Instagram is one of the world’s most popular social networks. There is a lot more to it than just posting photos and videos. You can use it to edit photos and save them without posting, decorating your profile with special fonts, scheduling photos and videos, and much more. In this list of Instagram tricks, we will show you everything you need to master the social network.
Best Instagram tips and tricks
1. Save a High-Res Photo Without Posting
Follow these steps to save high-resolution photos edited from Instagram without posting them.
- Open Instagram > tap your profile > tap the hamburger icon > go to Settings.
- Now, tap Account > tap Original photos > turn on Save Original Photos.
- Similarly, if you’re using an Android, tap Account > tap Original Posts > turn on Save Original Posts.
- From now on, whatever you post will be saved locally on your device. However, the plan is to save edited high-res photos without posting them online and this is how you can do it.
- After enabling the suggested setting, put your phone on Airplane Mode.
- Now open Instagram > hit + > add any photo. Go ahead and edit it. Keep going and once you are on the last page, skip adding the caption or location and simply post the picture.
- So, because Airplane mode is turned on, Instagram won’t be able to post the picture, but in return, you will have yourself the same edited photo in your phone’s gallery.
- Now, before turning off Airplane mode, make sure that you have deleted the picture on Instagram that wasn’t posted. This is because if you don’t delete it and turn off Airplane mode, the picture will automatically be posted once your device is connected to the internet.
2. Schedule Instagram Posts
Have you ever wondered how you can make your followers think that you’re travelling even during the lockdown? One way is to keep posting one travel picture every day. So, how do you do that? Simply follow these steps.
- The first method to schedule posts requires you to have a business account. To turn your account into a business account, open Instagram and tap your profile icon. Now, tap the hamburger icon in the top-right and go to Settings. After that go to Account and at the bottom you’ll see an option that lets you create a business account, select it and follow the prompts to transform your account into a business account.
- Note that switching to a business account means your profile will be public because business accounts can’t be private. If that’s a problem, I’d suggest you skip to the next tip.
- Moving on, visit facebook.com/creatorstudio on your computer. The process can be done on a phone as well, however, the experience is not that smooth on smartphones.
- Now, once this site is loaded, click the Instagram logo up top and connect your Instagram account with this page in order to go ahead.
- You now have to click Create Post and click Instagram feed. Now, simply add the photo that you’d like to schedule. Add its caption, its location and once you’re done doing all this, click the down arrow right next to Publish, and select Schedule. Now, enter the time and date, and once you’re done, hit Schedule. Doing this will schedule your post for the future.
- This is an official method and for now it only works for business accounts. However, if you have a normal account and you want to schedule posts on Instagram, in that case you can do it via a third-party app.
- Download the Preview app on your iPhone. To download on Android, click here.
- Follow the on-screen prompts and set it up.
- So, once your Instagram account is linked, from the homepage, click + and select Photos/Videos. After that choose the photo or video that you’d want to schedule.
- Once that photo is loaded on the main page, you tap it. After that, there’s an option to edit the photo as well if you want to. Once done, hit the thought bubble.
- On this page, you can add captions and hashtags, but most importantly, you need to tap Schedule Post. Once you do that, you’ll be asked to choose the date and time. Finally, hit Done.
- Your post will now be scheduled for the future. You will be able to check and manage your scheduled posts by hitting the calendar icon up top. Also, if you wish to delete the scheduled post, then that’s possible as well.
3. Zoom In to Instagram Profile Pictures
To access a full-size Instagram Profile picture, follow these steps.
- Visit instadp.com and enter the account username of the person whose profile photo you want to view in full size.
- Once you’ve found the profile you were looking for and it is loaded, simply hit Full Size and scroll down. You can then either screenshot it to make a meme or do whatever you wanna do. That is literally it. You’re welcome.
4. Post Without Giving Access to Camera, Photos or Mic
Did you know that with instagram you can post photos, videos and even stories, without even having to give permission to the app. How is it done exactly? Well, you can do it from Instagram’s mobile website. Follow these steps.
- Open Instagram in your phone’s browser.
- Now, to upload a photo, tap + at the bottom > tap Photo Library or you can click a new photo > choose your photo, edit it as you would usually do > tap Next, write a caption, add your location and tag people. Once done, hit Share.
- Similarly, if you want to post an IG story, from the home screen tap the camera icon up top > choose a photo or click a new one > edit it and once you’re done, tap Add to your story to go ahead.
- Next, to post a video in your story using an Android phone, open the video that you want to share in the Gallery. Tap the Share icon > tap Instagram Stories. There is no way to share videos to an Instagram story via an iPhone.
- Lastly, to post a video to your Instagram feed using an Android phone, open the video > tap Share > tap Instagram Feed. From here on, edit your video > tap Next, add a caption > tap Share and that’s it.
- Similarly, if you have an iPhone, go to Photos and choose the video that you’d want to share in your Instagram feed. Open the Share Sheet and select Instagram. iPhone users only get the option to add a caption. Once done, hit OK to share the post.