Simple Instagram Hacks That You Wish You Knew Sooner

Instagram has come a long way through the years, becoming the favourite platform for artists to showcase their works. It has been evolving ever since it was first introduced and has added pretty cool features ever since. Here are some of the hacks that you probably did not know about before.

Adding Line Breaks to Your Bio

Here is how you do it:

Open a note-taking app on your phone

Type out your bio, using the return button to create new lines of text

Copy your text

Go to “Edit Profile” and in the “Bio” field and paste your text. Click on “Done”.

Appear in more search results on the explore page

The “Name field in your Instagram bio is actually searchable. You can change to words that highlight your Instagram profile. You can use important keywords in your name field, and it will work as an SEO to make your profile appear a lot of times.

Link to other profiles or hashtag

Instagram recently launched clickable text in the bio. When you include a # or @ before a word or an account. People will be able to tag the accounts of different people in their accounts in their bio. This can be handy when you manage more than one account and want to promote all the accounts in all your accounts.

Get more Instagram stories views with hashtags

You can actually use hashtags in your stories to get more views on them. All you have to do it add important keywords while you are posting your story and it will automatically appear on peoples search pages.

Share someone else’s Instagram Post in Your story

If you like someone’s post on Instagram and want to share it with your audience, you can actually share it in your story in simple steps. Tap on the arrow button, and you will get the option to share the post either with your friends or your story.

Share a sneak peek of your Instagram Story

If you like to entice with a highlight of your Instagram story, you can use it to flood your screen with a solid colour, and then erase some of the colour for a big reveal. You do this by

Selecting the photo

Tapping the pen icon and selecting a colour

Tapping and holding the screen for 1-3 seconds until the screen is filled with colours.

Tapping the eraser icon and erasing some part of the colour to flash a part of your post.

Turn off your “Last Active” in Direct Messages

If you want no one to spy on you and see when you were online, you can do this with the steps below.

Tap on the “settings.”

Scroll down to “Activity Status”

Swipe the slider button to turn off “Show Activity Status.”