Category: Social Media

5 Hidden Instagram Tricks

Over the nearly seven years that it’s existed, Instagram has ballooned from a simple photo sharing app to a social network with more than 600 million users. The app itself has changed significantly over that time, including one recent controversial tweak to display images algorithmically rather than chronologically.

Whether you’re a longtime Instagram addict or a photo-sharing newcomer, these tips and tricks will help you get the most out of the app. Here’s how to..

1) Add multiple photos and videos to one post

If you can’t decide which photo to post, you can now upload more than one at a time. Thanks to a recent update, it’s possible to publish up to 10 photos and videos in a single post. When browsing through your phone’s photo gallery in Instagram, just tap the “Select Multiple” button that appears near the bottom of the currently selected photo to choose more than one image or video.

2) Add more information to existing posts

Maybe you posted a picture but forgot to add a certain hashtag to your caption, or perhaps you want to tag a friend in a photo you already published. To do this, press the button above your post that looks like three dots in a row, choose the “Edit” option, and you’ll be able to alter the caption, tag friends, and add a location to that post. However, you can’t change the image itself after it’s posted.

3) Send disappearing photos and videos

Instagram added a Snapchat-like feature last year that makes it possible to send images and videos that disappear once the recipient has viewed them. To do this, launch the camera within Instagram, snap a photo or record a video, and tap the arrow icon in the lower right corner of the screen. From there, you’ll be able to choose which friends will receive your temporary photo or video. You can only send these types of posts to Instagram members that follow you or have chosen to receiving private messages from you.

4) Save photos to view them later

If you’re the type of person that uses Instagram to curate ideas around fashion, home decor, travel or other interests, you may want to save those photos for later viewing. To do so, press the bookmark icon located below the photo on the righthand side. Once saved, the photo will appear in a tab on your profile — but only you can see them.

5) Turn off comments for individual posts

Instagram recently gave users more control over their posts by making it possible to turn off comments for individual photos and videos. Just choose the post you’d like to disable comments on, press the three dots displayed above the photo or video, and choose “Turn Off Commenting.”

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The reasons why Twitter won’t let anyone save Vine

The reasons why Twitter won’t let anyone save Vine

There are so many ways Twitter could end up looking like a fool if it gave up control of Vine that it would rather bury the app than sell it. There’s little to gain and a lot to lose. So in the spirit of Vine, I’m going to break down the reasoning into 6-second snippets of text:

  • Twitter can preserve all the existing Vines so tweets and embeds with them don’t go dead, whereas if someone else owned it, they might break or delete the archive

 

  • There’s too much brand risk involved if someone else owned a product everyone associates with Twitter. What if the new owner resold it to PornHub, which turned Vine into a smut garden?

 

  • With Vine’s traffic so low at the end, the sales process might have been too costly and distracting to Twitter to make the little cash it got back worth it

 

  • If it did sell for a low price, it would embarrass Twitter by implying it was desperate for the cash just to keep the lights on

 

  • Since Vine’s account system was bootstrapped off of Twitter, selling it could give the new owner too much ability to clone Twitter’s core user graph and build a competing product

 

  • If someone else bought it and made it more successful, it would demonstrate the ineptitude of the Twitter leadership and their inability to harness Vine’s potential

That all makes sense.

But…

 By killing off Vine instead of allowing someone else to breathe new life into it or assigning a small skeleton crew to maintain the app:
  • Twitter burns the trust and relationships it built with millions of users, and especially the star content creators. Why would creators want to invest in building an audience on Periscope if this is how Twitter treats its communities?

 

  • Scorned video makers will flee to Twitter’s social competitors and become advocates for Instagram, Snapchat, Musical.ly and YouTube

 

  • Finally, Twitter might want to focus on news, and much of Vine wasn’t news. But when people want to see a quick clip from a debate, or sporting event, or protest, they may help grow some other service with newsy ambitions because Twitter let Vine wither
The Latest Edition of PDF to Excel by Cometdocs

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10 Best Instagram Tips and Tricks

10 Best Instagram Tips and Tricks

Lets not get into the whole waste of statistics of how many users Instagram has and all the trash. You are here so that means you know how powerful it is so lets not waste our time in that and let us get into the 10 best Instagram Tips and Tricks. Also check out ( COMPLETE INSTAGRAM GUIDE [The Good, The Bad and Almost Everything] )




1. Post at the right time

Before you post your photo to Instagram, there are two things to keep in mind: your audience’s time zone and what time they’re most often checking Instagram. Most Instagram users login in the morning, and in the evening, on their way home from work or school. According to analytics company Simply Measured, the best time to post on Instagram is on Wednesdays between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

For brands, the least favorable time to post is in the middle of the night because an Instagram photo typically has a life of only around 4 hours before it gets buried in followers’ feeds.

Post at times throughout the day that you can assume your audience has down time and is checking their accounts. For example, if you’re a company whose target audience is high school students, post your photo in the afternoon during the time high schoolers are on their lunch break. Or, if you’re a business with lots of New York City- or London-based followers, think about posting during rush hour when you know folks are stuck on trains or busses and have nothing else to do but check their phones.

( Also Read- Make your Instagram look AMAZING with these free super tools )

2. Use popular hashtags

Depending on the industry you’re in, there are popular Instagram hashtags that can be used to get more visibility on your photos. The best way to discover popular hashtags for your industry is to use Google, of course! A simple Google search will tell you all you need to know.

Some of the most trendy Instagram hashtags you’ll find include: #tbt (throwback Thursday), #instadaily, #photooftheday, #instagood.

Keep in mind: Don’t go nuts with your hashtags! A hashtag paragraph, as I like to call it, at the bottom of your photo is not savvy. It can look a little overzealous and cluttered. Instead, stick to using 1-3 relevant hashtags per photo.
3. Use your photo captions to ask questions

One of the best ways to get more likes on your Instagram photos is to use your photo’s caption to ask a question. This is a great way to drive not only photo likes, but comments, too.

 

4. Host a contest on Instagram

Hosting a contest is often the most effective way to boost engagement and get new followers fast on any social network. Since Instagram has grown in popularity, it makes it one of the best social platforms to run a

 

5. Share teasers

For product-based businesses, upload photos to Instagram that feature teasers of a soon-to-be-released product or an exciting event that’s around the corner. Teaser photos are great for catching users’ interest and for driving photo likes!
6. Share candid shots

Think of your brand’s Instagram account as your followers’ backstage pass, or a behind-the-scenes look, at the inner workings of your company. People don’t want to see the same highly polished images your brand uses for adverts, they want to see images that are more relatable and less edited.

Your Instagram account should strive to highlight your employees and the work they do. Even if your business employs hundreds of people, featuring even just a few faces from behind your brand allows your brand to appear much more transparent with your followers.

Remember: The content you post on Instagram doesn’t always have to be marketing driven, it can be just for fun! After all, these kind of photos often get the best engagement. Stop thinking so much about how to get you’re going to get your branding message across and focus on the essence of the platform, which is a human-centric and playful.

7. Use apps

Use photo-editing apps to enhance your photos before you post them Instagram. There are lots of photo-editing apps on the market that are super easy to use. Below are a few of the best, along with a short description of what they do:

  •  Instaframe: Instaframe is a free app that allows you to create really awesome photo collages. There are lots of photo collage apps available, but this one is by far my favorite.
  •  Instagram Layouter: When you upload a photo to Instagram from your phone’s photo library, Instagram will make you crop it into the shape of a square. If you want to feature an entire photo without cropping it, Squaready allows you to do this. Bonus- it’s free!
  • Picfx: If you want to really pump up the look of your photo with filters, Picfx ($1.99) is your go-to app. It has 100+ effects, textures and frames to choose from, and will automatically format your photo into a square for easy Instagram uploading.
  •  Camera+: Camera+ ($1.99) one of the most popular photo-editing apps available. Use Camera+ to adjust the lighting, brightness, contrast and clarity of your photos. It’s also a really handy app for shooting, as it allows you to zoom more tightly and improve your lighting on the spot!





8. Ask your users for help

If it’s a goal of your brand’s to get on Instagram’s most popular “Explore” page, and you have enough followers to do so, don’t be afraid to ask in the photo caption section of your next uploaded photo. Ask and often you shall receive!

9. Use Instagram video

Instagram videos are the latest way for businesses to engage with fans. In short, brands using Instagram video should use it to do the following: spotlight their products, tell a story, entertain and provide value. To learn more about how your brand can use Instagram video the right way, click here.

( Also Read- 3 Super tools to SELL on Instagram )

10. Welcome a guest Instagrammer

There are lots of “Instagram celebrities” on the platform, meaning Instagram users who have massive following. These people have influence. In a matter of minutes, a photo that an “Instagram celebrity” posts can get thousands of likes and hundreds of comments.

If you’re a brand, team up with an Instagram celeb and have them take over your account for a day or during a major event. This is one way to introduce your Instagram celeb’s large following to your brand.

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11. Ask for shoutouts or features

This tip is for all my PR people! Reach out to popular Instagrammers, or “Instagram celebrities,” and ask that they mention your Instagram account or feature your product in a photo of theirs.

Or better yet, if you’re notified that one of these Instagram influencers mentioned your brand without you asking, reach out to them and say “thanks!” This will help your brand develop a relationship with people who have online influence. The backing of a major Instagram influencer could potentially help drive hundreds of new followers for your brand.

12. Show love to your followers

By posting fan photos, it encourages other followers to tag their photos with your brand’s hashtag or to mention your brand’s account name in the hopes of being the next fan photo used.

( Read – 10 BEST Instagram Business Tool )

13. Take advantage of your Instagram bio

Don’t neglect your Instagram bio! Use this space to feature a call to action, branded hashtags and web links. Or better still, use ShortStack to build and Instagram campaign that you can easily update without having to change the link in your bio every day.

For Instagram users who are new to your brand and come across your account for the first time, this section is important– it often plays a hand in a user’s decision to follow your business or not.

 

14. Discover new people and brands to follow

If you’re a brand just starting out on the platform and you’re not sure who you should follow, just tap on the magnifying glass that appears in the bottom section of your home screen. Instagram will suggest “Videos you might like” and will show you accounts from other users you might want to check out.

Read – 10 Powerful Tools to Manage your Instagram

 

Make your Instagram look AMAZING with these free super tools

Make your Instagram look AMAZING with these free super tools

Why is Instagram so popular?

Because Action Speaks louder than words 😉

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# Photo Apps

Not long after Instagram started gaining popularity, new apps began popping up with features like photo editing, new filters, and options to make your images more dynamic. These apps allow you to make your posts more diverse and interesting, increasing views and engagement in the process.

1) Layout

Layout from Instagram is a free app available for both iOS and Android that makes it easy to create multi-image collages to post on Instagram.

The collages can be visually dynamic and you can feature multiple images (and products) within a single post. Choose from various formats that differ in layout and number of images.
Layout allows you to choose from multiple formats and feature up to four images.
This app was created by Instagram, so integration is easy and the quality is high.



2) Quick

Quick makes it easy to add text to an image, allowing you to adjust the placement, size, color, and font.
Quick makes it easy to place text and edit its font, color, and location.
You can share the edited image on multiple social network sites in addition to Instagram, including Facebook and WhatsApp.

The app is free, but you can make in-app purchases to access more features.

( Also Read – 10 Best Instagram Tips and Tricks )



3) Superimpose

Superimpose allows you to take an image in the foreground, remove it from its background, and place it on another.

This app offers features like allowing you to rotate an image on the foreground and blend two images or their textures. The masking capabilities of this app are amazing.
Superimpose makes it easy to edit and blend images.
Superimpose is surprisingly easy to use, and comes with all of the necessary features to accomplish your editing goals. It’s $0.99 and available for both iOS and Android.

# Video Apps

Videos are an important part of social media marketing and are available for both regular Instagram posts and Instagram ads. It’s good to have a few apps on hand that can enhance and improve your Instagram videos.

1) Lapse It

Lapse It allows you to make time-lapse videos, which give an accelerated version of slowly changing events (like seeing a flower go from bud to bloom in seconds). You can import videos and add a time-lapse effect or capture videos within the app.

The app allows you to speed up and slow down videos, and add any song from your library to the background of the video. The interface is easy to use and it comes with 50 filters, including the tilt-shift effect.
Lapse It has an easy-to-use interface, but doesn’t sacrifice editing options and additional features.
Available for both iOS and Android, the app is frequently updated and has great support. The standard version is free, and you can purchase the pro version in-app for extra features for $1.99.

( Also Read- 3 Super tools to SELL on Instagram )

2) Vintagio

Vintagio allows you to edit both photos and videos and apply filters to give them a retro or vintage look. You can apply different effects and filters, including sepia and black-and-white tones, along with filters that offer color effects from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Vintagio adds a vintage tint to your videos.
Choose from a number of built-in songs or a projector sound effect, or import songs from your library.

Currently available only for iOS, Vintagio costs $3.99.

3) Afterlight

If you feel limited by the extent of Instagram’s photo editing options and filters, look no further than Afterlight. This app makes photo editing fast and easy.
Afterlight offers a ton of great photo editing features, including filters and light effects.
Currently you get access to 15 adjustment tools, 74 filters, 78 textures, 128 frames, and 15 preset cropping tools. It’s $0.99, and available for both iOS and Android.

4) PicPlayPost

PicPlayPost offers features to make your posts more dynamic and engaging. You can create video collages using a combination of photos, videos, GIFs, and sound. You have the option to put an image (or multiple images) next to a video and have music play in the background.

PicPlayPost is free and updated frequently. It’s available for both iOS and Android and supports Live Photos for iPhone users.

 

5) Boomerang

If you want to catch the attention of users as they’re scrolling through the news feed, Boomerang from Instagram is an app you should be using. It’s both a photo and video app, and allows you to shoot brief videos.




Once you post your video, Boomerang will play it forward and backward on a never-ending loop. The repetitive motion is dynamic and eye-catching.
In this boomerang, the handstand will play forward and back on an endless loop.
Boomerang from Instagram is free. It’s available for both iOS and Android.

( Read – 10 BEST Instagram Business Tool )

6) VSCO

Cost: Free

While Instagram’s default filters were once the bleeding edge of mobile photo editing, VSCO has emerged as the reigning champ of creating beautiful photos on-the-go. Part photo editing platform and part social media network, VSCO should be at the heart of every Instagram strategy.

VSCO has an in-depth editing suite and a slew of high quality default filters that can take your smartphone photos to a completely new level. There’s also a huge library of filters available for purchase, giving you endless potential for customizing your photos and setting them apart from the pack.

VSCO is available for iOS and Android.

7) Snapseed

Cost: Free

Snapseed is another photo editing app that gives you the option to fine-tune your photos. While Instagram’s default filters edit your entire image at once, Snapseed lets you apply your effects with a brush so that you can perfect the details of each photo.

Snapseed’s Stacks are another great feature, letting you save groups of filters as a template. These Stacks can then be applied to future photos, giving your entire feed a consistent look and saving you time.

Snapseed is available for iOS and Android.

8) Showcase

Cost: Free – $29/month

Showcase is similar to the two apps featured above, but what really sets it apart is its price point and, more specifically, its free option.

With the free version of Showcase, you’ll be able to embed a customizable Instagram feed onto your online store which can still help your customers make more informed purchasing decisions. However, to add links to product pages and make your feed truly shoppable, you’ll need to upgrade to the premium version.

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KZ Gear, an adventurous brand that sells sunglasses for outdoor living, uses the Showcase app to show customers a wide array of fun-in-the-sun lifestyle images.

Start Shooting!!!

Now that you have the right tools for the job, it’s time to get out there and start taking amazing photos that really show the true value of your products!

Have any more questions about Instagram marketing? Let us know in the comments below!

( Read – 10 Powerful Tools to Manage your Instagram )