According to Mary Meeker's recently published Internet Trends 2019, Instagram is experiencing the strongest growth alongside YouTube, as Michael Kroker noted in his Business Week blog reports. For young adults, Instagram has lapped up the Facebook mother. No wonder: the visual network offers with ever new features a gigantic playground for creative people and those who want to become one. For companies, 's Insta has long been an advertising platform.

We've updated our tips and tricks for Instagram to help you showcase your brand in the best light.

With our Instagram hacks, you post like a pro.

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General Instagram hacks

1. No longer see posts or stories from specific accounts

Turn annoying users silent without offending them by following them.

Here's how:

  • Tap the icon with the three dots in the top right corner of a post from the account you want to mute.
  • Click on Mute .
  • Now you can choose to mute only posts or posts and stories from that account.
  • You can also mute posts and stories by tapping and holding down the story in your feed or profile.
  • 2. How to rearrange the order of your filters

    Line up your most used filters to post faster.

    Here's how:

    1. Upload a photo or video and then go to Filters .
    2. Swipe to the right outer edge of your filters until you reach the end. Then tap Manage .
    3. Hold down the icon with the three lines (hamburger menu) on the left of the screen next to each filter and then drag the respective filter to the desired position.
    4. Add a check mark in the circles on the right side of the screen next to the filters, or remove the check mark to hide or no longer hide filters.
    5. Tap Finished to save your settings.

    3. How to see all the posts you like

    Are you looking for suggestions? Then take a look at what has inspired you so far.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to your profile.
    2. Tap the gear icon (iOS) or the three dots (Android) to go to the Options to get there.
    3. Tap Posts you like .

    4. How to delete your search history

    Don't show anyone who has access to your phone how obsessed you are with your best enemies.

    Here's how:

    1. Tap the People icon to open your profile.
    2. Tap the gear icon (iOS) or the three dots (Android) to go to the Options to get there.
    3. Scroll down to the bottom, then tap Delete search history .

    5. How to delete certain searches

    Permanently remove certain searches (for accounts, hashtags, locations, etc.) so that they no longer appear in the search bar.

    Here's how:

    1. Tap the Magnifying glass symbol button to go to the search tab.
    2. Tap on the Search bar at the top of the screen
    3. Tap X Factor to hide.

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    6. How to get notifications when your favorite users post new content

    Make sure you don't miss any posts from your favorites and brands.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to the profile page of the account for which you want to receive notifications.
    2. Tap the icon with the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
    3. Choose Activate post notifications button.

    Note: If you have changed your mind, you can turn off the notifications in the same place.

    7. How to add and manage multiple accounts

    On Instagram you can add up to 5 accounts under the same email address. So you don't have to log in and out every time you want to switch accounts.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    2. Tap Settings .
    3. Scroll down to the bottom and select Add account button.
    4. Enter the username and password for the account you want to manage.

    To switch between added accounts:

    1. Go to your profile.
    2. Tap your username at the top of the screen.
    3. Tap the account you want to switch to.

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    8. How to pin your Instagram post on Pinterest

    Pinterest is not included in the list of networks if you want to share an Instagram post. But don't worry: With these tricks, you can publish your posts from the Instagram mobile app itself or from your desktop on Pinterest.

    Instructions for mobile devices:

    1. Go to the post you want to pin.
    2. Tap the icon with the three dots to the right of your post.
    3. Choose Copy URL to share to copy the post to your clipboard.
    4. Open the Pinterest app on your mobile device.
    5. Tap the Person icon to go to your profile.
    6. Tap the plus sign icon at the top right of the screen to create a new pin.
    7. Now a Add pinboard / pin menu; select here Copied link button.
    8. Pinterest will now automatically copy the link you saved to your clipboard.
    9. Select the image you want to pin and publish your post in the usual way.

    Instructions for desktop computers:

    1. Go to Instagram.com and find the post you want to pin.
    2. Right-click on the post and select Open link in new window button.
    3. Use the Pinterest browser button button to select the image you want to pin and publish your post in the usual way.

    9. How to delete comments

    If you need to hide an offensive comment or correct a typo, it's easy.

    To delete your own comments:

    1. Tap the speech bubble icon below the post you've commented on.
    2. Locate the comment you want to delete.
    3. Swipe left over the comment.
    4. Tap the Recycle Bin icon.

    To delete other people's comments on your posts:

    1. Tap the bubble icon below the post that contains the comment you want to delete.
    2. Swipe left over the comment.
    3. If you don't swipe all the way to the left, three options pop up. You can reply, report or delete the comment.
    4. Tap the Recycle Bin icon, or swipe to the far left to delete the comment.

    10. How to filter and block comments by keywords

    You have problems with a ? Instagram offers comment settings that allow you to filter comments by keyword or even disable them altogether.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    2. Tap Settings .
    3. Tap Privacy .
    4. Tap Comments .
    5. Turn off Hide offensive comments field.
    6. Tap next Manual filter to enable this function.
    7. Enter specific words, phrases, numbers or emojis in the text box to filter out comments.

    If you enable the comment filter, it will be applied to both new and existing comments in your posts. Disabling the filter will restore filtered comments to your posts.

    11. How to disable comments on a specific post

    Here's how:

    1. First prepare a photo or video to post.
    2. Scroll to the screen where you can add a caption, location or other markers to your post, and tap Advanced Settings .
    3. Then turn on the Disable Comments option.

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    Note: You can still change this setting after posting a post by going to the post, tapping the icon with the three dots above it, and Activate comments option. In the same way, you can disable comments on posts that have already been published.

    12. Reply faster to comments (in the German version)

    Do your followers often ask the same questions, such as: 'When is XYZ back?' or 'When are you open on Christmas Day?'

    There is a handy hack for iOS users that helps you to handle these kinds of requests quickly and efficiently. This feature is currently only available for the English version of Instagram.

    Here's how:

    1. In your Instagram profile, tap the Hamburger menu and then on Settings .
    2. Tap General and then on Keyboard .
    3. Tap Text replacement .
    4. Here you can see a prefilled list of keyboard shortcuts. Click on the + icon in the upper right corner.
    5. Tap under Phrase Your generic answer. We're open from 9am to 2pm on Christmas Eve.
    6. Type in the area Shortcuts a word or abbreviation that stands for the complete sentence, such as 's Christmas Eve.
    7. Whenever you want to use this particular comment, enter your abbreviation, and your smartphone will automatically fill in the entire phrase.

    13. How to save and arrange posts that only you can see

    The perfect hack to collect inspiration that you want to look at again later, or to archive posts from competitors.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to the post you want to save.
    2. Tap the Bookmark symbol below the post.
    3. Add the post to an existing collection or click on the + icon to create and name a new collection.
    4. To see the posts and collections you have saved, go to your profile and tap the Hamburg menu. Then tap Save .

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    14. How to remove old posts from your profile without deleting them

    This works thanks to Instagram's archive feature.

    Here's how:

    1. Tap the three dots above the post you want to remove.
    2. Choose Archive .
    3. Tap the archive icon in the upper right corner of your profile to see all archived posts.
    4. If you want to view archived content back in your profile, just tap View in profile in order to return to its original place.

    15. How to zoom in on details

    Here's how:

    1. Go to the post you want to zoom in on.
    2. Pull two fingers apart to enlarge a portion of the photo.
    3. Check the details.

    16. How to find out how much time you spend on Instagram

    Here's how:

    1. Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    2. Tap Your activities on.

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    17. Create a reminder to set yourself a time limit on Instagram

    You only want to spend a certain amount of time on Instagram? Then let yourself be reminded when your time is up.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    2. Tap Settings on.
    3. Tap Account & gt; Your activity & gt; Set up a daily reminder .
    4. Select a certain period of time and tap Set up a reminder .

    18. How to customize notifications you want to receive

    You only want to receive certain notifications? Or switch them all off? Easy.

    Here's how:

    1. Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    2. Tap Your activity .
    3. Tap Disable Post Notifications .
    4. In each notification category, click the notifications you want to turn off. Tap the off switch next to push notifications to mute to turn off all notifications .

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    19. How to make your captions more readable with line breaks

    If you have long captions like the National Geographic , then this hack makes your posts much more readable.

    Here's how:

    1. Edit your photo and then go to the caption screen.
    2. Write your caption.
    3. To the Enter key (= line switch or return key), tap on the 123 button on the keyboard of your mobile device.
    4. Use the Enter key to insert line breaks in your caption.

    Note: The line breaks start a new line, but the usual distance between two paragraphs does not appear. If you want paragraph breaks, write your caption in a notes app and then copy it to Instagram. Do you want even more distinctive spacing between the lines? Then work with punctuation, such as bullet points or dashes, instead of a blank line.

    20. How to schedule Instagram posts

    Are you too busy to post posts right then, ? Then use Instamer .

    Here's how:

    Note: Read our guide if you want to know how it works from a private account.

    21. How to compose a larger image from individual photos

    Be creative: play with the grid format of Instagram.

    Here's how:

    1. To create a # triplegram, simply share three contiguous photos one after the other to give an entire grid line a uniform look.
    2. If you want to share an entire grid series, try cutting a photo into nine frames ( with apps like these it is a lot easier) and share it in short intervals.

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    Picture: Reynolds Kitchen on Instagram

    Want to know more about how brands understand how to use Instagram's grid format? Check out our post on.

    22. How to set the intensity of filters

    A tip for anyone who wants something similar to 's # nofilter look but just doesn't get it.

    Here's how:

    1. After uploading the photo or the image you just took, tap the filter you usually use.
    2. Tap the selected filter again to open the editing options.
    3. Use the sliding scale to adjust the intensity of the filter.
    4. Tap Finished to add the filter to your post, and then edit the photo further.

    23. How to upload a post with multiple scenes or create a

    Build an Instagram story that never goes away!

    To upload posts with multiple photos and video clips:

    1. Tap the + icon in the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen.
    2. In the Library tab, tap MORE .
    3. On your camera, select the photos and videos you want to include in your story.
    4. Choose your filters and edit the content - you can use a different filter for each photo or video, or the same filter for the entire post.
    5. Once you have selected the clips / photos you want, you can tap or tap them and hold them down to change the order.
    6. To delete a clip from your video, drag it to the center of the screen.
    7. Finish your editing as usual, and share your masterpiece.

    To create a video with multiple clips:

    1. At the bottom of the screen, tap the + icon.
    2. Tap Video .
    3. Tap the circle icon to start recording.
    4. To create multiple clips for your video, simply remove your finger from the circle icon to pause recording. Tap and hold the Record button again when you are ready to record your next clip.
    5. Tap Delete to delete a previous clip of your video, and then tap again to confirm.

    24. How to share videos without sound

    If the sound of your video is not of good quality or does not really contribute to the viewing experience, you can also turn it off so that the viewer is not distracted.

    Here's how:

    1. At the bottom of the screen, tap the + icon to select the video you want to upload.
    2. Tap Forward .
    3. Tap the volume control icon at the top of the screen to mute the sound of the video.

    Note: You can also use this hack in your Instagram Stories. After recording a video, simply tap the volume control icon to turn off the sound.

    25. How to save posts for later

    You took the perfect snapshot and edited it to perfection and now all you need is the perfect caption. In this case, you can save the post with all your editing steps as a draft until you come up with the right idea.

    Here's how:

    1. At the bottom of the screen, tap the + icon and then take a photo or video or upload it.
    2. When editing the post, add filters, a caption, tags, or a location as you like.
    3. Tap the & lt; icon at the top left of the screen to return to the Filter and Edit step.
    4. Tap again on the & lt; icon.
    5. Now a drop-down menu appears, in which you Save draft option.
    6. If you want to continue with your editing steps and share your post, tap the + icon and select Library button.
    7. About yours IMAGE GALLERY now emerges a new DESCRIPTION area.
    8. Tap on the desired post or select Manage to see all your saved designs.
    9. Select a post and edit or share it in the usual way.

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    Note: To delete a post you saved as a draft, select Manage to go to the Designs to get there. Then tap Edit . Now select the posts you want to delete, tap at the bottom of the screen Discard posts and tap a second time to confirm this step.

    26. How to blur the background on a portrait photo

    Here's how:

    1. Open the camera and select from the options under the Record button focussed button.
    2. Take a selfie or switch to the rear-facing camera and take a picture of someone else.
    3. The person remains in focus while the background is blurred.

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    Note: This feature is only available on selected Android devices, iPhone SE, 6S, 6S +, 7, 7 +, 8, 8 + and X.

    27. To ask another user if you can join their live video (or invite other users to join yours)

    This feature is particularly suitable for brands that want to collaborate with other companies or influencers on announcements, Instagram takeovers and the like. You can also invite your followers to take part in a live Q & amp; A moderated by you.

    To ask if you can join a live video:

    1. If you are watching a live video, tap in the comments section Inquiries .
    2. When your request is confirmed, you will receive a notification and now have some time to prepare.
    3. Once you are live, the screen is shared.
    4. You can opt out of the live video at any time.

    To accept a follower's request to join your live video:

    1. If you have started a live video yourself, you will see a notification for each request in the comments section.
    2. Tap Consider and then select a person or delete the request.
    3. The symbol with the two smileys shows a number in red that shows you how many requests you have.
    4. Tap the icon to see the requests and current viewers.
    5. You can accept a request or invite one of the viewers to join your live video. You can also remove a guest at any time and invite someone else.

    28. How to save your live video

    Here's how:

    1. After you have finished a live video, tap on the top right Save .
    2. Then tap Finished . Now your live video is stored in your gallery, but is no longer available in the app.

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    29. How to record videos hands-free

    Here's how:

    1. Swipe right on your home screen to get to the Instagram Stories camera.
    2. Swipe through the options at the bottom of the screen: Normal, Boomerang, etc . and select the option FREEDOM button.
    3. Tap the Record button at the bottom of the screen to start recording.
    4. To finish recording, either let the maximum video recording time elapse or tap the Record button again.

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    30. How to insert as much text as you want in Stories posts

    Here's how:

    1. Swipe right on your home screen to get to the Instagram Stories camera.
    2. Take a picture or record a video.
    3. Tap the screen to add a text, OR tap the Aa icon in the upper right corner.
    4. Write your text.
    5. Tap & gt; icon.
    6. Repeat this process as often as necessary to add as much text to your story as you want.

    31. How to change the color of individual letters or words in your text

    Here's how:

    1. Swipe right on your home screen to get to the Instagram Stories camera.
    2. Take a picture or record a video.
    3. Tap the screen to add a text, OR tap the Aa icon in the upper right corner.
    4. Write your text.
    5. Tap a word or a single letter that you select and highlight.
    6. Select the desired color.
    7. Then edit and share the post in the usual way.

    32. How to change colors or information on a sticker

    Here's how:

    1. Choose a sticker for your post.
    2. Tap it to see different color options, or select Celsius or Fahrenheit from the temperature sticker, for example.

    33. How to share a post from another user's feed in Instagram Stories

    A kind of regram is also available on Instagram Stories. This allows you to share user-generated content or do some publicity for another relevant brand or influencer.

    Here's how:

    1. Click on the Paper plane symbol under the post you want to share.
    2. Tap Add a post to your story
    3. The post now appears as a sticker with an individual background.
    4. You can rotate, zoom in or out, move and tap the sticker to try out other styles.
    5. If you are satisfied with the result, tap Your Story to add the sticker to your post. The entry bears the username of its creator. Clicking on it takes you to the original post and other content of the contributor.

    Note: You can only share posts if the user's account is public. If you don't want other people to share your posts on Instagram Stories, you can disable the feature in Settings.

    34. Create a soundtrack for your story with the Instagram music library

    You have the choice of thousands of songs!

    1. Once you have taken a photo or video to add to your story, tap the Stickers icon (folded smiley) at the top of the screen.
    2. Then tap on the MUSIC sticker in the menu to open the Instagram music library.
    3. You can either search for a particular song or browse the library for mood, genre or trends.
    4. Tap for an audio sample Play before adding the sound to your story.
    5. Once you have selected a song, you can fast-forward or rewind it to play it at a certain point.
    6. Edit your post as usual and then click on the button below Your Story to publish it.

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    35. Share a song or album from Spotify on Instagram Stories

    Show how hip your brand is.

    Here's how:

    1. Open the Spotify app.
    2. Find the song or album you want to share.
    3. Tap the three dots to open the options menu.
    4. Scroll down and tap Share .
    5. Tap Instagram Stories .
    6. Now the Instagram app opens and you can add a sticker, text or doodle to the image of the album you're sharing. (If you share a particular song, the app will still show the album that contains it.)
    7. Tap Your Story to add the song.

    36. Get music recommendations with a recommendation sticker

    Here's how:

    1. Tap the square, cheerful face in your story to make a Question Sticker to add.
    2. Tap on the Question Sticker and then click on the Music icon so that people can send you a song. Users can tap the sticker in your story and then type a question to you or send you a song.
    3. If you look at your own story and swipe up, you'll see who answered. Tap a response to share it. The photo and username of the respondent will not be displayed.

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    37. Save your full story in your gallery

    will publish them later on another channel.

    1. Open your story.
    2. Swipe up on the screen.
    3. Tap the arrow-in-the-circle icon in the top right corner of the screen.

    Note: You can also save individual posts from your story as you upload them by tapping the down arrow in the bottom left corner of the screen. If you have already shared your story, go to the photo or video you want to save, tap the three-point icon in the bottom right corner and select Save photo .

    38. How to share your story on your profile

    Your story is hot, and you want everyone to be able to see it (whether they were logged in or not in the 24 hours when the story was live)? Then share the story on your Instagram profile.

    Here's how:

    1. Open your story.
    2. Tap the three dots in the bottom right corner of the photo or video you want to share.
    3. Tap Share as post .
    4. Edit the story with filters, markers, captions etc. and publish it as usual.

    39. How to find out how well your story is received

    Want to know how popular your story is? Then use this little-known feature to find out who saw the story.

    Here's how:

    1. Open your story.
    2. Swipe up on the screen.
    3. Instagram will now show you the number and names of users who have viewed every photo or video in your story.

    40. How to zoom in and out of videos with just one finger

    Here's how:

    1. Swipe right to open the Instagram Stories camera.
    2. Hold down the Record button with one finger to start recording the video.
    3. Swipe up or down with the same finger to zoom in or out.

    41. How to hide your story from certain people

    Method 1:

    1. Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    2. Tap Settings .
    3. Tap Privacy & gt; Story
    4. Tap Hide my story from .
    5. Select the people you want to hide your story from and then tap Finished (for iOS) or on the Checkmark symbol (for Android).
    6. To make your stories visible to a user again, tap the blue tick .

    Method 2:

    You can also hide your story from people if you are looking up who has seen your story.

    1. All you need to do is tap the icon with the three horizontal dots (iOS) or the three vertical dots (Android) to the right of the person's name and Hide Story [Username].

    Note: Hiding a story from someone has nothing to do with blocking a user. It can still see your profile and posts.

    42. How to hide your story from a location or hashtag

    Here's how:

    1. Tap in your story Seen by .
    2. Users who have seen your story from a location or via a hashtag page will appear at the top.
    3. Tap to the right of the location or the hashtag page x to hide the story there.

    43. How to Share Stories Only with Close Friends

    Create a Close Friends list to share more personal moments with a smaller, select group.

    1. Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    2. Tap Close friends on.
    3. Next to the people you want to add to the list of close friends, tap Adding .
    4. When you have added all people to your list, tap Finished .

    You can update your list at any time or remove people from it. People will not be notified when you add or remove them from your list.

    How to share your story with close friends:

    1. Tap the camera icon at the top left or swipe to the right from anywhere in the feed.
    2. Tap the circle at the bottom of the screen to take a photo, or tap and hold it to record a video. To select a photo from your phone's library or gallery, swipe up anywhere on the screen.
    3. Ready to share? Tap on the bottom left Close friends .

    If you're on your list of close friends, you know you're there, but you can't see who else is there. If someone has added you to their list, you will see a green sign and a green ring around their profile picture when you look at their stories.

    44. Hide Instagram Stories from others without following them

    Whatever the reason, we all follow at least one account that we may not like, but want to watch. The solution? Turn their Instagram Stories on mute.

    Here's how:

    1. Tap and hold the Instagram avatar of the account you want to hide.
    2. Tap Mute . This will move the story to the end of the queue and no longer play automatically.
    3. To undo the process, tap Unmute for story .

    45. How to add a text-only post to your story

    A picture is worth a thousand words but sometimes you just want to work with words.

    Here's how:

    1. When Instagram Stories is open, select Text under the Record button.
    2. Tap the screen and compose your message.
    3. Click the button at the top of the center to browse through the available styles.
    4. Select a background color and text color (s).
    5. If you are satisfied with the result, tap the & gt; icon to publish it in your story.

    46. How to share photos and videos of all formats without having to crop them

    Now you can also share the wide-angle photo of all your company's employees without having to cut Heinz out of the accounting.

    Here's how:

    1. Upload your large photo or video and zoom out with two fingers to share the original format.
    2. Free areas are filled with an individual gradient that matches the split content.

    47. How to add your story highlights right under your profile picture

    Brands can now display their best stories on your profile as long as they want with 's story highlights feature.

    Here's how:

    1. In your Instagram business profile, tap the New circle on the far left.
    2. Select a story from your archive. (Note: Stories from business profiles are automatically saved in the archive after their expiration.)
    3. Select a cover symbol for your highlight and name it.
    4. Your highlight is now visible as a circle in your profile, which is played as a separate story when you tap it.
    5. If you want to edit or remove a highlight, tap and hold it in your profile.

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    Note: Story highlights remain on your profile until you remove them. You can create as many highlights as you want. Watch this , so that your highlights really stand out.

    48. How to share your Instagram Story as a Facebook Story

    This hack is possible for individual posts, but you can also preset Instagram to publish all your Instagram Stories on Facebook.

    This is how it works for a particular story:

    1. Start by creating a story and then tap Forward .
    2. Tap Your Facebook Story .
    3. Tap Share .

    To set automatic sharing as a Facebook Story:

    1. Go to your Instagram profile and tap the hamburger menu.
    2. Tap Settings .
    3. Tap Privacy & gt; Story .
    4. Turn off Share your story on Facebook field.

    49. How to share a repeat of your live video on Instagram Stories

    This feature is also only available for business accounts.

    Here's how:

    To share a replay of your live video, tap at the bottom of the screen after sending Share to add the video to your story.

    Note: The image is visible for 24 hours. Replays of live videos contain all the likes and comments of the original live video. Brands also see exactly how many users have watched your video, both live and in the stories.

    50. Share a sneak peak of your Instagram Story

    Want to encourage your audience to watch the rest of your Instagram Story? We have a simple trick for that.

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    Here's how:

    1. Open Instagram Stories, take a photo, or select one from your library by swiping it up.
    2. Tap the pen symbol in the upper right corner of the screen.
    3. Select a color.
    4. Tap and hold your screen for 1-3 seconds until it is filled with a monochrome area.
    5. Tap the Eraser symbol in the upper right corner.
    6. deletes the part of the image you want to show by tapping or swiping with your index finger on the screen.
    7. Tap Your Story to present the finished product.

    51. How to link from Instagram Stories to your IGTV video

    You just got an Instagram TV account and want to make it easy for your followers to find your new content? Share it on Instagram Stories!

    Here's how:

    1. In Instagram Stories, select the image you want to post (a screenshot or still from your IGTV video).
    2. Tap the Link icon at the top right of your screen and select IGTV Video from the menu Add link .
    3. Select the video you want and tap in the top right corner of your screen Finished .

    Now your followers can view your IGTV video by swiping up on your Instagram Story.

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    52. How to add a hashtag or profile link to your bio

    Now you can also link from your bio to a hashtag page or another account.

    Here's how:

    1. Tap the profile icon to go to your profile.
    2. Tap Edit profile and go to the organic area.
    3. Tap # or @ to display a list of recommended hashtags and accounts.
    4. Once you have selected your preferred hashtags and accounts, they will be linked to your bio.

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    Note: If you mention the profile of another user in your bio, they will be notified and may decide to remove the link. The profile will remain visible in your bio, but without the link.

    53. How to hide photos where you have been tagged

    Has your brand ever been tagged in an image you don't want to see in the context of your business? There is a way to remove that tag from your profile.

    Here's how:

    1. Tap the Person icon to go to your profile.
    2. Tap the Bordered Person icon to go to Photos of you tab.
    3. Tap the photo you want to remove from your profile.
    4. Tap the icon with the three dots in the upper right corner and select the option Hide photos .
    5. Tap Hide in my profile or Remove me from the post if you want to remove the marker.

    Professional tip: You can also specify whether you want to allow tagged photos in your profile at all. To do this go to the photos of dir- page, tap the three dots, select Marking Options and then choose between Automatically add and Add manually .

    54. How to insert line breaks in your bio to make it stand out from other bios

    If you don't want your bio to appear as a single block of text, this hack is for you. Line breaks are a perfect and simple way to make information more visually appealing.

    Instructions for mobile devices:

    1. Open a note-taking app and write your bio in it, as it should look on Instagram, including line breaks.
    2. Select the entire text and go to Copy .
    3. Open the Instagram app.
    4. Tap the Person icon to go to your profile.
    5. Tap Edit profile .
    6. Copy the text from your Notes app into the Biography text box.
    7. Tap Finished to save the changes.

    Instructions for desktop computers:

    1. Go to your Instagram profile on the web.
    2. Choose Edit profile button.
    3. Include as many line breaks in your bio as you want.
    4. Click on Send to save the changes.

    Note: Whether you have edited your profile on the go or on the desktop, it will always appear on the desktop without line breaks.

    55. How to add a link to your bio to increase traffic

    Your bio is a great way to get more traffic to your website or other social media channel with a link.

    Here's how:

    1. Tap the Person icon to go to your profile.
    2. Tap Edit profile .
    3. Enter the link you want to share.
    4. Tap Finished to save the changes.

    Professional tip : to track how many accesses are generated by the link.

    56. How to make your bio appear more frequently in search results

    The name field in your biography is searchable. If you enter keywords about your company on your behalf, you are more likely to appear in the search results of people looking for companies in your industry.

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    Here's how:

    1. Tap Edit profile at the top right of your Instagram profile.
    2. Add in the area Name keywords to the text.
    3. In the upper right corner of the screen, tap Finished .

    57. How to change the orientation of your bio

    Are you bored with the traditional alignment on the left of the screen? You can also center your bio or even align it to the right.

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    Here's how:

    Access your Instagram profile in a web browser (easier than on your smartphone).

    Copy the space between the arrows (not the arrows themselves!): & gt; & gt; 's & lt; & lt;

    Tap from your profile page on Instagram Edit profile .

    Add in the box Organic insert the spaces copied above before each line of text. Add or delete spaces to align them further to the right or left.

    Note: You only have 150 characters available for an Instagram bio, including spaces.

    58. How to add special characters to your bio or caption

    Some Instagram profiles use special characters such as hearts, stars or pens in their Instagram bio. You can too!

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    Here's how:

    1. Open a Word or Google document.
    2. Start by entering your biography. To place a special character, tap Insert and then on Special characters .
    3. Add the symbols in the desired places in the bio.
    4. Open your Instagram profile in a web browser and tap Edit profile .
    5. Copy and paste your biography from the Word or Google document into your Instagram bio, then tap Finished .

    59. How to switch to a business profile to run ads and view analytics

    If you as a brand still don't have a business profile on Instagram, you're missing out on some important features and insights. Switch now.

    Here's how:

      1. Tap the hamburger menu in your profile.
      2. Tap Settings .
      3. Tap Account .
      4. Choose Convert to Business Profile button.
      5. We recommend that you connect your company account to a Facebook page linked to your company. This makes it easier to use all the features available to businesses. Currently, only one Facebook page can be connected to your business account.
      6. Tap Finished .

    Further tips on how to optimize your profile can be found in our article .

    Instagram hacks for hashtags

    60. How to find the best (and most relevant) hashtags for your posts

    With appropriate Instagram hashtags, you can ensure that and your target group grows.

    Here's how:

    1. Tap the magnifying glass icon to go to the search tab.
    2. Type a keyword and tap on the Tags column.
    3. Select a hashtag from the list.
    4. This will take you to a page with posts marked with this hashtag.
    5. Across 's Latest and Most Popular Contributions sections of this page is a narrow bar marked with . To the right, Instagram displays a list of related hashtags that you can swipe through to find ideas (and suggestions for further research).

    61. How to follow your favorite hashtags

    With this method, you are guaranteed to find plenty of suggestions for your content.

    Here's how:

    1. Tap the magnifying glass icon to go to the search tab.
    2. Type the hashtag you want to follow.
    3. Click on the hashtag page in the Consequences button.

    62. How to save hashtags for later use

    If you often use the same hashtags in your posts, you can also save them in a note to save time.

    Here's how:

    1. Create a new note using the Notes app on your mobile device.
    2. Enter your most frequently used captions in a running list.
    3. Once you want to share a post, switch from Instagram to the Notes app, copy out your text and paste it into your caption.

    63. How to hide hashtags in Instagram posts

    Don't overload your captions! You can also hide hashtags to draw your audience's attention to the essentials.

    Here's 's method No. 1:

    1. A very simple way to hide your hashtags: leave them out in the caption and pack them in a comment under your post.
    2. As soon as you receive another comment, your hashtags are safely hidden in the comment box.

    Here's 's method No. 2:

    1. Another method: Separate your hashtags from the rest of the caption by burying them under a barrage of line breaks.
    2. Just tap on the 123 button when you write a caption.
    3. Tap on the Return button.
    4. Enter a punctuation mark (dot, outline or dash), then tap the Return button.
    5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 at least five times.
    6. Instagram hides captions after three lines, so your hashtags won't be visible unless your followers tap on the More option.

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    64. Hide hashtags in your Instagram Stories

    You can add up to 10 hashtags to a single story, greatly increasing the number of people you will see. But you may want to avoid making your story look too cluttered. Conveniently, there are two easy ways to hide your hashtags to make your story look clean and neat.

    Here's how it works:

    1. After typing in your hashtags, resize them to the smallest possible size with your thumb and forefinger.
    2. Place a sticker, a large emoji or a GIF over it.

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    Here's how it works:

    1. Once you have entered your hashtags, shrink them to the smallest possible size with your thumb and index finger.
    2. Tap your hashtags again.
    3. Then tap the ink drop icon in the lower left corner.
    4. Tap the area where you want to hide your hashtags. Thus, the hashtag text is colored in the same color as the background and thus effectively faded out.

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    Instagram hacks for direct messages

    65. How to disable your activity status

    If you don't want your followers to see the last time you were active on the app, you can disable the activity status in Instagram Direct Messenger.

    Here's how:

    1. Tap the profile icon at the bottom right of the screen.
    2. Tap Settings .
    3. Scroll down and select Activity status .
    4. Turn off the activity status.

    66. How to send self-deleting content to other accounts

    You can use a self-deleting photo, video or boomerang with Instagram Direct Messaging to another account or to a group of friends.

    Here's how:

    1. On Home, tap the camera icon at the top left of the screen OR swipe right to open the camera, OR open Instagram Direct by tapping the Paper Flyer icon at the top right of the screen and then tap the camera icon at the top left.
    2. Take a photo, video or boomerang.
    3. Edit your work as you wish.
    4. Tap the & gt; icon on the right of the screen.
    5. Select the recipient OR tap Send to New Group to send your message to multiple recipients in a group chat.
    6. Tap at the bottom of the screen Send .

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

    67. How to send a live video

    You can send your own live video or one you are watching to a user or group of users via Instagram Direct Messaging.

    Here's how:

    1. When recording a live video, tap the Direct icon at the bottom of the screen and send your live video to friends. (You also have this option when you are live with a friend.)
    2. The person to whom you send the live video will see it in their Direct mailbox. Friends can only see your video when you are live.

    68. How to edit a friend's photo and send it back to him

    Here's how:

    1. When you see a friend's photo message, tap the camera icon at the bottom and record a response.
    2. In your reply you will see a sticker of the message you are responding to.
    3. Move and format the sticker and add your own stickers, texts and drawings as desired.

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