3 Secret Instagram Hacks to Step Up Your Social Media Game

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In 2020, everyone’s trying to be an influencer, but what separates the people who build their following and those who can’t seem to get followers? We’re sure you’ve heard people say it’s all about being consistent, following a theme, and engaging with your audience, but there’s more to it than just that. Here are some tricks that influencers use, but don’t often reveal.

Hack 1: Get Extra Colors From the Color Section

Did you know that there are more colors than the ones offered by default in the color selection tools? To access more colors, open stories and tap the drawing pen icon. Then, click on one of the colors at the bottom and hold your finger. You’ll see a palette of gradient rich colors that you can choose between.

Hack 2: Add Hashtags to Stories and Make Them Invisible

The best way to increase your organic reach and to be discovered by new followers is to add hashtags to your Instagram stories. You can use up to 30 hashtags and you can make them invisible. Just open Stories and select the photo you want to share. Write your first hashtag and for your next hashtag, tap the pen icon and drag it to the photo until the hashtag is the same color as the background.

Hack 3: Share a Preview of Your Story

Build the excitement around your Story by sharing a sneak peek. All you have to do is open Stories and select a photo and tap the pen icon and select a color. Then click on your screen and hold for a few seconds until the Stories screen is filled with the color. Click the eraser icon in the top right corner and erase with your finger by swiping the screen. The photo underneath will appear where you’ve erased. Now just add a caption and share the post.