15 Hidden Instagram Hacks and features

15 Hidden Instagram Hacks and features

Get the most out of your Instagram app

Beginners and advanced users of Instagram could use some help in taking their platfom use to the next level. There are lesser-known tips and features that Hubspot put together in a list of 15 hacks. Whether you're looking to showcase your company's moments, a marketer in the ecommerce industry, or an individual, there are tips and features in here for you.

1) Get notifications when your favorite people post.

To turn on or off notifications for a specific user: Visit that user's profile, and open up one of their posts. Then, click the three dots in the bottom right-hand corner of the post, and choose "Turn on (or off) post notifications" from the menu that appears.

If you followed these instructions and still aren't receiving notifications, double-check that you've allowed notifications from the Instagram app in your phone's settings.


2) See all the posts you've Liked in one place.

Go to your own profile and click the "Options" button (a gear icon on iPhone/iPad and three dots on Android). Then, click "Posts You've Liked."

To un-Like any of the posts you've Liked, simply go to the post and deselect the "heart" icon below it. The user won't be notified that you've un-Liked their post.

3) See the posts your friends have recently Liked, commented on, and so on.

To view the recent activity from the people you follow just click the heart icon at the bottom of the home screen that shows which people have Liked your photos. Then, choose the tab near the top that says "Following."

4) Look through pictures without worrying about accidentally Liking them.

Live in fear no more. To look through someone's Instagram photos without "double-tap paranoia," scroll through their feed while on airplane mode. Without internet access, you won't be able to Like their photo even if you accidentally double-tap it.

The pictures won't load in the first place if you start on airplane mode, though. You'll have to go to the feed first so the pictures load, then turn on airplane mode, then start scrolling. When you reach the end and need to load more pictures, simply turn airplane mode off, let more load, and then turn it on again.

5) Clear your search history.

Even if you are not a creep, there are times when we all wish we could just clear our search history on Instagram. Luckily, you can.

To clear your search history: Go to your own profile and click the "Options" button (a gear icon on iPhone/iPad and three dots on Android). Scroll down and click "Clear Search History." When prompted, click "Yes, I'm sure."

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