#TechBytes: 5 lesser known features of Instagram you should try
Facebook-owned Instagram has gained immense popularity since its inception in 2010, and now has over a billion users. It is not just an app for sharing posts and videos anymore; it has an endless feed to keep you socially active always. Its amazing photo filters and direct messaging are just some add-ons. Here are some lesser known Instagram features you must try.
Hide and Mute stories from users
One lesser known Instagram feature is that it lets you hide your stories from specific users. Under Story Settings, you can enter usernames you don't want to share your stories with. This can be applied to both public and private accounts. "Mute" feature lets you disable Instagram stories which don't interest you. The feature pops up when you press and hold someone's profile photo.
With Business Profile, expand your reach
In case you're not aware, Instagram also helps its users to expand their business, and also market their products and services by offering great analytics. Users can switch between their social profile and Business profile anytime. The Business profile helps them to attract more consumers and seize even greater opportunities which makes it one of the best features.
Bookmark and Collections, your personal photo collection
The next lesser known features on the list are Instagram's Bookmark and Collections that are among the most interactive ones. "Bookmark" allows users to access and save posts for later, so that they don't miss any of them. "Collections" is the customizable arrangement of bookmarked posts which makes it easy for users to locate and access them like an album.
Boomerang and Layout, the inbuilt features
Boomerang and Layout are two cool apps offered by Instagram which we all have been using as separate applications. But, do you know that you can access these apps in the Instagram app itself if you have them downloaded on your device? Boomerang lets you create a GIF-like post with subtle and short movements while Layout is a photo collage tool.
Two-factor authentication, safety comes first
Password protection is safe but social media handles need much more protection than just passcodes. Advertising and spamming have become critical elements on Instagram and that's when two-factor authentication arrives. It enables you to access your Instagram handles with all safety while protecting your profile.