Hey Mi Fans,
If you love clicking pictures and sharing them with your friends and family, by using some handy Instagram tricks you can make the best out of this Facebook-owned photo-sharing app. Using some hidden features, you can use Instagram as a photo editor, add/remove filters, download photos and videos in batch, drive traffic to your website, and more. These tips are equally useful for a beginner and professional Instagram user.
Just like Facebook’s main social networking app, Instagram is growing at a fast pace. People and businesses are extensively using Instagram to share their pictures, increase followers, and get business benefits. So, to help you out in this process, I’ve created a list of the 10 awesome Instagram tricks and feature hacks.
[Note: I don’t recommend the use of third-party Instagram apps and services that need your password; Instagram’s policies are strongly against sharing login credentials with the third-party. So, to avoid any bad-looking situation, we advise you to only use the inbuilt features of Instagram and services that don’t ask your password.]
1. Download Instagram photos and videos in batch :)
If you aren’t tech-savvy, downloading Instagram photos and videos could be more than a few simple steps for you. To solve this issue, you need to visit Insta-downloader.net. It’s a new and fast growing website that lets you simply paste the URL of a photo or video from the address bar of your browser and hit the Download button.
It’s also one of the few websites on the internet that lets you download the complete user album of Instagram photos and videos instantly. Do check out this website.
2. Send pictures privately to specific friends and use Instagram as a chatting app ;P
Whenever we like something on Instagram and we wish to share it with our close friends, we often tag them in comments. But, what if you don’t wish to make this communication public? In that case, you can hit the send button below the shared picture and choose the recipient.
You can also use Instagram as a chatting application. To do so, open the profile of a friend and tap the three dots icon at the top right. Now, select the Send Message option and start chatting. Send texts, emojis, pictures, links, whatever you like.
3. Use Instagram as a photo editor for other apps :D
Instagram has a great selection of filters to help you enhance your pictures and gather more likes from your followers. It’s possible that you might want to use Instagram’s effects and share the picture on some other social networks. Using a simple Instagram hack, you can do this easily.
First, make sure that you've turned on the Save Original Photos option in your settings. You can find this option by tapping the gear icon on your profile. Second, you need to turn on the airplane mode in your device. You can find this option in Android by swiping down from the screen. After this, you need to follow the usual photo sharing method and proceed with adding the picture, applying the effects, and sharing. As the airplane mode is on, the upload will fail and you’ll find the edited image saved in your gallery. Please note that don’t forget to tap the X button after the failed upload to prevent the photo from uploading later.
4. Post multiple photos at once :P
One of the biggest features that were added to the Instagram app in recent times was the ability to add multiple pictures at once. If you haven’t used this Instagram feature, it’s time to do so as it allows you to share more. You can add up to 10 photos at once.
To do so, simply click the plus sign to add a new photo. Select the first picture and tap the Select Multiple Icon shown above. It’s the right-most icon at the bottom of the image.
Now you’ll be prompted to select more photos and videos. Tap the Next button, choose effects, and you’re good to go.
5. Get notified when someone posts :$
When Instagram first launched its feed sorting algorithm, many people disliked it. This was so because they intended to see all the latest posts at one place. This change also hides recent pictures of your friends and family.
So, to take control of your Instagram feed and make sure that you don’t miss a single post of your close friends and family, you can choose the Turn on Post Notifications. This option can be found by tapping the three dots on any post from the person you want notifications from. This option can also be enabled by visiting a particular profile page and tapping the three dots in the top right.
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