Instagram Hack for Business


As you know, every year many of new features are released on Instagram.

All of the new features are not perfect, therefore these hacks are there for you.

These hacks include some workarounds to current issues and other hacks are features that are tucked away in your profiles.

In this post, these hacks are arranged by type on Instagram.

You can learn customizations for your profile page, Instagram Stories and some methods to make managing your presence easier.

Profile page

1. Change fonts on your bio

Maybe you see some new fonts in Instagram bios and wondered how users were able to put them on Instagram profile?

In fact, these are Unicode symbols.

This is the reason that your copy and paste from some fonts like, Times New Roman won’t work but these symbols will.

Remember the most important, maybe your name shouldn’t be in symbol format.

★彡 ⓢⓣⓐⓡⓣⓤⓟⓘⓚ 彡★ might look attractive but it’s not searching friendly.

How to execute:

  1. You need an Instagram font generator like this. Remember that you have symbol customization options in other generators.
  2. Now, just type in the word(s) filed and convert to special fonts.
  3. It’s enough you copy the generated symbols and put into your profile.

If you want your Instagram Stories to appear cute to use these to make them stand out from the default fonts.

2. Add hashtags & accounts to bio

You can add hyperlinked accounts and hashtags in the bio section.

Marketers often use this area to insert their branded hashtags, therefore when people visiting the profile could hit the hashtag and explore more.


How to execute:

  1. Open your profile to edit.
  2. Start typing account name or hashtag you want to link in your bio.

It should appear in the result of the search.

You can use this area to put other things for your brand accounts, such as magazines, podcasts or regional accounts.

Hacks for Instagram Stories

1. Hide hashtags & mentions in your Stories

Adding hashtags and account mentions to the Story if your account type is public, will help you to get more exposure to your Stories.

Hide it behind a gif, sticker or turn them the same color as the background If the text takes away from the overall Story.

This way, your Story won’t look cluttered up with text but it will still appear in the public hashtag.

How to execute:

  1. First, you need to create a new Story.
  2. Add hashtag and account mentions that you want to the video or photo.
  3. Now, move your text to an area where it’s all one solid color and text resize to fit.
  4. You need to change the color of your text. Edit your text. Select the background color that the text is on by using the eyedropper tool. Now the text is hidden.
  5. Find a suitable gif or sticker and overlay it on the text to hide it.

Don’t just use the hashtags.

Use a similar hashtag plan as your posts so you can attract the same audience.

2. Flood your Story screen with color

Sometimes you want to upload an image but don’t need to show everything in it.

Just fill the screen with one solid color and use the eraser tool to display what you want.

How to execute:

  1. First, you need to create a new Story and position it as you’d like.
  2. Now select the brush tool and use the eyedropper tool to find the solid color that you want to flood your screen with.
  3. After selecting your color, instead of moving your finger onto the screen like brushing, hold your finger in one place. The screen will fill with the solid color you selected.
  4. Now you want to show only some parts of the photo, therefore you need just select eraser tool.

You can use this hack for upcoming announcements.

3. Automatically clip your Story videos

Maybe you use a separate app to clip your videos for Instagram Stories.

Now, you don’t need to spend time uploading and chopping your videos.

The app now automatically clips your Stories into 15 seconds bits with either an uploaded video from your phone’s videos or one-shot within Instagram Story.

How to execute:

  1. Open Stories on Instagram.
  2. Upload a video by duration longer than 15 seconds.
  3. You can see some small screencaps in the bottom left corner. Each one of screencaps will be 15 seconds each until the video is fully clipped.
  4. The clips will appear in the bottom left corner as you film If filming within Stories already, film as usual.
  5. By tapping into each screencap edit each segment as desired.

No need to use another app for clipping.

Upload your full-length videos as usual.

4. Upload multiple photos to your Instagram Story at the same time

Uploading a new video and photo every time can be hard.

Use the phone’s camera for filming instead do it within the Instagram app.

Once you want to publish the Story just select all the media that you want to use in one story.

Don’t compose a new Story for each photo.

How to execute:

  1. First, you need to take photos and videos. Scroll down to select which ones you’d like to use in your Instagram Story.
  2. Run Instagram Stories. Look for a small icon in the top right corner when swiping up to look for your past phone media.
  3. Now you can choose which photo or video to use. From the bottom left corner, you’ll see the small screencaps.
  4. Use Next and edit Story as usual. When you’re done, they’ll all be uploaded at the same time.

Keep in mind, store your media into a specific folder to make finding them easier.

5. Schedule Instagram Stories

I think one of the useful Instagram hacks is the scheduling feature.

Schedule your Stories through a tool like Sprout, which lets you schedule Stories from the mobile app instead of composing your Story at the moment.

How to execute:

  1. Set up your Instagram post in the Sprout mobile app.
  2. Select Story as your format when it comes time to post.
  3. Now upload to your Instagram Stories.

This feature is great for branded photos and videos.

6. Archive your stories

Use this hack or feature to re-use your Stories or be available in case you want to download in the future instead of taking up space in your phone.

When you turn on this feature, it automatically stores your Stories after the 24 hours are up.

Whenever you want, you can always explore your Archive.


How to execute:

  1. Run the Instagram app and go to Settings.
  2. Select Story Controls Under Privacy.
  3. From Saving, Turn “Save to Archive” on.
  4. When you want to access your Archive, just go to your Profile.

You’ll see in the top left corner a small clock icon.

When you re-share your archived Stories, the Story appears with a removable sticker that displays the date that it was originally posted.


1. Use Close Friends feature for inside looks

Do you keep an influencer list for your brand?

To share sneak peeks into your brand’s future plans, use Instagram’s newest Close Friends feature.

This feature will feel special to people that be included on the list and you can understand it from the engagement numbers which reflect this.

How to execute:

  1. Run Instagram. Select Close Friends by going to your profile page and swipe left.
  2. Insert the influencers onto this list.
  3. Choose “Close Friends” instead of “Your Story.” when posting a Story.

2. Filter comments

If you receive either a lot of unwanted comments or spam from bots, this feature is best for you.

You can switch between add your own words and phrases and automated filters determined by Instagram in these controls.

How to execute:

  1. Run Instagram and go to Settings.
  2. Go to Comment Controls Under Privacy and Security.
  3. Now from here, you can add manually your own words or choose to Hide Offensive Comments automatically.

You’ll see an additional option to Filter Most Reported Words in your comments If you select Manual.

3. Hide videos & photos of you

Sometimes you tagged a photo and it’s not the best but you want to keep that it’s there.

Choose to hide it for your eyes only instead of removing the tag of yourself.

People won’t see the embarrassing photos anymore When they navigate to your tagged photos.

How to execute:

  1. Run Instagram and go to Settings.
  2. You can visit Photos and Videos of You, Under Privacy and Security.
  3. Choose Hide Photos and Videos.
  4. All the images that tag you on them are now shown here.

Choose the ones you want to hide and then hit Hide.

For a more fine-tuned tagged photo collection, just turn off the Add Automatically feature.

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