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3 ways to add multiple photos to your Instagram Story

You can add multiple photos to an Instagram Story by selecting multiple photos, creating a collage, or inserting additional photos as stickers. Selecting multiple photos from your camera roll will upload each photo as its own slide in your story. Instagram has a built-in collage feature called Layout that allows you to drop several photos into the same slide. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There are several different ways to add multiple photos to an Instagram Stor...
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How to schedule a text message on your iPhone with Shortcuts or a third-party app

To schedule a text message on an iPhone, you'll need a third-party app, like the Scheduled App. To set up recurring messages, you may be able to use the built-in Shortcuts app. You need iOS 13 or later to schedule texts via the Shortcuts app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The instant gratification of texting can be great, but sometimes you may want to wait until an appropriate time to send a message. Scheduling your text messages in advance can help. If you...
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Instagram has a new built-in feature that allows you to post from a computer - here's how to post on the desktop website or mobile app

Instagram has added a feature to its website that allows you to post like its mobile app. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images You can post on Instagram from a computer or mobile device with a few clicks or taps. Instagram recently added a built-in feature to its desktop website that allows you to upload photos and videos in the same manner as the Instagram mobile app. This article is part of Insider's Guide to Instagram. If you haven't posted on Instagram in a ...
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How to download your Instagram Story or someone else's

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images You can download Instagram Stories in a few different ways to save the temporary photos and videos for later use. Instagram's mobile app has multiple features that allow you to save your own stories. Third-party websites and screen recording can help you download other people's stories. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Instagram's popularity allows you to take a peek into countless people'...
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Instagram post sizes: The exact ratios for posting perfect photos and videos on Instagram

Almost every type of Instagram post has a different size and aspect ratio. Shutterstock The size of your Instagram post will vary depending on how you upload the photo or video. A standard Instagram post should be shaped like a perfect 1:1 square, but Stories are shaped like a phone screen. You can edit the size of your photos in Instagram, or through your phone's Photos app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Instagram is very particular when it comes to the ...
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How to view Instagram Stories anonymously in 3 different ways

There a few methods you could use to view an Instagram Story anonymously. Mikael Vaisanen/Getty Images You can view Instagram Stories anonymously by using an unidentifiable account or, to an extent, by turning on airplane mode. Third-party sites and apps that promise anonymous Instagram Stories viewing can be unreliable and may not be secure, though some do work. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When viewing Instagram Stories, it's important to note that the...
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How to sell items on Facebook Marketplace, plus key tips for selling successfully

Facebook Marketplace lets you sell items online for free. Emilija Manevska/Getty Images You can sell items on Facebook Marketplace via the desktop website or mobile app. Facebook Marketplace is only supported in the US and there are restrictions on what you can sell. How you get paid is up to you and Facebook doesn't charge a fee - unless you're selling as a shop. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Selling your stuff online has become a popular alternative...
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How to change the Instagram icon on an iPhone or Android and customize the app's appearance on your home screen

You don't have to have the default Instagram app icon on your phone's home screen. Photothek/Getty Images If you want to change the Instagram icon on your mobile device, there's one way to do it on an iPhone or iPad, and a couple methods on Android. You can use the Shortcuts app for iOS or iPadOS to create a custom icon for Instagram. If you want a custom Instagram icon for Android, you can install an icon-changing app or a launcher. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library ...
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How to change your Instagram password or reset it if you've forgotten it

If your Instagram account has recently been compromised, it might be time to change your password. fizkes/Getty Images You can change your Instagram password at any time from the Settings menu of the mobile app or website. If you log into Instagram via Facebook, you need to update your password using Facebook. If you lose or forget your password, you can reset it from a link under the password field on the login screen. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Mainta...
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8 ways to troubleshoot Instagram if it's not working properly

You can try several troubleshoot methods on Instagram when the app is malfunctioning. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images If Instagram is not working properly, there are many potential causes, each with its own troubleshooting method. The most common steps to solve a problem is to restart the app or your phone, see if the Instagram service is down or try the app on a different device. If you can't add more accounts to follow, you might have hit Instagram's limit and you ne...
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How to log into Instagram from a mobile device or computer, or troubleshoot if you can't log in

You can log into Instagram on a computer or mobile device in a few steps. Photothek/Getty Images You can log into your Instagram account as long as you have your username, email address, or phone number associated with the account. If you lose or forget your password, you can request a password reset on the login page. If you want to log into Instagram using Facebook, you can connect the two accounts using the Settings menu on the mobile app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for...
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How to use Messenger's Vanish Mode, a feature that lets you send disappearing messages

Vanish Mode is available on both Messenger and Instagram. Facebook Vanish Mode is a feature in Messenger that lets you send disappearing messages to your friends. Once a friend sees your Vanish Mode message and closes the chat, your message will delete itself. You can access Vanish Mode by swiping up in an active Messenger chat. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The past decade has seen more and more social media users turn to apps like Snapchat and Instagram to ...
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How to make an Instagram Poll to ask questions or survey your followers

Instagram Polls allow your followers to interact with your Story. PeopleImages/Getty Images To make an Instagram Poll, start by creating a new Story post by swiping right on Instagram's home screen. Ask a yes or no question or any question with two options, then share the poll to your Story. View the results of your poll at any time within 24 hours of posting by swiping up on the Story slide. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Whether they're just for fun ...
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How to unlink your Instagram accounts from Facebook or each other

Unlinking Instagram accounts can help keep your personal data safe. SOPA Images/Getty Images To unlink two Instagram accounts, you'll need to remove one in the "Login Info" menu. If you want to unlink your Instagram account from Facebook, you'll instead use the "Accounts Center" menu. You'll need to be using the Instagram mobile app to unlink your accounts. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Facebook-Instagram-Messenger ecosystem is massive, and if...
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How to clear your Instagram cache and free up space on your phone

How you clear your Instagram cache will depend on what phone you have. Morsa Images/Getty Images You can clear your Instagram cache by deleting the app on an iPhone, or through the Settings menu on an Android. Clearing your Instagram cache can reduce how much space the app takes up on your phone. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Any app that shows images likely has a cache. The cache stores data about the pictures so they can load faster in the future.So as you ...
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How to schedule Instagram posts from a professional or personal account

There are a few different ways you can schedule a post on Instagram. Tom Werner/Getty Images Scheduling Instagram posts can help you stay relevant and active on social media. You can schedule Instagram posts with Creator Studio if you have a professional account. If you only have a personal account, you can use a third-party app like Buffer. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Having a steady presence on social media is vital to being relevant, and gaining and mai...
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How to get Instagram dark mode on iPhone, iPad, or Android

When enabled, Instagram dark mode dims your screen by turning the background from white to black. zoranm/Getty Images You can get Instagram dark mode on your iPhone, iPad, or Android by updating your device settings. There's no in-app setting to turn on Instagram dark mode - the app will mirror your device's settings. You'll need at least iOS 13 or Android 10 to enable Instagram dark mode. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Turning on dark mode chan...
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How to go live on Instagram and broadcast video in real time to your followers

It's easy to go live on Instagram with friends. Shutterstock You can go live on Instagram by scrolling to the "Live" tab on the "New Post" page. When you're live, all your followers will be notified and can view your live video in real time. You can also go live together with a friend, or request to join a friend's live video. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Instagram launched its live video feature in late 2016. Since then, the social media com...
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How to make your Instagram private and hide your account from anyone who doesn't follow you

It's easy to put your Instagram on private. Delmaine Donson/Getty Images You can make your Instagram private on a mobile device or a desktop computer. When you make Instagram private, you keep current followers but have to approve all new follower requests. Once your Instagram is private, anyone who doesn't follow you won't be able to see your posts or stories. This story is part of Business Insider's Guide to Instagram. By default, Instagram accounts are set to be public...
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Can you see who views your TikTok videos? No, but here's what you can see on the social media app

NurPhoto / Contributor/Getty Images You can't see who views your TikTok videos, as the app lacks such a feature. TikTok offers users the ability to see how many times their video has been watched, but does not show which individual users or accounts view it. Early TikTok users were able to see who viewed their profile, but TikTok is one of many social media apps whose policies and features are continually changing. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It'...
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How to delete a comment on Instagram, or hide and restrict comments

There's a few different ways to delete or hide comments on Instagram. Marko Geber/Getty Images You can delete a comment on Instagram if you've written it on someone else's post, or if someone else has written it on your post. You can also hide offensive comments, or block certain users' comments on your posts. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Social media may be forever, but a comment with a typo, or one that you regret posting, doesn't hav...
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How to block or unblock someone on Instagram from Settings or from the user's profile

It's easy to unblock a user on Instagram, either from Settings or from that user's profile. SOPA Images/Getty Images You can unblock someone on the Instagram app from Settings or their profile. When you unblock someone on Instagram, they can message you and view your profile if it's public. Blocked Instagram users are unable to see your posts and stories, message you, or follow you. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Instagram is a great place to sh...
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How to remove followers on your Instagram account without them finding out

It's easy to remove specific followers from your followers list on Instagram. d3sign/Getty Images You can remove followers on Instagram so that they can no longer view your content. You can remove a follower from your Followers list on your profile, or from the follower's profile. When you remove a follower, they aren't notified of the change, but they can still request to follow you back. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you want to prevent cer...
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How to generate a Spotify 'Pet Playlist' with music that both you and your pet will love

Spotify's Pet Playlists aren't just for you - they're for your pets, too. Spotify Spotify's Pet Playlist feature creates a playlist of music that you'll like, based on your pet's personality. You'll need to tell Spotify what kind of pet you have; you can pick a dog, cat, iguana, hamster, or bird. Spotify says they consulted with a musicologist to pick songs that your specific pet is likely to enjoy. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Ev...
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How to download Twitter videos on your phone or computer so you can easily watch them later

You can download Twitter videos to your computer or smartphone using different apps. NurPhoto/Getty Images You can download Twitter videos to your computer or phone using a third-party app. SaveTweetVid.com will let you download any Twitter video as an .MP4 using a link or QR code. You can also use the Shortcuts app on an iPhone, or the Download Twitter Videos app on an Android. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Twitter was once a website where you could post sh...
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What does DM mean? Understanding the popular internet shorthand that refers to private messaging

DM means "direct message." Alyssa Powell/Insider DM is an acronym for a private "direct message" sent online. The term gained popularity on Facebook and Twitter, where you can send and receive direct messages for private communication separate from your public feed. The "DM" terminology as it's used now can refer to private messages on any number of social media services that host messaging, including Instagram, Discord, and Twitch. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more s...
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How to add music to your Instagram Story, even if you don't have the music sticker

There are several ways to add music to your Instagram Story. Rawpixel/Getty Images To add music to your Instagram Story, tap the sticker icon and select the music option. You can also add music to your Instagram Story from apps like Spotify, SoundCloud, or Shazam. If you can't add music to an Instagram Story, you may need to update the app first. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Most Instagram users take advantage of the Stories feature, which allows you to...
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How to use Night mode on your iPhone to take better photos in the dark

Night mode lets you take great iPhone photos in the dark. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Night mode is a feature on the iPhone 11 and 12 that makes photos taken in the dark look better. Unlike Portrait or Video modes, Night mode will turn on automatically in low-light environments. Night mode lets more light into your iPhone's camera, making dark photos brighter and clearer. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Gone are the blurry snaps of faces hidden in...
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How to delete your Instagram account permanently, or deactivate it temporarily

Deleting your Instagram account should only take a few clicks. SOPA Images/Getty Images You can delete your Instagram account permanently on the account deletion page. If you think you might want to recover your Instagram account later, you can also deactivate it temporarily. To delete or deactivate your Instagram account, you'll need to use a web browser, not the app. This story is part of Business Insider's Guide to Instagram. Instagram is one of the most popular social media sit...
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How to know if someone has blocked you on Instagram

Figuring out who blocked you on Instagram takes some detective work. SOPA Images/Getty Images To know if someone blocked you on Instagram, you should try searching for their account. If you can't find their account or see the profile image, you may have been blocked. Instagram doesn't send notifications for blocked accounts, so you won't be alerted if someone blocks you. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you recently noticed the absence of a...
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