Instagram doesn’t need any introduction, since it has become one of the most popular social networking site across the globe.

Users base of Instagram is getting more more by the time. At present, it is about to annex to 800 million bone fide users with 150 million daily users. This shows how rapidly people are getting connected to Instagram.

At present, Instagram has certainly become great player in social world. In this post, you will get to ample features of Instagram. You must be familiar with most of the features but I am gonna tell you something more than that.

1. Hide last seen

This feature of Instagram enable you to hide last seen in Instagram.The activity status ,in Instagram, which shows the last seen of an Instagram user, can be concealed by users.

In order to hide last seen, all you can do is….

-press on your profile picture then press on three dot menu button displayed at top right corner

-after tapping three dot menu button you move to options menu

– Next, scroll down until you get sub menu

– Under that, you spot ‘show activity status’ with a toggle button now tap on toggle button to hide your last seen. It is as simple as that.

2. Share stories on Facebook

This feature is really very helpful and useful for all Instagram users because this feature allows you to share your Instagram stories on Facebook and WhatsApp. This feature enable to annex your stories from one platform to another platform.

It saves your enough time from uploading same stories again and again. Once, You must try to do this, you are gonna like it.

You just need to tap on profile then click on setting next story settings at last click on ‘share stories on Facebook’. That is it.

3. Save Stories forever

This unique feature of Instagram allows its users to archive the stories as the memories. This feature is something which can drag your attention because we all want to save our old memories.

In order to save the stories, you just need to highlight the story. Once, you highlight the story, it will move to ‘saved’ in your profile.

4. Install direct chat

You can install direct chat for sending or receiving messages. Instagram direct allows you to send messages to one or more than one.

You need to install it because it is independent from Instagram it has its own application like massager.

This application has simple interface: by default the open shows you camera with all its features and functions.

5. View Stories anonymously

Thanks to enabling the stories in the web version of desktop for Instagram, all the stories can be seen anonymously with the help of an extension for Google chrome.

1. You need to install the Chrome IG Story extension in chrome.
2. Next, tap the icon that is on the right code.
3. Now, you will be able to view the stories without your name appearing in the list of names in ‘seen’.

6.Share HD photos

Whenever you send or receive a picture on Facebook messenger, photos are compressed aggressively. As a result, quality of pictures go down.

Because of this reason, now messenger lets you to share pictures up to 4K without any effect of quality.

Hence, this feature allows you to share your memorable pictures in same quality with your friends and relatives.

7. Upload stories without time limit

This feature is something to be appreciated by users because all of us love to upload our pictures. So you are allowed to upload any photos from your gallery without any time limit.

Simply, now there is no time limit of 24 hours. You can upload your memorable pictures of your birthday party or festivals.

This feature would come little by little to let transmitting live with a friend. In story section, You can also share a broadcast by showing the two profile pictures.

1. Update the latest application to the latest version on both devices.
2. Move to Instagram camera and play live.
3. Tap on the new ‘ two faces’ icon.
4. Opt the person whom you like to transmit from your contact list.

8.Publish panoramic photos

You must have clicked panoramic picture

with your smartphone. But when you try to upload this panoramic picture it doesn’t get fit well.

In order to upload panoramic picture, you need to use squared application Instagram panorama

9. Filters, stickers, brushes

Instagram keeps on adding new filters, stickers and brushes time to time. This time it has brought new filters in the stories that it puts on our face that we can talk to them.

Instagram has also added new brushes such as chalk which is really interesting.

New stickers has been added either like plane paper, pencil and notebook and can make change the style by pressing two touches on the sticker.

10. Share panoramic photos

Now, Instagram allows you to archive any videos or photos which have been uploaded. As a result, there photos and videos don’t appear on your profile. But you could put them in section called ‘file’ .

1.Update Instagram with version 10.23.0 from Google play.
2. Open the picture you want to delete in Your profile.
3. Tap on the 3 points at the top and then opt archive.

11. Pause, set back and look back stories

You don’t need to look at all the stories consecutively and strictly.

While looking at story
-Touch on the left side of the screen or slide or slide from the right to return to the previous photos or videos.
– you can touch and hold on the screen to pause story

12.Hide your stories from certain people

Sometimes we don’t want certain people to view our story because of some issues. So in that case, you can simply hide your stories from them.

1. Tap on the person icon to go to your profile
2. Next, tap on the gear icon on IOS or the three points on the Android to access the options.
3. Then, click on story configuration
4. Tap on 0 people
5. At last, tap on the done button

13. Share your story in Your profile

We all like our posted stories and we want one of stories remain on our Instagram profile as a general publication.

This is how you can do it
1. First, You need to click on story
2. Next, tap on the three dot icon in the lower right corner of the photo or video that you would like to share.
3. Then click on share as publication
4. At last, edit and add filters, tags, a subtle etc.

14. Mention other accounts in your story

In Instagram, you can tag other accounts in your story. The account which you tag, will appear in your story with an underline.

However, somebody can have access to mentioned account through your story. So they can have advantage to to visit their profile through given link.I

Instagram hacks to share photos and videos

15. Share videos with sound

You can give sound to your videos on Instagram. Moreover, you can also add sound to your stories simply tap volume control at the top screen to mute.

– press the + at the bottom of the screen to select the video you want to post.
– click on volume control icon at the top of the screen to mute the sound of the video.

16. Sends photos that disappear to other accounts

In Instagram, you could send pictures, videos and boomerang to another account or a group of friends. This feature is really interesting enough to drag users attention.

How to do it…

1. On the main screen touch the camera icon in the upper left and slide right to open the camera.
2. Then take a photo, a video or a boomerang.
3. Edit as you wish
4. Press on the arrow at the bottom right of the screen.
5. Opt new recipient to send messages to various people in a single chat group

17. Adjust the intensity of filters

In Instagram, you are really gonna like filters because here you can adjust the intensity of filters in order to get more attractive appearance.

This is pretty simple to do it..
1.Tap on picture
2. Opt filters
3. Open editing tool
4. Use sliding scale to adjust the intensity of the filter
5. At last, press on done

18. Split photos and create a mosaic photo

This is really funny feature which let you split or divide your photo in nine equal parts.

This is how you can do it….

1. Share three consecutively photos so that they can occupy a whole line
2. To share a series of pictures,

trimming a single image into nine and publish them.

19. Schedule Instagram posts

At present, we all have very tight schedule so we often forget what we have to share on Instagram.

So you can use hoot suite to schedule your videos or photos in Instagram and make sure it must be the best time.

This is how you can do it…

1. Abra hoot suite add to your account
2. Tap on compose message
3. Opt a photo or something else
4. Tap next and opt custom programming
5. At least, opt date and time you want your message to be published.
6. Tap on OK.

20. Re gram / Report in a couple of clicks

If you want to do re gram you must know how to take screenshot, crop the image and so on. With using this hootsuite, you can do regram easily.

This is how you can do it…

1. Open hootsuite and find picture that you want to share on Instagram.
2. Tap on square arrow icon to share the message
3. Attach the picture with the original title and add the credit
4. Opt the social network you want to republic your photo
5. Save, send and schedule the publication

Cheats for profile and biography

21. Switch to a business profile for announcement

This feature is something to be noted by businessmen because ever since Instagram added this feature business has become easy. There are a lot of advantages including statistics and the ability to create ads.

1. Tap the person icon to go your profile
2. Tap the gear icon on IOS or the three points dot on Android
3. Opt change to business profile
4. Next, connect your Facebook account to your business account
5. Next, you will have have to give all information
6. Tap done to save your profile and setting

22. Put a link in biography

You can put a link in your biography means you can share an active link where you can promote channel,

You can put a link in your biography means you can share an active link where you can promote channel, content and website and so on.

This is how you can do it

1. Touch the person icon to visit person profile
2. Tap the edit profile picture
3. Next, you enter into link you want
4. Press done to save image

23. Add line breaks in your biography

If you want to break the blocks of text in your biography, you can follow this method …

This is how you can…

1. Write biography as you to appear, with line breaks
2. Select all text and copy it
3. Touch the person icon to visit
4. Tap the edit profile button
5. Paste the text
6. Press to done to save it

24. Hide the photos that have been tagged

Yeah, you can hide the pictures what you have tagged. Once you hide tagged photos, none will able to view it unless you want.

This is how you can do it

1. Touch the person icon to visit person profile
2. Tap the third icon of your biography
3. Press the three dot icon
4. Then press hide photos
5. Opt the pictures you want to remove from your profile

25. See all messages that you liked

If you are interested in finding some inspiration for your brand then it is possible to look at 300 most recent publications.

This is how you can do it

1. Go to your profile
2. Press the gear icon on IOS or the three dot icon
3. Touch publication you liked

26. Publish Instagram on Pinterest

Pinterest is very powerful social tool in terms of reuse of its publications.

How to do it on the mobile
1. Move to publication that you want to make a pin
2. Press the three points icon
3. Opt copy URL
4. Open Pinterest app
5. Tap the plus sign icon to add a new pin
6. Opt the copy link
7. Pinterest will appear automatically with a link save in clipboard
8. Choose the image you want for pin and make publication

How to do it on desktop

1. Have publication you want to pin
2. Select open link in new tab
3. Use Pinterest button for browser to opt photo you want to pin and eventually publish the image.

27. Remove comments

In Instagram, you can not delete your own message but also comments of other accounts that have left in your publication.

How to delete own comments

1. Tap the box icon
2. Hold and swipe left on the comment
3. Tap the trash icon

How to eliminate comments from others in your publication

1. Touch the box icon
2. Hold and swipe left
3. Tap the option button which let you reply or delete a comment
4. Finally, press the trash icon

28. Comment filter based on keywords

This special feature of Instagram allows you to filter your comments by keywords or even deactivate them completely for a given publication.

How to filter comments

1. Select the person icon to move profile
2. Tap the gear icon on IOS or three points icon on Android to move to options
3. Opt comment
4. Toggle the hide inappropriate comments option

How to deactivate comments

1. Start posting a photo or a video as usual
2. Opt advanced settings
3. Toggle the option disable comments

29. Save publication to see later

Here, you can save your some of favorite or best publication to see them later. And you can only see them.

This is how you can

1. Move to publication that you have to save
2. Press the marker icon
3. You can view your saved publication in the ‘saved’ tab

30. Zoom in the details of photographs

We all want to see any picture as clear as that can be, in order to that zoom the picture. Now you can zoom in Instagram

This is how you can

1. Move to picture you want to zoom
2. Pinch with two fingers
3. Enjoy the details

Hopefully, you must have felt good after reading this article.

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