7 Useful Tips & Tricks to Use Instagram as a Pro

Instagram is one of the trendiest social networking application—especially for those who admire photography. What makes it different from other apps is the fact has totally revolutionized the traditional styles of photography. Before Instagram rolled out did you ever notice anyone whipping out their phones to take pictures of their coffee mugs, beautiful sunset, or favorites dishes? No right!  Instagram lets you create a whole portfolio of your lifetime memories clubbed together in a beautiful manner.

So whether you’ve been highly addicted to Instagram for years now, or you’re just a beginner, here are a bunch of tips and tricks which you can’t afford to miss.

  1. Switch to Private Mode

Making your profile private ensures people can’t follow you without your permission. So If you’re fed up from annoying requests or if you don’t want anybody peeking through your profile unnecessarily then switch to private mode.

  • Open up Instagram and head to your profile (the “user” icon at the bottom right corner of the screen).
  • Click on Settings.
  • Navigate to Account > Private Account. Now toggle it on and this feature is enabled.

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  1. Save Precious Data

Data is precious. Yes of course, smartphone is just a ‘tin box’ without it. So here’s what you can do to save data while using Instagram.

  • Head to Profile > Settings > Mobile/Cellular Data Use.
  • Turn on ‘Use Less Data’

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  1. Get rid of Search History

Yes, we all have a private life—why to deny. Well, we should never give any chance to our notorious friends by leaving any embarrassing trails behind.

  • Head to Profile > Settings > Clear Search History.
  • The app will ask you “Are you sure?”. Hit “Yes”.
  1. Take Photos without posting them right away

If you’re in love with Instagram photo filters, but don’t feel like posting it online. Just put your phone on the airplane mode from stopping your picture from being immediately posted away.

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  1. Instagram Direct

Although it’s a good idea to post frequently to keep your followers engaged, sometimes it’s not always necessary to publicly post something to all your followers. Instagram Direct lets you exchange threaded messages with one or more people, and share posts you see in Feed as a message.

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To see messages, you’ve sent with Instagram Direct, tap in the top-right corner of Feed. From there, you can manage the messages you’ve sent and received.

  1. Use the Location Tool

Doesn’t it make you sad when you see a picture of a beautiful mountain without a location tag? People are interested in the context as well as the content. So mentioning the location or name of the place often helps to engage user attention.

  1. Embed Photos

Did you take a photo that is absolutely stunning and you want to share it on your blog?

  • Go to Instagram on the web and find the picture you want to share.
  • Click on the symbol shown as three dots.
  • Choose the Embed option.

Instagram is one beautiful community where you can share tons of good memories. There’s no better time than now to get started.

You don’t take a photograph; You make it—they say!

#GetReadyToRoll #NowIsTheTime

Rimzhim Sharma

Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at Systweak Software. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods.

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