Instead of spending a ton of money on brand new light fixtures, you can easily get the look of farmhouse lighting with spray paint and a few simple tips. Check out this post for how to update old chandeliers and make pendant lights out of decorative lanterns: Easy Light Fixtures Transformations
Some time back, Instagram added a new activity status feature which allows users to see when you were last online inside Instagram’s Direct Messaging or DM. The feature is quite similar to WhatsApp’s last seen feature and allows users to see when you were last online. However, if you are like me and hate this feature, thankfully there is a way to turn it off. All you need to is go to Profile -> Options -> Show Activity Status and disable it. However, remember that just like on WhatsApp, it’s a two-way street. If you don’t want others to see your activity status and disable this option, you also won’t be able to see anyone else’s activity status.
If you are someone who is posting the same picture on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, or any other social media website for that matter, instead of posting pictures on each website individually, you can set up your Instagram in such a way that whenever you post a picture on Instagram, that picture is automatically posted on all your other social media accounts. To do that, all you need to do is go to Profile -> Options -> Linked Accounts, and link your social media accounts. From next time, whenever you post a photo on Instagram, you can select the social media platforms on which you want to share that photo, just as shown in the picture below.
Maintaining a well-updated Instagram bio is the key to make your profile stand out. Of course, you can always add things like emojis, links to your work samples, etc. to give people a bit more information about you. But did you know that you can use some unique and cool fonts to make your profile look better? The easiest way to do that is by using websites that customize the texts for you. Here’s how you can do that –
This particular feature is only available for business profiles, but you can easily change your personal profile to a business one with just a couple of steps. You can do so by going to the options page on Instagram and tapping on “Switch to Business Account” option. Here, you’ll be asked to connect your Facebook page and once you do that, you will have successfully changed to a business account and get features like analytics, promotion, and more. Once you’ve switched to a business account, you can use an Instagram scheduling tool like Hootsuite to schedule your posts. Hootsuite is one of the most popular social media platforms out there, and it makes managing your Instagram business profile very simple. The options are pretty straightforward when it comes to using tools like Hootsuite, and in the free plan you’ll get the ability to add up to 3 social media accounts and schedule up to 30 posts at a time. Hootsuite’s subscription starts at ₹1,260/ month for a professional account and you can choose to splurge all the way up to ₹45,000/ month for a business account with which you can manage 20 social profiles, unlimited scheduling and more. You can also check out some other social media management tools like Buffer. Check out the Hootsuite website
As you may or may not know, Instagram already lets you save or bookmark your favorite posts. But did you know that you can create a collection of those posts? Yes, here’s how you can do it –
If you don’t know how to pause, rewind, fast-forward or skip stories, watching Instagram Stories might become a big chore for you. Since most of the Stories have multiple cards, there will be times when some of them will be boring and some of them will be so interesting that you might want to rewatch them. In such situation, the above-mentioned tricks come in really handy. It’s also really easy to perform all these actions. Just hold to pause a story, tap on the left-edge to rewind, tap on the right-edge to fast-forward and swipe left to right to skip the entire story.
We all know that Instagram is testing to hide like counts in many countries. Initially, the company started hiding like counts in Canada and further introduced the test to Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. However, recent reports suggest that Instagram is now hiding like counts globally for many users. So if you have been selected by Instagram for the testing, worry not, you can still view your like count. You can install The Return of the likes extension (Free) on Google Chrome and can view like and comment counts instantly. I know, you will have to use a desktop computer to install the extension but there seems no other way. Nevertheless, go through our guide on how to install Chrome extensions on Android and check if the above extension is working on smartphones or not.
Instagram is generally seen as a mobile-first platform and rightly so. However, for some time, the company has been working on a lot of features for its desktop version. There is a dedicated Instagram app on Microsoft Store, a solid PWA on the web and more. Not to mention, you get all the major features like Direct Message and the ability to publish photos and videos right from your computer. So I would recommend you try out Instagram on your desktop and see whether it provides you a different perspective on the bigger screen. You can go through our detailed article on how to use Instagram on desktop computers.