7 Instagram Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know About

Everything you need to know about posting better photos and using Instagram can be said in four simple words- improve your research methods. Nowadays, you can find everything about any topic online. The Internet is full of useful information, and this can be your primary source of acquiring knowledge.

You can find books online that can teach you things that people learn in schools and colleges. In other words, the internet is a free means of acquiring knowledge. Regarding the better use of Instagram, you can learn all about art, photography, film, marketing, and advertising in one place. So if you are serious about improving the quality of your posts on Instagram here are a couple of ways to go about it.

Effect and filters

There are various useful books that you can read online and learn what it takes to capture stunning photos. We all know that when it comes to posting on Instagram, the quality of your photos is only one important element that you need to pay attention to. Professional photographers know that everything from the angle, source of light, frames to filters can affect the purity of their photos.

Instagram filters
Instagram filters

This is why they invest time and money in gathering knowledge and tools to provide the best possible photos. So before you think about improving your posts, get the right gear to do so by investing in a decent camera. And Instagram offers more than enough filters and effects to make your photos look amazing just as if you are using a professional camera.

Adding stickers

Talking about how Instagram provides various means for enhancing your photos let’s take a moment and notice the importance of stickers. Every photo or video that you are about to post can be improved with this new feature.

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Adding stickers to your photographs will give the context as they will become more meaningful and self-explanatory thus relieving you of the process of attaching a description to your post. After you’ve taken a photo, simply click on a new sticker button next to drawing and text tools.

Adding text to your video and photo posts

Did you know that next to add stickers you can also add text directly to your photos and videos? This can make your content much more interesting as you can create mini-story-like content. Click on the text icon presented with an upper case and lower case letter “A” next to one another. Not only that you can add text, but you can also choose the style, size, and color of your text.

If you want to increase the size of it, simply click on the vertical three-dot icon. You can also use emojis and mention a friend in your post by typing his name in your text. Every modification like size, color, and position as well are allowed, and it’s all available so that your posts can look better and offer more than just a picture or a video. So improvise and be creative, experiment with effects, and be sure to use a different one for every single post that you share.

Tagging and mentioning

Instagram product tagging
Instagram product tagging

You can also tag a person in your photo by clicking on the menu button, then the “tag” option if you use iOS. If you have an Android phone, simply click anywhere on the photo (this can be a face, object, or part of a body) and a menu will appear where you can type the name of your friend that you want to tag. And if you feel like mentioning someone that you think will appreciate the gesture of associating them with your posts you can do so as well. After you’ve captured a picture, and if you’re tagging someone important and famous make sure that the picture is top quality, simple type @ and their name. After you share your post, they will get a notification that you’ve tagged them.

Expand the reach of your posts

If you feel that the content you are posting on Instagram should also be available on your profile on other social platforms, you can link your account. By doing this, you increase your audience and expand the reach of your posted content. To do so go to account setting and click on link account. From there you can choose which platform you want to use.

You can make your posts reach for more virtual ground by changing the privacy settings of your posts. Maybe you have a public profile on Instagram but a private one on Facebook. To change this go to your Facebook account and find the “who can see your posts” option.

Send a direct message

Although Instagram’s sole purpose is to post and sharing of photos and videos with each, you can also send a private post or a message to your friends. To find this option look for the drawer-like icon in the top right corner of your screen. After you’ve tapped the icon, it shows you the list of all your private messages.

If you want to send a new message to a different recipient that is found in the list click on the x button and type your message. Remember that you can also include your modified photos. It’s as if you’ve shared your photo, except that only your recipient will be able to see it.

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