7 Instagram tricks you probably don’t know + 2 Instagram tools

7 Instagram tricks you probably don’t know + 2 Instagram tools

What if we share with you some secrets so you can use Instagram like a Pro?

Here are 7 Instagram tricks you probably don’t know, plus a bonus: 2 awesome Instagram tools.

Let’s begin with the 7 Instagram tricks:

1. Use Instagram Filters Without Posting On Instagram

Even if you have Snapseed or another photo editor on your cell phone, sometimes you want to use Instagram filters for a photo without posting it.

Is that possible?

Yes! Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the options button.
  2. Scroll down till you find “Original photos” and click on it. Make sure it’s on.
  3. Go to your cell phone’s settings and turn on the airplane mode.
  4. Upload your photo and edit using the Instagram filters.
  5. Click “Share”. Actually the phone is on airplane mode, so it will keep the edits but it won’t be posted.

2. Get notifications when your favorite users post new content

When you follow a quite large number of Instagram accounts, you can miss some stuff from your favorite brand or person.

How to do it:

  1. Go to the profile page of the account you’d love to get notifications
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Turn on Post Notifications

Here’s the image you’ll find:

3. Zoom in on a post

Seeing carefully photos on Instagram is a pain in the ass, especially when your cell phone is small. If you don’t want to miss any detail from a photo, now you can zoom in on a post

It’s easy.

  1. Go to the post.
  2. Using two fingers pinch the photo and slow the pull them farther apart.
  3. Enjoy the smallest details

See the video below.


4. See posts from your city

This Instagram trick is quite useful for local marketing and, of course, for those who want to make new friends.

  1. Go to the search page, by clicking on the magnifying glass icon
  2. Select the “Places” tab
  3. Type in your city name
  4. You’ll see all the recent photos that have been geotagged with your city

See how to do it:

5. Use certain hashtags to grow your followers list

5. Use certain hashtags to grow your followers list

There are many strategies on using some hashtags for increasing your followers on Instagram. We are going to talk about them in another post. However, for starters, you can use the following:








6. Pin your Instagram post to Pinterest

When sharing a post from Instagram to other social media platforms, Pinterest is not on the list.

Today we are going to share with you two ways to pin your Instagram post to Pinterest.


  1. Go to the post you’d like to pin.
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. If it’s your post, click on share, and then “Copy link.”

If it’s other account’s post, click on ‘Copy Link”

  1. Open the Pinterest app on your cell phone
  2. Pinterest will automatically show you the link saved to your clipboard
  3. Click on the link, and then you can rewrite the caption (if you wish) and choose a board. You are ready to pin it!


Check out the Instagram tool called IFTT (See below)

7. Browse Instagram without accidentally liking posts

If you want to check out your competitors’ feed or that ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend’s feed without accidentally liking their posts, keep reading.

  1. Load a bunch of posts
  2. Turn on the airplane mode
  3. Now you can see them stress-free, not worrying you accidentally double-tap on them.

You can repeat the process to load more posts.

BONUS: Two awesome Instagram tools:

1. IFTT (If this then that).

This is an app that allows you to get your apps and devices working together. It’s easy and free. You can create automations called ‘applets’.

Some of the applets you can use for social media:

-Tweet your Instagrams as native photos on Twitter

-Automatically share your new videos to a Facebook Page.

-Selectively post your Instagrams to a Facebook Page when you include a specific #hashtag

-Post your Tweets to Facebook when you use a specific hashtag.

-Use a hashtag to automatically add vacation photos to Dropbox

-Sync your new Instagrams to a Pinterest board


It is a tool that allows you to share multiple links at once.

As you know, you can only use ONE link on your bio, so it makes you much easier to drive traffic to your content. You don’t have to switch links and you can easily track link clicks.

There are two packages: Free and Pro.

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