Here are some Instagram tricks that will help you better master this network of photo and video sharing that now has over 600 million users.
How to rewind, fast forward, pause a Story
The Story Instagram is similar to that of Snapchat. Users create their Stories by assembling short video and photo clips. A few seconds of inattention and you miss a segment of a friend’s Story.
Instagram offers some hidden features that allow you to rewind, fast forward or pause a Story.
To rewind a Story, touch the upper left side of the screen. Just below the profile picture of the user. You will return to the previous section.
To pause a Story, press and hold the screen.
To fast forward or skip a section of a Story, press briefly on the screen.
How to save photos and videos you like
Instagram offers a feature that allows you to save photos or videos that you enjoy. You can add a bookmark to favorite publications.
To save a publication, tap the bookmark icon. It is located in the lower right corner of each publication.
To view saved items, go to your profile and tap the bookmark icon.
How to send an ephemeral publication to a contact
You can transmit an ephemeral private message to one or more of your contacts. These messages disappear automatically after two viewings.
From the home screen (new thread) drag the screen from right to left. Touch the camera icon that appears in the upper left corner of the screen.
Then select the icon represented by an arrow pointing to the right. All you have to do is select the recipients of your message.
How to view recent activity of people you follow
At the bottom of the screen, touch the icon represented by a heart. This is where you find the activity of people who liked or commented on your photos. Then, at the top of the screen, choose the tab that is named “Abos” (subscribers).
How to rearrange the order of filters based on how you use them
There are 24 filters on Instagram. Like me, you may only use a few filters. If this is the case, you can rearrange the filters and put the ones you use most at the beginning of the selection.
Scroll through the filter section to the end. Click on the tablet labeled “Manage”. Here you will find the list of all filters. To move a filter up or down the list, select the three horizontal lines that appear on the left side of the filters. Press “Finish” to confirm the change.
How to hide filters that you do not use
When you are in space that allows you to rearrange the order of the filters, you can take advantage of it to hide the filters you are not using. Just uncheck filters that you do not use.
How to manage and disable comments on your publications
Instagram allows its users to disable comments on publications of their choice and block words they deem abusive. This is the first time that Instagram offers tools to manage comments. Continue reading this tip here.