If you want to have amazing Instagram game, you need to know all the ins and outs of the platform. Check out these Instagram hacks to make your Instagram go from good to outstanding.


1. Monitor how much time you’ve spent on Instagram

Keeping an eye on your social media scrolling and screen time is key to maintaining a good headspace as a social media manager. From your profile, menu in the top right corner and select Your Activity to see how much time you’ve spent on the app each day.

2. Limit your scrolling time

In the same area, you can tap Set Daily Reminder and set a time limit for how long you want to allow yourself to spend on Instagram each day. The app will then send you a reminder when your allotted time is up.

3. See your liked posts

Want to find a post that you LOVED but don’t remember where you saw it? Go to your profile and tap the menu in the top right corner. Then go to Settings > Account > Posts You’ve Liked.

4. Save drafts for later

Started a post but aren’t ready to publish it yet? You can save it as a draft to come back to later! Tap the plus sign and choose the image you want to work with. Add filters or start writing your caption, then tap the back button a couple of times.

The app will alert you and ask if you want to discard your post or save it as a draft. Choose Save Draft to leave the app without losing your edits.

When you’re ready to post it, tap the plus sign again, and al your drafts will be available at the top of your photo choices to finish publishing.

5. Change highlight covers without posting them to your story

We used to need to post new Instagram story highlight covers to your story to actually change your highlight covers. But now, you can change them without the hassle!

Simply tap and hold the highlight you want to update, then tap Edit Highlight on the popup that appears. Tap Edit Cover and select the photo you want as your new highlight cover from your camera roll.


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