New Instagram Features
Some of the new features from Instagram are specially designed to help you organize your feed and keep track of your favourite posts.
Others were created to help you make your Instagram stories even more fun to play with.
1. ARCHIVE POSTS
That picture of a crazy haircut you took five years ago? You were probably wondering how your feed might look without it. No one blames you, we’ve all tried something wild.
Has the thought of deleting posts from ages ago ever gone through your mind?
Let’s be real. The only thing standing between you and delete is wondering if you removed it.
Instead of deleting a post, now you can simply archive it.
The best part:
1. No one can see archived posts but you
2. You can restore them whenever you like
3. And YES, keep all the likes and comments
How to Archive a Post:
Open the individual post on Instagram and tap the three dots in the right corner.
Select “archive” and – you’re done!
The post will automatically add to your archive page and removed from your feed.
2. INSTAGRAM COLLECTIONS
You’re scrolling through Instagram posts and see something that you really like.
A post about a mouth-watering cheesecake or a tutorial that shows you how to draw the perfect eyebrows.
One week later there you are, struggling to remember who posted it, when on earth you saved it on your phone or did you?
Even you didn’t even take a screenshot!
How Can Instagram Collections help?
This new feature allows you to save posts to personal collections, kind of like Pinterest.
You can create a bunch of photo albums, each dedicated to a different topic.
Or you can just store them all in one collection.
All you have to do is tap the Bookmark icon under the post and save it directly to one of our collections.
3. CUSTOM STICKERS FOR HASHTAGS
Why sticker hashtags?
Because it’s making normal #’s look prettier, that’s why.
Plus, it’s a great way to draw extra attention if it’s a hashtag you’re promoting.
Here’s how to make one:
- Take a photo
- Tap the stickers icon
- Select the hashtag (it’s in a white box)
- Customize it to your liking and add it to your story.
4. THE ERASER BRUSH
The eraser brush takes things to a whole new level. It’s freaking awesome to play with!
- Take a photo, select the drawing tool and pick your favorite color.
- Then, hold it for a few seconds to flood the screen with bold color.
- The fun part starts when you tap the eraser icon and reveal parts of the photo underneath.
5. DOWNLOAD YOUR INSTAGRAM STORIES AND REPUBLISH THEM
You can now download your entire story and watch it play out over on your Facebook page…YouTube or on your Twitter page.
Or on your blog… or attach it in a private message.
There’s nothing like re-purposing great content to make you feel productive.
6. INSTAGRAM LIVE VIDEO AS A STORY
Live videos take a bit of courage and many people are jumping on them more regularly.
Whether you are wanting to share a talk at an event, your favourite band’s concert or making your next recipe to share with your audience, sharing these moments can create a real bond.
What’s great about live videos?
You can now share them as any other regular Instagram Story.
Whenever you finish a live stream, you are given two options:
- You can save the video and share it so others can see it for the next 24 hours.
- Or you can discard it.
If you do decide to share it, a Play button will show on your profile photo.
This way, your followers will know it’s not actually live, but a replay.