It can be a disappointment when the new Instagram features are not showing up on your app. You’re not the only one who noticed the missing Instagram features, but I’ve got a few Instagram tips that might help you receive them quickly.
First off, it could only be because your app isn’t entirely
up-to-date. If your Instagram isn’t set to “update automatically,”
there’s a chance you’re still using the old version of Instagram.
Go to app store (for iOS) or play store (for Android)
Find Instagram and check for updates
If there was a new version available, download and install it.
Check if the issue is fixed.
2- Log out/into your Instagram account
Sometimes logging out of your Instagram account and logging back in again will solve the problems. It’s like you are restarting your Instagram.
3- Reinstall the Instagram app on your device
If you still facing the issue, try this: delete your entire
Instagram app and install it again.
Go to your home page, find Instagram and uninstall it
go to play store or app
store and download and install Instagram again
log in to your account and
check if you got the new features.
4- Wait for it…!
If it doesn’t work after all these methods, then you just need to wait.
It usually takes some time for Instagram to roll out new
features around the world. It’s common for big platforms to release new
features gradually. The new feature might not be available in your country yet,
or it might not be available on your Instagram account yet.
Alternatively, maybe one of your accounts already has the
new features while your other accounts
might not have it yet, which seems somehow weird. Shouldn’t we have the same feature on both of our Instagram accounts?
Well, it looks like Instagram considers our accounts
as separate accounts.
5- Contact Instagram
If it has been a long time since you’ve been waiting for the new Instagram features, contact the company and inform them of your situation.
How to contact Instagram?
Open your Instagram app and go to your settings
Scroll down to the bottom and select “Report a problem.”
Write your query and click send.
Wait for a few days, and Instagram will answer you as soon as they get your report.
If you know any other methods to get the missing features
from your Instagram app, please share with us in the comments below.
For Russian misinformation-mongers, 2017 was the year of Instagram. As Twitter and Facebook cracked down on external influence campaigns between media investigation, the Kremlin’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) located unparalleled success in changing its disinformation efforts to the photo-sharing app, according to a new report approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
On Instagram, the IRA conducted a memetic battle against millions of users by creating a sophisticated and robust network of accounts related to important social justice and political concerns. These profiles weren’t primitive or poorly managed but, rather, part of a well-oiled attraction machine intended to weaponize the social clout used by power users on Instagram.
“Instagram was perhaps the most effective platform for the Internet Research Agency,” decides the report, written by cybersecurity firm New Knowledge.
The IRA produced only 135 Instagram accounts. But a lot of these attracted more than 100k followers, generally viewed as inception to mark an account an “influencer;” almost 50 exceeded the “micro-influencer” milestone of 10k followers. Similar to many American influencers, the IRA monetized its social media popularity by pushing custom-made commodities—giving it access to the customers’ personally identifying data, and developing partnerships with brands.
The IRA aggressively targeted black Americans on Instagram
as well as the right and left with a coordinated, multi-level influence
campaign created by networks of parallel and competitive profiles, which worked
in companion to cover users in a highly controlled ecosystem of the Kremlin’s
The most successful accounts were
focused on feminism, black culture, Christianity, LGBTQ+ issues,
veterans, gun rights, and collected more than 10 million
interactions—engagement such as likes and comments—each. Others represented
news breaks and journalists in the hopes of increasing distrust in the actual
media between target audiences. The goal, as with much of the Russians’ digital
activity, was to increase divisions and stoke hostilities in the US.
On Instagram, IRA accounts ridiculed the idea of IRA accounts on Instagram. In the track of the 2016 election, up to 70 posts on Instagram and Facebook targeting right-wing audiences downplayed the presence of Russian interference.
Starting in 2015, the time explained by the report, IRA-controlled accounts spread 116k Instagram posts, almost twice as many as the 61k posts on Facebook, which until now have gained far more attention. The Instagram posts got more than 183 million likes and 4 million comments, generating more interactions from users than relative Russian operations on Facebook, which collectively earned about 76 million engagements. The report also recommends that Facebook, Instagram’s origin company, downplayed the outsized part of the photo-sharing platform in Russian efforts to seed discord.
Instagram’s position was “something that Facebook executives appear to have avoided mentioning in Congressional testimony,” the report says.
Once these groups account reached a significant mass, they
were used to promote stories that increased tensions between groups and seize
the conversation among target viewers by showing potential subjects of
discussion or judgments from a trusted source — one especially potent example
of this strategy recognized in the report centers around a real-life human
The IRA gradually expanded the story of an 11-year-old black
boy who obtained national news after creating a device to prevent hot car
IRA-run Facebook pages and Instagram accounts reframed the story to strengthen racial in-groups: “White people invent tools for killing, this Black child is inventing a tool for saving lives,” stated one post. “these are stories of Black children the media don’t want you to see,” state another. Black Matters wrote an article about the case on its website, which it declared had well over 100k subscribers.
Last night, both Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner lost millions of Instagram followers. Instagram tweeted about it but didn’t explain what the cause of the problem was.
Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner, two of the most followed celebrities on Instagram, suddenly lost millions of followers last night.
Ariana, who had over 145 million followers, dropped to 142 million.
And Kylie, who had about 127 million followers, is now down to 124 million.
Other celebrities like James Charles also experienced a
significant dip in followers. While it might not look like a big deal for
Ariana and Kylie to lose a few million followers, it is a big deal for people
with fewer followers who depend on those numbers to make a living.
As for expression, Instagram tweeted, “We’re aware of an issue that is causing a change in account follower numbers for some people right now. We’re working to resolve this as quickly as possible.”
That makes it sound like it’s a bug in the way followers are being counted on Instagram, not a massive purge of fake Instagram accounts like some users thought it was.
“Followers” can be the highlight of our day and the sad tears of our lonely nights. we love our followers, but we don’t let the number of followers we have to rule our lives businesses.
Feeling confused? Expecting to hear the opposite? General advice tells us owning a ton of followers mean we’re popular and successful. We have also been taught to get worried if someone unfollows us, after all, we should be doing something wrong if someone is no longer interested in seeing our posts on Instagram or other social media platforms.
Why it’s fine if someone unfollows you on Instagram?
Often when newbies start on Instagram or someone who hasn’t
really decided on their focus for their page, they post any and everything.
Posting irregularly and posting everything is fine if you have a personal
Instagram account but if you’re using Instagram as a business tool, it’s a
When you’ve narrowed your focus, this can cause a few users
to unfollow you.
Maybe your recent focus isn’t for them! When you were
posting all things, perhaps you were posting some random memes, but now that
you are dedicated to publishing data related to your business, it has zero
interest to some followers.
That’s a good thing! I’d rather have followers who are
interested in my niche.
They are playing the ‘follow-unfollow game’
Sometimes your followers have only followed you in the hopes
of getting follow-backs. I always go through my followers and view their posts
because you never know when something might be of interest. Still, I don’t feel
forced to follow someone just because they followed me on Instagram.
There is no rule saying you Must Follow Every user that
Follows You. The follow-unfollow game is something I do not play, and if I lose
someone because I didn’t do what they expected and follow them back, then I’m
You can now focus on your target audience
You are sending out your Instagram posts to thousands of followers, and it’s falling on blind screens. That doesn’t translate to users coming to you for value and information, people using your services or products. It’s a waste of time and energy.
I would rather have my valuable content reach my target
audience. So if someone unfollows me, I don’t sweat it. I remind myself that
I’m really reaching the audience I’m targeting.
Guys, I’m feeling this topic so much that I’m writing a BONUS reason why it’s fine if someone unfollows you on Instagram:
Sometimes, they just want to move on
Some users will follow you because your content was related
to who they were before at a specific time. I have been guilty of following
accounts because they had a pretty photo or maybe I was enjoying their memes.
Whatever the reason is, I scroll through my feed from time to time and unfollow
Instagram accounts that aren’t relevant to me anymore. Maybe it is time to move
I’m sure you have done it too! If you can move on from an Instagram account, then others have the same right to move on from yours.
If you have ever needed to download everything you have done on Instagram, now you’ve got the chance to do so. Instagram has published a feature that allows you to download an archive of your account, including the pictures and videos you’ve uploaded to the platform, any Stories, comments you’ve written, direct messages and other data, all for you to download into one folder.
Here’s how to do it:
to download all your Instagram data from Android, iPhone, or Pc?
When you request for the data, Instagram will email you a
link to a file with your pictures, comments, profile data and more. You may
have to wait up to 48 hours for it.
Remember that link will work for only four days. So as soon as you receive the email,
check it out ASAP.
Unless you already have an Instagram boyfriend who is dedicated to capturing great pictures of you, you would hope that whichever stranger or friend you hand your phone to can take a nice shot.
To make sure they catch precisely
what you want, you can try using SOVS (‘Some One Very Special”), a funny Korean
photo app that helps you show people how you want your picture taken.
Who is an Instagram boyfriend?
Behind every girl’s perfect Instagram picture is an often unwilling photographer boyfriend.
Maybe you have one, perhaps you know one, or maybe you are one – Instagram Boyfriends are the neglected heroes who walk amongst us!
How does this app work?
The concept is very simple:
you can choose from a menu of white outlines drawing different poses, then hand
your phone to your photographer to superimpose the avatar over you. You can
pick between a 3:4 or square ratio shot, and you can also customize the size of
the outlines and move them around to your favor. The drafts can either appear
in the captured picture or just be used as a pattern or guide and disappear
when it has captured.
There are two available versions of this app, which are
unfortunately iOS-only for now:
SOVS is meant to be used
when you need a solo shot and costs 99 cents.
SOVS2 is free and comes
with some fabulous poses for group photos.
Of course, there are in-app purchases in case you like to use some of the premium packs.
It’s delightful to observe a photo app on the top apps
charts (it hit number one in Photo apps in Korea when it first launched last
year and is still going mighty) that’s not dedicated to over-filtering the
living daylights out of your face, but rather, offers a mere solution to a
Is it somewhat embarrassing? Sure! But will it get the job done? Apparently! So take that pride aside, go ahead and hand over your camera to a stranger, who may be like, “Wait, what’s this?” Still they’ll get the hang of it, and eventually, you will be the one with great pictures from your solo Europe trip, it will make your followers wonder, “Has she taken on a new lover who’s also a fabulous photographer?”
What do you think about this app?
Who is your Instagram boyfriend? Do you have one? Tell us more about it in the comments below.
Calling all “friends” fans on Instagram, (How YOU doing? LOL) Courteney Cox has the epic Monica Geller-relates profile picture on her Instagram profile. Could she BE more adorable?
After joining Instagram earlier this week, she had a pretty hard decision to make when it came to choosing one profile photo that represents her to the whole world, and she got it so right.
Instead of using a glam red carpet picture, Courteney chose a serious throwback picture of her as Monica (f.r.i.e.n.d.s) in her slightly larger days. Yep! Her profile picture is a Monica from season 6 Episode “The one that could have been.”
Courteney finally decided to join Instagram with a little help from Ellen DeGeneres after appearing on her show earlier this week. While there, Ellen helped her to take the first picture for her Instagram account by recreating the Central Perk set and even brought out Phoebe Buffay herself (Lisa Kudrow) for a great reunion.
One of the best ways to gain more followers on Instagram is by establishing an aesthetic or theme. In this article, I will show you that the idea of a theme might be different from what you have heard.
You can attract new followers and up your
engagement by creating a cohesive look, and it will also help you build a more recognizable brand. When a user
comes across your Instagram profile, you want them to stay and hit the “follow”
button. Your overall Instagram feed must be visually consistent to generate
While a themed Instagram profile requires
planning, you can also start by defining what you want your Instagram account
1- Get inspired by your favorite feeds
Take a good look upon your favorite Instagram accounts. What is it that you like about each one? Is there anything that gets your attention? Make a list of all the things that appeal to you about each of those accounts.
For example, “Airbnb” posts pictures of their BnB from all over the world. The images are so stunning they would turn even the most random visitor into a customer. I am inspired to try different photo angles from looking at their page.
2- Get creative with colors
This is the most common way to go about a themed Instagram profile. You can stick to one specific color and have it repeated in different ways through the objects in your photos. Ihavethisthingwithpink’s entire feed is curated in the obvious pink.
Also, Fursty (Dylan Furst) doesn’t have a specific color choice, but his entire feed has a blue and green theme. The pictures are all natural, but they have the overall color scheme.
If you are more of an experimental, you can
change the color theme in each row. For example, as a brand, you can post three
products of the same color in one row, then switch
to your other products in the next row. This way you can make each row pop out
in your overall feed.
3- Use the checkerboard
The checkerboard is very classy to look at, and it is also very useful in increasing engagement. In this feed theme, every alternate picture has a consistent background. Most people alternate between text and photo, but some users also alternate between two different background colors.
This can be really great for you if you
want to increase your engagement because
you can alternate your product and
service promotions with inspirational or motivational quotes, facts or personal
pictures. A good combination of content
helps you in not coming across as spammy and makes visitors stay back for both
information and entertainment.
4- Get creative with borders
You may want to go against Instagram’s square
image grid by changing the aspect ratio of your pictures. There are some things
you can do with borders:
White Borders: This is the most popular border. The most aesthetically appealing method to use this is by cropping your pictures horizontally and add border bars on the bottom and top. It immediately creates a professional and classic feel to your feed. You can also use it in square and vertical pictures and mix it all up.
Black border: this can instantly make your feed stand out because the black border is rarely used. Still, make sure that the theme goes with the entire mood of your Instagram page. For example, the.avantguardian doesn’t limit herself to one specific border. His overall theme is a combination of both white and black borders which is very attractive.
Circle frame: this is also uncommon, and as a brand, might restrict posting product photos, because a lot of it would get minimized in the circular frame, but it is still an exciting thing to try. Also, you can mix it up with other borders and frames.
5- Pick your mood
This needs a lot of thinking. What is your content strategy? What mood should your Instagram page reflect? For example, if you are a home decorator, the minimal white theme is artsy and elegant.
Or if you are a portrait artist or photographer, you can try a moodier and darker tone.
Remember, your mood should reflect the vibe of
your brand or product. If you sell swimwear, the vibe will be neither dark hues
nor minimalistic, but vibrant and beachy. It is essential to plan out the
“mood” or “vibe” depiction of your brand page before posting anything.
6- Stick to a specific filter
Trying just a particular color or mood or border for your Instagram will restrict the kind of pictures you can pos. An easier method to maintain a cohesive theme for your Instagram feed is to use only one type of photo filters. If you are changing the brightness, contrast, and sharpness, use the same presets for all your pictures. This will make your photos flow with each other smoothly.
7- Break the feed grid rule
This theme has been taking over Instagram like a massive storm. It is no longer about fitting one picture into one grid. Imagine a row of grids that make up just one big image. While this theme is aesthetically very appealing, you should post all the grid parts at the same time to get the overall look. You will also need to post your pictures in groups of Three so you won’t disrupt the big picture.
You may like to try out all the themes at once
or maybe even just one of them, but before you start, make sure that what your
choice goes along with your brand aesthetic. Ask yourself:
What does my brand stand for?
Will this theme add to my brand value?
Maintaining Instagram themes needs a lot of time and effort. When you start creating a theme for your business account, you should come clear about what you are aiming for. Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms for digital marketing. Make the best use of It and get your brand out there. Happy marketing guys! if you have any further questions, you know you can always ask us in the comments below.
“We are rolling out this feature to provide a better experience for people who often post to multiple accounts,” an Instagram spokesman told the News blog. The new function called “Self-Regram” would make it easier for influencers, businesses, and anyone with multiple Instagram accounts to simultaneously promote content across profiles, instead of copy-pasting on each one.
But it could turn people’s feeds into a scrolling stream of
monotony_ “with different audiences of different accounts seeing the same shots
and captions,” TechCrunch said.
And isn’t that why Instagram avoided a native “regram” feature (the ability to repost someone else’s post to your feed) in the first place?
Instagram allows the iOS users to publish a post to multiple
accounts at once. Judging by a screenshot shared by TechCrunch, people with
several Instagram accounts can pick one (or more) to share pictures, meme s,
videos, and plaintexts. This feature is
currently available to those running iOS.
Here’s How to Use it:
1- on the final page of the photo-sharing
process, look for the “Post to other Accounts” drop-down
2- all logged in accounts will appear with the option to
toggle them on or off!
3- you can switch them on to enable to feature.
It is not clear that when this will hit Android, or whether it’ll reach Instagram stories, as well. It is also unclear how vital this feature really is. Most users who have multiple Instagram accounts use one for personal things and another for business, so they rarely overlap in content.
We wish there were a crystal ball that we could just look into and find out the best time to post on Instagram, but unfortunately, there is no magic number. The best time to post on Instagram depends on your target audience. But don’t worry, because we are going to help you find the best time to post on Instagram in 2019.
One thing that all people seem to agree on is that the
weekdays are better than weekends to post on Instagram. But, if you are trying
to grow your Instagram account, we recommend posting on a daily basis.
When is the best time to post on
Researches show that the best time to post on Instagram is when users are looking for a distraction from work or having some downtime.
Early mornings: some people check
Instagram before getting out of bed when they wake up.
Lunch break on weekdays:11 am to 1 pm
After work time: 5 pm to 8 pm
Weekend afternoons: the time when most people sleep in
You can schedule your content to post on these times to get in the feed at the right
moment for maximum engagement.
of posting time on organic engagement
Every social media
marketer knows that Instagram’s engagement
is not what it used to be. Previously you used to be able to reach all of your
followers with every post, but today that number is reduced as Instagram has
started to place more emphasis on their paid advertising services. Despite
these changes, Instagram accounts with a loyal
following and high engagement rates can still reach a high percentage of their
followers and grow organically today.
Since the entire algorithm isn’t public, one main factor
Instagram uses while determining the organic reach and quality of the post is
the engagement and responses the post
gets when it’s viewed soon after sharing. The speed in which the post receives positive engagement is a massive
indicator that the platform uses when determining if it is high quality and
should be expanded on their feed.
to find out the best time to post on Instagram?
Define your target
audience’s time zone: if you own a local business, you would already know
the time zone of your target audience based on your location. The exception to
this guideline is if you’re located in Las Vegas or run a business related to
tourism that is mainly supported by travelers.
Understand your target
audience’s schedule: if your target audience is still on school or works a
general 9 am – 5 pm workday, then you should post around their lunchtime (11 am – 1 pm)
or on 5 pm – 7 pm when most people are going out of their office and talking or
driving in the public transportation.
Weekends vs. weekdays: the
recent studies have shown that engagement is a little higher on weekdays as
users are in their daily routines and use Instagram during long commutes and
downtime. Weekdays afternoons are the optimal time to schedule the post to maximum reach and engagement.
is the best time to post for small businesses?
Usually, for most local businesses, the best time to post on
the platform is during the early evenings and midday. Some particular brands such as restaurants,
bars, and nightclubs may benefit from posting on days near the end of the week
when people may be thinking about planning their weekend.
can I get more specific times to post based on my followers?
We recommend switching your Instagram account to a business profile. With the business profile, you can get specific insights about your profile, your posts, and your followers. It will give you the top states and cities where your followers are located out of, and the specific days and hours each day when your audience are active on Instagram the most.
to find this information on my business account?
Scroll down to the end of the page to find “Top locations” and “followers” to see the location and the time when your audience are in the app most often.
Once you have access to these Instagram insights which are personalized for your own account, you can define the best time to post on Instagram based on those peak hours are given. And after that, you can use Instazood schedule feature to plan your post ahead of that time to get the maximum engagement.
Want more help promoting your Instagram? Try Instazood!Or if you have any further questions, you can ask us in the comments below.