Instagram is an entertaining social network which is also a perfect place to earn money. If you are a business owner or you want to build a perfect personal brand, you need to know how to use this platform. Knowing Instagram tips and tricks, it would be even more simple to promote your business on this platform or manage your personal account. Here is part two of the essential Instagram tips and tricks you should know before any other step. But before reading this article, read its first part here: Instagram Tricks Everyone Should Know (Part 1)

13. Hide unwanted ads

Sometimes Instagram shows ads in your timeline which it finds interesting for you. Instagram would choose these ads considering the posts you like, people you follow and other applications you use.

If you don’t want to see some of these ads, you can contact Instagram and they would consider changing their algorithm to find out which posts you may like. You can also hide these ads by clicking on three dots on the top right corner of the Sponsored posts and then choose “Hide This”. Then a window will be shown in which you can choose the reason why you don’t want to see the ad. 

 

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14. Send your pictures in private message to your friends

There are other ways of content creation rather than sharing your pictures in your profile. You can send your pictures privately to some of your friends just like sending a message on Facebook. You can also send them posts shared by other people if the page is public or your friend follow that person as well.
To send pictures just to your friends, upload the photo and edit it. In the last step of sharing a photo, on the top of the page, “Followers” has been chosen as default, click on “Followers” and change it to “Direct”. Then you can choose the person you want to send the picture to him and click send.
To see the messages you have received, click the sign of letter on the top right corner of your “Homepage”. In order to send a post to one of your friends, tap the sign which is like a paper airplane beneath that post, then choose the person and send the post to him.

15. Manage several accounts at the same time

If you have a private account and at the same time a business account or you are a marketer who is responsible for several business accounts, you may know that it is not a good option to log into your accounts every time you want to use them and insert your username and password each time. Instagram has already solved the problem.
Enter “Options” (the gear icon in iPhone and three dots in Android devices) in your Profile, scroll down the menu which appears and select “Add Account”. Enter your username and password and from now on you can switch between your accounts. You just need to tap on the picture at the bottom left of your Instagram profile and choose the account you want to enter in.

16. Delete comments

Have you ever wanted to delete comments you have left on other people’s posts? or you may want to delete inappropriate comments under your own post. You can do it easily by holding your figure for a while on that comment and then tapping the recycle bin sign on top of your screen.

17. Filter the comments

This is one of the most interesting features of Instagram specially provided for celebrity and influencers who have public accounts. You can write a list of keywords instead of reading all the comments and deleting the inappropriate ones; Instagram will automatically remove comments containing those words.
To use this feature, go to your account’s Settings in your profile and then choose “Comments”. In the menu which appears to activate “Hide Inappropriate Comments”, then sit back and Instagram will remove inappropriate comments.
You can also add a list of inappropriate words and Instagram removes them too.  
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18. Zoom in the pictures

This is relatively a new feature added by Instagram through which you can see more details in the shared pictures by holding your fingers on two sides of them and pulling them towards the corners of your phone.

19. Create a business account

Creating a business account, you can track down your profiles performance and your ads.
A feature added in 2016, you can change your private account to a business account by choosing “Switch to Business Profile” in the Settings of your profile and then clicking Continue.
Then Instagram asks you to enter your Facebook account which is linked to your Instagram account. Continue and enter information Instagram asks you including your phone number, email address or you’re your work address. Finally, choose “Done” to save the changes. Note that your page should be public before performing any of these steps.

20. Use more than a filter for your pictures

Sometimes you want to use different filters on your pictures to make them more interesting. Instagram would not let you use more than one filter each time, so what can you do? Our recommendation is to use trick 8 and save the picture you have edited without posting it; then upload it for one more time and use another filter. You can even repeat these steps several times.

21. Share pictures in a series

Instagram would show your pictures continuously so you can intersect a photo to 3 or 9 separate images and share them separately. When a person visits your profile, he would see them as a picture. To use this feature, use applications like Photoshop.
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22. Adjust your Instagram filters

You can adjust the filters you want to use on your images. You only need to tap one more time the filter which you have chosen. Then in the windows which appear, you can adjust the filter by swiping the circle right or left. Then click “Done” to save the changes.

23. Send disappearing photos

You can send disappearing photo or videos to your friends using your direct message. The disappearing or “one view” photo, would disappear after the person viewed it once. To send disappearing photos, in your message section, click on the icon of the camera at the bottom left of your screen, capture a photo, edit it and then click “Next” to choose the person you want to send him or her the photo. You can also choose “New Group” to send the image to a group of your friends simultaneously.

24. Share a video without sound

When you want to share a video on Instagram but you don’t want it to have sound, upload the video and in the next step, mute the video using the sound icon. You can do the same for Instagram stories.

25. Hide your stories for some people

When you share a story but you don’t want particular people to see it, you can change your story settings. In your Instagram’s “Settings”, choose “Story Settings”, then select “Hide My Story From” and make a list of people who you don’t want to see your stories and consequently click “Done”.

26. Zoom in or out in an Instagram story

Recording a video for the Instagram story, you can swipe your finger up and down to zoom in or out.
 
We do not recommend to use all these tricks simultaneously. You can use some of them based on what you need. If you have a private account, some of these tricks may help you a lot to increase the privacy of your account. On the other hand, if you have business accounts, using these tips would help you to manage them properly.
If you know any other trick, please share them with us.