29 Instagram Hacks, Tips, & Features Everyone Should Know About 2020

Hidden Instagram Features, Tips And Tricks
Hi, in this article we have shared the list of hidden Instagram features, tips, and tricks. Instagram is one of the most popular social media site own by Facebook. Instagram has more than a billion active users all over the world. We use Instagram to see amazing photos, videos share our images and follow someone.

So, we are here with Hidden Instagram Features, tips and tricks that will help in using Instagram in a better way. Probably you will be knowing some of these tips and tricks but others will definitely surprise you.

1. Specify Your Account Type 

Specify Your Account  - Instagram Tricks
This Instagram trick is very useful for you if you are a creator. By using the feature you will be able to use your Instagram account in a professional way. To specify You account type go to Profile > Options > Settings > Account > Switch to creator account.

Now you need the select category and other options to make your creator account. By using this hidden Instagram feature you will be able to reach the correct audience and will get more engagement on your post. You can switch back to personal account any time by going to Profile > Options > Settings > Switch to the personal account.

2. Customize The Notification

Customize The Notification - Instagram Tricks
You may be following hundreds of id people on Instagram and getting a large number of notifications every time someone you follow to post on Instagram. This results in so much of notification, very disturbing. Right?

But you can select the person for which you want to get the notifications and turn off the notifications for specific users.

To use this hidden Instagram feature whenever you see a post from the user you don't want to get a notification, go to options of that post and then click on the "Turn off post notifications". Now you will never get the notification from that profile.

3. Instagram Creator Studio (PC)

Instagram Creator Studio (PC) - Instagram Tricks
Just like you can use YouTube creator Studio for YouTube, you can use Instagram Creator Studio for Instagram if you have a business account. By this Instagram feature, you will be able to get all the necessary information and analytics of the videos and images you have posted on Instagram.

By using Instagram creator studio you will be able to see the views, likes, impressions, and engagement on your post. All the statistics will be available in the form of bar graphs. You can use the Instagram creator studio to analyze the engagement and the audience for your posts and use this information to get more engagement, more audience and get more followers.

To use Instagram Creator Studio Search for Facebook Creator Studio on Google, after the site will open you will be able to see two icons i.e Facebook and Instagram on the top of the webpage, click on the Instagram icon. Now your Instagram creator account will open with you post statistics. Try to use this Instagram trick on your PC. If you find these Instagram tips and tricks useful than following us on social media and share this everyone.

4. Stop Hate Comments

Stop Hate Comments - Instagram Tricks
You can stop anyone from writing an inappropriate comment on your post by setting the manual filter. Go to Settings > Privacy > Comments > Filters > Turn on the Manual filter > Write the words that you don't want people to comments on your posts.

Now, if anyone will try to use an inappropriate word in the comments his/her comments will be considered as spam and will be removed automatically This Instagram trick will be very useful for everyone, share it.

5.  Post Multiple Photos 

Post Multiple Photos  - Instagram Tricks
With this hidden Instagram feature, you can select multiple photos or videos and share them with your followers at the same time. Posting the images one by one is a very time-consuming process.

You can click on "Select multiple" while posting next time on Instagram to share multiple photos ( Max 10) at the same time

6. Post From Your PC

Post From Your PC - Instagram Tricks
You may think that you can't post on Instagram from your PC as Instagram does not allow post sharing from Desktop.

You can use the following trick to share images and videos directly from your PC without installing any software. To share photos on Instagram from your PC, Open Google Chrome > Press F12 > click on the mobile icon (on the top left of the box). Now to will get the mobile version of Instagram and share your photos or videos from your PC.

You can visit our official Instagram account and follow users to get the notification of the latest and interesting post on Instagram.

7. Create Glowing Emoji And Text

Create Glowing Emoji And Text - Instagram Tricks
By using this Instagram trick you can create any emoji glow or add a glowing border around the emoji as shown in the image above. You can on the left side, there is an emoji which is glowing and on the right side the emoji with no glow. This is one of the coolest hidden Instagram features you can use to create beautiful stories.

To use this Instagram trick to Select the emoji > Select NEON ( at the top) and then select the color you want to add around the emoji to make it glow. Now use this Instagram trick to make amazing glowing emojis. You can do the same with text also.

8. Beautiful Images With Eraser

Beautiful Images With Eraser - Instagram Tricks
To create beautiful images with the eraser on Instagram, first, select a photo from your Instagram story > Click on pen icon > Click on image for 2 seconds. Now, select the eraser and move your finger on the part of the image you want to remove the solid color and make the image appear hidden below the solid color. You can use this trick to write your name or message on Instagram. You can visit some free wallpaper sites to download beautiful images and use then in your Instagram stories.

9. Conduct A Quiz On Instagram

Conduct A Quiz On Instagram - Instagram Tricks
With this Instagram trick, you can share a quiz with your Instagram followers and make them answer related to you or your interest. This is an amazing way to engage your Instagram followers.

To create a quiz on Instagram click on Sticker icon > Select Quiz and then ask a question with some options.

When someone will going to see your quiz he/she will make the guesses and if they will choose the wrong option the box will share and will become red, after this the correct answer to the question will be displayed. There are other interesting stickers available on Instagram you can use like Poll, Countdown and many more.

10. Use Different Fonts

Use Different Fonts - Instagram Tricks
You can make your every Instagram Story or post super cool by using different types of beautiful fonts. This will make your followers like your text and help you in getting more followers.

You need to visit CoolSymbol.com > Type the sentence > Select the font > Copy and paste the text in your Instagram Stories.

On this website, you can select from hundreds of formats for free and use than anywhere you want to make it look more beautiful.

11. Send Voice Messages

Send Voice Messages - Instagram Tricks
Do you know you can send voice messages on Instagram? To use this Instagram feature you need to tap on the mike icon and then record your voice message and then remove your finger to send it

The limit of this Instagram feature if you can send voice messages with a duration of less then 1 minute. You decide that you don't want to send this message that you can swipe left to select that recorded audio and to swipe up to lock the voice recording. This hidden Instagram feature work similarly to that od whats app.

12. Send Instagram Stories

Send Instagram Stories - Instagram Tricks
You can send someone's Instagram Stories to your friends. Instagram recently added this hidden Instagram feature so that anyone can Stories also.

You can send stories on Instagram by Clicking on Plane icon > Select the people with whom you want to share that Instagram Stories.

13. Add More Color

Add More Color - Instagram Tricks
We know that there are many color option that is present at the bottom from which we can select while writing a Stories but if you are not getting the correct color share than you can select click and hold on any color and then a color panel will appear. No, you can slide your finger to select your favorite color from that color pannel.

You can press and hold on the screen to add a solid color to your Instagram Stories.

14. Pin A Sticker In Video

Pin A Sticker In Video  - Instagram Tricks
You can use this trick to select an object or a face while using a sticker. If you will pin an object or face the stickers will move whenever the object or a face will move. This will be the best way to apply stickers on the face as the sticker is not fixed, it will actually change its position with your face.

To pin a sticker on Instagram Select a video > Choose a sticker > Click on the sticker for about 2 seconds and place it over the object you want to pin it for.

15. Create A Circle Around Your Profile 

Create A Circle Around Your Profile  - Instagram Tricks
Create A Circle Around Your Instagram Profile you need to install the Canva app which is available for free on Google Play Store.

After installing the Canva app, Open the app > Click on the "+" > Select your pic > Click on illustrations > Shape  > Circle > Choose the color of the circle and place it around your face in the pic.

Now, open Instagram > Click on Edit profile > Change your profile picture by replacing the older one with the new one that you have just created with canvas app > Adjust the pic to make the outer portion of border fix in the circle. All Done. You have created a beautiful profile picture.

You can use the canvas app to create amazing images and share them on Instagram. Canva is the best app that you can use to create a beautify idea for sharing than on social media and the best things are that it free.

16. Switch Between Camera

camera lens - Instagram Tricks
You must be using the camera to take selfies or to take a beautiful image and then to upload them on Instagram. By using this Instagram trick you can quickly switch between front and rear camera.

Double-tap on the screen to quickly switch between the front and rear camera on Instagram.

This trick might not work while you are recording a video on Instagram. Some smartphones might also not support this feature.

17. Zoom In And Out Quickly

Zoom In And Out Quickly - Instagram Tricks
With this Instagram trick, you have no need to use your two fingers to zoom in and out. You can click on the Record icon and move your fingers up to zoom in and move the figure down to zoom out. This method is super easy and fast.

18. Add A Little Selfie

Add A Little Selfie - Instagram Tricks
You can add little selfie as shown in the image. You need to click on the Sticker > Camera Icon. Now, you can take a selfie and then click on the little pic to change the style and slide your fingers to change the position od the pic.

19. Add Location

Add Location  - Instagram Tricks
You can add the location to your Instagram Stories that people can know where you have recorded that video and this will also help people who are searching for the event that occurred at a specific place. If you will add the location to your Instagram Storiesyour Stories will be displayed to the people who are using Instagram in that are and it a simple way to gain more followers from that locality.

You can add the location to your Instagram Stories by Clicking on the Stickers > Location > Choose the location.

20. Hide Your Stories

Hide You Stories - Instagram Tricks
You can block someone from seeing your pic on Instagram and the person will not go to know that you have blocked then on Instagram.

To block someone from seeing your Instagram posts and stories Go to Profile > Options > Settings > Privacy > Story.


21. Add Stories And Posts To Archive

Add Stories And Posts To Archive
Whenever someone posts images, stories or videos they last on Instagram for a short period of time. This time period may vary from one day, two days or maximumly one week but with his Instagram feature you can keep your stories to your Instagram account after they have disappeared, so you can look back on your memories.

The best think about his hidden Instagram feature is that only you can see what's in your archive. Stories you create and share on Instagram are automatically saved in your Stories Archive, so there's no need to save them to your phone. You can turn off Stories Archive at any time in Settings.

To Save your images, posts, video, and stories to an archive Go to your profile > Select any post that you want to article > Click on the option (thee dots) and then click on Archive.

After adding the stories and posts to archive you can view them by navigating to Profile > Options > Archives. From there you can see all the stories article and posts archive.

22. Turn Off Commenting 

Turn Off Commenting on Instagram
You can Instagram trick to turn off commenting to prevent people from commenting on an individual post. When you turn off commenting, any comments that are currently on your post will be hidden. If you turn to comment back on for a post, previous comments will be restored and people will be able to comment again.

To turn commenting off or on for a post you've shared, Tap on the option (three dots) above your post. > Select Turn Off Commenting or Turn On Commenting.

You can also turn off commenting for a post before you share it. On the screen where you add a caption or location to your post, tap Advanced Settings, then tap Turn Off Commenting.

23. Post To Other Apps Automatically

 Post To Other Apps Automatically
You can use this Instagram trick to share the same post on different social media apps like Twitter, Facebook and on Tumblr at the same. You can same much time by using these tricks as by using this trick you have no need to share the same post one by one on the different apps.

You can use this Instagram trick by enabling the "Also post on" while posting the image or video on Instagram.

To use this trick you have to verify and link your Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr account to Instagram. Once you link accounts, you'll have the option to share a post to Facebook from the same screen where you add a caption. You can also share from Instagram to a Facebook Page you manage.

You should read the article on the hidden twitter features and on the hidden Facebook features on this site to know more about Facebook and Twitter and use them in more productive way.

24. Save Posts To Collection

Save Posts To Collection
If your business is using Instagram Checkout to hidden Instagram feature products, you can add Swipe Up to your stories that direct people to view a collection of your products. You can create a collection by going to Commerce Manager and setting up a promotion.

To the post in the collection, Tap on the options in the top right, then tap Edit Collection. Enter a new name and tap Done, or tap Delete Collection > Delete to delete it. To remove a post from a collection, go to the post and tap  > Remove from Collection.

25. Create A Nametag For Instagram ProfileCreate A Nametag For Instagram Profile

By using this Instagram feature you can create a nametag for your Instagram profile and share it with your friends. They can scram your nametag on their phone to see your Instagram profile and follow you.

A nametag is just like a QR code, anyone can scan it on there phone. You can customize your nametag using the Instagram app for Android and iPhone, but not from a web browser.

To create a nametag for your Instagram profile, Go to your profile and tap and then tap on Nametag.

To customize it, touch anywhere on the screen or tap the button at the top to try other designs. Use Color to switch between different colors, Emoji to choose an emoji design or Selfie to take a photo and try on different selfie stickers.

To scan a nametag using the Instagram app camera: Open the Instagram app and tap in the top left.

Make sure the nametag you are trying to scan is visible in front of you. Hover the camera over the nametag. Hold and press on the camera screen until the nametag is captured.

26. Make Someone Unfollow You On Instagram

Make Someone Unfollow You On Instagram
Instagram allows users to set their account privacy to either public or private. If you have a private account, you will be asked to approve the following requests of people who want to follow you. Only approved followers will be able to access your account.

Make someone unfollow you on Instagram On the other hand, if you have a public account on Instagram, anyone can follow you without asking for your permission and people can also see your posts, stories, highlights, followers and following lists on your profile, even if they are not following you.

To make some on unfollow or remove someone from the follower's list on Instagram, Navigate to your profile and then click on the followee to see the list of all the users following you on Instagram. > Now. select the users you want to remove from your follower's list. > Click on the option (three dots) on the corresponding user. > Tap on "Remove".

Sometimes, you don't want someone to see your photos and videos on Instagram for some privacy reasons. If that person is already following you, you might want to remove him from your follower's list.

27. See All About The Accounts

See All About The Accounts
We know you come to Instagram to connect with the people and things you love, and we are committed to helping ensure our community is well informed about interactions on the platform. To align with this goal, logged-in users can now view additional information for some accounts on Instagram.

To see the information of the verified account ton Instagram, Open the profile and them tap on the options (three dots) > Now, tap on "About this Account"

This hidden Instagram feature does not surface your ad's targeting, budget or spend. You will keep control of those details. You will not be billed for people viewing your active ads through this hidden Instagram feature.

28. Stop Someone From Removing You From Follower's List

Stop Someone From Removing You From Follower's List
If you just removed someone from your follower's lists, they can again start following you or send you a follow request based on your account privacy. If you have a public account, they can also see your posts, stories, and highlights on your profile.

To prevent this, you can simply block the person. Blocking will remove them from your follower's list and they won't be able to follow you back again. This step-by-step guide shows how to block someone on Instagram and make them unfollow you.

Open the Instagram app and go to the Search tab (tap the search icon at the bottom of the screen). > Now search the username (or name) of the person who you want to block and remove from your follower's list. > Next, find the right profile and open it. After this, tap the menu button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen) and click the Block option. > Again click on the Block option to confirm.

29. Find & Cancel Sent Follow Requests on Instagram

Find & Cancel Sent Follow Requests on Instagram
There are two types of accounts on Instagram: private and public. In order to follow a private account, first, you need to send a follow request. If the person accepts it, then only you will start following them and see their posts and stories in your news feed.

Find & cancel sent follow requests on Instagram The person can also cancel your follow request or keep it pending. You might not want to keep your follow request pending if the person isn't accepting it. Unfortunately, Instagram doesn't have any hidden Instagram features that can help you to cancel your sent follow requests all in one place.

To Find & Cancel Sent Follow Requests on Instagram, navigate to Profile > Options > Settings > Security > Data and histiry > Access data > Connections > Current following requests.

Of course, you can go to the user's profile and cancel you follow request manually, but that would be a tedious task if you have a long list of users and most probably, you will not even remember who you have requested to follow.  We have also shared a simple Instagram trick that can make it easier for you to cancel those follow requests.

These were some of the best hidden Instagram features, tips and tricks that we know. We hope these tips and tricks will help you and if you think that you can add some other Instagram tips and tricks to this list then share with us.

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Aulpiny said…
Instagram keep adding new features, subscribe to get the notifications of the latest updates. You can tell us which features surprised ypu the most and add any feature that you know and we have not mentioned in this article.
Anonymous said…
These Instagram tips and trick are amazing. Number 10 is my favorite.

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