3 Cool Instagram Tricks You've Never Heard Of
March 8, 2017

3 Cool Instagram Tricks You've Never Heard Of

Instagram is constantly evolving and adding new features to make our social experiences easier and more enjoyable for all of us. If you pay attention there are always fun new features being added with the latest updates. But the average Instagrammer isn’t always aware that they even exist.

Here are 3 fairly recent slick tricks that you may have never have heard of. First, make sure you update your Instagram app to the latest version so we’re all on the same page…

1. Get creative with your stories

Instagram stories are a great way to share intimate experiences with your followers. They’re a candid look into your day to day life that allows people to really connect with your brand in a genuine way. They disappear after 24 hours so you can still keep your feed looking pristine, and use the stories to share a behind the scenes look at your business.

If you’re just getting started with stories, here’s a little trick to make your stories even better. Instead of always snapping live photos and videos, did you know that you can access existing content from your phone?

Just click on stories icon (the top left camera icon) and swipe up from the bottom to access content from your camera roll within the last 24 hours. This allows you to edit professional photos and videos and share them as a story. Or share photos and videos taken on other devices. It also means that you can share these stories at your leisure so you can get back to enjoying the moment!

2. Multi photo posts

Now instead of posting a single image, you can post multiple images at the same time. People can view them by swiping to the left to see the additional photos. This is a nice feature for events and situations where you want to share related images.

When you’re posting just click on the multi-photo button in the right hand corner of the photo and select up to 10 images.

3. Manage multiple accounts

Many of us have multiple instagram accounts for our personal lives and businesses. Let’s be honest, it’s best to keep them separate and not have your clients seeing you out having cocktails on ladies night. In the past you would have to sign in and out of your accounts, but recently Instagram has made it easier.

Now you can effortlessly toggle between your accounts by following these simple steps…

  1. Clicking on the gear icon to access your settings
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click “add account
  3. Enter your username and password to login
  4. Then you can press and hold your profile icon in the bottom right to toggle between accounts

Easy! You can add up to 5 different accounts on one phone and away you go…

Hope you’ve picked up something new that you can add to your Instagram repertoire. Never stop experimenting, clicking around and reading articles. You always want to be at the forefront of what’s going on so you can use it to your advantage.

If you need help getting your accounts set-up, managing or growing your social presence, drop us a line!