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Instagram is an incredible marketing tool. For the most part, due to how Instagram restricts apps, it means that the principals behind the account usually are behind the account. That means you have a direct line to the person making choices. This is powerful. The issue with Instagram is that because of how it is set up, it can be a time suck. In this article, we’ll outline a few Instagram Tips to Save you Time while marketing your brand or business on Instagram.

Instagram Tips to Save you Time

Save Time Typing Handles on Instagram


Replying to comments is one of the most effective techniques on Instagram. It will get you more likes, comments and engagement; and in turn it will push you up on the feed. Typing these names manually can be time consuming, lead to mistakes meaning people won’t get your notifications and result in a lower ROI.  There are two ways to handle this:

  1. Press and hold over the name of the person who you want to reply to. Their handle will auto populate on the comments area.
  2. Swipe left over the person’s comment. Press the arrow and their handle will come up on the comments area.

Block Offensive Comments on Instagram


This is a fantastic feature from Instagram on how to block offensive comments. Simply go to your settings and scroll until you see comments. Click on that. There is an option to Hide Inappropriate Comments. What’s cool is that Instagram lets you add custom keywords. This means that if you have a troll that is using certain words on your comments, you can easily block that particular content.

How to Zoom on Instagram


This one is super easy, just pinch and zoom.

How to See Who Watched your Instagram Stories


Instagram basically cloned Snapchat when they released the Stories feature earlier this year. The ui is much easier to understand than Snapchat and has really taken off.

If you want to see the people who have viewed your Instagram Story. First, click your story to open it up. Then swipe up on the number on the bottom. That’s how many people have seen your story. From here you can see all the people who watched your story. You should take the time to engage these people.

Schedule Posts and Repost (to all other social networks) with Socialdraft


Socialdraft allows you to work with teams to schedule Instagram posts to multiple accounts. It also allows you to search Instagram by keyword. On top of that, you can also repost from Instagram…but not just to Instagram, but to all your other connected networks including Facebook pages, Twitter, LinkedIn business pages AND Pinterest boards. This feature is powerful, especially for repost campaigns and can help you grow your accounts quickly and efficiently.

How to Rearrange Your Instagram Filters


Organize your Instagram filters so that you can access the ones you use most first. It’s super easy. Just press and hold on the filter you want to move and drag it to its desired location.

Join The Socialdraft Social Media Manager Facebook group to get more social media and Instagram Tips to Save you Time and take Socialdraft for a risk test drive.

How to Block Spammers on Instagram


Spammers love Instagram. Lucky for all of us, it’s super easy to block them. Simply swipe left on their comments and click the spam icon.

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How to Manage Your Instagram Accounts

Socialdraft is an all-in-one Social Media Dashboard that helps you manage Instagram. It is the most robust and simple tool for agencies and teams to effectively handle social media. With Socialdraft you can:

Schedule posts to Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn Business Pages (and one LinkedIn account) and Pinterest Boards
Schedule posts individually, as recurring posts, or bulk upload them as CSV
Easily re-schedule with a drag & drop action
Schedule GIFs to Facebook and Twitter
Download content calendars as PDF
Keep an eye on your online reputation and easily share the good news to social
Find content on Instagram and easily schedule reposts not just to Instagram but to all other social networks
Engage on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin
Download Facebook and Twitter reports
and tons more…

If you are curious about Socialdraft, take it for a risk-free trial. You’ll get to try out all the features and decide if Socialdraft is right for you.