10 Cool Instagram Hacks That Will Get You the Most Likes Ever

You may think you look your best in a Valencia filter, but there’s no better time than the present to branch out with your Insta editing. “With a wide variety of 40 different filters, people can use Instagram’s photo filters to instantly transform the feel of their photos and videos,” explains an Instagram spokesperson. Over the years, the platform has also added a number of extra editing features, including adjustments to brightness, contrast, and color overlays that often go underutilized.

Instagram has different ways to feature users.

Think you’re not Insta-famous enough to end up on the Discover page? Instagram has other ways to help you get your account out there. One example is the Weekend Hashtag Project, where each week, Instagram asks users to submit photos of their weekend based around a theme. Then, they use the hashtag #WHP word and may feature your photo on Instagram’s accounts and blog.

You can record longer videos.

In late March, Instagram announced that over the next six months, users would get the ability to record up to 60 seconds for any single video. Why not use that extra time?

Instagram has multi-video clip editing.

One thing many people don’t use as much as they could is Instagram’s in-app video editing software to string together several awesome clips to create a great story. To do so, upload three to four 15-second videos as you would any other video, and then use the scissor icon to edit your videos and the plus-sign icon to add them.

You can switch accounts.

After years of people complaining about how annoying it is to keep logging on and off of Instagram if you have multiple accounts, the app debuted a new feature in February that everyone’s excited about.

To use the update, go to your settings and add any accounts you run. From there, click on your username on your profile to switch accounts.

You can see how many people watch your videos.

Your videos are getting way more reach than you think. A new feature released earlier in 2016 allows you to see view counts for every video you post on the app. You can use this information to see what kind of content is clicking with your audience.

You can add emojis to your hashtags.

Words aren’t the only thing that go into hashtags anymore. On Instagram, you can use emojis in your hashtags and search them as you would any other hashtag on the app.

Instagram’s Direct Message is more complex than you think.

Instagram’s DM feature has come a long way since it was released back in December 2013. Nowadays, you can chat with multiple friends in one DM, change the name of your conversation (like you can on Facebook), and directly share photos from your feed with other people.

Instagram’s Layout tool isn’t just for photo collages.

Chances are you’ve probably seen people use Layout to create cute collages with friends. But did you know that you can get more creative and create cool, unique images that up your photography game? Users can also flip and rotate their photos to make unique arrangements and mirror effects.

Instagram has even more video editing apps you should utilize.

If you’ve been sticking to just posting photos or single video clips, it’s time to step up your Instagram game. IG has two apps, Boomerang and Hyperlapse, that mix it up.

Boomerang takes a burst of photos and stitches them together into a high-quality mini-video that plays forward and backward. Hyperlapse, on the other hand, lets you make hand-held time-lapse videos that can be created inside the app or just on your phone to save to your Camera Roll. The best part, though, is that you don’t need any fancy camera equipment to do all of this.

So, armed with all this knowledge, do you still think #nofilter is the best option?

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