Amit is a web developer and writer turned digital entrepreneur. He loves writing on technology, social media, and self-improvement.
Instagram is one of the most popular platforms when it comes to social networking sites. You must have been using it, but some of you may not even be aware of how many features and securities Instagram provides to its users. Instagram itself has a lot of functionality and hacks.
Here are 5 awesome Instagram features that you probably don't know existed. So open up your Instagram and let's get started!
Use Attractive Fonts
Have you ever noticed that some accounts on Instagram have a unique and eye-catching font on the bio section? But when you look at your profile's bio, it doesn't look very attractive and beautiful.
To use the fancy font, open your favorite browser and type 'igfonts' and you will land on a page where you can type the message that you want to add as your bio. Once you start composing the message, you will see a list of fonts from which you can choose the font style. The next step would be to copy the message and paste it into your Instagram bio section.
Very simple and can be done in seconds!
Save Posts to Different Folders
You may be the person who saves a lot of photos and videos in a day. But when it comes to finding a particular post, it becomes very difficult to find it.
There are two ways to save a post by creating folders:
- The first way is to go to your profile and tap on the three lines on the right corner. Now tap on the saved item and here you will see a plus (+) icon on the top right, after pressing it you will be able to select the posts. Once you have selected the required posts, click on the next button. After this, you'll see a new page where you can create a separate folder.
- Go to the saved items, click on the plus icon and then directly click on the next button (without selecting any post). Now, you will be taken to a separate window, where you can create another folder, in which you can save posts.
Keep Your Posts Hide
When someone (unknown person) tags you in their post, you get irritated. It is really annoying when their notification pops up anytime and every time. To get rid of this distraction, you can simply un-tag or hide yourself.
To do this, go to the post in which you've been tagged and head over to the three dots icon and click on 'Tag Options'. Right after that, you will see a popup window, in which you can choose whether you want to hide or un-tag yourself.
Archive Your Posts
Sometimes things happen when you have to delete certain posts from your profile. However, some people who do not know about the archive feature, prefer to delete the post. But Instagram provides a feature to hide that post rather than delete it. Which is called the archive post.
This means that you can hide a particular post instead of deleting it. It's just amazing, isn't it?
To add any of your posts to Archive folder, tap on your profile icon and click on the photo or video you want to delete. After this, click on the three dots on the top right where you'll see Archive option. This way your post will be added to archive posts. Just as simple.
Now the question may be arising in your mind that how to recover that post. You can restore with just one click. Head over to Archive section, choose post and click on three dots and a popup window will appear in front of you, and you just have to click Show on Profile button.
Some people prefer to hide their activity status due to certain privacy factors. In some true sense, it is very important to take care of your privacy. Other social platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp are also providing a option to hide your active status. Instagram also provides such things to its user.
To enable this privacy, go to your settings and tap on Privacy, after clicking it, scroll all the way down to Activity Status. Where you can turn it off.
Dear readers, all of the above paths and features that I have described may vary according to your device and the version you are using. If you do not find any specific feature in your Instagram account, it is because of your current version. Therefore, I would gently request to update the version as soon as time permits you.
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