Hacks for Instagram

Instagram is a social media platform built for sharing photos and videos. Users can create unique profiles and view posts from friends and other people. Also, having the option to edit their content with various filters. Here are some tricks to help you navigate through Instagram.

  1. See only the posts you want

It you don’t want to see certain people or posts, you can temporarily mute them. This function will hide annoying posts or irrelevant stories.

How to Mute:

  • When you see a user that you want to mute then click on the “…” icon on the corner of their post
  • Select “Mute”
  • From here you can choose either to mute posts or stories from that user
  1. Clear Search History

This is a useful hack that permanently erases all the searches from a search bar

How to Clear History from the Search Bar:

  • Go to your profile by tapping the profile image icon
  • On the IOS system tap the gear icon. On the Android system tap options
  • Scroll to the bottom and select “Clear Search History”
  1. Delete Comments

This is useful if you have made a typo or just want to get rid of old comments.

Deleting your own comments:

  • On the post that you want your comment removed from, tap the speech bubble under it
  • Swipe to left on the comment
  • Tap the trash icon

Deleting someone else’s comment on your post

  • On the post of the comment, you want to delete tap the speech bubble icon
  • Swipe to the left of the Instagram comment
  • Tap the trash icon to delete the comment
  • Partial swipe on the comment to have the option to reply or flag
  1. Blur the Background on Photos (Featured on certain devices)
  • Look at the option under the record button and press “Focus”
  • The foreground will be in focus and the background will be blurred
  • Take a photo or selfie
  1. Capture or Upload a post with Multiple Scenes

How to Upload a Post with Multiple Videos or Photos:

  • Tap the “+” icon located in the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen
  • Choose “Select Multiple”
  • Choose the desired photos or videos that you want to post
  • Select and edit filters. There is the option to have individual filters or the same one for all the selected content
  • Tap to trim the content, or press and hold to reorder them
  • To delete an unwanted clip drag it to the center of the screen
  • Share your creation

How to Record a Video with Multiple Clips:

  • Tap the “+” icon
  • Tap “Video”
  • Tap and hold the circle icon to begin recording
  • To take multiple clips, lift your finger off the circle to pause, then press and hold again to record
  • To delete an unwanted clip select delete and confirm
  1. Receive Notifications when a Favorite User Posts
  • Visit the profile page of the user that you want to get notifications from
  • On the upper right corner of the screen, tap the three dots icon
  • Select “Turn on Post Notifications”
  • If you change your mind in the future, follow the same procedure and choose to turn off notifications

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