Learning everything about Instagram!

Instagram is a social media that has so many differences from other socials.

It has more than 2 billion users and accounts worldwide. Instagram connected to Facebook in 2012, and now it is an essential part of lives.

Its platform is made for sharing photos, movies, and videos. Because of this feature, it is popular among people.

Today it seems that everyone has an account on Instagram, from businesses to entertainment.

Instagram has an important effect on businesses that have the page in this media and can easily introduce and sell their products and increase their followers and customers.

For using and advertising in this media, at first, you should learn how to use it.

So in this article, we want to teach you everything about Instagram:

Register and start working with Instagram

INSTAGRAM REGITRATION

Create an Instagram account

 The first step in Instagram learning is registering in this media.

So follow us in these steps:

  • First, download the Instagram app from the app store for iOS and from Google Play for Android.
  • Second, after installing open the app.
  • Third, click on Phone Number or Sign up With Email then enter your number or address and click next.

Create an Instagram account via Phone Number and Email Address

For registering on Instagram with a Phone Number and Email Address create your username and password and fill in your profile then click on Done.

Enter an Instagram app via Phone Number

For entering the Instagram via the phone number:

  • First, enter your phone by your country code.
  • Second, enter your username and password.
  • Third, click one Login and enter the page.

Note: if the Two-factor authentication feature is active, you receive the code by message (SMS), and it is necessary to enter in the special box.

Note: remembered you can use the Two-factor authentication feature if you have entered your phone number in the setting part or have registered your account by your phone number.

Enter an Instagram app via Email Address

For entering the Instagram via Email Address:

  • First, enter your email address in the special box.
  • Second, enter your desired password.

Note: remembered you can use this feature if you have entered your email address in the setting part or have registered your account by your email address.

Enter an Instagram app via PC

For entering Instagram via PC:

  • First, go to the Instagram.com site.
  • Second, enter your email address, create your username and password or click on Facebook login to enter with your Facebook account.
  • Third, if you want to register via email, click on Sign up but if you have registered via Facebook, it wanted you to enter by your Facebook account.

Note: If you want to register your account via email, be sure to enter your email address correctly and choose an email that only you can access because you should recover your password easily if you forget it.

Enter an Instagram app without a Phone Number or Email Address

The simplest and easiest method of using the Instagram page is to enter the username and password that you got in registration on this app in the special box and enter the app.

How to update your profile information such as name, username, and email?

INSTAGRAM UPDATE

One of the important parts of Instagram learning is updating the profile information

  • First, go to your profile
  • Second, click on Edit your Profile or Edit profile
  • Third, enter your information then click one Done or Save in the top right of the page

Also, you can update your information from the web.

What can I do if a username has already been used but appears to be inactive?

If the account is used before but is deactivated now, you can choose an accessible type of that username to use on Instagram.

You can add (.), ( _ ), numbers, or ….., to find the user that does not use by anyone. And also you can edit and change your profile name.

What is the Instagram policy about inactive usernames?

Instagram encourages people to enter their account after registration and use it easily.

To keep active your account it is necessary to enter your account and first share the photo then like and comment on the others’ posts.

What if an account uses my registered trademark as its username?

The companies and brands face fake pages that use their name and want the experts to help them in this field.

These fake pages should know about the violation of the rules in the case of using the name of the other company and business or the logo that confuses the users about that brand or business.

I received an email that a new Instagram account had been created, but I did not apply for a new account.

instagram new account

Most probably the other one enters your email in registration by mistake.

So to remove your email from your account follow the steps below:

  • First, log out from your account.
  • Second, before logging out be sure you have access to the current email to which your account is associated.
  • Third, learn how to update your email.
  • Forth, if you do not have an Instagram account reject the second step.

I cannot register to create a new account because I have an account with my email address or phone number.

  • If you register with your email or phone number before but forgot your password, you can recover. the password and enter your account.
  • If you enter the right email or phone number and receive the message that says there is an account with this specification you should inform Instagram.

Note: every email address is for just one account

An overview of the Instagram app

instagram

Login page

The registration and enter method to the Instagram app is the first and important part of teaching.

The log-in page of Instagram lets you create an account and enter the app.

Also, you can recover your password with click on Login then Forgot easily.

The Profile

The profile part shows your Bio and posts. You can edit and adjust your information and page easily.

Get more information by entering this part by clicking on your profile.

The Profile Web

You should enter your username and password to enter the instagram.com site and use this web app easily.

(+) Button

One of the other important features of Instagram is the (+) button.

This button lets you attach your photos or videos and choose them to share in your Instagram feed.

Search & Explore

In this part, you can find the videos and photos for the accounts that you do not follow them.

You can also see the admin titles we think the Instagram community will like.

Instagram Home

A home is a place with a collection of posts on your Instagram or your friends.

You can like them and comment on them.

Activities

It shows the likes and comments on your posts. And also it lets you see the liked photos and videos by your friends.

Connect to a list and find people to follow

instagram searching

 

How you can find your friends and follow them?

This step is the attractive part of learning Instagram. For finding your friends and everyone who you know you can use the contacts of your phone and Facebook.

  • First, go to your profile and click on iPhone or Android options.
  • Second, click on the Contacts or Facebook Friends under the Follow People to find your friends.
  • Third, click on Follow button in front of each contact you want.

Also, down the page, you can click on the search to shows you who you want to follow.

What happens when I connect to my contact list?

When you connect with your phone contact to Instagram, you will observe the list of your contacts and you can follow everyone you want.

When your contact list is connected, it is constantly updated and stored securely on our servers and you can disconnect it every time you want or remove your desired ones.

How you can find who you want to follow?

In this part, you learn how to attract people and have a relationship with them.

You can use the search box to find who you want:

  • First, click on the magnifier sign down the page.
  • Second, Swipe the page down to see the posts and videos for accounts that are not your followers.
  • Third, click on the search box to find your desired person, place, or hashtags.

How to disconnect and remove the contacts list

For removing the contact list do the steps below:

  • First, go to your profile.
  • Second, click on the setting button.
  • Third, in privacy and security click on the contacts syncing.
  • Forth, click on the button next to the Connect Contact.

If you disconnect the contact list, all the information about those contacts remove from the servers 

How search on Instagram?

You can search everyone or everywhere you want in the box on top of the Search & Explore. You can search by name and username.

After that the result of your search is the base of the users you follow, the users you have a relationship with them and the posts that you like will show to you.

Follower Management

INSTAGRAM MANAGEMENT

How to accept or reject the following request?

This part of teaching is so easy.

If you adjust your account on privacy, who wants to see your photos or videos should send you the request and you can observe it in the Activity section.

For accepting and rejecting a request you can click on Confirm or Delete.

How to unfollow the user on Instagram?

To unfollow a person on Instagram you should do the steps below carefully:

  • First, go to the profile of the user who you want to unfollow.
  • Second, click on the unfollow button under the profile picture.

Note: Be relaxed, when you unfollow the users they never receive the message. 

How do adjust the photos and videos in a private mood?

Normally the default everyone can observe your photos and videos. Maybe you want to change your page view to a private mood.

If you adjust it on private just the users can see your page which is your followers.

In this part, it is thought of to you step by step:

  • First, go to your profile.
  • Second, click on the setting section open to you.
  • Third, click on Account Privacy then adjust it (On).

Note: To change your page mood should pay attention to some points:

  1. The private posts that you share on social media, maybe are visible for all, for example, the post. that you share on Twitter and are private on Instagram may be visible for Twitter followers on Instagram.
  2. When you adjust your page on private, the others to observe your posts should send a request to you.
  3. The requests go to the activity section; you can accept or reject them.

How to block or unblock someone

INSTAGRAM BLOCK & UNBLOCK

This part of Instagram is useful for the times that you want to get rid of someone.

To block someone:

  • First, click on the user who you want to block.
  • Second, click on the 3 dots on the top right of the page.
  • Third, click on the block button.

To unblock someone:

  • First, doing the first and second steps of the block part
  • Second, click on the unblock button.

Create the post on Instagram and add the spatial locations

How to post a photo

The most interesting part of Instagram is learning how to post a photo.

  • First, to upload a photo or take a photo, click on (+) on the button of the page.
  •  Second, to upload a photo click on the gallery at the bottom of the page and choose your desired photo to upload.
  • Third, to take a new photo click on the camera button. Also, you can change the camera mood to a selfie or back camera.
  • Forth, when you take or upload a photo, you can edit it by the Instagram different effects and add the spatial locations when you post a photo.

How you can use more than one photo or video in a post?

You can choose 10 photos and videos and share them in a post:

  • First, click on (+) then go to the gallery part.
  • Second, click on multiple buttons.
  • Third, choose 3 up to 10 photos from your phone gallery and you can edit each of them. Then to go to the next step and click on the Next button on the right top of the page.
  • Forth, in this section, you can write everything that you want for your pictures and click on the Share button.

Now share multiple posts that your followers can observe, like, and comment on them.

post a photo on Instagram

How should I add a title to my Instagram photo and video before sharing?

  • First, select a photo or video from your mobile gallery.
  • Second, click on the “Write Caption” part to write your title.
  • Third, enter your title and click on the share button at the top right of the page.

How do I add, edit, or delete the title of an existing post?

One of the most frequently asked questions by users is the editing of posts on Instagram that we want to teach you.

You can add a title to your shared photo or video such as deleting or changing on Instagram:

  • First, click on the top of your photo or video.
  • Second, select “Edit”.
  • Third, add edit, or delete the title of your post.
  • Forth, then click “Done”.

How do I change my photo size?

instagram photo size

After taking a new photo or upload it, you can make it smaller.

To do that:

  • First, click on Edit then Adjust.
  • Second, after that zooms the photo. Then adjust its frame. By Grid fix the image frame.
  • Third, click on Cancel or Done to save the change.

How do I slim down a photo?

Users, who want to change their image size, follow us in this article about Instagram carefully.

When you take or upload a photo from your mobile gallery, you can change it easily with the existing Adjust tool.

  • First, click on the Edit button at the bottom of the page.
  • Second, go to the Adjust area, and then move the slider to the left or right to narrow it.
  • Third, use the Grid to you creates the image frame.
  • Forth, click on Cancel or Done to save the change.

How should I rotate a photo on Instagram?

  • First, click on Edit then go to Adjust part.
  • Second, click on the top right of the screen to rotate the image.
  • Third, click on Cancel or Done to save the change.

How do I post a video?

instagram video record

To upload or record a new video:

  • First, tap on the icon at the bottom of the page.
  • Second, to upload a video from your gallery, tap the library at the bottom of the page and select your desire video.
  • Third, click on the video at the bottom of the screen. Click and hold the icon to recording and raise your finger to stop.
  • Forth, also tap the icon to switch between cameras.
  • Fifth, also you can add a filter, title, and location before sharing it.

How many seconds of video can I record?

Your video should be between 3 and 60 seconds. If you want to record more than that you can use the Instagram IGTV feature.

How can I record a video with multiple cuts?

  • First, click on the icon at the bottom of the screen, and then click on the video.
  • Second, hold the icon and click on the icon to stop.
  • Third, when you are ready to record the next cut, click and hold the record button again.
  • Forth, for deleting the cuts and the videos, click on the delete and confirm it.

Note: be careful that the maximum length of a video in Instagram posts is 60 seconds.

If you want to record more than that time use IGTV tools.

How do I upload multiple video clips on Instagram?

This part of the app is only usable on the iOS system.

To upload a video with multiple clips:

  • First, click on the icon.
  • Second, click on the library section and select your desire videos to upload, then click on Next.
  • Third, click on the sort and then select the icon.
  • Forth, select any other video clips you want to add, and then tap Done.
  • Fifth, when it is done, click on the share button.
  • Sixth, you can select any video to sort or reorder video clips.

Also, you can add different effects, filters, titles, and locations to your video before sharing.

You can also record your desired video with multiple cuts. Videos with multiple clips cannot be loaded as face or landscape images.

How do I know how many times a video has been viewed?

Below a video, you can see the number of views. It is visible to all who view the post.

Remember that the part of multiple photos and videos that you post is not visible to you.

The number of views of a video does not include video loops, and views count when a video is viewed for 3 seconds or more.

Note: The number of views will only be displayed on videos when uploaded after November 19, 2015.

How should I see the likes of a video?

instagram likes

To see the likes of a video, first tap the number of views at the bottom of the video.

There you can see the number of likes of a video and those who liked it.

Why aren’t the views displayed on my video?

It may take some time for the views of the video to appear to you. If they do not appear on your video, try later.

Remember that the part of multiple videos and photos is not shown to you.

If you have a private account, you may not be able to see the number of views until you reach a certain number of them.

The number of views will only appear on videos uploaded after November 19, 2015.

Add Geolocation

How do I add a location when I want to share my photos and videos?

When you take or upload a photo or video and edit it with your desired effects or filters, you can add a location to your then.

To add a location:

  • First, click on “Add Location”.
  • Second, select your location among the suggestions and.
  • Third, click on the share option.

Also, the Facebook app can be used as a location. You can click the event name to show you all photos and videos that you shared with the public at the event and location.

Also, you can add or edit the location of a photo or video that you have already shared.

How do I add or edit the location of my posts?

You can add a location for your photos or videos that you shared before, or edit the location you set at the beginning.

  • First, click on the icon at the top of your photo or video
  • Second, then click on “Edit”.
  • Third, for adding click on “Add Location” then enter a location.
  • Forth, for editing a location click on the location name, then select “Remove Location” or click on “change location” in (iOS) to select other locations or tap “X” on the “Android Location Select screen”.

How do I create a new location?

For searching for a public location that does not normally exist, you can create a new location on Facebook.

The public locations on Facebook pages can be added to your Instagram posts.

To create a new location:

  • First, log in to Facebook on your phone.
  • Second, then create a location.
  • Third, when you have created a location on your Facebook, you will be able to find your location and add it to your Instagram post.

Why can’t I add an official location that I’ve used before in my other posts?

You should consider that you cannot use the locations for your new posts. You can search and find your current place or create a new place and use it.

Add effects and filters to Instagram

How can I use a filter for my photos or videos?

When you take or upload a photo or video, you can edit it by using a filter:

  • First, click “Next”, and then select your desired filter.
  • Second, select the filter option again. If you can adjust the filter on the left or right side, use the slider. Click on the “Done” option to save your changes.
  • Third, click on “Next” to add a title and location and share your photo.

How can I use different effects in my photos? When you take or upload a photo or video from your mobile gallery you can edit them as you wish.

For this reason, click on “Next” and then select “Edit” at the bottom of the page.

instagram effects

Now you can learn more about the effects on Instagram:

  • Click on the Adjust icon to change the post that you want in the horizontal or vertical position.
  • Click on the Brightness icon change your post to darken or lighten.
  • Click on the Contrast icon to change your photo’s lighting and the dark areas and darken the dark areas of your photo.
  • Click on the Structure icon to check out the details and nature of your photo.
  • Select the Warmth icon to change the colors of your photo to orange or a lighter blue.
  • Select the Saturation icon to decrease or increase the color intensity of the photo (example: setting to change red to redder).
  • Click on the Color icon to add your desired color such as yellow-orange-red-pink-purple-blue-green) and use them as you wish. Now you can select the color you want to use twice, you can adjust the color value so click on “Add effects and filters”.
  • Select the Fade icon to give your photo an aged look.
  • Click on the highlights icon to adjust the focus on the bright areas of the photo.
  • Click on the Shadows icon to adjust the focus on the dark areas of the photo.
  • Click on the Vignette icon to change the edges of the photo’s color. Choose an image that can draw attention to the other side of the border towards the center of the photo.
  • Select the sharpen icon to add circles to your photo and make it appear clearer.
  • Tilt-Shift icon uses to give depth of background shadow or focus on options in the background when blurring the preview and image flaws.

Now I added an effect to my photo. How can I compare it to the original version?

You can find its original version by click on it and see what it looks like How I can say which effect I apply to my photo?

There is a grey dot below every effect you use on your photos in preview mode.

For example, a grey dot below the Brightness effect means that you have applied this effect to your photo.

How do I remove some of the effects that I have applied to my photo?

You can remove the effects that you use for your photo when it is in the preview step and you have not to share it yet.

The grey dot appears below every effect that you select.

To disable or remove an effect:

  • First, click on the tool that you used.
  • Second, set the slider to 0.
  • Third, then click Done and save changes.

How do I apply or remove the margin of the photo?

  • First, you can apply a margin for every filtered photo.
  • Second, select your desired filter for your photo.
  • Third, click on the filter again and then tap on the icon on the right to add a margin. To remove it click again.
  • Forth, now you can click on Cancel or Done, and then save all changes.

How do I arrange a photo?

instagram photos

For taking a photo, you should use an Instagram camera or attach the photo from the gallery. So you can use an Instagram tool to arrange your photo and prepared it to share on Instagram.

  • First, upload your photo and then click on Edit.
  • Second, go to Adjust and then move the sliding part to the left or right to edit your photo.
  • Third, also you can use Grid for the photo.
  • Forth, click on Cancel or Done and save changes.

How should I rotate a photo on Instagram?

You can rotate a photo after taking or uploading it from your mobile gallery.

To rotate a photo:

  • First, click on Edit at the bottom of the page, and then tap Adjust.
  • Second, click on the icon at the top right of the screen to rotate your photo.
  • Third, click on Cancel or Done to save your changes.

What are some small pages for uploading, recording, and editing my story?

When you share a photo or video in your story, you can use some tools to help create or edit the title.

Take photos and videos

  • On your iPhone, automatically click on (instagram icon) when your phone is in the dark to take better photos and videos.
  • For taking a photo or video with face editing, click on the icon, then select a filter from the bottom of the screen.
    When you use your phone’s front camera, your desire filter will automatically close in the person’s face image.
    Editing filters will work when using Boomerang, Hands-free and, Rewind, and some of them work on more than one face at the same time.
    Remember that these filters are not supported on older systems. So you should update your system to use them.
  • When you zoom in while recording a video, click and hold to start recording, then swipe up and down with the same finger.
  • For taking a photo or video in focus mode, click on the focus at the bottom of the screen.
    In this model when you take a focus photo or video from a person, the background is in blur mode.
    You can use focus mode only when someone is in your photo.
  • Click on the Boomerang option at the bottom of the screen, and then select the circle on the bottom of the screen to take back-and-front photos.
  •  You can take a video without tapping and holding so for this reason go to the bottom of the screen and choose free-Hands.
    To start recording, click and hold to see the countdown time before recording.
  • To capture a movie that plays upside down, click on the rewind at the bottom of the page.
    Click and hold to record videos, or tap the part to record without using your hands.
  •  Select the Superzoom option to capture a movie that automatically zooms in on objects and plays sounds.
    Click on any part of the screen to select a zoom area, then tap the bottom circle to start recording.
  • In iOS, by selecting the Motion-Stop option you can make a video with several separate photos.
    Click on the circle to take your first photo, and then continue it to take extra photos.
    When you’re done. Click Done to watch your movie.
  • In iOS, you can switch between front and back cameras while recording video. Click and hold to start recording, then click on (instagram icon).

Use text mode

  • To write what is in your mind it is enough to click on the Type option at the bottom of the page to share with different text modes and plenty of background and no photos or videos needed.
  • To change the background color, click on the related option to change the text mode or the circle at the bottom of the page.
  • You can select the background image by clicking on the camera icon at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Click on (>) to add more options such as stickers and choose a finish to share your story.

Edit photos and videos

instagram editing

You can edit your photo after taking it by, rotate left or right it. You can also click on the editing tool at the top of the screen.

Tap (instagram icon) to add text.

  • Add emoticons.
  • For adjusting the text sizes click on (instagram icon) and use the slider to do that.
  • To adjust the text in the center-left or right use (instagram icon).
  • For rotating and resizing texts using two fingers to pinch.
  • By clicking on the colors at the bottom of the page you can choose your desired color for your text. For more colors, you should click and hold or click and hold on the circle to see a formal color.
  • By clicking on the option at the top of the screen you can change the text mode.
  • Add a colorful background to the text by clicking (instagram icon) at the top of the page and choose your desired color.
  • Pin the text to your video. After taking a video, add the text to your video and then tap and hold it. From the slider at the bottom of the page, you can browse point to use text for your video, after that move the text and select the pin option.
  • To add the other parts of the text just click on (instagram icon)again.
  • To tag your desired person it is enough to Write @, and then enter the personal username.
  • Enter a hashtag (for example #country) by that the people can choose it to see the page related to that hashtag.

Click on (instagram icon)to edit your video or photo.

From there you can:

  • Choose between different brushes and design tools your desired one.
  • Adjust the slider by clicking on (instagram icon) at the bottom left of the page, and then use the slider.
  • Select your desired color to paint and click on the colors at the bottom of the page.
  • Swipe left to see more colors or tap and hold on to the circle for more color options.
  • You can also select the Drag and drop the icon to select a color from your photo or video.

Use stickers on Instagram

If you do not use special stickers on your Instagram, make sure that your app is updated to the latest version by checking it from the App Store or Google Play Store.

When you share a photo or video in your story, you can add a sticker to express yourself and your photos.

  • Click on (instagram icon) to add stickers.

From there you can:

  • For writing questions and match the answers you can use a poll or a sliding sticker.
    Everyone can give the answers by choosing the options or sliding the sticker you have selected.
    Your followers can vote and observe instant results. You can see how many votes are there when you view and drag your story.
  • You can use a music sticker to your story by choosing its icon after that choose your desire song from a list.
    Also, you can select the part of the song that you want. But you should know that sometimes these features work just in defined countries.
  • By adding a location sticker when people see your story, they can click on the sticker and see its location page.
  • Hashtag sticker can show you when people see your story and they can choose this sticker and see the page you entered the hashtag.
  • You can add a time or weather sticker that is based on your device information and your current location.
    Add a selfie sticker by clicking on it with your page photo and taking a photo. You can tap on the sticker for more options.
    Pin the stickers to your movie. After making a movie, add a sticker to it, then click and hold it.
    Use the slider at the bottom of the page to browse the place through the movie where you want the sticker.
  • Everyone can find recently used stickers by swiping to the right. It is possible to rotate and measure the sticker by pinching and zooming in with two fingers.
  • In the end, you can remove the sticker by dragging and dropping (instagram icon) at the bottom of the page.

Delete and Edit a post

delete and edit a instagram photos

How do I delete the photos and videos I posted?

For deleting a photo or video that you have posted before, click on the icon (iphone) for iPhone or Windows systems or the icon (android) for Android at the top of your post, then select delete.

By archiving the posts you can hide them on your page and do not let anyone of your followers and other people on Instagram see them and also the archive posts’ likes and dislikes will be kept.

How do I delete a comment?

Only in your posts, you can delete your comments and other people. In other posts you can only delete the comments you wrote yourself.

For deleting a post:

  • First, click on the icon instagramof the photo or choose any comment to delete. 
  • Second, click on the left side on the comment on iPhone or on the comment you want to delete and hold 2 on Android. 
  • Third, click on (instagram).

Only in your posts, you can delete your comments and those of other people.

In other posts, you can only delete comments that you have written:

  • First, click on the icon instagramof the photo or choose any comment to delete. 
  • Second, click on the left side on the comment on iPhone or on the comment you want to delete and hold 2 on Android.
  • Third, click on (instagram).

How do I edit, delete, or add the title to my post?

You can add a title or edit or delete the title you just started to your photo or video that you have already shared.

To do this on iOS:

  • First, click on the icon at the top of your photo or video.
  • Second, choose the edit icon.
  • Third, now select add, edit or delete as your photo, then click Done.

Maybe the “Edited” appears at the bottom of titles when you tap the icon at the bottom of the post.

How do I add or edit the location to your post?

You can add a location to your photo or video that you shared before, or edit your post location.

To add or edit a location:

  • First, click on the icon below (iphone) at the top of the photo, or click on your video, then select Edit.

To add a location:

  • Click on the add location and add your location.

To edit a location:

  • Click on the location name, and then choose to remove location or change location in iOS and select other locations, or click X on the location selection screen on android.

How do I remove the effects I use in my photo?

You can remove each effect that you use as in preview and you have not yet shared it.

To remove an effect:

  • First, click on the tool you used such as settings, brightness.
  • Second, set the slider to 0.
  • Third, click Done to save your changes.

How do I convert multiple photos into one photo?

You can use the feature on Instagram that converts multiple photos into one photo. Download the layout for Android or iPhone.

How do I get a link from a photo or video?

If your photos and videos are public you can get a link. In a personal account that is set up privately, you cannot get a link from those page posts.

To get a link from a post:

  • First, click on the icon on iOS or the icon on Android at the top of the post.
  • Third, click on the Copy link option.

To get a link from a post on the Internet:

  • First, open your web browser.
  • Second, go to instagram.com/username.
    For example, the username is John Smith, type in the site address instagram.com/johnsmith as the link.
  • Third, cick on the posts you want to save and copy the link at the top of the browser.

Share Instagram with Facebook social network

instagram link to facebook

How can I link my Instagram account and Facebook page?

To connect your Instagram and Facebook accounts to share posts directly on both of them.

  • First, go to your page and click the icon(iphone) on iPhone or the icon( android) on Android at the top right of the page.
  • Second, then click on the linked accounts.
  • Third, in the end, click on Facebook and log in to your Facebook.

Can I add multiple Instagram accounts to my Facebook page?

Yes, you can add multiple Instagram accounts to your Facebook page.

When you add a personal Instagram account to Facebook, your Facebook friends on Instagram may receive a warning saying that you are using that personal account.

Everyone can see my post when I share it on Instagram?

No. When you share a photo or video on Instagram, the audience will be treated as friends by default.

You can change these audiences later by going to the Facebook post and clicking on the audience selector.

Do I choose which of my Facebook albums to added to my Instagram posts?

No. But you can transfer the photo from your Instagram album to another one that you uploaded before.

Can I change my Facebook album name where I uploaded my Instagram posts?

You can change your Facebook album’s name by going to the Facebook Photo Album.

Note: If you change your Facebook album name, the next time that you share an Instagram post on Facebook, a new album’s name will be changed to Instagram Photos and your post will be added there automatically.

How many photos can I upload to my Instagram album?

You can upload up to 1000 photos to a Facebook album.

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Sharing with other social networks

How can I share my old Instagram posts on other sites?

 For sharing a photo on the other sites that you uploaded on Instagram before:

  • First, go to your page and click on the post you want to share.
  • Second, on iPhone click on the share button, and on Android click on the copy link button.
  • Third, choose the sites or apps in which you want to share your post such as (Facebook – Twitter – tumbler) and then click on the share button. Also, you can select Email or copy link.

Note that if your Instagram account and that sites or apps are not linked to each other, you will be linked in immediately.

How can I use my Instagram photos and videos on a website?

To get a code for placing Instagram photos or videos, you should visit that post on the Internet first:

  • First, go to http://instagram.com/username and then select the post to open it.
  • Second, click on the icon in the bottom left corner of the page (for PC) or the top right corner of the page (for mobile) and choose embed.
  • Third, copy the receiving code and paste it into your HTML site.
  • Forth, when you share or post your Instagram post, anyone will be able to see it via the link.
    tumble users only can use Instagram input codes in tumbler video posts.

How do I share from Instagram to other public sites?

When you take a photo or video from Instagram, you can turn on sharing option to share to any site you want such as Facebook or Twitter.

  • First, to adjust your settings for sharing on social sites:
  • Second, go to your page and click on ( instagram icon).
  • Third, then click on (instagram icon) at the top right of the page.
  • Forth, after that click on the linked accounts option, then choose a social networking site to log in and connect the accounts.

Hipstamatic

By using Hypostatic you can share your photos directly on Instagram:

  • First, select your desired photo you to share
  • Second, then click on your Instagram icon.
  • Third, select a title for your photo
  • Forth, adjust if you want to have the hashtag to say which lens or camera you have used before to take the picture.

After that you connect your Instagram account to Hypostatic and share the photo, your photo will automatically appear on Instagram.

If the tags for your photo come up, Hypomatic will automatically put the tags in your title.

A checkmark will show at the end of your title. Click on Hypostatic, which will guide you to the app if it has already been installed on your mobile phone, or the Hypostatic App Store page if you have not already installed it.

Mixi (Japan)

People with mixed accounts can now share their photos on Instagram!

Be careful that a mix will not appear in your published title unless your mobile language or regional format is set to Japanese.

After you have taken a photo or edited the photo stored on your mobile phone, you can connect your mix account under the share option.

  • First, log in to your account.
  • Second, confirm the program permission.
  • Third, click on the Maxi icon to enable sharing. Your photo is now uploaded to both Instagram and Mixi.

You can also manage your Miksi permission by going to the personal page by clicking on Edit sharing setting>mixi when we see that your mobile language or your regional format is set to Japanese.

Note: The regional format will not change your mobile language; the regional language will only change the displayed dates and numbers.

If you are outside of Japan but have a mixed account, you can connect your mixed account by changing your regional format.

  • First, go to your mobile settings and then go to General> International> Region Format. Tap
  • Second, select Japanese from the list.
  • Third, go back to Instagram. On your sharing page, you should now see Mixi as one of the usable services.

Wilbo (Chinese)

People with Wilbo accounts can now also share their photos from Instagram.

Keep in mind that Wilbo will not appear in your published title unless your mobile language or your regional mobile format is set to Chinese.

To set up Wilbo sharing:

  • After you have taken a photo or edited the photo you have on your mobile or tablet, you can set up Wilbo under the share section on the upload page.
  • Log in to your account.
  • Make sure the Wilbo sharing icon is selected. Your photo will now be uploaded to Instagram and Wilbo.

Wilbo will be usable if we see that your mobile language is set to Chinese or your regional format is set to Chinese.

The regional format will not change your mobile language. The regional format only changes the date of the numbers gives.

Mark and point, attach people to your photos

How can I attach everyone to my photos?

You can attach everyone while sharing your photo or in an existing photo.

There is no way to attach people to videos or attach people while posting a photo:

  • After you select a photo and add the effect and filter, you can Tag everyone you want on the sharing page.
  • Click on the person’s name in the photo.
  • Start entering their name or username and choose them from the drop-down list.
  • You can search their name if you do not find the person you are looking for.
  • To add people to a photo that you uploaded: Open the photo.
  • Click on the icon (on iPhone) or the icon (on Android) at the top of the photo and click on Tag People.

Can I attach people to another person’s photo?

No. you can only attach the person just to your photo.

Who can see when I attach a person to a photo?

The people you attach to a photo are visible to anyone who can see it.

  • If your photos are public, anyone can see the tags and those you attach will receive a notification.
  • If your photos are private, only your approved followers can see the photo and the person you added will only receive one notification if they follow you.

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Photos you have attached

Where can I see the photos others attached me?

To see the photos that others have attached you:

  • First, go to your page and click on the icon ( instagram icon).
  • Second, You can add these photos to your page automatically or manually.

Who can see the photos that others attached me?

When others attach you to their photos, these photos may be displayed on your page.

To see the photos you have attached by others:

  • Go to your page and click on the icon ( instagram icon).

Who can observe these photos on your personal page depends on your settings:

  • In public Posts, anyone can see the photos you have attached to your page.
  • In private Posts, only followers can see the photos that you have attached to your page.

You can hide or delete the photos you have attached to your page if you do not want anyone to see them.

You can also confirm the photos you have attached before they appear on your page. Select manually.

You can add a photo to your page by scrolling through it. For showing My Profile on my page, Repeat steps 1 and 2 above, then click Show on.

To hide several photos at the same time on Android:

  • First, go to your page and click on the icon below.
  • Second, click on the icon below.
  • Third, choose the icon below at the top right of the page
  • Forth, select the photos you want to hide from your page and then click on Hide Photos and Videos. Or just click on hide.

To hide several photos at a time on iOS:

  • First, go to your page and click on the icon below at the top right of the page.
  • Second, click on the Photos and Videos
  • Third, select the photos you want to hide from your page, then click hide photos.

Keep in mind that hiding a photo from your page does not remove you from the photo itself.

How can I choose whether the photos I have attached appear on my page?

You can choose the photos you have attached to appear automatically or manually.

When you choose to add photos manually, they will only appear on your page after you approve them.

When you select photos that appear on your page manually on Android:

  • First, go to your page and tap on( instagram icon).
  • Second, tap the icon ( android) at the top right of the screen.
  • Third, select the tagging option.
  • Forth, Tap adds automatically or add manually.
  • Fifth, To manually select photos that appear.

When you select photos that appear on your page manually on iOS:

  • First, go to your page and click on (instagram icon) at the top right of the page.
  • Second, choose your photos
  • Third, choose Add Automatically or Add Manually.
  • Forth, if you choose to add photos manually to your page, you will still be notified when someone adds you to the photo.
  • Fifth, to add that photo to your page, click on the photo and then on your username. Select Show on My Profile on your page.

How can I remove myself from a photo that someone has attached to me?

To separate yourself from a photo or post that someone has attached to you:

  • First, click on the photo.
  • Second, select your name.
  • Third, on the Remove Tag option, remove the attachment on Android or More Options> Remove Me from Post on iOS.
  • Forth, click on the Remove button.

Pointing to someone on Instagram

Pointing to someone

How can I mention someone on Instagram?

You can use @ to point to a person in your posts and stories, and then quickly write the username.

When you point to someone, they receive a notification.

How do activity notifications work?

When everyone wants to like or comments on your posts you receive a notification from his/her act.

These acts are:

  • Mention you in a comment
    (example: great photo @Shayne)
  • Start following you.
  • Ask you to follow.
  • Attach you to a photo.

The blocked person still can point to me?

Yes. The blocked person can point to you on Instagram, but this point will not show up in your activities.

If someone is blocked on Instagram by you and then you change your username, they cannot find you to point until to find your new username.

How can I respond to a person’s comment?

To reply to someone’s comment you can point to them in your comment by writing @ and the username then they receive a notification in their activity part to view comments.

To reply to someone’s comment on (iOS)

  1. Go to the photo or post.
  2. Click on the comment.
  3. Click the reply option to reply and add your comment.

You can also tap and hold on to any username in the comments to automatically point to that username.

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Where can I see the photos I have attached?

To see photos that others have attached to you, go to your page and click on the icon.

Manually or automatically you can choose to add these photos to your page.

Who can see the photos I have attached to my page?

When others attach you to the photos, these photos may be displayed on your page.

To see the photos you have attached, go to your page and click on the icon below.

Who can see these photos on your page depends on how visible your settings are:

Public posts:

Anyone can see the photos you have attached to your page.

Private posts:

Only the followers that you want  can see the photos you have attached to your page.

You can hide or cancel the photos you have attached to your page if you do not want anyone to see them.

You can also confirm the photos you have attached to them before they appear on your page and Select ID manually.

How do I hide a photo I have attached to my page?

To hide the photo you attached:

  1. Click on the image.
  2. Click on your username.
  3. Select Hide from My Profile, then tap done.

You can add a photo to your page by scrolling through it. Repeat steps 1 and 2 above, then click to show from My Profile on my page.

To hide several photos at a time (Android):

  • First, go to your page and click on the icon.
  • Second, click on (instagram icon) at the top right of the page.
  • Third, click on your desired photos that you want to hide from your page, then select Hide from My Profile or click on the Hide icon.

To hide multiple photos at a time (IOS):

  • Go to your page and click on(instagram icon) at the top right of the page.
  • Click on photos of you> hide photo, choose your desire photos to hide from your page, then click on hide photos.

How do I choose the photos I have attached appear on my page?

If you want to choose, the photos that you have attached appear automatically or manually.

When you choose to add photos manually, they will only appear on your page after you approve them.

To manually select photos that appear on your page (Android):

  • First, go to your page and click on the icon (instagram icon).
  • Second, click on the icon at the bottom right of the page
  • Third, choose the tagging option.
  • Forth, click on add automatically or add manually.

Choose the photos manually appear on your page (iPhone):

  • First, go to your page and click on the icon at the bottom right of the page.
  • Second, choose your photos
  • Third, select add automatically or add manually.

If you choose to add photos to your page manually, you will be notified when someone adds you to the image.

To add that photo to your page, click on the photo and then on your username. Click and select show on my profile on the page.

Who can attach me to their photos?

Anyone can attach you to photos on Instagram, except the ones you have blocked.

You can choose to put these photos on your page manually or automatically.

How can I remove the photo that someone has attached to me?

To remove a photo or post that someone has linked to you:

  • First, click the photo.
  • Second, click on your name.
  • Third, click on remove tag or More Options> Remove Me from Post (iOS).
  • Forth, Select remove.

How do I archive a post that I have shared before?

You can archive the post you have shared to hide it on your page so that your followers and others on Instagram can not see it.

When you archive a post, all your likes and comments will be kept.

To archive a post:

  • First, go to your page
  • Second, one iPhone clicks on ( iphone) or  ( android) on Android at the top of the post you want to archive.
  • Third, choose the archive option.
  • Forth, once you have archived a post, you can choose to have it reappear on your page.
    This post will return to its original state on your page.

To display an archived post on your page:

  • First, go to your page and click on the icon instagram iconat the top right of the page.
  • Second, click on the post you want to display on your page,
  • Third, click on ( iphone) on iPhone or (android) on Android at the top of the post, then select show on profile on the personal page.

Where can I see the posts that I archived before?

To see the posts you have archived, go to your page and click on (instagram icon)at the page’s top right.

Learn more about archiving posts and re-adding them to your page.

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Visibility control

How can I set up my photos and videos that only my followers can see them?

By default, anyone can see your page and posts on Instagram. You can change your posts into that only my followers can see.

To customize your posts in the Instagram app on iPhone:

  • First, go to your page by tapping the icon ( instagram icon).
  • Second, click on the following ( iphone) on iPhone or the next icon ( android) on Android.
  • Third, click on the account privacy option, then select the private account option Personal accounts to remember about personal posts.

Personal posts that you share on social sites may be publicly visible according to those sites’ personalization settings.

For example, a post you shared on Twitter that was personally set up on Instagram may be visible to those who can see your Twitter posts.

When you create your post, people should give you a follow-up request so they can see your posts, your followers list, or your following list.

Your follower’s request will appear in the section with activities with the following icon (heart icon), where you can confirm or reject them.

Can everyone like or comment on my photos or videos?

  • In a public account, just a person can like or comment on your photos or videos.
    If you want to prevent people you do not wish to from liking or commenting on your posts, you can block them.
  • Only those you have approved as a follower can like or comment on your photos and videos in a private account.

How can I filter comments that I do not want to appear on my posts?

Comments that are inappropriate, offensive or reckless are automatically filtered from your live posts and videos.

Comments are automatically screened by default, but you can always change these settings:

  • First, go to your screen and click on (instagram icon) on the iPhone or ( android) at the top right of the page.
  • Second, click on comment control options.
  • Third, select hide offensive comments to turn it on.

If you have turned on filtering inappropriate comments, you can also turn on keyword filtering to hide comments that have words, text, numbers, or specific shapes that you want to avoid.

For doing that:

  • First, go to your page and click on the iPhone icon in the page’s top right.
  • Second, click on comment control options.
  • Third, Make sure that hiding inappropriate comments are turned on.
  • Forth, choose Enable Keyword Filters to activate.

Enter words, texts, numbers, or shapes in the text field for filtering the comment.

Note: The default and official keywords are not used uniformly in all languages.

  • Default keywords: The default keyword list can only be used in some languages.
  • Formal keywords: Filtering uniform, legal keywords does not support languages ​​that are spaced apart (such as Japanese, Japanese, Thai).

When you activate the comments filtering section, that section applies to your posts’ existing and new words.

Filtered comments will be saved in your posts when you disable the words filtering section.

What happens if I share my post on another social site?

In a private page if a person shares a photo or video on a social site (such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.) using Instagram, that photo or video will be visible on that social site, and the link will be active.

In other words, the image is publicly available to anyone who has access to that link.

Remember that sharing a photo or video on a social site does not mean that the image will be visible on Instagram.

Your account will be available privately to those who are accepted followers.

If your account is adjust privately, you can remove people from your follower’s list:

  • First, go to your page
  • Second, click on the Followers option at the top of the page.
  • Third, Click on the icon (on iPhone) and the icon on Android on the right side of the follower you want to delete, then
  • Forth, choose the remove option.
  • Fifth, When you delete a follower, they will not understand that you have deleted them.
  • Sixth, You can also block someone to stop following you. People will not understand that you have blocked them.

How do the hashtags work for private photos?

If your account is private and adds a hashtag to your post, that post will not appear publicly on the hashtag page.

Only your accepted followers will be able to see your posts on hashtag pages or in the Instagram direct messages section.

How can I archive a post I shared before?

Suppose you archive the post you have shared before you can hide it from your page so that your followers and others on Instagram can not see it.

By archiving a post, all the likes and comments will keep.

To archive a post:

  • First, go to your page.
  • Second, click on the icon for iPhone or the icon Android at the top of the post you want to archive.
  • Third, choose the archive option.
  • Forth, once you have archived a post, you can choose to have it reappear on your page. The post will return to its original state on your page.

To display an archived post on your page:

  • First, on your page, go to your page and click on the icon instagram iconat the page’s top right.
  • Second, click on the post you want to display on your page
  • Third, tap on ( iphone ) on iPhone or ( android) on Android at the top of the post, then select show on profile on page.

Who can see when someone likes me or when I like someone?

When you like a photo, that like is visible to everyone who can see the post.

Your followers may also see your username at the bottom of the image you like.

It does not matter how many likes it has (for example: ♥ (your username) and 12 others.

After four likes, the photos show the number of likes along with the usernames of the people you have followed, and they have also liked it.

If your account is set up privately, Only approved followers can see your posts, including all likes and comments.

The likes of your posts will appear on activity> following. When you like a public post, your likes will be visible to everyone, and your username will be clickable at the end of the post.

But only your approved followers can see your posts.

People follow me to follow other people on Instagram. How should I choose them?

When someone clicks on the follower option on your page, they may receive suggestions from pages they may also want to follow.

Like mutual friends or others, they may know. If you do not want these suggestions to appear on your page, you can choose to:

  • First, Log in to Instagram.com from your desktop or mobile.
  • Second, Click on (instagram icon) at the top right of the page, then select Edit personal page.
  • Third, click on the Similar Account Suggestions option, then click on Submit

Who can see my Instagram page and photos on the site?

If your posts are set to public, anyone will be able to see your page by visiting instagram.com/your username.

If your posts are private, your photos will be visible to those who have logged in to Instagram, and you have confirmed them as followers.

Learn more about your personalization settings. The personalization settings that you put on your mobile phone are the same as the personalization settings available on the site.

Can I hide my bio or photo on my page?

There is no way to hide your bio or photos from your page on Instagram.

If you do not want people to see this information, we suggest removing it from your page.

How do I delete my photos from Google?

Your photos may appear in Google results. If you signed in to your account, use a site viewer that allows them to access your page and pictures.

These sites are created using our program and are not directly related to Instagram.

If you do not want your photos or videos to be displayed on Google, we suggest that you disable access to these sites or set up your account privately.

It may take some time for these sites and Google to delete the photos, even if you delete your account.

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Edit Profile

How can I update my profile information, such as username and email?

What do I do if I forget my password or can’t log in to my account?

To update your profile information, that includes the username and email address associated with your account:

  • First, go to your page.
  • Second, click on edit profile or edit your profile.
  • Write your information and then click on the Done option on iPhone or the icon instagram iconin Android at the top right of the page.
  • Third, You can also update your profile information through the website.

How can I add a photo to my page or change my image?

To add or change your page image:

  • First, go to your page by tapping the (android).
  • Second, Click on Edit profile> change profile photo on iPhone or click on change photo on Android.
  • Third, Select where you want to import your photo.
  • Click on the done option.

Also, you can take or add a new image from your mobile gallery or Facebook and Twitter gallery.

If you select to log in from Facebook or Twitter, Instagram will use that photo you used for social networking sites.

How can I set my photos and videos private so that only the followers I want can see them?

By default, all the users can see your page and your posts on Instagram.

You can adjust your posts by default that only the followers that you want can see them.

If your posts are private, only your accepted followers can see them on hashtag or location pages.

To set up Instagram posts privately on Instagram for iPhone:

  • First, go to your page by clicking on (instagram icon).
  • Second, Click on (instagram icon) on iPhone or  ( android) on Android at the top right of the page.
  • Third, choose the account privacy option, so click on the private account option.

The most important things you know about private posts:

Private posts that you share on social sites may be visible to the public according to the privacy settings of those sites.

For example, a post you share on Twitter that is privately set up on Instagram may be visible to those who can see your Twitter posts.

In a private post, people should send you a friend request; after that, you accept their request, they can see your posts, your list of followers, or the following list.

Friend requests appear in the Activities part below, where you can accept or ignore them.

Also, you can block everyone who followed you before you set up your posts, and you do not like them to see your posts.

People can send you a photo or video directly, even when they are not following you.

How can I add a bio or a website to my page?

Your bio should be up to 150 words on your page. Please remember that all users can see your bio.

To edit your bio:

  • First, go to your page by clicking the icon ( instagram icon).
  • Second, Click the edit profile option at the top of the page
  • Third, You can write your bio and add the link to your website
  • Forth, Choose Done on iPhone or the icon instagram iconAndroid at the top right of the page.

How can I change my password?

When you logged out of your account, you should remember your password for entering again to your page, but you could request to reset it if you forgot it.

If you know the password, you can change it. To do this:

  • First, go to your page by clicking the icon instagram icon.
  • Second, click on ( instagram icon) on iPhone or (android) on Android at the top right of the page.
  • Third, swipe down and choose change password.
  • Forth, Enter your previous password and after that, enter your new password.
  • Fifth, click on the done option on iPhone or the following icon in Android at the top right of the page.

Note: Try to use at least six numbers, letters, and punctuation marks (such as! And ٪) to create a strong password.

Where are my account settings?

To enter your account settings:

Click on (instagram icon) on iPhone or (android) on Android at the top right of the page.

From here, you can:

  • Find your friends and invite them.
  • Visit the photos you like.
  • Sign out of your account.
  • Adapt your input.

What is two-factor authentication? How should I use it?

Two-factor authentication is a security feature. When it is active, you are asked for secure login and received code every time you log in to Instagram via an unknown device and your username and password.

To activate Two-factor authentication:

  1. Click on (instagram icon) on iPhone or ( android) on Android at the top right of the page.
  2. Swipe down and click on two-factor authentication
  3. Click on the icon (one section activation icon) to require a security code to go to active mode.
  4. If you do not have a verified number for your account, you will be asked to enter a phone number (on iPhone) or the following icon. After that, you enter the phone number, click on the direct flash icon option (on Android)
  5. You will receive a code. Enter that code and then click Next.

Note: When you have enabled the two-factor authentication, you will access the code for your account. If you did not receive a security code message during the login process, you could still log in to your account using a code. 

To turn off Two-factor authentication:

  1. By going to your page click on (instagram icon) on iPhone or on the Android icon ( android)  at the top right of the page.
  2. Swipe the page down and click on the two-factor authentication option
  3. Select the required security code icon to go off
  4. Then click on the turn off option at the bottom of the message that you see

Remember that you must have a verified phone number for your Instagram account to use Two-factor authentication.

When you enter a phone number to clarify Two-factor authentication, it may become a verified number for your account.

What is a support code, and how can I use it?

When Two-factor authentication is active, you will be asked to enter a support code or a security code message to add your username and password when you want to log in to Instagram via an unknown device.

If the security code message is not sent because of connection or delivery reasons, you will still have time to complete the two-factor process with the support code.

To get a list of security codes for your account:

  • First, enter your page and click on (instagram icon) on your iPhone or Android icon (android) at the top right of the page.
  • Second, swipe down and click on two-factor authentication
  • Third, click on the get backup codes option

Remember that you should enter a phone number into your account to turn on this feature.

To cancel your previous support codes and get new configured codes:

  • First, enter your page and click on (instagram icon)on your iPhone or click on the icon (android) on Android at the top right of the page.
  • Second, swipe down and click on two-factor authentication.
  • Third, click on the get backup codes option.
  • Please select the option to get new codes to receive it.

Remember that you must log in to your Instagram account to access the support codes or get a new list.

You should copy the codes to your device memory to take a picture of the page or save it in another way so they will be usable when you log in to Instagram.

How can I log out of Instagram?

You can exit your Instagram app on the Internet by going to your page.

Exit from Instagram on the Internet:

  • First, Click on the icon below at the top right of the page.
  • Second, Then click on the icon below to the right of your username; after that, click the logout.

Exit from your iPhone or Android:

  • First, enter your page.
  • Second, Click on the icon below on your iPhone or the icon on Android at the top right of the page.
  • Third, swipe down and click the logout.

How can I clear the history of what I’ve been looking for?

Instagram stores what you’ve been looking for in the search & explore part to easily find your favorite accounts or hashtags.

To clear the history of what you are looking for:

  • First, enter your page.
  • Second, click on the icon below on the iPhone or the icon on Android at the top right of the page.
  • Third, at the bottom of the account, find the search & explore option and click on it.
  • Forth, click on the clear search history option to clear the history of what you are looking for

Remember that clearing the history of things you have looking for before is temporary, and you may see them in your account after you have searched for them again.

You can also permanently delete user accounts from the history of things you’ve been looking for.

To do this:

  • First, click on the icon and then choose the search box at the top of the page.
  • Second, click on the people or top option, then choose and hold the accounts you want to hide from your history.
  • Third, In the end, Tap hide.

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Find videos and photos

How can I search and select the videos and photos and find them?

Instagram always tries to update the type of photos and videos you see in the search and find the section to represent you better.

Who can see the photos that appear in the search and find the box?

When you see a post in the Search and Find the part, it does not mean that everyone else can see it.

For example, we may show you pictures and videos of people you liked or liked by many people.

If your account is private, only your accepted followers can see the photos you shared in the search and find section.

Why do I have a specified age to see some accounts on Instagram?

Some accounts, such as alcohol brand posts, are for older people. These accounts usually limit their content to people under the specified age.

Your information that you give us on registering time we limited your account on Instagram or Facebook.

You should update your Instagram app to the latest version to see restricted accounts.

What can I do if I see a post that I did not like in the search and find section?

If you saw a post that is not your favorite, in the search and find the section, you can select to see fewer posts like it.

To do this:

  1. Click on the post.
  2. Click on (instagram icon) on the iPhone or (android) on Android at the top right of the page.
  3. Choose the option to see fewer posts like this.
  4. Also, you can choose the report and follow that guide.

How can I remove a channel title that I’m not interested in from the search and find section?

To remove a channel title that you are not interested in, search and find:

  • First, click on (instagram icon) to the search & explore section. You can see the title of the channels at the bottom of the search box at the top of the page. (Such as food, animals, style).
  • Second, click and hold the title of the channel you want to delete.
  • Third, click Mute (channel name). This option transfers your track to the bottom of the channel title list, which you can visit on the left.
  • Forth, to call a channel title, click and hold it, then select (channel name) unmute.

Does that mean a blue dot next to the search result that I see?

If you see a blue dot next to the search result, it means that there is a shared post from an account that you have not yet seen.

How can I use the activities?

Activities help you be updated with the latest activities of the people you follow them. To see the activities of the people you follow: 

  1. Click on (♥ ) at the bottom of the page. 
  2. Then click on the following option at the top of the page.
  3. Click on the You option to see your recent activity, such as those who have recently followed you or liked your posts.

Note: The following option does not work for accounts that follow more than 1000 people.

Your activities will be shown on Instagram for anyone who follows you.

In private accounts, only the users can see your activities that you let them as your followers.

How can I return to the top of the activity?

ios & instagram

Click on the status you see at the top of the page (where the time and battery level icons are displayed) or click on the icon ♥ to automatically go to the top of the activity.

android & instagram

Click on the top of an active option (follow / you) at the top of the app or click on the icon ♥ to automatically go to the top of your activity.

How can I use hashtags?

In the title or comment section of your post, you can add hashtags. If you add hashtags to a private post, that post will be visible according to that hashtag page.

To attach a photo or video with a hashtag:

  • At first, take or upload a video or photo Select a filter, and then type the letter #, followed by a text or emoji in the title field (e.g., #flower).

When you have attached your post with a hashtag, the page appears with all the photos and videos with that page when you click on it, and the other people’s hashtags have been uploaded.

Tips that everyone should know:

  • When people attach a post to a private page, they will not appear publicly on hashtag pages. Numbers appear in hashtags. However, specific spaces and characters do not work like $.
  • You can attach your posts, and you cannot attach photos or videos of other users. You can use just 30 hashtags in a post.
  • You cannot post anything if you have used more than 30 hashtags in a photo or video. Posts that are automatically selected based on things like the ones you follow or the posts you like.

How can I follow a hashtag?

You can follow hashtags on Instagram to be connected with your favorite things and titles, such as entertainment and chats.

To follow a hashtag:

  1. Click on a hashtag (for example, #flower) that you see on Instagram.
  2. Then click on the following option. When you follow a hashtag, you will see the photos and videos that appear in that section.
  3. To cancel a hashtag, click on that hashtag, then choose the following.

How should I view hashtag pages or locations?

To see a page for a location or hashtag, you can search for it or click on that hashtag or location that appears on your post.

Hashtag or location pages that are shared in public posts and stories that match a hashtag or location.

What are the best posts on hashtag or location pages?

At the top of some hashtag pages or places, you can see a title called top posts.

The best posts appear on the hashtags and locations to show you some of the popular posts with the hashtag or location attached.

Why can’t I search for specific hashtags?

Hashtags are not searchable on Instagram if connected to unrelated content that does not follow our statements about usage or our guidelines.

We review these hashtags repeatedly and make that hashtag searchable if its contents are linked to specific hashtags that change each time.

We encourage people to report unrelated hashtags by using our guides.

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What photos and videos are seen on hashtags and location pages?

Hashtag and location pages have public photos and videos that are shared with the hashtag and location.

You can click on the top of these pages to see general stories and swipe down to see public posts.

If your account is private, only your accepted followers can see the posts you have shared, and your photos and videos will not appear in your story on hashtag or location pages.

To see the messages you have sent, you can use Instagram direct, click on (instagram icon ) at the top right of the page and see the messages you sent or received.

When you send a post from the feed, you can use Instagram direct. That post is only visible to those who could see it before.

For example, if you send a post as a message from a private account, only those will see that you accept them as followers.

Photos and videos sent via Instagram Direct cannot be shared from Instagram to another site, such as Facebook or Twitter, and will not appear on hashtag and location pages.

For using this feature:

  1. Click on ( instagram icon) at the top right of the page
  2. Click on a username or group name to open the conversation. For selecting the new discussion, you can select the icon instagram iconat the top right of the page and choosing the people you want to chat with.
  3. Click on ( instagram icon) at the top right of the page.
  4. Then the person or group you contacted will receive a notification about your video contact.

Remember that anyone you have confirmed a direct message from her/him can have a video chat with you.

To prevent video chat with you, you can block them or mute the conversation.

How can I manage the messages I received from Instagram Direct?

When your followers send you a direct message on Instagram, you can see it by opening ( ) at the top right of the page.

If the person is not your following sends you a message, you will see that message in the request inbox.

To ignore or confirm the messages, scroll to the left of the message, then choose decline or allow at the bottom of the page if you confirm a message request, that notes enter directly into your message inbox.

How can I send a message to others on Instagram?

With Instagram Direct, you can send a message, photo, or video to one or more users. Messages will not appear on your page or in the search box.

To send a message using Instagram Direct:

  1. Click on  ( instagram icon) at the top right of the page or drag the page to the left of each part.
  2. Click on ( instagram icon) at the top right of the page.
  3. Choose your desired followers to send the message to, and then click next on the iPhone.
  4. Write a message. Also, you can click on (instagram icon) to take and send disappearing photos and videos or click on ( instagram icon) to select an image or video from your gallery.
  5. Click on (instagram icon) to send your message.

When you send a message to the person who follows you, you can also go to their page and select the message button.

Note: The links you sent using Instagram Direct will appear in the conversation with a viewed photo before.

When you send an address or a phone number, you can click on it in the conversation to open your mobile map app or make a call.

How can I send disappearing photos and videos?

The photos and videos that disappearing can be sent both in private messages and in groups.

After someone opens the disappearing photos and videos you sent, they can no longer be visible in the inbox unless you republish your message again.

To send a missing photo or video:

  • Click on (instagram icon) at the top right of the page. Drag it to the left of each part of the page.
    Also, you can go to your message’s inbox to reply to them.
  • Click on the circle option at the bottom of the page to take a photo or video. Then choose its effects.
  • If you send a photo or video from your inbox, you can select reply once or keep it in chat. When you allow others to reply to your photo and video or Visit them will be able to open your photo or video and answer them.
    When you hold a previous photo inside the chat part, that photo or video will be visible in the chatbox.
  • Click on the following () at the bottom right of the page, then choose who you want to send the message such as a person or group:
  •  When you choose multiple people, they each receive messages separately.
  •  When you select a group, anyone in that group can respond to it. To create a new group, click on the new group option at the top right of the page, select people, then click on create.
  • Finally, click on send at the bottom of the page.

Remember that you can only send this kind of photo and video to people who follow you or have already confirmed a message from you.

Tip: It is better to use Instagram directly to send photos and videos to others, and these messages never disappeared will be visible in the conversation.

Where can I see the photos and videos I sent?

To see the disappearing photos and videos you sent:

  • click at the top right of the page, and then click Conversation.

You may not see the disappearing photos and videos after you send them, but you can see if the message was delivered, opened, resent, or photographed on that page.

When you send a disappearing photo or video to someone, maybe you will want to reset the image. Return the picture from that page.

In group, click on the section that mentions the status of your message to see separately with each person.

How can I resend a disappearing photo or video I received?

  1. To resend the disappearing photo or video that you received.
  2. Go to the conversation and click view photo/play video.
  3. Finish the conversation, and then click on replay.

Remember that you can resend a disappearing photo or video you received just after you received it, and the person who sent it will be able to tell you that you sent it again or took a screen of the page.

How can I send a post I see in a direct message?

The post you see appears as a direct message. Messages do not appear in the feed, search, or on your page.

To send the messages, you see in the feed as a direct message:

  1. Click on ( ) at the bottom of the post you want to send.
  2. Search and find the person or group that you want to send the post to and select them (up to 15 people)
  3. Add an optional message, then search for and select the person or group that you want to send the post to (up to 15 people).
  4. Add an optional message, then click on send.

Note: When you send a personal account post as a message, only the followers of that account will be able to see, and the person who uploaded this post will not be notified.

How can I send a personal page account as a direct message?

When you send a personal page account as a direct message, that message will show the name, username, and preview of that user’s photos.

It is better to send a personal page account as a message using the direct Instagram:

  1. Go to the page of the person you want to send a message to.
  2. Click on the icon at the top right of the page, then choose to Share this Profile (iOS) / Send Profile as Message (Android).
  3. Search for and choose the person or group you want to send the post to.
  4. Click on send.

Personal account pages sent via Instagram Direct are only visible to those who have been able to view it and those that follow this account before.

How can I send a hashtag as a direct message on Instagram?

For sending a hashtag as a message, it is better to use Instagram Direct:

  1. Click on the hashtag you want to send.
  2. Click on () at the top right of the page.
  3. Searching and selecting the person or group you want to send the post to.
  4. Finally, click on send.

The hashtag that you send shows you all the best posts from that hashtag page.

Remember that sent messages that use Instagram Direct will not appear on hashtag pages.

How can I send a location page as a message on Instagram Direct?

To send a location page as a message, you can use using Instagram Direct:

  • Now On top of the page, click on the Location option to go to that location page.
  • Click on () at the top right of the page.
  • Search for and select the person or group you want to send the post to.
  • After that, click send.

By sending a location page as a message, all the posts in that location appear.

Remember that sending messages using Instagram Direct will not appear on location pages.

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How can I cancel a message I sent on Instagram direct?

To cancel sending a message that you sent on the direct of Instagram:

  1. Click on ( ) at the top right of the page.
  2. Select the conversation and then go to the message that you want to cancel for sending
  3. Click and hold the message and select unsend.

When you cancel a message, that message deletes and is no longer visible to those in the conversation. 

Remember that the people you are sending the message to may have already seen your message.

Note: You can not cancel the disappearance of photos and videos that you have sent on Instagram direct. 

Can I send messages to people that are not my followers and followings on Instagram direct message?

Yes. You can send a message on Instagram Direct to everyone you want.

If you send a message to someone who is not following you, that message will appear as a request in their inbox.

When the user accepts your request to send a message, your next message will go directly to that person.

Remember that you can only send disappearing photos and videos to people who follow you or approve your message request.

How many people can I add to a group on Instagram Direct?

You can add up to 32 members in a group on Instagram direct.

How can I create a new group on Instagram Direct?

Instagram direct message

direct message on instagram

You can create a new group in Direct Instagram by sending a message to two or more people.

To create a new group:

  1. Click on () at the top right of the page.
  2. Click on (instagram icon) at the top right of the page.
  3. Select the two or more people you want to send to, and then click on next.
  4. Write a message, and then click on the icon below to choose a photo or video from your gallery, or click on (instagram icon) to get a new number.
  5. Add your desired effects, filters, and a title.
  6. Finally, click on send.

Once you have created a conversation group, you can add a name to it. To do this:

  • Click on (INSTAGRAM icon) at the top right of the conversation.
  • Add a name to the group name and click done.

How can I view and respond to the disappearing photos and videos I receive?

When someone sends you a disappearing photo or video, their page’s images will appear in their inbox with a blue circle around it, and your conversation will appear in blue.

  1. Click on their page to see their photos and videos.
  2. Click the ( instagram icon) to enter without seeing your conversation.
  3. For replying to a disappearing photo or video, click on (instagram icon) on the right side of the conversation.
  4. You can also open the conversation and click on ( instagram icon).
  5. Click on it to take a photo or video, or click on (instagram icon) to send the text. When it has been done, click on send.

instagram stories

Instagram Stories

How can I archive my stories on Instagram?

The stories you create and share on Instagram are automatically saved in your story archive, so there’s no need to keep them on your mobile.

You can disable the story archive at any time in the settings.

To enable or disable the Instagram stories, achieve:

  • Go to your page and click on (instagram icon) on iPhone or the icon (android) on Android at the top right of the page
  • Go to the bottom of the page down and click on the story controls in the privacy and security part.
  • Next to the save to archive part, click on the ( instagram icon).

Note: Only you can see the stories that save in your mobile archive after they have disappeared from your story.

By deleting a photo or video in your story before it disappears, it will not be saved in your archive.

How can I remove a story from my story archive?

To delete a story from the story archive:

  • Go to your page and click ( instagram icon).
  • Click on the story you want to delete.
  • Click on (instagram icon) on iPhone or the icon (android) on Android.
  • Click on the delete button and then select the delete option again to confirm.

Remember that by deleting a story from your archive, that story will also be deleted from other parts of Instagram that you have shared.

How can I share a story from my story archive?

  1. You can share a story from your stories archive on your Instagram story part.
  2. To share a story from your story archive:
  3. Go to your page and click on (instagram icon).
  4. Select the story you want to share.
  5. Then click on the share option at the bottom of the page.
  6. Click on your story or select your desired one to share with, then follow the on-screen information to finish sharing.

How can I add a story to my favorite stories?

You can add a story to observe on your page as a selected story even after they disappear. Favorites appear at the bottom of your page photo.

To add a story to your favorite stories:

  • First, go to your page and click on your selected story highlights option at the bottom of the username and bio.
  • Second, click on (instagram icon).
  • ThirdClick on your desired story or stories to add to your favorite stories and select, then click next.
  • Choose a photo for it, choose a story name for your favorite, and then click add (on iPhone) or done (on Android).
  • You can add more photos and videos to your favorites at any time by clicking the edit highlights button.

Tip: Stories that you add as favorites will remain visible until you delete them.

Even after the original story, they were disappeared.
Remember that those you allow to see your story can also see your favorites.

How can I edit or delete a selected story?

To edit or delete a selected story:

  1. Go to your page.
  2. At the end of the select stories, find the story you want to delete and then click and hold it.
  3. By clicking on the delete button, you can delete the story from the stored history or click on the edit button to add more photos and videos to your story.

For editing or deleting a photo or video from the Favorites part:

  • Go to your favorite section of stories and find the photo or video you want to delete.
  • Click on the icon at the bottom right of the photo or video
  • Select to remove from highlights or click on edit highlights to add more photos and videos to the story.

How can I share a photo or video on my Instagram story?

For sharing an image or video in your story on the Instagram app:

  • Click on the icon instagram iconon the top left of the page or go to the right of any part side the feed.
  • Click on the icon instagram iconat the bottom of the page to take a photo or click and hold to record a movie. Drag upwards on any part of the page to choose an image from your phone gallery.
  • Select the icons instagram icon, instagram icon or instagram icon. Or click to drag or drop text or stickers to your photo or video. Deleting text or a sticker, drag and drop it in the box at the bottom of the page.
  • When you are ready to share, click on your story option at the bottom left of the page.

Note: Stories disappear from the page and feed part after 24 hours unless you add them to your page as favorites.

Where can I see what does I share in my story?

When you post a photo or movie in your story, it will appear in the following places:

  • On your page: You can see colored circles around the photo on your page, and people can click on it to see your story. Photos and videos from your story will not show on your page.
  • At the top of the page: The photo of your page will appear as a row at the top of your follower’s page, and they can click on it to see your story.
  • Inside the feed page next to the posts you share: When you share a post, a colored circle will appear around the photo of your page, and people can click on it to see your story.
  • Publicly shared stories may appear in the Search and Find section. If you add a hashtag, location, or sticker location to the story, all the users may also appear in hashtags or location pages.

How do I tell who did see my story?

To see who checks your story:

  • Go to your story and drag the page up. You will see the names of those who see your story.

When does my story disappear?

Photos and videos you share in your story will remove from your feed and personal page 24 hours unless you select them as a favorite post.


Remember that you can also save photos and videos from within your story or share them within the feed.

How can I delete a post such as a photo or a video from my Instagram story?

To do this:

  1. Go to your story.
  2. Choose the icon at the bottom of the photo or video you want to delete.
  3. Click on delete, then confirm.

How can I share a photo or video of my story in my Instagram feed?

You can share a photo or video from inside your story in your Instagram feed as a post:

  1. Go to your story.
  2. Click on the related icon at the bottom of the photo or video that you want to delete.
  3. Click on the Share as post option.
  4. Choose your photo correctly, select the title and location filter effect you want to add, then click on Share.
  5. Photos or videos from inside the story that you share as a post in your Instagram feed will show on your page and have the same visibility as the rest of your shared posts.

How can I emphasize someone in my story?

When sharing a photo or video in your story, you can emphasize someone:

  • Click on the icon instagram iconon the top left of your page or drag the page to the left from anywhere.
  • Take a photo or video, then click on (instagram icon).
  • Remember the letter @ immediately after their username, then select the person you want to refer to.

When you point to a person in your story, you can see their username in your story with a bottom line.


Anyone who can see your story will click on it to go to their page.

 

Those you mention will receive a notification telling them that you mentioned them in your story.

 

They also receive a direct message from you 24 hours a day with a preview of your story. This preview disappears from within the message.

 

The number of persons you can mention is up to 10 people in each photo or video you share within your story.

If you point to several people, they will each receive a separate message from you.

How can I save a photo or video from my story to my gallery?

Before sharing a photo or video into your story, you can click on the icon to save it to your mobile.

Also, you can save a photo or video that you have already shared:

  • Go to your story.
  • At the bottom of the photo or video you want to delete, click on the icon ( iphone).
  • Click on save (on iPhone) or save photo/video (on Android).
  • (iPhone only) Click Save Photo / Video to save individual photos and videos, or click Save Story to save anything from your story as a movie.

take a photo and video on Instagram

Take photos and videos. 

  • On your iPhone, ( INSTAGRAM icon) is automatically displayed when your mobile phone is dimmed. Click on it to take better photos and videos in the dark.
  • To take photos and videos with a face filter
  • Click on (instagram icon), Then select a filter at the bottom of the page. When you use the front and rear camera, the filter you choose will automatically seem in the area closest to the person’s face.
  • Remember that face filters are not supported on older systems.
  • To zoom in while shooting a movie, tap and hold it with one finger to start shooting, then use the same finger to drag the page up or down.

On iPhone

  • Click on the music option at the bottom of the page.
  • Then look for a song. You can edit the part of the song that you want to play in your story.
    This feature is only applicable in iOS software in some countries.
  • Click on the focus option at the bottom of the page to take a photo or video of a person in focus mode. 
  • When you take a photo or video of a person in focus mode, that person stays in focus mode, and their background page will be dark.
    Focus mode only works when someone is in your photo or video.
  • Click on the boomerang option at the bottom of the page
  • Then click on the circle option at the bottom of the page to take lots of pictures.
  • To take a video without clicking and holding the page, swipe left and clicked Hands-Free at the bottom of the page. Click once to start recording a movie.
    Or click and hold to see a timer counting down before the recording starts.
  • Click on rewind at the bottom of the page to capture a movie that is playing upside down.
    Click and hold to start recording a movie, or click and hold to start recording automatically.
  • Select the superzoom option to capture a movie that automatically zooms in on objects and plays a visual sound. Click on any part of the page to select an area or a Shiite to zoom in, then click on the circle at the bottom of the page to start recording.
  • On iPhone, click the stop mention option to make a movie with several separate photos.
    Click on the circle at the bottom of the page for the first photo, then continue clicking on the added photos. When done, select done to view your video.
  • On iPhone, you can switch between front and rear cameras while recording a movie.
    So click and hold to start recording the video, then click on (instagram icon).

Use writing modes

  • Click on the type option at the bottom of the page to share what you have in mind with different text modes and backgrounds – no photos or videos required.
  • Click on the top option to change the text mode, or click the circle at the bottom left of the page to change the background color.
  • You can add a background image by clicking on the icon below at the top right of the page.
  • Click> to add more options (such as stickers) and end sharing in your story.

Edit photos and videos

 

For adding a filter to your photo or video, drag it left or right after taking it. You can also follow the tool information below at the bottom of the page.

Click on (instagram icon) to add text. From there, you can:

  • Add emojis.
  • Adjust the text size by clicking on (instagram icon) and use the slider.
  • Adjust the text centrally or place it on the left or right by clicking on (INSTAGRAM icon).
  • Rotate or zoom in on the text with your two fingers.
  • Select a color for your text by clicking on the colors at the bottom of the page.
    Drag it to both sides to see more colors, or click and hold the circle to select a formal color.
  • Change the text mode by clicking the button at the top of the page.
  • Add a background color by clicking on (instagram icon) at the top of the page and selecting a color.
  • Pin the text to a point embedded in your video. After capturing a video, enter the text, then click and hold.
    At the page, bottom to browse, use the slider while watching the video to find where to connect the text. Move the text and click the pin option.
  • Click on (instagram icon) again to add another piece of text
  • Write the letter @, then write your username to point to him.
  • Enter a hashtag (for example, flower #). People can click on it to see the page related to that hashtag.

Click on (instagram icon) to draw on your photo or video. From there, you can:

  • Choose from a variety of drawing tools and pens in the options at the top of the page.
  • Choose from a variety of drawing tools and pens in the options at the top of the page.
    Adjust the line diameter by clicking on (instagram icon) at the bottom left of the screen and use the slider.
  • Select a color to draw by clicking on the colors at the bottom of the page.
    Drag the colors to the left to see more colors, or click and hold on a circle to see more colors.
    You can also click on (INSTAGRAM icon) and drag and drop it to select a color in your photo or video.

How can I share a story in the Direct Messages section?

To share a story in the Instagram Direct Messages section:

  1. Click on the story to view it.
  2. Click on () at the far right of your desired photo or video.
  3. Choose the user you want to share it with and click send.

The stories you share in the Direct Messages section have the same visibility features as your other shared posts.

For example, in your private account, only your followers can see your posts directly.

Also, you can select your desired person to view, and you can share your story by adjusting your story settings.

When you receive a story from others, you can see it in the inbox of your direct messages.

When the main story disappears from the program, that story will no longer be helpful in your messages.

How can I share my story on Facebook?

To share your story on Facebook, you will first need to connect your Instagram account to Facebook.

To share your story on Facebook:

  1. Start making a story, then click on next.
  2. Click your Facebook story option on your Facebook story.
  3. Click on the share option.
  4. You can also set your settings to allow all subsequent stories to be shared within Facebook.
  5. Open your page and click on (instagram icon) on iPhone or ( android) on Android; at the top right of the page,
  6. Click on the story setting option in the store.
  7.  Next to the Share your story to the Facebook option, tap on ( instagram icon) to confirm the sharing.

Note: When you share your Instagram story on Facebook, it will appear as a story at the top of the news feed.

Remember that everything you share on Facebook, like putting your Instagram story, works with the privacy settings on your Facebook.

How can I share a post in my story from within the feed?

You can only share a post from within the feed in your story if his / her account is public and he/she is allowed to re-share his / her posts.

How can I share a post in my story from within the feed?

To share a post from within the feed to your story:

  1. Click on () at the right of the photo or video inside the feed.
  2. Then click on the add post to your story option to add a post to your story.

Remember that when you share a post in your story, anyone who sees it can see who originally posted it and can view their original account.

 

If you have a public account, you can disable the ability to share your posts with others.

  • Open your page and click on the icon (instagram icon) on iPhone or the icon (android) on Android at the top right of the page.
  • Swipe down and click on the (instagram icon) to turn it off in the Resharing to Stories option.

How can I view my personal story?

View stories

You can view the stories of those you have followed using the Instagram app or from within Instagram.com.

If someone has shared a story that you have not yet seen, you will see a colored circle around that person’s profile picture.

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Using the Instagram app

You can see the stories in a row at the top of the feed page. To view a personal story, tap his or her personal page image at the top of the feed, tap his or her personal page, or next to a post they shared in the feed.

 When you see stories at the top of your feed page, they automatically move from one person to another.

You can click the page to go to the following photo or video or swipe left or right to jump to other people’s stories in the X section.

Drag the page down, or click the top right of the page to exit the story and return to the feed.

Inside the Instagram.com site

You can observe the stories at the top of the feed page on the mobile website and the top right of the feed page on the desktop website.

To view each story:

  • Click on it or use the keys on the right side of x to go to the next page or story.
  • Click on the top of the page to exit the story and return to the feed.

Remember that when you view a story, they can understand what you are seeing.

How can I respond by sending a message to a story?

When you see a story, you can reply to it by sending a message:

  • Open the story to which you want to send the message.
  • Choose to send the message at the bottom, or click on (INSTAGRAM icon) to send a disappearing photo or video.
    You can also draw on the thumbnail you respond to. Once someone opens the missing photo or video, they will no longer be visible in their message inbox.
  • Write your message or take a photo or video, then click send.

Remember that stories disappear after 24 hours. Responses to a photo or video that contains a tiny photo or original story are visible to the creator of that story when he or she sees the answer, even if the story itself has already disappeared. 

What are some pages to watch other people’s stories?

When you watch an others story, you can go to the next or previous story or stop in a story:

  • Click on the left side of the page to go to the previous photo or video, or click on the right side of the page to view the next photo or video.
  • Swipe left or right to change people’s stories.
  • Click and hold the page to stop at a photo or video.

Remember that when you view a person’s story, they can realize you visit their story.

How can I enable or disable others’ stories?

If you do not want the others to see your story, you can disable it at the top of your feed story:

  • At the top of the feed page, click and hold the other page image of the person whose story you want to deactivate.
  • Choose the username mute option.

To activate again the story that you have disabled, repeat the previous steps and choose the (username unmute) option.

You can observe the stories you have disabled at the bottom of the feed page, and you cannot see colored circles around their image when they update.

Deactivated stories do not play automatically when you watch them.

Disabling the story of the other is completely different from disabling that person, and you will still see their posts on the feed page.

How can I report the story of the other?

If you have seen the story and believe that it is against the social rules of Instagram, you can report it:

  • Open the story.
  • Click on the icon at the bottom right of the photo or video you want to report.
  • Click on the report option then follow the on-screen instructions.

Can I hide my name from the story of the other when I watch their story? 

No. When you view the story of the other, they can understand your visit their story.

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How can I start a live video on Instagram?

Live video 

You can share a live video of a movie to connect to your followers at that time.

Once a live video of a movie is over, it will no longer be visible on the Instagram app unless you put that video in your story.

To start playing a live video:

  • Click on the icon INSTAGRAM icon in the upper left of the page or move it to the right in any part of the page.
  • Click on the live stream option at the bottom of the page and then click on the start live video.
  • The number of those views shows at the top of the page and the comments are displayed at the bottom of the page. 
  • Click on the comment option to add a comment, and click and hold a comment to attach it at the top so followers can see it better.
  • To deactivate a comment, click on the icon, then choose the turn-off commenting option to disable it.

Remember that each keyword that you activate will be applied to your live video comments.

  • When all the steps are complete, now click on the end button at the top right of the page, then click on OK
  • Also, you can click on the Save button at the top right of the page to save it to your camera image folder or share it in your story.

How can I save a live video to my camera folder?

After finishing the play of a live video on Instagram, you can choose the save button at the top right of the page to save the video to your camera folder.

Pay attention that only videos are saved and the other features such as comments, likes, and followers’ names are not saved.

You can only save a live video right after it ends. Only you can see the options for saving your live video.

Note: It may take a few minutes to save live video on your mobile phone, especially for longer videos.

How can I share a live video on my Instagram story after it is finished?

You can share your live video when it is finished. Like the other photos and videos you shared in the stories, your live video disappeared from your feed and page after 24 hours, unless you choose those stories as favorites.

You can share a playback of your live video click on the share option at the bottom of the page when your live video is finished.

To click on your live video, select the icon ( instagram icon), then select discard. You can also click on the Save button at the top right of the page to save it to your camera folder.

The live video will be rebroadcast along with all the likes and comments from the original live movie.

The number of followers of your live video includes all those who watch your live video and play it.

How can I watch the other’s live video?

When the person you follow shares a live video, the photo of their page will appear at the top of the page with a colored circle around it and the word live.

  • Click on the image ( instagram icon) of that page to watch the live video.

When watching a live video of others’ videos, you can click on the comment button at the bottom of the page to leave a comment and the icon below to like the video.

How can I start a live video with someone on Instagram?

There are two ways to start a live video with a person on Instagram. You can invite someone to join your live video.

To start a live video and then an invitation:

  • Click on the icon ( INSTAGRAM icon) at the bottom left of the page or drag in any part of the feed to the right.
  • Click on the live option at the bottom of the page, and then click to start the live video.
  • Then click on the icon ( instagram icon).
  • Click on the name to join the live video. Remember that you can only invite someone who has already seen your live video.
  • If your friend accepts your invitation you will see him/her on a separate page. You will also see if he/she does not agree.
  • You can delete the person you invited to your live video at any time by clicking the X option in the right corner of the separate page.

To request someone to join the live video you are watching:

  • Click on the request option to join the live video.
  • Then click send.
  • You will receive a notification about your joining the live video when your request is approved.

Who can see my story?

The visibility of your story depends on your preferences:

  • For private accounts: Only your followers that you accept can see your story.
  • For public accounts: your stories are visible for anyone on Instagram.

How can I choose who I want to hide my story from?

When you do not want anyone to see your story, you can hide it from them and prevent them from seeing anything you post in your story in the future.

To hide your story from someone:

  • Open your page by clicking on the (instagram icon).
  • Click on the icon ( instagram icon) on iOS and ( android) at the top right of the page.
  • Click on the story setting option at the bottom of the account.
  • Then click on the hide story from the person option.
  • Choose the people you want to hide your story from, then click done.
  • To disable hiding a story from someone, click on the icon instagram iconto deselect them.

You can also select to hide visitors from your story while viewing your live.

  • Click on the X option to the right of their names and select Hide Story From [Username].

If your story appears on location pages and hashtags, you can see it at the top of the list in the People who viewed your story.

You can click on x on the right of the location pages and hashtag to hide your story.

Remember that hiding your story from someone is different from blocking that person and will not prevent them from seeing your page and posts.

The settings of your account also affect how your story is viewed by someone.

If your account is set up privately, only your approved followers can see your story.

If your account is set up publicly, your followers can view your story from within and everyone can view it from within. View your page.

How can I control someone who can reply to my story by messaging?

By default, anyone who can view your story can send a direct message to it.

When you prevent someone from sending you a message, they cannot see an option in your story.

To control the response to your story:

  • Click on the story setting option at the bottom of the account.
  • Click on the option to hide the story from a person hide story from.
  • Choose an option at the bottom of the allow message replies option.

Remember that your story will disappear from within your feed after 24 hours unless you select it as a favorite.

After that, photos and videos will no longer be visible in the conversation.

Any text inside a message will still be visible after the photo or video disappears. Also, you can hide your stories from others.

What happens when someone mentions me in the story?

When someone mentions you in their story, your username will be visible in their story and anyone who can see it can choose it on the username to enter your page.

If your account is private only your followers can see your posts.

The stories that you are mentioned will not appear on your page or your attached photos.

Remember that photos and videos that you have shared in your story will disappear from their followers after 24 hours unless they add those stories to favorites.

If the person you follow mentions you in their story, you will receive a message from them in your direction that contains a preview of their story.

If someone you do not follow tags you, their message will appear inside your inbox as a request message.

There is no way to remove your username from your story or prevent a mentioned you, but you can report a story.

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Feed

How does the feed work on Instagram?

The feed on Instagram is a place to share photos and videos and connect with people and things that you care about.

When you log in to Instagram or update your feed, photos and videos that are more important to you will appear at the top of your feed.

Also, to view the content of the others and hashtags that you follow, you can see as suggested in your feed.

What posts should I see in my Instagram feed?

Every post from the user accounts that you follow on Instagram will appear in your feed. Instagram does not hide the posts of the people you follow.

How does Instagram determine the Layout of posts within my feed?

Instagram uses different ways or signals to determine the layout of posts in the feed. These signals are :

  • Your interest in the content.
  • The date of publishing a post.
  • Previous interaction with the person posting.

Why do I see an older photo inside my Instagram feed?

Sometimes you see a post from several days ago inside your Instagram feed. This is to ensure that you do not lose the post of the person you follow.

How can I view a photo or video is posted?

You can see the posting of a photo or video by viewing the end of the post, title, and comment.

How can I like a photo or video?

Just double-click on the photo or video or click on the icon instagram iconat the bottom of the post to like it. If you accidentally like a post, click on the icon instagram iconagain to unlike it.

When you, unlike a post, the story from which you liked the photo or video will disappear from within that activity.

If the person who shared that post has activated the notification, they will still receive a notification that you like the photo or video.

How can I save the posts I see on Instagram?

To save a post:

  • Click on the icon below at the instagram icon.
  • When you save a post, you can observe that post on your page.

To save a post in the collection section:

  • Click and hold the icon instagram icon. Then select a collection you have already created or click on the icon instagram iconto create a new collection.

To view the posts you have saved and the collections you have created:

  • Open your page and click on (instagram icon).
  • Only you can view the posts you have saved.
  • When you save a post, anyone cannot understand that you are saving that post.

How can I enable post notifications for the person I follow?

You will receive a notification every time a person posts a photo or video when you enable post notifications for the person you are following.

To enable or disable mail notifications:

  • Open their page.
  • On the top right of the page, click on the icon on iPhone.
  • Click on Turn on Post Notifications or Turn off Post Notifications.

If you are interested in enabling or disabling post ads for multiple people, you should go to each page and enable or disable each one separately.

Remember that you may receive a notification about the post being posted for the first time by the person you are following, whether or not you have enabled notifications for that person.

How can I reply to the comment of a person?

You can reply to someone by commenting. So the notification sends the activity section to view that comment.

To reply to a person on the iPhone:

  • Click on the comment on the photo or post.
  • Click on the reply button and enter your comment.

You can also click and hold any username in the comment to automatically start pointing to the comment’s username.

How can I cancel photos like that?

If you double-tap the photo or click on the icon instagram iconat the end of a post, you can unlike by clicking the same icon again.

Things to keep in mind:

Immediately after canceling the like, the like will disappear from other people’s activity.

If you like a photo and then unlike it if the person activates the notifications will still receive it.

If you like a post, cancel it, and then like it again, the person who posted it will only receive one notification for the last like and one notification for the first like if they have activated the notifications.

How do I mute or unmute a video while watching it?

To mute or unmute while watching a video, click any part of the page while playing.

You can also connect the sound button on your mobile phone while playing the sound. When the sound is on, you can use the buttons to adjust the volume.

How can I zoom in on photos and videos?

You can enlarge any photo or video in the feed on a person’s page or in the search and find section.

Use your two fingers to zoom in on a photo or video.

How does Instagram choose the ads to show me?

We want to show you advertising for jobs that are attractive and also related to you, and for this we use the information of the jobs that you have on Instagram and Facebook and the sites and programs that you use.

For example, you may have ads based on who you follow and what you like, your information and your interests on Facebook, and the sites and apps you visit.

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Delete account

How do I temporarily delete my account?

How can I temporarily delete my account?

For deleting temporarily your account, your photos, comments, and likes will be disappeared until you log in to your account again.

To do this:

  • Log in to instagram.com on your mobile or PC.
  • You cannot delete your account temporarily by the Instagram app.
  • Click on ( instagram icon)  at the top right of the page, then select Edit Profile.
  • Come down the page, then click temporarily disable my account at the bottom right of the page.
  • An option from the menu at the top of the page next to the question options “What is the reason for terminating your account”? Why are you disabling your account?
  • Select and enter your password again. The option to delete your account will appear from the suggested menu only after you have selected a reason.
  • Click on the Temporarily Disable Account option.

You should log in to your account to delete your account. If you forgot your password or username, use a number of login options.

If you do not want to delete your account but want to change the viewer, you can set your post privately or block people

Note: If you want to delete your Instagram account, follow this information.

What is the procedure for deleting my account?

Your profile, images, videos, tweets, likes, and followers are all permanently deleted when you delete your account.

You can instead temporarily terminate your account if you’ve just wanted to take a break.

You would not be able to log in with the same account or enter the username for another account after deleting it.

We also can’t reactivate accounts that have been deleted

To delete your account temporarily, follow these steps:

  • To the page where you can delete your account. Proceed. You will be asked to log in if you are not logged in to your account from inside the platform you can’t remove your Instagram account from the app.
  • Next to the query option, choose an option from the menu at the top of the page. What is the reason for your account being deleted? What’s the point of deleting your account? Pick your password and re-enter it. After you pick a reason, the option to temporarily delete your account will appear in the suggested menu.
  • To permanently delete my account, select the Delete Account option. Swiping
  • If you want to uninstall a different account, go to the Delete Your Account page and tap on the username in the top right corner. Select Log Out from (instagram icon) next to your username. Follow the directions after logging in with the account you intend to delete.

Due to security concerns, we were unable to delete your account. To delete your password, you’ll need to be able to log in.

If you can’t recall your username or password, here are some suggestions.

How do I get access to or display my Instagram data?

On Instagram, you have complete control over your data. You can access your data at any time and upload a copy to Instagram.

Examine your Instagram info.

On the internet, from Instagram:

  • Go to your profile page and press the button to the right (settings icon)
  • From the drop-down menu, choose Privacy & Security.
  • Drag the page down to the Account Data portion of the Account Data section and tap View Account Data.
  • To display a particular form of data text, tap View Everything.

From your iPhone or Android device

  • Go to your profile page.
  • On the iPhone, tap the icon (instagram icon) in the top right corner of the page.
  • Scroll down the page and tap Account Data.
  • Select Request Download from the menu.
  • To display a particular form of data text, tap View Everything.

Request a copy of your Instagram data in a readable format:

If you want a copy of anything you post on Instagram, you can request a copy of your data in a readable format.

To get this information, you’ll need your Instagram account password.

Find out what to do if you lose your password or can’t log in.

The following is taken directly from Instagram’s website:

  • Go to your profile page and press the button to the right.
  • Choose Privacy & Security from the drop-down menu.
  • In the Data Download section, drag the page down and tap Request Download.
  • Enter your Instagram account’s password and your email address where you’d like to receive a connection to your results.
  • You’ll get an email with the subject Your Instagram Data and a link in it shortly. To finish downloading your data, tap the Download Data option and follow the instructions.

On an iPhone or Android device

  • Go to your profile page.
  • In the top right corner of the page, tap the icon below.
  • Drag the page downwards and select instagram iconan icon from the menu.
  • Select Download Request.
  • Click on Request and enter your email address to obtain a connection to your results.
  • Enter your Instagram account’s password in the Request Download box.
  • You will receive an email with the subject line Your Instagram Data and a link to your data soon. To finish downloading your data, tap the Download Data option and follow the instructions.

Note that sending a download connection can take up to 48 hours.

For security reasons, some of the data you deleted might be temporarily preserved.

When accessing or loading your data, however, it will not be available.

You can contact us if you are unable to access your Instagram account but still want to download a copy of your results.

Setup for your account and updates

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What is the procedure for logging out of Instagram?

From the Instagram app or the Instagram website, you can access your profile:

  • At the top right of the page, tap or click the ( instagram icon).
  • Pick Log Out from the menu to the right of your username by tapping or clicking on the icon below.

Android or iPhone

  • Go to your profile page.
  • In the top right corner of the page, tap the icon below.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap Log Out.

If you’re having trouble logging in, try the following methods.

What are the settings for my account?

Go to your page and tap the icon in the top right corner to access your account settings.

From there, you can:

  • Find friends and invite them.
  • View your favorite photos.
  • Log out of your account.
  • Change your notification settings.

What exactly is Two-Factor Authentication? What should I do about it?

A protection feature is Two-Factor Authentication. When two legal factors are involved, you will be asked for a security login or support code, as well as your username and password, any time you log in to Instagram from an unknown computer.

Two-Factor Authentication must be activated:

  • Select the icon in the lower right corner of the page.
  • Scroll down the page and choose Two-Factor Authentication. Swiping
  • Select the icon to the right. Codes for Recovery
  • You will be asked to enter a phone number if your account does not have a confirmed phone number. Next, after you’ve entered your phone number.
  • You will receive a code. After you’ve entered the code, move on to the next step.

Note: You will be able to access the support code for your account once you have activated the two invoices.

If you didn’t receive a security code message during the login process, you can always use a support code to access your account. Find out more about the help codes.

Two-Factor Authentication reasons to be disabled:

  • Go to your page and choose the (instagram icon) in the top right corner.
  • Scroll down the page and choose Two-Factor Authentication.
  • Choose the (instagram icon).
  • Then, at the bottom of the message that appears, tap the turn-off button.

To use Two-Factor Authentication invoices, keep in mind that your personal Instagram account must have a checked phone number.

A phone number you enter to explain Two-Factor Authentication. factors may become a validated number for your account.

Instagram accounts should be added.

How do I add and switch between several Instagram accounts?

You can move between multiple Instagram accounts without logging out and back in if you add multiple accounts.

To add multiple Instagram accounts, follow these steps:

  • Go to your page and press the button to the right (menu icon).
  • Select the icon to the right (Settings icon).
  • Tap Add Account after swiping down.
  • Fill in the username and password for the account you’d like to add.

To switch between the accounts you’ve added, use the following commands:

  • First, navigate to your profile tab.
  • Second, at the top of the list, tap your username.
  • Third, choose the account to which you want to turn.
  • Forth, create a user account.
  • Fifth, keep in mind that you have the choice of adding up to five accounts.

What’s the best way to get rid of the Instagram account I added?

Inside iOS, you can delete an Instagram account.

Take these measures to sign out of the account you don’t want to follow:

  • Go to the account you want to delete and log in.
  • Go to your profile page and press the button to the right (menu icon)
  • Select the icon to the right (Settings icon).
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the option to log out of (user name) or all user accounts. Delete all of your accounts.
  • Choose whether or not you want to forget your password, and then log out.

You will remain logged in to your other Instagram accounts if you choose the option to log out (username).

If you want to log out of all accounts, all of the accounts you’ve added to your mobile account will be deleted.

You can also make your Instagram account inaccessible for a limited time or indefinitely, but only from your smartphone or PC device, not from the Instagram app.

What kind of updates would I get if I add more Instagram accounts?

You can receive updates from each account you unlock if you add multiple Instagram accounts.

This is determined by your most recent password and the number of devices associated with your account.

  • Go to your page and tap your username at the top of the page to quickly see the number of updates for each account you add. Connect with other social media sites.

What’s the best way to connect my Instagram account to my Facebook page?

To connect your Instagram and Facebook accounts and share Instagram posts directly to Facebook, follow these steps:

  • First, go to your page and press the button to the right (android).
  • Second, go to Settings>Linked Accounts and tap the button.
  • Third, go to Facebook and sign up with your Facebook credentials.
  • Forth, after that you’ve linked the accounts, you’ll be able to upload a post to Facebook from a shared page with a title you’ve created.

You can also post to a Facebook page that you run directly from Instagram.

  • First, go to your page and tap the button (android) to disconnect your Facebook account (iphone).
  • Second, select setting> connected accounts from the settings icon (instagram icon).
  • Third, go to Facebook and unlink your account.

Can I connect my Facebook page to multiple Instagram accounts?

Yes, you can connect your Facebook page to multiple accounts. When you link an Instagram account to Facebook, your Facebook Instagram friends will be notified that you are using that account.

What’s the best way to link my Instagram account to a Facebook page I manage?

You must first be the administrator of your Facebook page before you can link your Instagram account to it.

Follow these simple steps to connect your Instagram account and Facebook page:

Android

  • First, go to your page and press the button to the right (android).
  • Second, select the icon to the right (instagram icon).
  • Third, pick Facebook from the connected accounts option by swiping down.
  • Forth, enter your Facebook login details if you haven’t already.
  • Fifth, your Instagram account will be linked to your personal Facebook account by default.
  • Sixth, to add a page, go back to Facebook, choose a page you control, and then post it.

iPhone

  • First, go to your page and press the button to the right (iphone).
  • Second, select the icon to the right (instagram icon).
  • Third, scroll to the bottom of the page, pick Related Accounts, and then Facebook.
  • Forth, enter your Facebook login details if you haven’t already.
  • Fifth, your Instagram account will be linked to your personal Facebook account by default.
  • Sixth, if you’d rather add a page, go back to Facebook and pick a page you control, and then post it.

You can unsubscribe from your Facebook account from Instagram if you have already linked Facebook on your smartphone or tablet and need to change user accounts.

If your account leaves a comment or shares something you did not write, my account is uploading non-virtual material.

To help protect your account, follow these steps:

  • Change your password or request a password reset email from yourself.
  • Block any questionable programs from running.

My Instagram account seems to have been compromised.

If you’re having trouble logging into your Instagram account, if you’re having trouble accessing your Instagram account, the Instagram app might be able to help.

On your smartphone, launch the Instagram app…

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