Guide: Instagram FAQs

Guide: Instagram FAQs

As an agency, our clients need help figuring out the ins and outs of a successful Instagram profile. That’s why, we’ve  decided to compile the most common questions brands and users have on how this picture-based social media works.

How to make a reel on Instagram?

  1. On your Instagram homepage, tap the “+” icon and choose the option “Reel”.
  1. Press the recording button at the bottom of the screen if you want to record with your phone’s camera. Or if you want to upload a video as a reel, press the square at the bottom left hand corner.
  1. Once you’ve recorded your reel, you can add music, change the playback speed and more with the options on the left side of the screen. Note: If you’d like to record it again, you can press the square at the top left corner of the screen. Or, if you are happy with the results press“Next”.
  1. Now you’ll see a preview of how your reel looks. On this screen you can edit the clips individually, add stickers, text, and more. Once you are done editing your masterpiece, press “Next”.
  1. Lastly, you can write a caption, choose the Reel cover, tag people, and add a location if you want to. It is not necessary, remember it all depends on how you want the people to see your Reel.
  1. Finally, hit Share and you are done!

MARKETING SERVICES

A wide breadth of solutions

Custom tailored strategies built around your objectives, budget, and deployed in record time.

How to add multiple photos to an Instagram Story?

Step 1. Open Instagram and swipe left on your homepage

Swiping left will open the camera, once you are there press “Story” at the bottom of the screen. You should see this on your screen:

Step 2. Press the square on the bottom left corner

This will take you to your camera roll where all the pictures and videos stored on your phone will be available to upload. They will be displayed starting from the most recent ones.

Step 3. Press the option called “Select” 

Doing so will allow you to choose multiple pictures and videos at the same time. Keep in mind that Instagram stories only last 15 seconds, if the video you are trying to upload is longer than that it will be divided into multiple stories.

Step 4. Choose the photos you want to upload and press the arrow at the bottom right corner.

Step 5. Edit your pictures

When adding multiple photos to your instagram story you have the same options as if  you were only uploading one. You can add filters by swiping right, add gifs or music by swiping up or adding text can be as simple as pressing the text button.

Keep in mind that these changes will only apply to the selected picture, if you want to edit another select it from the row at the bottom of the screen.

Once you are done, press the arrow at the bottom right corner of your screen.

Step 5. Edit your pictures

When adding multiple photos to your instagram story you have the same options as if  you were only uploading one. You can add filters by swiping right, add gifs or music by swiping up or adding text can be as simple as pressing the text button.

Step 6. Select the profile you want to share it to and press “Share”.

That’s it, easy as pie! On this screen you can edit privacy options but if you are a brand we are pretty sure you want as many people as possible to see your stories.

Does instagram notify when you screenshot a story?

No, it does not notify the Original Poster that you took a screenshot. However if someone screenshots a disappearing image on an Instagram Chat, the sender will be notified.

How to pin a comment on an Instagram post?

To pin an Instagram comment, swipe left on it, then tap the gray pushpin icon. Note: You can only pin one comment per post.

How to see liked posts on Instagram?

  1. On your home screen tap on your profile picture to go to your profile. 
  2. Tap in the top right, then tap Your activity. 
  3. Tap Interactions, 
  4. Tap Likes and you’ll see the posts and videos you’ve liked.

How to know if someone has hidden their story to you?

Due to privacy reasons there’s no official way to tell if someone hid their Stories from you.

How to hide stories so your ex can’t see them?

Step 1. On your profile page click on the icon at the top right hand corner of your screen.

Step 2. Tap of “Settings”

Step 3: Tap on “Privacy” then “Story”

Step 4: Press “Hide story from”

Step 5: Select the profiles you want to hide your stories from and press “Done”

What are reels and videos and what’s the difference?

Instagram Reels are short videos that capture the viewers’ attention quickly. They work better for entertainment purposes rather than diving deep into a topic.

On the other hand, videos on Instagram are less common but equally as important. Videos can be as long as you want them to be and will live on your profile on the same feed as your pictures. Although we recommend uploading them on a 1:1 aspect ratio as Instagram does not support horizontal video.

PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN

Custom marketing & strategy solutions tailored to your needs.

At Bexi, we empower companies of every size to achieve their business goals by developing superior digital experiences that get results and deliver ROI.