Instagram features you may not be using

Instagram is a fantastic tool for taking, editing and sharing photographs, but are you taking full advantage of all the features it offers? Here’s a few options that you may not know about:

  1. The Layout app

OK, technically Layout is a separate app from Instagram, but it was created by the folks at Instagram. Layout allows you to quickly combine multiple photos from your phone into a collage. Choose the images you want, and Layout will automatically give you photo collage suggestions.

Layout Choose Photos for Collage

Scroll through the options and click on any of the images to switch them, rotate, or choose a mirror image option.

Layout Edit Collage

When you have the collage you want, upload it to Instagram, Facebook or a few other options. If you’re sharing it through Instagram, follow the regular steps to edit and post to your feed.

Layout Share Collage

  1. Location tagging

Did you know that you can tag your Instagram images with a location? Instagram uses geotargeting – if your phone’s privacy settings are turned on – to offer location suggestions. When you’re filling out your photo caption on the “Share to” screen, turn the Add to Photo Map function on, and then click on Name This Location.

Instagram Select Add to Photo Map

Choose a location or create a new one.

Instagram Choose Location

The location will appear on the “Share to” screen.

Instagram Share Image with Location Tag

When you share your photo, it will be tagged with the location.

Instagram Click on Location Tag for Photo

Want to see more photos that were taken at that location? Click on the tag. You’ll be able to scroll through images that share the same location tag. This is a great way to find out more about a location, and to show you’re a loyal fan!

Instagram Photos with Location Tag

  1. Managing filters

Instagram recently added some options that will help you organize your filters so that you’re using the ones you like the best. To organize your filters, click and hold to highlight a filter. You can drag it anywhere on the row so that your favorites appear at the front of the list. If there are filters you hate and never use, drop them to the middle of the screen to hide them.

Organize Instagram Filters

Have you used any of these Instagram features? Which one do you like best?

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Instagram features you may not be using

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