5 Secret Instagram Tips and Tricks You Need to Know in 2023
5 essential Instagram hacks for 2023. Learn how to manage comments, customize filters, and more to enhance your Instagram experience.
Instagram, a popular social platform with over a billion users, has more to offer than you might think. Let's explore some lesser-known tips and tricks to make your Instagram experience even better.
Checking Your Comments History
Have you ever wondered where that comment you made vanished? Instagram offers a built-in feature to track down your comments. Simply tap your profile picture, then the menu button. Navigate to 'Your Activity' > 'Comments' to unveil a comprehensive history of your comments since you started using the platform.
Customizing Your Feed
As you accumulate a list of pages to follow, Instagram begins showcasing posts from those it believes you'd be interested in. Over time, this curated content might become overwhelming, and you may wish to focus solely on posts from your preferred accounts. You can easily switch between viewing posts from all those you follow and a list of your favorite accounts.
To do this, launch the app and tap on the Instagram logo at the top left corner of the screen. You can toggle between 'Following' and 'Favorites'. The 'Following' mode displays posts from all those you follow, while 'Favorites' is a list of accounts you've added to see posts and videos from. To add people to this list, switch to 'Favorites' mode and tap on the three-line button at the top right of the screen. To return to your regular feed, simply swipe from the left side of the screen.
Managing Your Screen Time
Do you ever find yourself endlessly scrolling through memes, reels, and photos for hours? Instagram’s 'Time Spent' tool is a handy feature allowing you to set daily limits for the app and even receive reminders to take a break.
To utilize this tool, go to your profile section, tap on the hamburger menu, and in the menu that appears, navigate to the 'Settings and Privacy' section. Under 'How You Use Instagram', you'll find an option labeled 'Time Spent'. Tapping on it will open a new screen displaying the daily average time you spend using the app. Here, you can set a 'Daily Time Limit', which will remind users to take a break when they spend that amount of time on the platform.
Customizing Your Filters
For avid posters on Instagram, scrolling through the extensive list of filters can be a bit cumbersome. Thankfully, Instagram allows you to rearrange this list. When posting a photo or video, go to the 'Filter' section and locate the filter you'd like to move. Press and hold on it, and you'll be able to drag it left or right on the list. This proves especially useful if you have a few favorite filters and prefer not to sift through the lengthy list to find the one you like.
Incorporating Captions in Stories
Did you know Instagram offers a built-in feature that automatically transcribes what you say in Stories? If you'd like to add auto-generated captions similar to YouTube to your Stories, head to the app’s story section, choose the video you want to upload, and generate captions for it. Then, tap on the sticker option that appears at the top and select the 'Caption' icon. It's worth noting that Instagram can generate captions only if the audio is in English.
This automatic caption generator can save you the manual effort of adding captions slide by slide to the video. It's a tremendous boon for influencers, publications, and pages, potentially saving them countless hours in the long run.
These user-friendly tricks can significantly enhance your Instagram experience in 2023.