Instagram is one of the best social media platforms for driving traffic. Whether you are new to Instagram, or you have been using it for a while, here are 3 Instagram tips and tricks you might not be aware of:
1. Add hashtags after you post your photo to Instagram
When you post a photo or video to Instagram, you are provided with a text area where you can add a caption. Use this space to provide a description of your post, leaving out the hashtags. Once the image is posted, immediately add your hashtags separately in the comments section as shown in the image below.
2. Share your Instagram posts to Facebook
Facebook can be a little bit fussy when it comes to sharing content from different platforms. Not so with Instagram! Since Facebook now owns Instagram, you can share your posts directly to Facebook from within Instagram and not worry about having your reach reduced..in fact, I have actually had excellent results sharing my posts from Instagram to Facebook. Here’s step by step how to do it:
Note: This method is for smartphone users.Now Learning! How to share my Instagram posts directly to Facebook! Click To Tweet
Step 1. Open the Instagram share window by clicking the 3 small buttons below the photo
This will open a drop down menu where you will be given the option to share.
Step 2. Once the share window is open, you will be given the option to share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, or copy the link location.
You can choose the Facebook option simply by tapping on it..this will highlight it so you know it is selected.
Step 3. You will need to be logged in to your Facebook account. Once you have the Facebook option selected (as shown above) press on “share” located in the top right hand corner of the screen.
Tip: Before you share, you have the opportunity to edit any text you have in the caption area. If you are sharing to Twitter, (which uses basically the same process outlined here) you want to make sure you are below the 140 character limit and add relevant hashtags.
That’s all there is to it!
Keep in mind that you can go back and share your Instagram posts to Facebook at anytime!
3. Easily remove spam or unwanted comments from Instagram posts.
It happens. Some unhappy troll leaves a nasty comment on your post. You can choose to leave it there and ignore it, or you can remove it in a few easy steps!Did you know you can remove spam comments from your Instagram posts? Here's how! Click To Tweet
Note: Smartphone method.
Step 1. Expand your comments section.
Step 2. Locate the spam comment you want to delete.
Step 3. Press on the comment you want to remove and swipe to the left to bring up the comment options.
The first icon in the menu is the “reply” icon. Press this icon to reply directly to a commenter. The second icon is a “report spam” icon. Use this if you want to report a commenter for spam. The third icon, highlighted in red, is the “delete comment” icon. Choose this icon to immediately remove unwanted comments from your posts. That’s it! Simple.
Note: The comment used in this example was not removed.
Tip: The “reply” icon is a great way to engage with your followers. Use it!
I hope you enjoyed these 3 Instagram tips! Give them a try on your own accounts and let me know how they worked for you.
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