Hidden Instagram tricks that you probably did not know

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Instagram has become the social network of reference in what to share photographs is concerned. But, after its simple appearance, the truth is that this application hides tricks and secrets that, in many cases, even the most active users of the platform do not discover.

Being aware of a user’s posts, taking a look at the activity of friends or modifying the filters are just some of the hidden tricks of Instagram. These tricks are part of the native application itself, and it is not necessary to install any external app to access them.

To help discover the potential of this application to the most active users, this time we have compiled the most interesting of all Instagram tricks that circulate on the net. These tricks, existing both in Android and in the iPhone / iPad, are available from the official application.


Use several accounts at the same time

After one of his last updates, Instagram already allows to use several accounts at the same time from the same device. To be exact, it is now possible to have up to five different accounts configured, so that users can switch between one account and another with ease.

Therefore, if you have several different accounts in this social network (a personal account, another brand, another with the profile of a company, etc.), it is highly recommended that you take advantage of the function to use several accounts on Instagram. For this, the procedure to follow in both Android and iOS is as follows …

  • We enter the Instagram app.
  • Then, click on the tab that takes us to our profile. This tab appears in the lower right part of the application.
  • Next, click on the gear icon / three points that appears in the upper right part of the screen.
  • Now, between the options “Clear search history” and “Log out” we should see one with the name “Add account”. Click on this option, enter the data of the account to be added and, automatically, we will have the possibility to change between one profile and another in the application. In the case that we are not shown this option, we have no choice but to wait to receive the update that incorporates this novelty.

Find all your “likes”

Do you always like to give “Like” right and wrong to the photos you find on Instagram? Do you have the suspicion that you have ever given a like by mistake? Would you like to remember all the photos that you have ever liked? In that case, you should know that Instagram allows you to consult all the publications that you liked.

To do this, all you have to do is follow this procedure (the steps to follow are identical in both Android and iOS) …

  • First, we enter the Instagram application.
  • Then, click on the tab of our profile, located in the lower right part of the screen.
  • Now, if we look at the top right of the application, we should see either an icon with three points or an icon with a gear; In any case, click on the icon in question.
  • Then, within the category of “Account”, click on the option of “Publications that you liked”. In this section we will be shown all the photographs that we once gave a like.

Gossip without fear of liking by mistake

Have you ever accidentally clicked the “Like” button when browsing among the photos uploaded by a user on Instagram? As much as you can hurry to undo the error, the damage will already be done, since the other person will receive a notification informing of the like that he just obtained his photograph.

But, fortunately, there is a trick to gossip Instagram photos without the possibility of clicking the “Like” button. The trick, which may seem most obvious, is to follow these steps …

  • We entered the Instagram application.
  • Once inside, we open the profile of the person whose photos we want to review (or, simply, update the main page of the application so that all the photographs of the people we follow appear).
  • Now, we activate the Airplane Mode of our mobile. Regardless of our operating system, all you have to do to activate this option is to display the notification center and click on the “Airplane Mode” option.
  • From here, we can navigate between the photographs without fear of giving a like by mistake.

Clean search history

Fed up with the Instagram application recommending the latest searches when trying to find a profile? Cleaning the Instagram history does not take more than a few seconds, and it is worthwhile to do it relatively often, especially if you want to prevent another person from discovering all the searches on the least thought day. Keep reading Social networks begin to make more of their efforts and consolidate their business models

To clean the history, the steps to follow are these …

  • We entered the Instagram application.
  • Once inside, we access our profile and, from the icon located in the upper right part of the screen, we display the “Options” section.
  • Then, we go down to the end of the screen and click on the “Clear search history” option. The application will ask us to confirm the operation, so we click on “Yes, I’m sure”, and automatically all our search history will have been cleared.

Sort the filters to your liking

Given the huge amount of filters on Instagram, it can sometimes be excessively repetitive to navigate through all the effects until you find the filter that is normally applied to the images. Therefore, filters on Instagram have an option that allows them to be sorted manually on the screen, as well as hiding those filters that are never used.

To sort the filters on Instagram, the steps to follow are these …

  • First, we enter the Instagram application.
  • Then, click on the button to upload a new image, and choose any photograph that we have on the mobile (it can be any, since it is not necessary that we finish uploading it). Once we have selected the image, we click on the blue arrow that appears in the upper right part of the screen.
  • Next, in the list of filters, we move to the end of the screen, until we find the option “Manage”.
  • And now we can organize the order of the filters to our liking. To hide any, all we have to do is click on the icon that appears to the right of each filter; to change its position, we simply click on the two parallel lines that appear on its left and move it to another place.
  • To finish, click on the confirmation icon that appears in the upper left part of the screen.

Hide the photos in which you have been tagged

An active user on Instagram can have it really difficult to take control of the photographs in which he is being tagged. On more than one occasion we can find ourselves in the unpleasant situation of being labeled in an image that we do not like at all and that, moreover, is accessible to all users who visit our profile.

Therefore, an essential trick in this social network is to know how to remove a tag on Instagram. The procedure to follow is as simple as carrying out these steps …

  • We entered the Instagram application.
  • In our profile, we click on the icon of a portrait that we will see above the photographs uploaded to our account. In this way, we will be accessing the “Photos in which you appear” section.
  • Now, click on the icon that appears in the upper right part of the screen and then click on the “Hide photos” option.
  • We select the photos that we want to hide and, once we have finished, we click on the icon of a crossed out eye that we will see in the upper right part.

On the other hand, if what we want is to prevent users from being able to tag us without our permission in their photographs, we must also know that there is an option created specifically for that purpose. To activate it, we follow the previous procedure to the letter with the difference that, in the last step, we have to select the option “Labeling options”, and not the “Hide photos” option. Once inside, all we have left is to click on the “Add manually” option.

Find pictures taken near your position

Have you ever wondered what kind of photographs are uploaded by users who are close to your position? Are you visiting a city, and would you like to find new places through the images that are published on Instagram in that area? In that case, the trick of finding photos by location on Instagram can be very helpful.

The steps to follow to search for images by location do not differ much from the procedure that is carried out when conducting a search with keywords, and consist of following this sequence …

  • We entered the Instagram application.
  • At the bottom of the screen, click on the search tab (it is represented by a magnifying glass icon).
  • Now, instead of entering a keyword, click on the fourth tab that appears below the search box.
  • Next, click on “Nearby places”.
  • The application will show us results from places close to our position, so we select the one that best corresponds to our location.
  • From here, we can see all the photos that have been uploaded to the platform from the location in question.

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