6 Useful Tips & Shortcuts Of Instagram

6 Useful Tips & Shortcuts Of Instagram

From Instagram to Facebook to Twitter, it is the constant endeavor of every social media site to introduce exciting and easy to use features that add on to their popularity and ease of access. Not only this, they also work dedicatedly on improving the user’s security.

Popular Social Media Instagram has taken a big leap in terms of introducing exciting and refined features. In this article we are going to discuss 6 useful tips and shortcuts of Instagram that make its use a cakewalk for users.

We have divided the articles into two sections. While the first part consists of shortcuts applicable to the entire app, the second section focuses on shortcuts related to Instagram Stories.

So, what are we waiting for, let’s checkout 6 useful tips and shortcuts of Instagram one by one.

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Shortcuts For Entire Instagram App:

Invite Friends:

Instagram gives its users the ability to send invites to their friends on Facebook or even from their contacts list. Simply send invitation and once accepted you can share your pictures and stories with them.

Please follow the steps below to do so:

  1. Launch Instagram App and open your profile page.
  2. From the Profile page click on the three vertical dots present on the top right corner.
  3. Here under Invite Friends you can send invites to your Facebook friends and contacts from contacts list.
    invite facebook friends instagram option

Add Privacy To Your Instagram Account, Make It Private:

Don’t like your profile to be public, want a method to secure it? Instagram allows you to make your account private so that not everyone can see it. Making your account private and only let your followers see your posts.

Please follow the steps below to do so:

  1. Launch Instagram App and open your profile page.
  2. From the Profile page click on the three vertical dots present on the top right corner.
  3. Here locate Private Account from the list and toggle it on.
    instagram private account

Keep A Check On Other’s Activities:

Keep a track of your follower’s actions and posts on Instagram. Instagram lets you view all the activities of people you follow such as what they have liked, on which posts they have posted comments and so on.

Please follow the steps below to do so:

  1. Launch Instagram App and click on the heart shaped icon.
  2. Clicking on it shows a list. The first list under Following shows all the comments and likes posted by the people you follow. The second list under You shows the likes and comments posted by you.
    Instagram following

Shortcuts For Instagram Stories:

The second category of shortcuts under Useful Tips & Shortcuts of Instagram are the ones that are exclusively meant for Instagram Stories.

Instagram Stories are ones that appear for 24 hours and then disappears automatically.

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Swipe Right For Story Mode:

Sharing Instagram Stories amongst friends is a cakewalk. Simply open your Instagram app and swipe to the right to open the camera.

Now click a picture or video as per wish and directly send it to Your Story.

Add Privacy To Your Instagram Stories:

Don’t want all your followers to see your Instagram Stories. Simply add an extra layer of security to limit the number of users who can view your Stories. To do so:

  1. Launch Instagram App and click on the Camera icon on the top left corner.
  2. Now click on the Settings icon on the top left corner of the camera.
  3. Here locate and click on Hide Story From option. From the drop-down list select the list of users you want to hide your Instagram Stories from.
    instagram story settings

Ample Filters And Modes:

Instagram app provides varied options to apply different filters and modes. When in Camera mode you can find different modes such as Superzoom, Normal, Rewind etc. You can choose any of these modes by swiping left or right under the shutter button.

You can also choose filters by clicking on the smiley button present on the bottom right corner.

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So, guys these were 6 useful tips & shortcuts of Instagram that makes its use even more easy and less time consuming.

Pragya Dani is a technical blogger at Systweak. She loves exploring hidden and lesser known features of gadgets and all things tech. Pragya also likes trying out different cuisines and Italian tops her list

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