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10 Awesome Instagram Tricks You Should Definitely Check Out

Angela Randall 14-07-2015

Whether you’re managing a team Instagram account or wanting to save your favorite photos automatically, there are lots of Instagram tricks waiting for you.


You may or may not have a huge following on Instagram How Are You Doing On Instagram? These Websites Will Tell You Within Instagram itself there aren't any tools to display statistics, but by connecting your account to these websites, you can get loads of interesting, useful and important information. Read More , but these tricks will make your Instagram use just a little bit better 9 Beautiful and Useful Instagram Tools to Get More Out of the Service After telling you how you can browse Instagram on the Web and on your desktop, after teaching you how to backup your Instagram photo collection, and being pretty sure you all know how to use... Read More . You’ll love this list.

Hashtag Like a Pro

Most people have got the hang of adding a few hashtags to their Instagram photos, but there are a few extra tricks that you can use to be a real pro. For starters, try using emoji in your hashtags Instagram: Why You Should Be Using Popular #Emojis More than half of comments and captions use emojis, according to Instagram software engineer Thomas Dimson. So, let's not pretend you're not using those smiley or sad faces in your daily conversations. Read More — this is huge right now.

Smiley Blowing A Kiss Emoji

You can also add hashtags to either the original description or a comment on the photo. So, if you want to keep your description brief for auto-posting to other social networks you can simply post hashtags in the comments instead. Don’t forget that you can edit descriptions now, so there’s no excuse for leaving the hashtags off if you forgot in the first place.

Another neat trick you can use is to add hashtags in the comments of other people’s photos. This could be really useful if you’re running an event and you know key attendees aren’t tagging their own photos with your event hashtag.


Manage a Team Instagram Account Easily

If you want to get team input for your Instagram account without sharing the password with all of the team, there is a trick you can use. Start a shared Dropbox or Google Drive folder and get your team to upload photos there.


Then, one team member can simply upload the images from the shared folder when it’s time to post. You can even set up a notification using IFTTT so you’ll know when a team-mate has uploaded something new.

Use Instagram For Editing Only

If you’ve ever wanted to use Instagram filters, but not actually upload to Instagram, there’s a trick. Stick your phone in Airplane mode and make your edits. Tell Instagram to upload the photo and it will fail, but you’ll still have the edited image saved on your phone. Perfect!


Remove Geotags From Photos

By default, your Instagram photos are geotagged to show everyone the location. You can change this setting, but most people don’t — then they realise they’ve uploaded a photo at their own house. If you’ve done this, go to your Photo Map, then edit the individual photos to remove them from the map permanently.

Remove Yourself From Tagged Photos

Head to your profile, then click on the person button on the far right. You’ll see all the photos tagged of you there, and you can then click on the photo options and choose whether to remove the tag altogether or keep it and just remove the photo from your profile.

Get Your Website URL Below Your Name

Ever wondered how some people have a website address below their name? It’s a neat hack. Add your URL to the location field of your photo and it will show up under your name for that photo.

Instagram Edit Location URL


Save Your Grams Elsewhere

So, you want to re-post your Instagram photos to Twitter using a native image? An IFTTT recipe has you covered.

Want to back up your Instagram photos to Dropbox or Google Drive? An IFTTT recipe has you covered there, too.

Instagram Drive IFTTT

What about saving the grams you’ve liked or everything from a certain hashtag? There’s an IFTTT recipe for this!


Seriously, if you want an Instagram photo saved or reposted, IFTTT is your thing. Get cracking.

Run Two Instagram Apps on Android

Instagram is seriously annoying in that you MUST use its mobile app to post. Sort of. There is a hack for Android users.

If you have two Instagram accounts and you want to keep them both logged in, you can install Instwogram for Android Want Multiple Instagram Accounts on Your Android? Try This! Do you own more than one Instagram account? Managing both of them on the same Android device might seem next to impossible, but it's easier than you think. Read More . This app is basically a wrapper for the original Instagram app, meaning you can be logged into two Instagram accounts at once, uploading to either as you see fit.


The only problem is that any other Instagram-friendly apps will interact with the original Instagram app only, so you need to choose which account runs from which app wisely.

Run Multiple Instagram Apps on Your Computer

Following on from the Instwogram hack for Android, you can use this trick and an Android emulator to run multiple instances of Instagram from your computer The Killer Hack To Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts On Your Computer Read More . This is obviously the ultimate trick for those of us with multiple Instagram accounts who like to use Instagram on the web Find The Best Instagram Web Viewer: Your Options Compared Read More .

Style Your Bio

Ever wondered how people get line breaks and other cool things in their bio? They craft the text using Word or some other sophisticated text editor, then copy-paste it into Instagram.

Bio Hack

It’s one of those things that’s perfectly obvious in hindsight, but not always apparent at first glance.

What Are Your Favorite Instagram Tricks?

Do you have any great hacks for Instagram? Or have you come across an awesome hack not many people know of? Tell us! We need to know.

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  2. Remzi Jakupi
    May 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Getting my url below my name does not work, cause it will search for that location and obviously it want find it therefor user is not able to add url as its location

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    January 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm

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  6. Jill
    August 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Has anyone else had an issue with their name being put into their profile automatically? Every time i remove it , it pops back up hours later. Wondering if this is a hacker?

    • ilarnah
      September 20, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      When i look at my fb friends on the suggested bit, it does it to me & its so annoying

  7. Guy
    December 13, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Another bs Instagram "hacks" post. Anther waste of time.

    • Law
      June 29, 2016 at 1:48 am

      I couldn't agree more.

  8. Kris
    December 9, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I'm seeing companies like Uber have images that blur when you click on them with a icon and 'go to the website'... How does that work!

  9. christine
    December 8, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I agree, this trick is not working for me either is it an IOS vs Android thing?

  10. Anonymous
    July 15, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I can upload photos from my pc to my ig account with Gramblr or Deskgram .

  11. Anonymous
    July 15, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Great tricks, but I cannot find "Add your URL to the location field of your photo". Is this found on the desktop version or mobile version?

    • Angela Randall
      September 19, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      It's not an option. Just click on "Add location" then type in your URL instead of an actual location.

      • James
        December 8, 2015 at 8:26 pm

        doesn't seem to work. it just tries to search and there is no select option to select the url I put in. Am I missing something or did this stop working?

    • christine
      December 8, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      I agree, this trick does not seem to work for me either. I have tried all iterations of my URL.

      • Angela Randall
        December 12, 2015 at 8:10 am

        I've just checked and I can't do it anymore either. Very annoying -- that was a great trick!