Now, in today’s Article, I’m going to share with you five features that I have a feeling you probably didn’t even know existed on Instagram. So, if you’re interested in learning about these five features, then keep on Reading.
Now, most of you know my style by now, so let’s just cut straight into the chase. The first thing that I want teach you is how to limit your ad tracking. This isn’t a feature that’s specifically in Instagram, but it does affect the way that you experience Instagram.
So, let me ask you a question.
How many of you often get creeped out that you are talking about something with a friend, and then the next day, you see an advertisement that is literally, exactly about what you talked about the day before.
Personally, I have been quite creeped out by this, but I found out a way to actually limit this on your phone. What you want to do, and I’ll share my Picture right here. The first thing that you want to do is you want to go on Settings on your iPhone. I personally don’t have an Android, so I’m not sure how this looks like for Android users, but with iPhone, what you want to do is you want to go on Settings. Now, once you hit Settings, you want to find your Privacy Settings.
You click that.
And when you scroll all the way down, what you’re going to see is a tab called Advertising. When you click that, there’s going to be an option where it says Limit Ad Tracking. Now, what you can do here is you can actually turn on Limit Ad Tracking.
What this means is when you limit your ad tracking is that you’re basically opting out on receiving ads targeted to your interest.
Remember, the number of ads that you’ll see might be the same.
But, if you’re someone who just wants to be super private, and you don’t want companies to have that information on what your interests actually are, this is a really great way to limit that information being sent to those companies from Apple. I know that this feature isn’t in Instagram per se.
However, it will affect the quality or the type of advertisements that you see on Instagram and Facebook and any other platform that you browse through on your mobile phone. So, I thought that I’d put this as my first tip, just because it’s kind of not about Instagram, but I still think that it’s super interesting.
Now, the second feature that’s actually on Instagram that I don’t think that many people know about is seeing your story reshares. Did you know that when you post something on Instagram, and someone else shares thatpost on their story, you’re actually able to track the amount of people that have actually reshared or reposted that post.
I know that sounds like super confusing, so without me telling you, I’m just going to show you. Right now, I am on my dummy account. On my dummy account, I literally only follow myself, and I use this account as an example whenever I do videos like these. So, right now on my feed, I’m looking at one of the posts that I recently did on my actual account.
What I’m going to do is I’m going to add this post to my story. Once I’ve added this post to my story, I’m going to go on my actual account and check it out. Right now, I am on my actual post, and what you’ll notice is that when I click on the right, top-hand corner on those three buttons I’m now going to see an option that says View Story Reshares.
When I click that, I’m able to see the current public reshares of that post. When I click on this, I’m actually able to also see who exactly shared that post on their story. Now, if you tried to click those three buttons and you do not see this option where it says View Story Reposts, that means that no one has reshared your post. However, if you have someone that has actually shared that post onto their story, you’re going to see that option and you’re actually going to be able to tell who has actually mentioned you in their story by resharing the post that you did on Instagram.
The third unknown feature/setting that I want to share with you is actually desktop-only settings. This is going to require me to share my desktop screen with you guys, so let’s get right to it. All right, guys.
Welcome to the third tip that I want to share with you. This tip or this feature I cannot share on mobile because it actually doesn’t exist on mobile. You have to go on desktop.
So, right now I’m on www.instagram.com.
What you want to do is you want to click on your profile, and when you click on your profile, you want to click Edit Profile right over here. Now, once you access this, you’re going to have a check box here that will allow you to opt into Instagram to include your account when recommending similar accounts to people
who might want to follow.
What this means is, when someone is following an account that is in a very similar niche to you, what will generally happen is, at the bottom, once they hit Follow, Instagram will actually suggest a bunch of other accounts that that person should be following.
By checking this account, you will also be included.
What you also want to know is, by checking this account, when someone also follows you, your account will also push out some recommendations for them as well.
If you decide to opt out of this, this will not only mean that you won’t show up in other people’s recommendations, but other people also won’t show up in yours.