We all log in to our Instagram accounts every day and share something new with our followers. The process is pretty simple; click a picture, edit it, add a caption, and post it. However, we often fail to notice the changes that are made to the app every time an update rolls out. You can do a lot more on Instagram, and in this article, we are going to discuss some Instagram features that you probably didn’t know. So, without any further ado, let’s have a look at some amazing Instagram features. 

Instagram features you probably didn’t know about

1. Archive Photos 

If you don’t want your followers to see a particular post on your profile, you may consider deleting it. But it will be gone forever this way and if you change your mind after some time, you will not be able to bring it back. You will need to post it again, which may not be the best option. However, you can easily combat such a situation by using this feature of Instagram. 

You can archive a post on Instagram if you don’t want to hide it. It will take a few seconds to archive it, and you will be able to get rid of the post. In the future, if you want to recover that post, you can easily do it and bring it back to your profile. This is how you can archive a post on Instagram. 

  1. Find the picture in your profile that you want to hide.
  2. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner above the photo.
  3. Tap on ‘Archive’, and your job will be done.

How to bring it back to your profile?

  1. Tap on the three parallel lines in the top right corner in your profile. 
  2. Tap on ‘Archive’.
  3. Select ‘Posts Archive’.

You will be able to find the post here, and you can get it back to your profile by clicking on ‘show on profile’. 

2. Archive Stories 

Whenever you post a story, your followers can see it for 24 hours and it disappears after that. You can’t keep a story up for more than 24 hours; however, you can repost it on Instagram if you want. You don’t have to upload it from your gallery again as you can post it from the ‘Stories Archive’ section. 

When you open the ‘Stories Archive’ section, you will be able to see the stories that you have posted in the past. You can post it again if you like, and this way, you won’t have to upload it from the gallery again. Moreover, you will be able to see ‘Memories’ in this section and you will get an option to post them as your story again. 

3. Mute Stories 

If someone keeps on posting stories, you may get frustrated and want to unfollow him. But unfollowing someone just because he is posting a lot of stories may not be the best option as it may affect your understanding with him. Well, you don’t have to worry at all as you can enjoy the ‘Mute Stories’ option if something like this happens. 

You can mute someone’s stories easily, and they won’t bother you anymore. The process is very simple and you will be able to do it in minutes. Here are the steps that you will need to follow. 

  1. Go to your Instagram Homepage.
  2. Tap and hold the story of the user that has been bothering you. 
  3. Tap on ‘Mute’, and your job will be done. 

4. Block Comments 

When you are new to the Instagram world, you may not get a lot of comments on your posts. But as you grow, you will gain followers, and people may start leaving comments on your posts. Getting comments on your posts is a good thing; however, getting offensive comments can be frustrating. You can’t control anyone’s mind, but you can control your Instagram account. 

You will get a lot of options to choose from when it comes to controlling comments on your posts. To begin with, you can block comments from specific users. If someone is leaving offensive comments on your posts, you can stop him from doing that. You can also use filters like ‘Hide Offensive Comments’, which may prove helpful. The process is very simple, and you will be able to control comments on your posts by following a few steps. 

  1. Open Instagram app and go to your profile
  2. Tap on the three parallel lines in the top right corner of your profile, and open ‘Settings’.
  3. Tap on ‘Privacy’.
  4. Tap on ‘Comments’ and make changes according to your choice. 

5. Saved Photos

If you like a post on Instagram, you may want to take a screenshot and want to save it in your gallery. But finding it later in your gallery can be an issue if you have a lot of saved screenshots. Well, you don’t have to take screenshots on Instagram anymore as you can save posts in the ‘Saved’ section. 

Instagram also allows you to organize them in different folders, which will help you find them in the future. The posts that you choose to save will remain in this section, and you can see them whenever you want. Just like the other features we discussed, organizing posts in different folders is also very easy. Let’s have a look at the steps that you will need to follow. 

How to save a photo on Instagram?

  1. Find the photo you want to save.
  2. Tap on the flag icon at the bottom right corner of the photo, and it will be saved. 
  3. If you want to make folders, tap and hold the flag icon.

How to find saved photos on Instagram?

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile. 
  2. Tap on the three parallel lines on the top right corner of your profile.
  3. Tap on ‘Saved’.

Well, these are some Instagram features that most people don’t know about. All these features can be useful at times, and the best thing about them is that the steps involved are very simple. So, you won’t face any issues while enjoying these features. 

Conclusion 

In this article, we talked about some Instagram features that most people don’t know about. If you have read this article carefully, you will be able to enjoy all these features as we have discussed every step in detail. What are your thoughts about these Instagram features? Do let us know in the comment section down below.