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Ten (10) Instagram Features You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Everybody loves to know a couple extra sneaky tips and tricks. So here are 10 Instagram features you probably didn't know existed like green screen stories rainbow-colored profiles picture stickies and even extra fonts so buckle up open up your Instagram and let's get into it green screen stories is a lot of fun and it's a new filter that Instagram introduced under the filter section. So right over here is what the icon looks like and once you select.



If you'll see this green screen appear behind you but you can add media. So I just selected this comment that someone sent me as my background and as you can see you can also pinch in and out to change the size of the media. So I just thought this was a really cool background idea to use with this green screen filter to answer any questions or comments. That you get but you can also use videos as your green screen background. So here I was just cleaning my keyboard but obviously, you can use whatever video you want and if you move out the way.

It'll show more of the content behind you so check out this green screen filter it is a lot of fun guys now this feature is thebomb.com and we should have got this ages ago. But anyway if you head into your Instagram stories to make a new post and click on the stickers icon scroll all the way down and what you'll now see is this new gallery icon and if you click on that it'll open up your gallery. Where you can select any one of your pictures and it'll paste it into your stories it works exactly like a sticker. So you can upscale it move it around and not only can you add pictures but you can also add videos as stickers man. I think this is such an awesome new feature and I love that you no longer have to go to the gallery copy or screenshot a picture.

Then come back to Instagram paste it in you can just use that sticker icon in the sticky section and you're good to go now you may have noticed while scrolling through Instagram that some accounts have this beautiful rainbow circle around their profile picture and you may have also wondered. How on earth they got that well it's actually an awesome thing that Instagram does all in celebration of pride and basically what happens is when you head on over to the text section and type in hashtag pride and then select it from the hashtag section as soon as you click the done button Instagram gives you a little notification. That says to celebrate pride all stories using the pride hashtag or pride stickers will get a rainbow circle around their a profile picture and the minute you post that story watch as the ring around your profile changes to this beautiful rainbow.

I think this is such an amazing thing that Instagram has done and celebrates so if you want to change your profile picture to a rainbow now you know how dual camera is going to blow your mind and I cannot wait to use this more in my stories. So if you swipe along at the bottom until you get to duel you'll see that you can now film with the front camera and the selfie camera at the same time. I am so excited about this and there are so many other things you can do like add a little border to that selfie window you also have a couple of shape options. So whether you want it to be a square or a rectangle you decide then depending on what type of shot you're getting as well you can move the little window around to best suit your story. If you want you can flip the camera too so that your selfie window is now much bigger and your the front camera is in that little frame and finally, you can also scale things up if you want just by pinching out with your two fingers or pinching in it is super duper simple and as I mentioned I cannot wait to use this camera feature way more and also see.

What you guys do with it because this can be used in so many different scenarios like at a concert or if you're showcasing some products. So if you have a personal profile then definitely check this one out for creators and business accounts. I haven't seen this one there just yet I bet you didn't know that you can now pin your favorite comments to the top of the comment section. So if you head on over to any one of your posts right now and check out the comments section.

Go ahead and scroll through them until you find your favorite one. Then what you're gonna do is slowly swipe to the left-hand side and lo and behold there is a little pin icon. If you tap on that a little pop-up notification will appear saying that your comment has been pinned and now it is at the tippy top so anytime. That someone comes across your profile and checks out your feed. When they go through your pictures. They'll see all these amazing comments that have been pinned to the top. So just remember that anytime you comment on someone else's picture and then also if you want to unpin the comments.

You simply swipe left again tap on the pen icon and the comments will be unpinned so go on your feed right now find a couple of your favorite comments and give them a pin ok. So Instagram has introduced a way for you to soft block users from checking out your accounts. If you want so if you head on over to your followers and think you maybe have some bots or any unwanted followers then right next to their name you will see this remove button. If you click on that and then select remove Instagram will automatically make their accounts unfollow yours. So now they won't see any of your future Instagram posts or stories and the crazy part is they won't even know what happened. Because Instagram doesn't send them a notification.

If you have multiple accounts then life just got so much easier for you because you can actually post to all of them at the same time as you can see over here under the post section now you can toggle on or off which accounts you want this picture to post to and then as soon as you're ready to click share. It'll post to all of them at the same time automatically. If you can't see your other accounts there just head on over to settings and right at the bottom over there. You'll be able to add all your various different accounts just by logging in once again. If you have a personal profile you now have access to brand new fonts so once you've set up your story and you're ready to add some text check out this slick selection of fonts you can now choose from this is really going to spice up your stories. To take full advantage of the guys and after typing yay here is just a look at what some of them look like you obviously still have your old classics.

 But man oh man, I love the new ones and check out some of my Instagram story idea videos. I have a ton to choose from and I'll link them below because I have so many different ideas in there for your stories and one of them is layering fonts. It's actually such a simple thing to do but really does elevate your stories and like here I'm changing between a font that looks like cosmic sand and times new roman. It looks pretty fancy and only took a couple of seconds okay guys check this out there is an awesome new support small businesses sticker in Instagram stories and what's great about this sticker is once. You've typed in the business's handle it showcases three of their pictures from their install feed just like. This what you can also do of course is actually type in any handle. So whether it's your favorite cat account creator or even a restaurant just type in a handle and share it with the world have you ever thought of responding to DMS using gifs. Because I actually do it all the time and it's such a fun way to respond to DMS. So if you click on that little icon right over there it opens up a whole selection of gift stickers that you can scroll down and check out or if you click on this little icon you can check out all the video gifs and again scroll down through all of them check them out. But if you want something a little more specific then head on over to the search section and type out hails world I've actually uploaded a bunch of stickers.

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