
  4. Click on the share button

Note : To scan the card you must follow the same steps and click on “Scan business card” that is at the bottom.

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