28 September 2020

by Spark Eighteen

5 Hidden Instagram tricks & hacks you should know about


Today, Instagram is certainly the most wide-used and popular apps in the marketplace. It is mostly because of its easy-to-use nature and the constant addition of new features. Here, we will talk about some of the hidden Instagram tricks and hacks which you should know about.

Table of Content:

  1. Post photos directly to your other accounts.
  2. Secure your account with two-factor authentication
  3. Unfollow/Remove all unnecessary accounts at once
  4. Filter out comments
  5. Post from desktop

Ever since Instagram came into the social media market, it has been increasingly improving the quality of our smartphone pictures.

With over 500 million daily active users, it’s almost difficult to ignore this social media giant’s presence. So in order to stay ahead of your Instagram game, you have to be updated on the app’s new and killer features that can greatly impact your presence on the platform.

Want to know these hidden Instagram tricks and hacks? Hop on with us!

1. Post photos directly to your other accounts

Tired of individually posting the same picture on each & every platform? What if we tell you that you can do that in seconds?


Instagram lets you automatically post your picture to your other social media accounts – that too, in no time!

Simply go to your Profile > Tap on the Hamburger Menu > Settings > Account > Linked Accounts

linked account

From here, you can link all your other social media accounts and share your photos on other platforms!

new post

2. Secure your account with two-factor authentication

In today’s time, security is important for your social media accounts as it is for your computer.

Online hackers and scammers run rampant, but don’t let them scare you away from this Facebook-owned social platform.

Instagram allows you to set up a two-factor authentication which requires a user to go through a second authentication process while logging into the account.

Isn’t that one of the greatest Instagram tricks to keep your account safe?

In order to enable it, you first have to go to your Profile > Settings > Security > Two-Factor Authentication > Get Started


Once you tap on “Get Started”,  you will be asked to choose your desired security method i.e., through text message or an independent authentication app, such as Google Authenticator.

two factor authentication

If you fail to receive an SMS security code, that’s where you’ll need recovery codes.

Go to Settings > Security > Two-Factor Authentication > Recovery Codes and use the displayed code to log-in.

Also Read: Instagram tools every marketer should be familiar with.

3. Unfollow/Remove all unnecessary accounts at once

We all have certain accounts on our Instagram that we once followed and don’t even engage with now.

Because of our daily cramming life, we don’t put much time into figuring out who these accounts are and unfollow them.

Thankfully, Instagram now lets you see who these users are and unfollow them in bulk. In addition, you can also see people whom you don’t follow back and remove them.

This is probably one of those Instagram tricks that users look for the most. Have a look at how to set it up!

On your Profile, tap on “Following” and you will get the “Least interacted with” option.

least interacted with

Now get ready for an unfollowing spree.

4. Filter out comments

This feature on Instagram allows you to automatically block offensive, inappropriate, and galling comments.

Simple go to Settings > Privacy > Comments > Filters > Turn on the Manual Filter.


Here you can add specific keywords, phrases, emojis, etc. that you want to block out of your comment section. You can also turn on “Hide Offensive Keywords” which will block commonly reported keywords from your posts.

5. Post from desktop

This might be one of the most interesting Instagram tricks of the bunch. Like many others, you may also think that one cannot post on Instagram via PC.

Well, what if we share a unique trick with you? And no, it doesn’t involve installing any software or program.

For this, you need to first open Instagram from Google Chrome.

instagram google chrome

Now click on the three dots on the top right corner on your screen.

three dots google chrome

Simply click on More Tools > Developer Tools. (or just use Ctrl + Shift + I)

A coded version of the entire webpage will appear on the right side of the screen. This may look a little intimidating, but you do not have to mess up with the codes.

webpage code

All you have to do is, click on the click on the “Toggle device icon” on the top bar.

toggle device

Once you click on it, you will see that your Instagram website changed itself to a mobile-suited format.

instagram mobile version

Just refresh your webpage now to see the home, search, plus, activity, and profile icon appear on the bottom.

refresh for icons

Now go on sharing posts from your desktop device too!

This was our list of top 5 hidden Instagram features, tips, and tricks that you can use to enhance your Instagram profile today!

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Do you have any Instagram tips and tricks of your own that you would want to share? Drop them in the comments below! We would love to know!

Spark Eighteen

Spark Eighteen is a brainchild of innovative young minds and a group of alarmingly out-of-the-box thinkers who happen to see the world of marketing from a new age perspective. With a proven expertise in the field of Brand consulting, Digital Marketing and Website Design and Development, our team of designers, developers, and creative heads work towards delivering maximum results, tailor-made to all your business needs.
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