Sometimes happens that you’re posting a video on Instagram, and you don’t want the audio. Maybe there’s something like a bad ringtone in the background of the video or a popular music that might trigger the Instagram copyright terms, or maybe you just want a picture without sound.
Fortunately, Instagram lets you remove the audio and just display the video, whether you want to post the video to your Stories or share it as the feed post on your Instagram. Here’s how to do it:
How to Remove Audio in Instagram Stories?
1- After recording or selecting a video from your gallery, tap on the sound icon at the top-right corner of your screen.
2- The sound flows of the speaker icon will vanish and be substituted by an “X,” indicating that the sound is now off for that video.
3- After posting the video, your followers won’t hear any sound, nor will they be able to unmute it on their own.
How to Remove Audio from your Instagram Posts?
1- Tap on the plus sign at the bottom of your screen to start posting a new video.
2- Choose or record a video you’d like to share on your Instagram post and tap the audio icon up at the top of your screen.
3- Just like in Instagram Stories, the sound waves on the icon will turn to an “X,” and you’ll get a pop up saying that the audio is off.
That’s it, guys.
What do you think? Share your experience with us in the comments below.
Posting TikTok videos is a fun way to display a production you created or music video you recorded. People put much effort into TikTok videos, so why not publish them on your Instagram for the world to see?
Public TikToks are the videos which are visible to everyone
over Musical.ly and TikTok. And they are usually the masterpiece of someone’s
work. But how to demonstrate that masterpiece on Instagram? By only following
these easy steps:
Select your TikTok video which you want to share.
Tap on the three dots on the right side of your screen.
Select “Instagram,” and you will receive two options – “Feed” and ” Stories.”
choose the option you prefer.
The video will show up on your Instagram, edit it or post it creatively based on your choice.
Sharing a private TikTok video
Private TikTok videos are the posts that are not accessible
for anyone except the creator. However, to share those videos on Instagram
without actually posting it on Musical.ly is a way too easy step.
1- Choose the private TikTok video.
2- Tap on the three dots at the top right.
3- Tap on “Save locally.”
4- Your video will show up in your gallery, and you can then post it on Instagram.
Instagram has experienced a sudden rise. As of today, there are over 1 billion active users on Instagram, and 98 million pictures shared every day.
Also, 82% of users on Instagram come from outside of the United States! I guess a photo is worth a thousand words.
Editing Your Profile
Instagram lets you change your profile picture and add a bio with 150-word and one link, so choose thoughtfully!
Next, connect to users you already know on Facebook, and if you want, you can also search and connect to your phone contacts.
Next, link your other social media accounts by using the little “wheel” at the top right of the platform where you can link to your Twitter, Facebook, and others.
After that, Take a picture (or choose one from your gallery), apply a fine filter to improve the photo, change the color, make the image look old, rotate it, etc., and then share it as a post!
Write at least two hashtags in your caption, as this is how
pictures are found on Instagram. You can use the Top hashtags trending in real time to get more
engagement by putting them in your caption or post them in a comment under your
Use your Captions to Tell A Story
In addition to hashtags, you should add captions to your
pictures before posting. What’s going on in your picture? Your fans want to
connect with you on an intimate and personal level, so tell them a story! Post
a few images in real time, documenting the lead-up to your show, a day on tour,
a trip to downtown, etc.
Timing is Important
It’s necessary to track the time when your fans engage with
your posts. Posting at 2 am on a Saturday might work correctly for an EDM DJ,
however, it’s not an excellent policy for an older folk singer. Think about
your target audience, and when they’re most likely to be using Instagram. Check
out our blog on What is
the best time to post on Instagram to find out more.
Use Instagram Stories
Instagram lets you share your day with your followers by using Instagram stories! You can post a few simple pictures of you going about your day, or record short videos. You can even use the boomerang option to create a looped video. By using this feature, you can also add a link that the viewer will swipe up to open. This feature can be used to promote a lot of various things – you can ask your fans to follow your other social media accounts, send out a link to purchase your new album or song on iTunes, etc.
Go Live on Instagram
When you start a live stream on Instagram, a notification
will be sent out to all of your followers telling them that you are live! You
can answer questions that your fans are sending in the real-time comments. This
is an excellent way to connect with your followers and fans on a more personal
level, or to make announcements in a unique, creative idea!
What should I Post?
We suggest picking up to five thematics, and concentrating
on those when posting on Instagram. Here are some examples to get you started:
Charities or causes that you or your band care about – #childfund #unicef
Family – #bro #mom
Your pets or animals – #grumpycat #puppy
Other musicians, shows you go to, etc. – #musicmonday
Your upcoming events, performances, etc. – #livemusicNYC
Your creative process – #coffeecoffeecoffee
Food – #COOKIES
Your hometown or where you live – #nyc #brooklyn
Your hobbies – #adultcoloringbooks
Then there’s #tbt (Throwback Thursday). Awkward childhood pictures go down a treat.
That’s it guys.
Instagram can be great for artists and musicians. So go on
and get all the benefits from it.
A photo may generally be worth a thousand words — but can they be worth hundreds of profile visits? In this age of social network authenticity, can old-fashioned stock pictures be worth anything?
It’s suggested to post on Instagram between one and three times a day to maximize reach and engagement. That’s a lot of high-quality photography. Many brands, who realize the incredible advantages of growing their business on Instagram, don’t have the time or the funds to entreat up that level of creativity. Thankfully, stock picture websites provide an easy opportunity to post excellent filler content on social media.
If done accurately, this can help brands keep impulse with their social media marketing without reducing the overall quality of their account.
In this article, we recommend some tips to assure the best
use of stock pictures on Instagram and how this can boost traffic to your
website and store.
What Pictures to Choose
It’s usually suggested to maintain a constant aesthetic throughout your Instagram pictures. This lets you create an engaging profile, build brand awareness and generate a bigger following. Pictures from a low-quality stock photo website are likely to injure your aesthetic and stand out like a bruised thumb.
Thankfully, some websites specialize in issuing high-quality
lifestyle stock pictures taken by professional photographers.
Please make sure you only post pictures that you own the
rights to. Instagram’s terms and conditions declare that you are responsible
for all the content you share. Basically, this means while it’s not breaking
their rules to violate copyright, you can still get in legal problem if you’re
How Often to Post Stock Images
The solution to getting away with using stock pictures on
your Instagram account without destroying your account’s aesthetic is to employ
them sparingly. Maybe pepper in a stock photo once every four or five posts at
However, with a good selection of stock picture provider, it is possible to add even more quality to your Instagram account without the stress of shooting high-quality images every day.
“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.
This year’s Safer Internet Day theme is “Together for a better internet.” We couldn’t agree more, and want to take part in it by ensuring you understand all the tools available to stay safe, and how to find each other on Instagram. For more information about each feature, check out Instagram’s Help Center.
What to do if you see something that shouldn’t be on Instagram
If you see something that should not be on Instagram, you can report it to Instagram. Their team works all day long to immediately review and remove content that goes against their Community Guidelines. To report something, tap “…” on the top right of the profile or post, or swipe left on the comment. To report Stories, Live and IGTV, tap the “…” at the bottom of the screen.
You can also your received direct messages. Just press and hold the DM and tap “Report.” Reporting on Instagram is always anonymous, so they won’t find out that the report came from you. And it only takes one report to have a video, photo, comment or message reviewed. If the content is reported to Instagram and violates their Community Guidelines, they will remove it.
What to do if someone is bullying or harassing you?
Harassment and Bullying are not allowed on Instagram, and they have features to help protect you from negative experiences. You can block users that you don’t want to interact with, this way they won’t be able to see your profile or like or comment on your posts. When you block an account, they won’t be notified, and you can choose to unblock them at any time you want.
You can also manage comments on your posts. You can stop users from commenting on your posts altogether. Instagram also has filters that automatically hide comments with offensive phrases and words from your posts. These filters are on by default for Instagram’s global community and can be disabled in the Comment Controls center in the platform. You can also prop these filters by using their manual filter, which lets you add your custom list of emojis or words that you think they are offensive. You can also customize who can comment on your posts or even block comments from particular users.
Go to your settings and choose “Comment Controls” to access the above features.
How to protect your privacy on Instagram?
You are in control of what you post on Instagram. You can decide to make your account private, which means you approve the users who follow you and can remove people at any time.
Finally, when you only want to share your Stories with a few specific group of people, you have the option to make a close friends list on Stories and share with just the users you’ve added. To create a list, go to your profile and tap on “Close Friends” in the side menu.
It’s not just the students and teenagers that are Instagram addicted; it’s the teachers too! So instead of scrolling through your celebrity crush’s feed, we have gathered around some educational, legitimate ways you can use Instagram in the classroom. Sure, it’s vital to protect students’ privacy, particularly while using a public platform like Instagram.
If you’re interested in trying any of these ideas below, we suggest creating a classroom Instagram account that you set to “private” and thoughtfully vetting any potential followers. Finally, make sure to check your school’s tech policies before you begin.
1- Pop Quiz
Host “Instagram quizzes” during class. Select team captains willing to use their Instagram account for their team. The teams must work together for answers to comment on a photo or multiple photos you post to Instagram with one of the following:
Ask a question about the photo and how it relates to what they’re studying; points rewarded for using concepts and key vocabulary discussed.
Expose just a piece of a picture like an extreme close-up and ask them to identify what it is and why you chose it.
As the admin on the Instagram account, you can hold all comments until the end of the class to make sure there is no cheating between teams
2- Showcase the work of your students
Take pictures of student’s artwork and other projects to share on your private Instagram account dedicated to families and school community
3- Feature the student of the week
Invite your students to alternate taking over your classroom account on Instagram and share pictures of their daily lives. Then have the student talk about his daily routine and personal vision with the class
4- Capture memories
Incite a volunteer from your students to be “archivist” and take pictures on your field trips or class parties for your classroom account on Instagram
5- Imagine How a Historical Figure or artist would use Instagram
Have your students browse Instagram account historical pictures and create a poster display or bulletin board showing Buzz Aldrin’s or Lincoln’s Instagram feed
6- Imagine What a Popular Character would post on Instagram
Challenge your students to find pictures that would appear in Katniss Everdeen or Harry potter’s Instagram
7- Share Book Recommendations & Discover some Ideas for Writing
Invite them to take pictures of their favorite books with a brief description of why they love it in the caption. Your followers then can browse the images to get inspired on what to read, and even create your own Hashtag. Tap an “inspiration Fairy” to capture ten photos that could work as a prompt for writing _ a for sale sign, an empty bird’s nest, or a broken doll, for instance.
8- Document student progress
Take pictures of students’ writing at the beginning and the end of the year. Post them on Instagram to show your students their progress and give them an end-of-year gift!
Instagram in the classroom pin it!
What are your thoughts, teachers? Would you use Instagram
in your classroom? How so?
Years ago, Twitter was a dominant force in the online marketing world. Brands flooded to the quick-paced platform to get their product and content out in front of millions of users. Today, Twitter is still pretty popular, but the platform is not as powerful as it used to be. One of the reasons Twitter has seen a small decline is due to Instagram.
The Instagram vs. Twitter topic has been exciting. I’ve seen
some brands, and big companies start to shift away from centering the Twitter
and put more effort on Instagram. Right now, Instagram is where customers live.
Still, does that mean you should forget about Twitter too?
Not necessarily. I’ll break down some of the differences and similarities between the two social media platforms and help you get a sharper picture of which one is best for your business.
Statistics can provide you with much insight into which
social network platforms you should work on based on popularity. It would be
best if you didn’t make your decision only on these numbers, but they will give
you an excellent place to start.
1 billion monthly active
95 million posts per day
80% of users are outside
Users ‘like’ 4.2 billion
posts per day
326 million monthly users
80% of active users on mobile
77% of users outside the
500 million Tweets sent per
Even though Twitter has been around longer, Instagram surpassed the number of monthly active Twitter users. This statistic alone is what has made more brands take notice of the platform and begin to discover the art of Instagram marketing.
Twitter, however, wins in the content sharing area with more than 500 million Tweets sent out per day compared to 95 million posts per day on Instagram.
Instagram vs. Twitter: Audience
A big part of the Twitter vs. Instagram debate arises from the point that they both have the same audiences. When you take a look at their demographics, you will see that the two platforms have similar users in age, education level, income, and even location.
The primary user age for both platforms is 18-29-year-olds.
After 50+ years old, the number of people begins to drop significantly. The
other statistics show Instagram and Twitter are especially popular among people
in their 20s who are either in college or are newly graduated. This is usually the user base that drives
social media growth in general because this group is the most active.
If you are after a younger audience, you can’t really go wrong with either of these networks. The even divide in location and gender gives brands more reach than sites like Google+ or Pinterest which have users that are either predominantly male and female, respectively. As the overall demographics for both social networks are equally matched, you should look at the audience of your critical profile to find out who is following you. The more information you have about your audience, the more targeted you can make your content. Your posts on social media should be tailored to your audience as much as possible to get the best results.
Instagram vs. Twitter: Engagement
Instagram has the most engaged audience of any social media platform. It concentrates on keeping users stuck to the platform while they are browsing with a few to no distractions. There are no clickable links available in the captions while scrolling through your feed. By eliminating unnecessary features, Instagram can keep customers focused on the posted content, which is a significant advantage for your business.
On the other hand, we have Twitter which is quite noisy. The feed is filled with links to news articles, blog posts, videos, and other things that take you away from Twitter’s platform. That makes it harder to get people to see your content and engage with it. Also, because Twitter moves so fast, the lifespan of your Tweets can drastically change depending on how many other users your followers are following.
Those two Instagram by themselves got more engagement than all of McDonald’s tweets combined about “the All Day Breakfast” promotion. While Instagram has more engagement on its platform, Twitter builds engagement outside of the app. This is why companies should have a second thought about taking their focus away from Twitter. People can’t easily share a blog post on Instagram.
The engagement for Instagram basically
begins and ends in the platform. However, with Twitter, you can drive
engagement outside of the app by getting users to Tweet links to content on
your website and other social media platforms.
Instagram vs. Twitter: Functionality
Instagram keeps you within the platform on purpose. The company highlights the posts users share. The value comes from within the app. Twitter is actually a content sharing tool. There isn’t much original content on Twitter, and the platform initially consists of users sharing links or live updates. It’s all about following what’s going on in the real time. The value of Twitter comes from the content you discover on another site. Imagine if users couldn’t tweet links. It would not be as successful as it is today. This doesn’t mean that either method is better than the other, they are just somehow different. Depending on your company’s goals, one might be more beneficial than the other. Learning the difference between how people use Instagram versus how they use Twitter is essential when it comes to determining which is best for your brand.
Is Instagram the “Twitter killer” that some people say? Not really. Even though they have a similar audience and demographic, they have entirely different uses in your social media marketing strategy. Instagram is a site to publish original content and build your brand awareness. Twitter is an excellent tool to curate and share content, as well as engage and interact with your target audience.
Which one would you prefer to use for business? Let us know
in the comments below.
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.