How to Get Your Instagram Profile Link From App

The easiest way to get the URL of an Instagram photo or video is to log into the app, go to a photo or video, and click on the three dots icon. Then, click on the URL bar and select Copy Link. This URL will be visible in your search bar. To get the URL, you must be logged into the app. Once you have a unique URL, you can copy it to your computer.

To copy your Instagram URL, open the Instagram app and click on your username. Once there, click on the avatar on the bottom-left corner of the menu bar. After copying the URL, paste it in the address bar to get the URL of your Instagram profile. It’s best to paste the URL into the address bar of your application – otherwise, people will be unable to view your posts.

Once on the URL bar, you can paste your URL wherever you want. If you have an Instagram desktop app, you can copy your URL directly from the URL bar. If you’re using a web browser, you can copy it from the URL bar of any web page. Once you’ve copied it, paste it anywhere you’d like. Then, you can use it on your desktop or in your browser to share your Instagram profile on other social networks.

Top Facebook Apps and Companies

How many companies does Facebook own?

You’ve probably heard a lot about Facebook this year. And it’s not only because it’s the most popular social network in the world, so there are good chances you use it as well. Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal shook the world in spring 2018, and the attention to this application literally skyrocketed. 

We believe that the issue is quite serious, but there are other, more positive reasons to keep up with news about Facebook. First, it’s a tech giant, so everyone who is in this industry should be at least generally aware of what’s happening there. Secondly, Facebook’s revenue just for Third Quarter 2021 (the last reported quarter as of the date of this article) constituted more than $29 billion (Y2Y +35%). And it’s one of the Top-10 technology companies in the world. An excellent example of startup success everyone tech entrepreneur can learn from.

In this article, we’ll take a mini-tour across the Facebook empire and talk about the most popular apps it owns. We prepared a list of top applications that Facebook owns, its features, and its peculiarities.

Meet the Facebook Family of Apps

We will describe the following:

  1. Facebook app
  2. Messenger
  3. WhatsApp
  4. Instagram
  5. Oculus VR
  6. Masquerade (MSQRD)
  7. Whale
  8. GIPHY
  9. AUX by NPE
  10. Bump by NPE
  11. Tuned by NPE

Facebook app

It probably sounds quite obvious, but we just couldn’t ignore this application that was the very first in the collection. Facebook App was created in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and a few other fellows. As of September 2021, 17 years after the launch, the number of its monthly active users amounted to 2.74 billion. The Facebook app was the most downloaded app between 2010 and 2020 (businessinsider.com).

But it’s worth mentioning that the initial version of the Facebook app differed significantly from the one we are used to seeing today. Its name contained ‘the’ at the beginning, so it was ‘thefacebook.’ There were no newsfeed and ‘Like’ button either. So it was really a long road for the Facebook app to get where it’s now. Daily about 1.82 billion users visit Facebook.

Another interesting fact is that at the dawn of Facebook’s existence, Zuckerberg and other guys hacked Harvard’s computer system to copy some private information of the students who lived in the dormitory. So we can say that Facebook’s relationships with personal data protection were complicated from the very beginning.

This year Facebook rolled our new update for private education – “Educational Hub.” These resources help teachers and students to keep in touch and study remotely in connection with quarantine.

The resources include the following:

  • Anti-racism resources;
  • Self-care strategies and mental health resources (which are likely particularly important during social distancing during the pandemic);
  • “Get Digital,” a digital literacy program that includes lesson plans, online conversation starters, and online activities for students;
  • Group-focused options, including the opportunity to start or find a group of like-minded teachers, students, or parents.

Moreover, Facebook decided to go back to the original aim of the social network and launches Campus-platforms for students to chat with others, find out about upcoming events, and other online services.

Facebook DAUs were 1.93 billion on average for September 2021, an increase of 6% year-over-year.

Messenger App

Messenger is another favorite app created by Facebook. Today, this application goes hand in hand with the Facebook app itself for most smartphone users. But, actually, Messenger became available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices only in 2011. Before that, there was only the Facebook Chat that was released in 2008. But it was not a standalone application and offered a much worse user experience.

According to Statista, as of July 2021, Facebook Messenger was the second most popular messaging app in the world, has 1.3 billion monthly active users.

The most recent significant revamp of this application took place in October 2018. The updates were mainly focused on simplifying users’ life by decluttering the chat interface and reducing the number of tabs. Another change was related to personalization. Now, users can choose the display color in their conversation.

The dark mode, however, is something we expected to receive in 2019. On top of that, Facebook Messenger is going to become more ad-friendly. It’s likely that companies will receive the opportunity to create story ads if Facebook’s testing of this feature shows promising results.

The recent update #336.0 was on the 25th of October 2021. It gave the improvements and bug fixes for the latest version on Messenger.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is another messaging application Facebook owns. But unlike Messenger, WhatsApp was not made by the Facebook team — the company acquired it in 2014 for $19 billion. At that moment, the application was already quite ‘mature,’ having existed on the market for about five years.

And as we see, that was indeed a successful purchase as WhatsApp is the most popular messaging application worldwide nowadays. It has more than 2.0 billion monthly active users and ranked No.1 app by worldwide downloads.

What WhatsApp updates can we expect in 2021? Well, there is good news for companies and bad news for users. Facebook plans to put ads on WhatsApp, so you’ll see some commercial content in the application soon. According to the statistics, the number of active users will grow from 68.1 to 85.8 million.

A sad story related to these changes is that WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton left Facebook in September 2017. And rumor has it that the main reason for such a decision was their disagreement with the company’s intent to embed targeted ads in the application that was initially supposed to be advert-free. However, our team knows how to develop a WhatsApp clone app.

Instagram

Does Facebook own Instagram? Instagram is also one of the most popular applications held by Facebook. It was created in 2010, but its independent existence didn’t last for long. Facebook saw the potential in a newborn app and purchased it in April 2012 (the same month when the Android version of Instagram was released) for as little as $1 billion. Many believe that it’s the best deal in the history of Silicon Valley so far.

And it’s no wonder. As of October 2018, Instagram was one of the most used social networks globally. It has more than 1 billion monthly active users who share about 80 million photos and videos per day.

There is no official information on what new Instagram features we can expect in 2022. But some experts believe that there will be a greater focus on IGTV, which is a platform for sharing long-form vertical videos. On top of that, there are good chances that Instagram Stories will become more interactive as users will receive an opportunity to leave public comments and create multiple-choice questions.

On the 5th of August, Instagram launched a new feature – reels video. It is a 15-sec video where users can put music, text, and other effects. This feature is available only in 50 countries where music is allowed by law. Among them are the USA, Germany, France, Great Britain, and others. The creators of TikTok emphasize similarity to their social media and criticize this update of Instagram.

300 hundred million users use Facebook Stories daily compared to 500 million who use Instagram Stories every day.

Oculus VR

Oculus VR is one of the tech companies Facebook owns. It was founded in July 2012, and in March 2014, Facebook purchased it for $2.3 billion. As the name suggests, Oculus VR’s activity is mainly focused on the development of virtual reality software and hardware products.

As of today, the most famous of them is Oculus Rift — a VR headset released in March 2016. It gained popularity right after it appeared on the market. In 2017, for instance, the company sold nearly 700,000 items of this device.

Yet, there is also a dark side to the story. In 2014, ZeniMax, a well-known gaming company, filed a lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that Oculus Rift was built based on the stolen code and research. In December 2018, the court finally passed its verdict and awarded ZeniMax $250M in damages.

But it’s not a time to get upset for Facebook. A release of Oculus Quest, a revolutionary standalone VR headset, is planned for the spring of 2019. And it really has the potential to disrupt the tech world. This is because the announced price is more than affordable ($399), so many game players will probably want to have the device.

Masquerade (MSQRD)

This app is the least known among those mentioned in this list of apps and companies owned by Facebook. Yet, we want to say it as the application was initially built by some Belarusian guys no one knows about. This, basically, proves that even if you’re not a Silicon Valley habitat, you can create a great product Facebook will want to purchase.

What does the MSQRD app do? Well, in general, it allows its users to “play” with their selfies by placing different effects on videos in real-time. On top of that, designers can create their own filters to make videos even more fun. The price of the deal was not disclosed. But we believe there should be a lot of zeros in this number.

Whale

Memes have invaded the Internet, so it is quite understandable why this November, Facebook released a meme-making app called Whale. 

In Whale, you can select pictures from a camera or gallery on the device or even take a photo within the app to turn it into a fun meme. This app lets you add various emojis, texts, effects, and a couple of hype filters like laser eyes or vortex directly to your picture. It is even possible to make your stickers using cut & crop and drawing tools. After being completed, your funny creation can be shared with Instagram or Messenger. 

Did you know that Facebook, after the success of Clubhouse, began to actively develop a Clubhouse clone, audio with short-form Soundbites feature, and podcast support? Recently the company presented all these solutions and they are already available for some users. Read more in our article Facebook Announces New Audio Products.

GIPHY

Facebook amazed us all again in 2020 by purchasing Giphy (a huge GIF-making and sharing website) for $400 million and promising to integrate its enormous library with overly popular Instagram. Apart from Instagram, the service will be supported by Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Wow, isn’t it impressive that the users will have a set of tools for making their own GIFs and then sharing them with each other?

But will new Giphy ownership influence its regular users? Facebook says that it will absolutely not. Only the users of Instagram will enjoy the new way of sharing animated pictures and stickers. It is worth mentioning that many other giant websites like Twitter, Slack, Pinterest, and even Reddit are using GIFs created in Giphy and rely on its API. So let’s wait and see what Facebook developers have in mind and what new excellent option our favorite apps will get soon.

NPE Projects

AUX

This July, Facebook gathered NPE (New Product Experimentation) team and launched Aux – a beta version of a new music app for teens and schoolers. Aux is available for Canadian users and can be downloaded only on iOS devices. It ranked 38 among other music apps in the Canadian App Store, and this fall, the number of its downloads was only 500+. Many people have noticed that the AUX concept resembles Turntable.fm (a social media website for sharing music that was shut down in 2013). 

It is true that both solutions offer unique DJ’ing experiences; however, the core aim of Aux is a bit different. The app allows creating a so-called virtual party that all schoolers and teens can join at 9 P.M. They all can play their music and compete for “claps” to get up-voted. The musician who received more “claps” wins. We do not know what future awaits this app, but we think that it is excellent that the NPE squad creates solutions encouraging creative people to share their talents with each other. 

Bump by NPE

Facebook NPE team has recently released a freshly created app called Bump for both iOS and Android devices. This is basically an anonymous chatting app aimed to help people make friends.

 If you are wondering what makes it stand out from other alike messaging tools, the answer is – the opportunity to establish engaging communication without being distracted by pictures, videos, or links. Yes, Bump does not have any of those. You can only communicate with the help of text messages. The chatting in real-time, and answers should be sent within 30 seconds.

One more exciting feature of this app is that you can participate in one chat at a time. After the messaging is finished, two people can keep in touch further if they both agree. Kudos to NPE guys, for Bump, help people to value communication above appearance!

Tuned by NPE

Facebook launches a new messaging app called ‘Tuned,’ just for couples. A private space where you and your significant other can just be yourselves. With Tuned, you can be as mushy, quirky, and silly as you are together in person, even when you’re apart. Creatively express your love, share your mood, exchange music, and build a digital scrapbook of your special moments.

Collab by NPE

Category: Music

Collab, Facebook’s experimental app for making collaborative music videos, is today launching out of private beta testing with a public release on the App Store. The app is one of now many projects from Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, which tests new ideas that could ultimately influence Facebook’s next steps in social media. In the app, a collab could consist of a guitarist, drummer, and a singer, each playing alongside the other in their respective videos.

FAQ

How many companies does Facebook own?

Facebook, Inc. is a social networking company that has acquired 82 other companies, including WhatsApp.

Why does the NPE team create new small apps?

The idea behind every new small app developed by NPE is to check users’ engagement and offer a new digital experience. They usually make apps available in a certain country and check the activity of the audience, especially the number of downloads and users’ engagement and reviews. This allows the developers to identify what apps and features are worth being improved further and transformed into holistic app.

Does Facebook have any competitors?

Although it seems like Facebook is one-of-a-kind, it has many competitors. They all can be divided into categories according to a certain activity. F.e. Facebook’s major competitors in advertising are Google and Amazon. When it comes to video sharing, YouTube is the best platform. Such services as Pinterest and LinkedIn have the biggest user base. Chinese social platform called WeChat exceeds Facebook drastically.

Final thoughts

Facebook owns the most popular and actively used companies for the last decades. There is a vast number of users that visit websites and applications every day. And the number is still increasing and widening its boundaries.

In this article, we mentioned only the most famous apps and companies Facebook owns. Of course, there are many more of them as the general list of Facebook’s products and acquisitions also contains multiple smaller purchases. And the Facebook empire keeps growing. So if you come up with some brilliant idea Facebook finds attractive, you may really make a fortune on it. In this regard, there are, basically, two options: you can either develop an entirely new product or think about additional features to enhance the existing app.

Already have an app idea even Zuckerberg would envy?

Best 360 Camera Apps for iPhone and Android: Secrets of Development

Nowadays we are surrounded by content. We scroll newsfeed, we browse websites, we see ads on the streets, we listen to the radio and watch TV. Our brain gets used to processing the enormous amount of information and it “smoothes” the majority of things we see otherwise our heads would become overloaded.

It’s hard to capture someone’s attention in this madness. But quick-witted marketers don’t give up and invent new types of content each day.

So, the new engaging technology of 360 videos and photo is finally here! Of course, special tools are required to create such content, so we can see the splash of new apps and cameras for panoramic images.

Top 3 best 360 panorama apps for iOS and Android

We don’t need to buy an expensive camera and learn how to use special software to make 360 photos anymore. Now we can create all-round panoramic pictures using our smartphone just in a few taps! 3D photos can be used in marketing, tourism, education, medicine and many other industries. Or, you can make one just for fun and post it on Facebook!

So, we made a shortlist of the best photosphere apps. Choose the one and start creating!

Panorama 360 Camera (HD+) + VR video by TeliportMe

Let’s start with the Panorama 360 Camera app available on both Android and iOS. We put it first thanks to intuitive design, and the possibility to capture 360 panoramas and videos. There are 3 models: normal, manual and real-time. How it works: hold your smartphone in a vertical position, tap the shooting button and start moving the phone around you to capture an image. When you stop shooting the app will build panorama automatically.

Panorama 360 Camera app uses 2 monetization models at the same time: ads and in-app purchases. You can buy such premium features as:

  • Stitch later – you can delay the panorama building to save time for more images.
  • Facebook sharing
  • Dropbox sync
  • HD capture
  • Remove watermarks for Instagram share
  • Remove Ads
  • Unlimited video download in .mp4 format

Alongside with the cool functionality, an app has a huge community to share your masterpieces with.

Fyuse – 3D Photos

An unusual app that is also available on Google Play and App Store. It allows creating “fyuses” or spatial images. How it works: point your smartphone to an object you are going to film, tap the capture button and walk around this object so the Fyuse can be recorded. As a result, an app captures the interactive 3D image of an object, so you can move and oversee it from different angles.

The ready-made 3D images can be shared via social media or you can be added to the feed of an app. And know what? This app is absolutely free and doesn’t have any in-app purchases.

FOV – 360 photo app

This app is designed in Paris and encourages everyone to change the Field Of View. Sound romantic, right?
FOV is a free app, available for iPhones only. It allows shooting amazing pictures up to 360 degrees with ease. How it works: when you start shooting, the small dots and a target appear on the screen. You have to move your phone in such a way that dots get into the target, so the panoramic photo can be made. Then push the “done” button to finish shooting. The results can be saved to your iPhone or sent via social media.

With the Samsung Gear 360 (New) app, you can create, view, and share 360 content on your smartphone, and enjoy various features by connecting Gear 360.

How to develop 360-degree photo app for iPhone and Android

As you can see, each company has its own technical approach to creating panoramic photos. They also differ in monetization methods, and some of them are even completely free. Nevertheless, there is always room for improvement, so it’s never late to start your own business in the industry.

But how to develop the best 360 panorama app for iOS and Android and conquer the market?

Fortunately, such giants as Facebook and Google have already opened the development tools for capturing 360 media.

360 Capture SDK by Facebook

Previously, the 360 photos could be made by capturing the pieces and stitching them together into one image. Developers had to use game engines to produce high-quality content.

But later Facebook announced the 360 Capture SDK allowing to capture three-dimension images and upload them directly to the news feed or view with the VR headset.

Facebook managed to create the totally new experience by changing the approach to making 360 photos. The basic technology used in 360 Capture SDK is cube mapping rather than traditional stitching.

Now user can create stunning 3D images using their smartphones rather than powerful computers or cameras. That means the technology became more affordable for users. On the other hand, SDK is compatible with such game engines like Unity or Unreal.

Moreover, cube mapping allows delivering VR-quality 360 video at 30 fps in a single second. Images are posted in 1080p to the news feed and uploaded in 4K for VR.

360° Media tools by Google

Google has also launched Google VR SDK compatible with both Android and iOS devices. This tool allows mobile app developers to enhance their products with the new 360-degree content. The 360-degree media captured with apps build on Google VR SDK can be viewed from any kind of devices starting with Google Cardboard and ending up with desktop browsers and mobile apps.

Users can capture both 360-degree images and videos in various dimensions. Afterward, they can be stored whenever you like, for example, videos can be hosted on YouTube. And it’s no wonder since Google bought YouTube.

360° Cameras Solution

Meeting Owl Pro is a 360° smart video conferencing camera designed to be set up on the go to make any space a video conferencing room.

Conclusion

360-degree media is still trendy and desirable. This digital technology can be used not only for entertainment but also for business growth and marketing. Tech giants like Facebook and Google have even launched their SDK to help developers create apps for panoramic photos or VR videos. All you need is a fresh idea and an app development company that will bring it to life. For example, GBKSOFT.

Best Instagram-like Apps and their features

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks in the world and definitely the most used photo sharing & editing mobile application. According to Statista Reports, it has 1+ billion monthly active users (MAUs) and 500+ million daily active users (DAUs) which practically means that every seventh person on Earth downloaded this app. The figure sounds even more impressive if we consider the fact that Instagram was created less than 10 years ago and its Android version was released only in 2012.

Instagram and other similar applications are amazing platforms that give many new opportunities. There you can express your creativity, share your photos and videos with the world, meet and chat with new people, advertise your business, create unique content for your page, investigate new areas, etc.

Yet, although Instagram maintains market leadership, there are also many alternatives that offer similar functionality. In this article, we’ll take a look at the most interesting Instagram-like apps. So if you’re a startupper thinking about developing your own photo-sharing social media or just a mobile app enthusiast looking for something new to try out, jump right in the list below.

TOP10 Apps similar to Instagram

We gathered the latest and the most popular Instagram like apps on the modern marketplaces. They have several additional functions comparing to Instagram and have a huge number of users.

We Heart It

We Heart It is one more app like Instagram which is also identical to the social sharing application Pinterest. App allows you to express your love of an image from a friend or other user by “hearting” it. You can get to know users & your favorite celebrity personalities just by browsing their images too. This Instagram-like app promotes the idea that it isn’t about ‘Look at me’ and instead is more focused on showcasing things that inspire you through your personal feed.

‎Dispo – Live in the Moment on the App Store

Dispo – Perfect social media app! I’ve been anticipating getting this app for 7 months because a person on TikTok suggested it but got put down by David Dobrik, and now it’s finally here I’m so happy bc it’s the perfect combo on Instagram and a disposable camera where it forces you to live in the moment and to not focus on how perfect or high quality the picture should be. Plus I love the addition of having to use different films that you get to customize. It took the good things of Instagram and what it was made for and made it ten times better!

Retrica

Retrica is an Instagram-like app for Android and iOS platforms. It’s focused mainly on selfies, but you may notice that Retrica resembles Instagram in many aspects and works well with regular (i.e. back camera) photos as well. Like Instagram, it also allows its users to share their photos and videos to friends and community, send private messages, and follow other people. On top of this, Retrica has some awesome functions Instagram lacks. For instance, with this application, you can apply filters to photos made with a front camera before you actually take a shot. Retrica also lets its users make GIFs from collages and videos. So if you’re seeking the closest alternative to Instagram, this app would be the best option for you.

  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: Free

Hipstamatic

Hipstamatic is another app similar to Instagram, but it’s not free and available only for iPhones. Just like Retrica, Hipstamatic lets its users apply filters to a photo before or after taking it. The application has a large suite for creating vintage pictures which is its distinctive feature. Even the interface of Hipstamatic looks like the classic camera, so you may get a truly realistic feeling of shooting in an old-school way. For this reason, this app is a great choice for creative people who want to join a retro trend. Although Hipstamatic doesn’t work as a social network, edited photos can be shared via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr.

Flickr

Flickr – Written in PHP.

  • Great platform for photography enthusiasts
  • Provide professional photo editing tools
  • Some functions are limited on Mac systems
  • Monthly limit on usable storage for free users

With this app, you can upload the photos from your camera roll to the cloud, edit them by cropping and adding filters, as well as share selected images with the community. As you may see, the app is very similar to Instagram but it also has some additional features. For instance, Flickr is great for organizing the photos since it allows users to create albums. It also works better than Instagram for different sizes and dimensions. All in all, Flickr is one of the best social media apps like Instagram, so we recommend checking it out.

VERO


Discover Vero, a new true social network without ads, data mining and algorithms.

  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: Free

Vigo Video


Vigo Video (also known as Flipagram) is an Instagram-type app that was created specifically for digital storytelling. It allows its users to craft short fun videos by applying different filters and adding music, stickers, and other effects.
On top of this, Vigo Video is a social media, so you can also share your videos and interact with other people with the help of this app. It’s a really awesome product to try out for everyone who is fond of Instagram stories but not so into taking photos.

Snapchat

Snapchat snaps daily. Like Instagram stories, photos, and videos shared via Snapchat are temporary. They are automatically deleted after all recipients view them, or if added to a story, after 24 hours. Snapchat users can also create group stories or contribute their snaps to someone else’s story if they are located in a specific place. In addition, the app has many fun filters and lenses, chat, as well as a bunch of other functions. Some users even believe that there are too many of them, but we think it’s just a matter of taste.

VSCO

VSCO is another one popular application for iOS and Android. It has similar to Instagram functions – registration step, creating an account with an avatar, and the ability to ost photos and videos. This app has advanced features of photo processing. There you can not just post your pictures but just improve it. It has a large number of filters for free as well as paid ones. Also, you change the light, contrast, and colors of the pictures, adding some new elements to make them creative and unique. Also, you can make photos or videos with help of VSCO using the inside camera and post at once.

  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: Free

Pinterest


Pinterest is a really amazing web and mobile application. Usually, this platform is used to recreate creative ideas and inspiration about various things – events, traveling, ideas for photo or video, style and fashions, home interior, and many other topics. There you create your personal account, create and complete boards by certain topics, and pin pictures to these boards. It is a perfect place to inspire yourself for doing something great.

500px


A worldwide online photography network where over 15 million creatives discover and share incredible photos, gain global exposure, and get paid for their work.

  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Price: Free

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9 Best Instagram-like Apps in 2021

Recommended SitesPlatformRatingsReleasedFreeSensor Score
1. RetricaiOS|Android4.722012Yes86/100
2. HipstamaticiOS|Android4.762009$4.9967/100
3. FlickrWeb|iOS|Android4.432009Yes74/100
4. Vigo VideoiOS|Android3.872017Yes70/100
5. TumblrWeb|iOS|Android4.002009Yes88/100
6. SnapchatiOS|Android4.72Yes8/100
7. ImgurWeb|iOS|Android4.72Yes8/100
8. TikTokiOS|Android4.702014Yes100/100
9. TopiksiOS|Android4.72Yes36/100

Features for building Instagram-like app

1. Account

Every new member is authorized and create a personal account, it can be possible via email or any other way.

2. Editing profile

  • adding personal data
  • editing personal data
  • removing personal data

3. Publications

  • uploading pictures taken in the app or chosen from the gallery
  • mentioning people, adding tags, geolocation, other accounts

4. NewsFeed 

  • subscribing
  • liking
  • commenting
  • saving favorite posts
  • responses to stories

5. Socializing

  • sharing the posts
  • inviting friends from Facebook

6. Image processing

  • changing the size
  • changing the slope
  •  adjustments
  • putting on various filters

7. Geolocation feature

  • put the geolocation of the picture when posting
  • determining current geolocation and adding it to the post
  • Geofencing Solution

8. Direct messages

There is no need to chat with people in the comments under the post. A direct message is a great option for meeting new people and business cooperation.

9. Notifications

Notifications about your friends’ recent posts and stories, messages, likes, and comments.

10. Smart Search

  • by username or full name
  • by tags
  • by post or account description

Technologies used for Instagram like app

Instagram uses a various number of different technologies, some of which may also be applicable in your startup. Instagram’s user app (front-end) is written in React Native, a cross-functional language compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems. For the back-end (server-side), Instagram uses Python (Django framework) and HTML5.

Among Instagram coding languages and frameworks are:

  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • React
  • React Native
  • Java

See our Guide here to choose the technology stack for your project.

Conclusion

As you may see, the market is indeed saturated with apps similar to Instagram. But does this mean that there is no room for new picture posting and media sharing applications? Of course, no. The success of apps like Instagram just shows us that mobile users love taking beautiful photos and share them with friends and other people. So if you have an awesome idea of an app that you believe will be even better than Instagram, go ahead. Believe it or not, but there are good chances you may become a creator of the new number-one photo-sharing application in the world.

How to add a link to your Instagram Story

The number of things you can do on Instagram has skyrocketed in the past 8 years. You can add a GIF of Taylor Swift winking to your Story, do a live Q&A with your followers, and even curate your grid to be one giant photo.

But the one thing that seems to still elude Instagram users is URLs. 

Previously it was difficult to add links to Instagram posts. However, in this guide you can find out everything you need to know about adding a link to your Instagram posts.

How to add a link to Instagram Story

For years, the only place to share a link on Instagram was in your bio, which led to the ever-common caption-ending phrase “link in bio.” 

Instagram provides a link option for Stories that benefits you and users. They no longer have to copy the link and change its address, which makes it easier to put it in your timeline. It may not work with all accounts but hopefully they will get the hang of it soon. If you have access to this feature, here’s how you use it:

  1. Open your Instagram app. 
  2. Press the Story Camera at the top-left corner of the screen. 
  3. Upload a photo or video or take one using the Story Camera. 
  4. Press the chain link icon at the top of the screen. 
  5. Enter the link. 
  6. Press Done. 
  7. Share your Story. 

Once your Story is posted, people will be able to visit the link by swiping up on your Story.  

Who can put a link on their Instagram Story?

As mentioned, not many people have access to the URL feature in their Instagram Stories. Since you don’t, here are some ways you can still direct people to your account when posting an Instagram Story! You earn the right to Story Links by meeting the following requirements: 

  • You have over 10,000 followers. 
  • Your account is verified. 

There’s no real method for getting a verified account (other than requesting the coveted Verified Badge), so the only real way to earn this feature is by growing your followers — or by using what seems to be the only workaround. 

How to get the swipe-up feature on Instagram without 10k followers

Fortunately, there is one trick that allows you to get the coveted “swipe-up” feature without accumulating 10,000 followers. Unfortunately, you have to pay for it. 

When you create a paid Story Ad, it comes with an option to add a link no matter what your follower count is. 

Here’s how to create an Instagram Story ad: 

  1. Open Instagram and post the content you want to promote to your Story.
  2. Press your profile picture to access that Story. 
  3. Tap the three horizontal dots at the bottom-right corner of the screen. 
  4. Then tap Promote.
  5. Next, press Edit underneath the Your Website option. 
  6. Delete the link to your website. 
  7. Add the new link you want. 
  8. Press Done. 
  9. Fill in the rest of the details for your ad.
  10. Press Create Promotion.

Story ads can cost anywhere from $1 for one day to $1,000 for 30 days. It all depends on the parameters you set for the budget and duration. 

At this time, this is the only way to get Story Links without meeting the verified account or 10,000 followers requirement. 

How to put an IGTV link on your Instagram Story

There is one other way to get a URL link on your Instagram Story, and that’s by posting an IGTV video, also known as Instagram TV. In order to share an IGTV link to your Stories, you need to have at least one video posted on IGTV. 

  1. Open Instagram. 
  2. Press the Instagram Camera button at the top-left of the screen. 
  3. Take a photo or video in the camera or upload a photo or video. 
  4. Press the link icon at the top of the screen. 
  5. Press +IGTV Video. 
  6. Select the video you want to link to. 
  7. Press Preview. 
  8. Press Done. 

Doing this will link your Story to your IGTV video, and people will be able to swipe up to access it for the 24 hours your Story is live. 

How to add a link to an Instagram post

Outside of linking to Instagram Stories and adding a website URL to your bio, posts are the only other area on the platform where you might want to add a link. Unfortunately, it’s even trickier to add a link to a post. 

Can you add a link to a post natively?

Yes and no. You can add a link to a caption on a post — but no one will be able to click it. So if someone wanted to visit the URL you added, they would have to copy and paste it into their phone’s web browser. It’s possible, but it’s a hassle. 

That is why many people utilize the link option available in your bio. After adding the desired link to their bio, they simply tell their users where to access the URL by ending their post’s caption with “link in bio.” 

Here’s how to update your Instagram bio link: 

  1. Open Instagram. 
  2. Press the person icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen to access your profile. 
  3. Press Edit Profile. 
  4. Delete your old URL. 
  5. Add your new one. 
  6. Press Done. 

You can update your bio link as many times and as often as you’d like. 

How to add a call to action link to an Instagram post

One of the only other ways to add a link to an Instagram post is by paying to promote it. This is something that’s often done for businesses looking to increase traffic on their main site. Once you’ve decided if you want to promote your posts, you can use the paid posts feature in order to give any (approved) site of your choice more exposure.

Here’s how to promote an Instagram post: 

  1. Open Instagram. 
  2. Press the person icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen to access your profile. 
  3. Locate and press the post you want to promote. 
  4. Tap Promote. 
  5. Press Edit underneath the Your Website option. 
  6. Delete the link to your website. 
  7. Add the new link you want. 
  8. Press Done. 
  9. Fill in the rest of the details for your ad.
  10. Finally, tap Create Promotion.

Like Story Ads, Promoted Posts can cost anywhere from $1 for one day to $1,000 for 30 days. You get to choose what you pay in the Budget and Duration tab. 

How to add a link to an IGTV video

Since IGTV rolled out in 2018, it has become the ultimate place to post long-form videos. However, one of the little-known facts about Instagram TV is that you can actually add clickable links to the description box. 

Here’s how to add a link to an IGTV video within the Instagram app:

  1. Open Instagram. 
  2. Press the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen. 
  3. Then press the IGTV button at the top-left corner of the screen. 
  4. Tap the + sign at the top-right corner of the screen. 
  5. Locate and select your video, which must be at least 1 minute long. 
  6. Press Next. 
  7. Choose your cover and press Next. 
  8. Fill out the Title. 
  9. Add your link to the Description box. 
  10. Press Post. 

To see and click on a link in your IGTV video, any viewers need to first click on the title of the video. The viewer will then see a description as well as any URL you’ve posted.

Instagram has come a long way in terms of URL linking. It can’t be claimed that it’s the most user-friendly feature on the app, but it’s not too hard to get used to either. We hope these workarounds help you link your content on Instagram.

How to Integrate Instagram API and Feed on PHP Website

Few can argue that Instagram is one of the most powerful and engaging social media platforms across the internet right now. It has more than 700 million monthly active users (MAUs) and about 400 million active users per day (DAUs). No surprise that many merchants and companies are already using Instagram as their primary sale or promotion channel.

Taking into account that 65% of customers are engaged in online shopping and social media, integrating Instagram may actually provide you a huge boost in sales and conversions. We’d like to share two most popular Instagram website integrations: social login and feed streaming and teach you how to integrate API into a website.

Login with Instagram Using PHP

It must be acknowledged that the shorter registration form – the higher conversion rates. Users are not willing to spend hours filling in long forms. The feature we’re going to integrate will allow your users to quickly login by using only their Instagram account password.

Moreover, by making this function available you still will be able to collect all valuable user data required for targeting, email newsletters, and analytical purposes.

Information that can be obtained through Instagram API:

  • User info
  • User feeds
  • User media
  • User likes
  • User follows
  • User follower
  • User Relationship
  • Search media
  • Get media
  • Popular media
  • Media likes
  • Media comments
  • Like media
  • Delete like media
  • Get location
  • Get location media
  • Search location

Step #1 Registering your Application

  • Login on www.instagram.com;
  • Go to the developer account https://www.instagram.com/developer/ ;
  • Click on “Register Your Application” button;
  • Register new client ID;
  • In “Website URL” field use your website address or localhost if you’re using it;
  • In “Redirect URL” field type location where the response will be handled (e.g. http://yourwebsite/yourprojectfolder/callback.php );
  • Go to Manage Clients tab. From here you can acquire your Client ID and Client Secret.

Step #2 User Flow

The principle of Instagram Authentication is quite simple. User clicks on “Login with Instagram” button. The request is redirected through Authorization URL to Instagram. It`s like magic.

Here’s the structure of Authorization URL:

https://api.instagram.com/oauth/authorize/?client_id=CLIENT-ID&redirect_uri=REDIRECT-URI&response_type=code

In response, Instagram will provide you with the code in the following format:

https://your-redirect-uri?code=CODE

Get this code from URL

Step #3 Access Token

Next, you’ll need an access token. In order to acquire it you’ll need to make an array with the following data:

  • Client ID.
  • Client Secret.
  • Redirect URL.
  • Grant Type.
  • Code from Step #2.
$url = "https://api.instagram.com/oauth/access_token";
$header = 0; // header = 0, because we do not have header
$data = array(
"client_id" => $client_id,
"client_secret" => $client_secret,
"redirect_uri" => $redirect_uri,
"grant_type" => "authorization_code",
"code" => $code
);

You can call it and pass this URL using CURL

Step #4 Getting User Information

Finally, after getting access_token you can call this URL https://api.instagram.com/v1/users/self/?access_token=$access_token) and get User Data.

Data you will acquire:

  • Full Name.
  • Website.
  • Bio.
  • Followers Count.
  • Following Count.
  • Profile Picture.

That’s it, and good luck.

Just kidding! Here is a folder with all files required for integration of Instagram Login on your website using PHP.

How to integrate Instagram feed to your website without API

Most tutorials on how to implement Instagram feed suggest to use Instagram API. And while there is nothing wrong with this method, there is an easier way without actually using this API.

The first thing we need to do is to get feed data from Instagram.

Here’s a code sample for this task:

<?php
$username = 'YourUserName';
$json = file_get_contents('https://www.instagram.com/'.$username.'/media/');
$instagram_feed_data = json_decode($json, true);
?>

For the “name” field use your username as it shown in Instagram’s address line.

The string $instagram_feed_data = json_decode($json, true); indicate the data will be contained and decoded. The data will be decoded into the array.

Basically, in your array, the data about each post will be structured into [“items”]. Each item contains information about every single post including user info, images, the caption, likes, comments, etc.

This is the information we’ll gonna use. But first, you should check if there are any items in the array. Here’s how to make this:

if (isset($instagram_feed_data['items'])) 
foreach ($instagram_feed_data['items'] as $item) }

Next, you’ll need to get an actual post link and image URL. Keep in mind that the array contains image URLs in multiple formats: thumbnail, low_resolution, and standard_resolution. You may choose one of those formats depending on your needs.

In our case, we’ll be ok with low resolution.

$link = $item['link'];
$img_url = $item['images']['low_resolution']['url'];

In addition, you can take a caption. In case of Instagram posts there isn’t always a caption, so you’ll need to check whether it exists first.

$caption = isset($item['caption']) ? $item['caption']['text'] : '';

Streaming

Now, when feed data is acquired we can stream to your webpage. Let’s start with the images by using image URLs. Since this URL is leading to an external web resource (Instagram), we’ll make the target blank. Then, list output of actual image and caption.

<a href="<?= $link; ?>" target="_blank" class="instagram-post">

<img src="<?= $img_url; ?>">
<div class="caption"><?= $caption; ?></div>

That’s it. All you need is to compose all these code strings into one script. Here’s it by the way.

if (isset($instagram_feed_data['items'])) {
    foreach ($instagram_feed_data['items'] as $item) {
        $link = $item['link'];
        $img_url = $item['images']['low_resolution']['url'];
        $caption = isset($item['caption']) ? $item['caption']['text'] : '';
        
        ?>
        <a href="<?= $link; ?>" target="_blank" class="instagram-post">
            <img src="<?= $img_url; ?>">
            <div class="caption"><?= $caption; ?></div>
        </a>
        <?php
    }
}
?>

Use this simple script that will get images, caption and links from the Instagram feed with no API. With little CSS magic, you can turn this data into such a good-looking web page.

Hope you found what you looked for.

REFERENCES

  • https://www.instagram.com/developer/
  • https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instagram-basic-display-api
  • https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instagram-api/

Snapchat and Instagram Face Filters

Snapchat and Instagram are the two mobile applications that literally blew away the community with their updates and innovations a number of times. The special filters that identify the faces in the picture are among the most significant innovative features. The feature receives an image through a smartphone camera’s lenses and puts funny elements over it (a dog face or a flower crown, for example), which is an implementation of the augmented reality technology (AR). In the given article, we will describe how Snapchat filters work, find out the basics of the Snapchat technology and describe the most common tools for the creation of software alike.

How Snapchat filters work: let’s begin with bare facts

For starters, let’s try to make sure that your application will be capable of bringing a decent profit after the release. In order to do that, you will have to analyze the MSQRD app development phenomenon.

Particularly, in the last few years, the filters have become quite a strong trend in the mobile software development sphere. Just check out the numbers – 1,6 million downloads of the MSQRD app, and that is only at the moment when Facebook decided to purchase it to repeat the success of the Snapchat facial recognition software (which engages around 173 million users with the smartphone’s screen daily). Impressed by the popularity of this type of software? We know that we are. Thus, let’s continue on with the principles of its creation.

How Snapchat filters work: general development principles

So, how to develop a face filter app? The first thing you will need to do is to choose the suitable API. The most commonly used ones among the developers are Google Cloud Vision API for Android, Google Mobile Vision iOS APIMicrosoft Cognitive Services, and Core Image API. Let’s figure out by what principles they operate.

In particular, each API goes through two phases in order to recognize a face: image analysis phase and image processing phase. Let’s consider each in details.

The first phase is a quite complex one from the perspective of the used algorithms’ structure. The algorithms, in turn, are commonly applied in machine learning and require the application of the electronic Gaussian filter. Usually, to implement the phase, a combination of such methods is used – Histogram of Oriented Gradients and Support Vector Machine (note that they are applicable only to photos and are not able to recognize the faces in the turned on camera mode).

The first method divides the image into interconnected cells. The cells are analyzed in various scales and, based on the direction of the brim and intensity of the color gradient, it is defined whether a certain fragment features a face or not (the second method – SVM is used for that process). Then, after the face is identified, the analysis and recognition of its separate elements begin (of eyes, lips, brows, etc.). For that, the operation of the facial landmark detection is conducted (you can find out more details about this procedure in this article). The operation scans the part of an image with a face (the app identifies it as a fragment situated inside the restricting frame created via the previous methods) and indicates the precise coordinates of all the facial elements on the 2D plane.

The Viola-Jones method based on the computer vision can be used as an alternative to HOG and SVM. It employs cascade classifiers and is able to recognize the faces in real-time mode. You can find out more info on this method in this scientific article.

Thus, we received an image fragment constricted by the limiting frame which includes a human face with 2D coordinates that define the location of cheekbones, brows, eyes, mouth, and nose. The next processing stage for this fragment will be an augmentation of a certain virtual object – the so-called mask (on the example of Snapchat – a dog face or a flower crown). Again, the received facial landmarks are used for that. They make possible the situation of a new object in the required place and scaled accordingly (for instance, when a flower crown image is augmented, the software defines the location of a forehead and temporal region). Moving on, let’s get to practice and try to choose the best suitable library for the implementation of the above mentioned processes.

You will have to accept the fact that to date, not a single library composed using additional software tools can precisely locate the facial landmarks. Doesn’t matter what library we take – an extremely popular OpenCV or some other not that widely used option. Let’s take for an example one of the most renowned IT-companies out there – PixLab, which firmly holds the niche of a provider of mobile software that features advanced graphical technologies. According to its programmers team’s experience in the facial filters app development, the most productive results can be achieved using the combination of Dlib and MagickWand libraries.

Also, among the favorites of many developers are such libraries as Stasm (used to indicate the facial landmarks; in order to create the restricting frame, you will have to apply third-party software solutions), Cambridge Face Tracker (this library also requires additional tools for face recognition), GPUImage (compatible only with the iOS-based projects), and libccy (this library is used for face recognition but is unable to define the coordinates of the facial landmarks). You can figure out the best fitting option for your particular case only by trial and error.

Back to theory. What else is required to begin the face detection masks development

Suppose you successfully picked the tools. Are there any other guidelines that could help create filters for your augmented reality technology-based app? Yes, there are. We present our own list below. The listed features are guaranteed to make your application stand out among other software with similar functionality.

Use up-to-date masks design. It seems reasonable to enrich your solution with concepts actively employed by other apps. Namely, the all-encompassing cuteness overload and kawaii. On the other hand, you can go with a political topic and create masks inspired by the image of some media characters. For that purpose. employ the services of a separate graphical designers team closely familiar with the latest tendencies that will be able to create something unique and memorable for you.

Employ the latest graphical solutions. Do not limit your designers’ space for imagination. Let them realize the most insane (seeming at first) ideas. This approach to creating the new masks can, with a great probability, grant their increasing popularity.

Work with professionals. Independent development of a filter-rich app is a very presumptuous step. It is better to employ the help of experts who have successfully implemented several projects with a face detection feature as machine self-learning uses quite complex for understanding technologies. Remember – you do not get a second chance to prove yourself to your target audience.

Integrate your app with renowned social networks. It is very important to provide your users with the ability to share the processed photos with their friends. Remember to integrate your application with popular social networks for that purpose (such a feature can also make a registration process significantly easier).

How to make face tracking filters: summary

As we can see, the development of filters that work by the mechanics similar to Snapchat or Instagram face detection is not a simple process. Considering the colossal profit an app can potentially bring after the release, we strongly recommend you to employ a team of experts for its development.

These 12 Wedding-Night Hot Stories Are Funny, Sexy & Memorable

Even in an era when the majority of couples have sex before marriage, there’s still an allure around the wedding night. Brides pick out expensive lingerie, hotels offer luxurious wedding suites, and friends tease the newlyweds about consummating the marriage.

Traditionally, couples are often so exhausted by the wedding that they may be too tired to have sex that night. (Wedding guests, on the other hand, are another story.) Lingerie company Bluebella surveyed 1,000 married couples and found that only 48% of couples actually had sex on their wedding night — 52% skipped it, usually because they were too tired or too drunk.

Of course, weddings these days look very different than they did a year ago. More people are opting, by necessity due to the pandemic, for super-small, intimate affairs. And while not being able to have everyone you want with you to celebrate stinks, I’d be interested to know whether these low-key events have resulted in an uptick in the amount of newlyweds getting it on later that night.

In one illuminating Reddit thread, married people who did have sex on their wedding night shared what it was really like. For some, it was so sexy that we’re ready to pre-order the romance novel. For others, it was fine, but nowhere near the best sex of their lives. And some found wedding night sex memorable for reasons that had nothing to do with the actual sex. Turns out that “Jacuzzi malfunction” is not a euphemism. Here, read what wedding night sex is really like — the sexy, the mediocre, and the accidentally hilarious.


“We had sex, although we were quite tired. Then we ordered pepperoni pizza. We were starving! If anyone asks, sitting in the hotel room, eating pizza, and laughing with my new husband was the best moment of the night. I realised that this was my new life, and it was awesome!”


“We took a shower and the wedding night sex happened. It wasn’t that good. We’ve had better, to be honest. Oh, and I bawled like a little girl because I felt all sentimental that we were married or something. We weren’t virgins, and we had lived together for a few years, so I’m not sure where the sentimental weirdness came from.”


“Pulled those [bobby pins] out, hopped in the shower to get rid of the three cans of hairspray that had been applied to my hair, and then donned my lovely new purchases for my newly minted husband and hopped into bed. Honestly, it makes my top five nights to date.”


“About an hour of sex, then we ordered room service and watched Euro Trip. It was a good night.”


“We had sex, but it almost felt like an obligation. We had been on our feet for 12 hours, dressed up in more clothes than we’d ever worn in our lives, talking to people, dancing. By the time we got to our room, we’d have both been content to just go to sleep, but we powered through it.”


“The night itself was disappointing. We were exhausted. We were slightly drunk. We weren’t exactly turned on, our bodies weren’t ready, but we had built the whole thing up in our minds. We wanted that special ‘fireworks’ experience, and we each knew the other expected us to perform, so we forced it. It was the first crappy sex we had as a couple.”


“I’d lost my virginity to that same man several years earlier, so we weren’t in a rush once we got in the room. We had ordered champagne and chocolates to be ready in our hotel room by the time we got there. They weren’t there, so we called down, and had to wait around for an hour or so for room service; we just talked and reddited together until then. When the champagne and food came, we gorged, from being hungry all day. Then came the tipsy sex, which was perfect. Then we cuddled, admiring rings and talking about the day.”


“We got home after my in-laws dropped us and all the presents off. I didn’t think we’d have sex since we were both exhausted, but I needed his help unzipping my dress. Which is when he grabbed my butt. And then… Well, you know.”


“We went back to the hotel and IT WAS ON. It was beautiful and sweet, also raunchy and racy. I love my wife, she’s the best. [We were] certainly not virgins. We’d dated for three years.”


“We got in our suite. Hopped in the tub, ate sandwiches and chips that cost 16 bucks a plate, flooded the bathroom with the Jacuzzi, f*cked, slept, f*cked, ate eggs benedict and went home. It was fantastic.”


“She was looking hot in that wedding dress, so I didn’t have much trouble getting it off of her and in the mood. Definitely an air of forcedness and obligation to it though, not some super hot night of passion. We lived together beforehand though, it’s not like this was some novel thing.”


“Got home after midnight, we peeled our clothes off, got in the shower to relax and wash off, stood under the hot water holding her trying to wind down. Got out, dried off, crashed. Very anti-climactic. (Pun intended.) The next morning, however… in the immortal words of Jackie Gleason, ‘Bang! Zoom! To the moon, Alice!’”


Originally published at https://www.refinery29.com.

The Art of Creating Content: How to Make Customers Buy from Your Instagram Page

Attracting and keeping authentic Instagram followers to a page can seem mysterious. In a sea of content, how can you possibly make your brand and its products stand out?

Luckily, there are a few ways to build a loyal audience on Instagram and make customers buy from your page. You can present your brand as a reliable, attractive resource that will have customers coming back again and again. It’s possible by using the site’s in-built engagement driving features, such as branding tools and advertising, as well as boosting your followers and engagement numbers.

Here’s what you need to know about how to make customers buy from your Instagram page.

Why Choose Instagram?

Anyone can tell you that how your brand presents in the digital space can make or break your business, especially in the social media world. Social media is a goldmine of lead generation and branding, and nowhere is that truer than Instagram. However, it takes a lot of patience and persistence to get your brand really seen in the crowd of competitors.

The site, launched in 2010 and currently owned by Facebook, has more than 1.4 billion active users worldwide, with its biggest markets – at 140 million users each – in the United States and India.

It has some of the most engaged users as well, as 500 million Stories and 95 million posts are made on the app every day as of 2016 (though the current number is likely far higher), and more than 60% of the user base logging in every single day. It’s estimated that users’ engagement with branded content is ten times higher on Instagram than on similar social media sites.

On top of that, Instagram was recently updated to focus more on brands and the app’s shopping features. Though this update was faced with controversy (especially over its “Show Best Content First” addition), it still offers many valuable tools for businesses wishing to break into the Instagram market. It is well worth the company’s attention – users are overwhelmingly likely to follow brands they enjoy and discover new products they are likely to purchase.

How Instagram for Businesses Works

Instagram is relatively easy to set up. Anyone can create a business account by simply converting a personal page (all you need is an email address) and selecting the category that suits your business best. These categories indicate the industry you’re a part of and can help automatically recommend your page to users with similar interests.

You’ll be required to verify your business’s contact information as well as be prompted to set a profile picture, bio, and website link if you haven’t already done so.

Facebook Business Suite

Since Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook, it can be managed through the Facebook Business Suite. This tool allows you to view and respond to all of your updates (comments, likes, shares, mentions, etc.) in one centralized hub. It also has tools for creating and scheduling content to post on one or both platforms, in either the main feed or each platform’s Stories feature.

The suite offers valuable insights such as audience demographics and engagement levels and allows you to set growth goals for your profiles. It contains an ad program that runs on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger simultaneously and can offer impressive results quickly and cheaply.

Instagram Shopping Storefronts

As mentioned, Instagram recently focused on the shopping aspect of the user experience, introducing a slew of new tools for brands and shoppers alike, the biggest and most impactful of which was the storefront.

An Instagram Shopping storefront is a tab on your profile that allows you to list and sell specific products from within the platform itself. The product catalog can be sorted into collections for easier perusing, and the products themselves can be tagged in feed posts and Stories for easy shopping.

Products in the storefront can either be purchased by driving traffic to your website or through the app itself, though the latter is a relatively new feature that is still rolling out. In-app purchasing is available to US businesses and customers only.

How to Make Customers Buy from Your Instagram Page

Attracting customers to your Instagram page can mean an influx of temporary business and a sales jump, and new loyal supporters of your brand who will be more than willing to make multiple purchases and help your brand’s reputation. Here’s how to make customers buy from your Instagram page.

  1. Post Interesting Content Consistently

The first and most crucial step in generating sales from Instagram is the content you’re creating. Instagram content is extremely visually-based. Your images need to be eye-catching and colorful; your videos need to be well-edited and punchy, and your Stories need to be easy to digest in the short seconds-long span they appear in your customers’ feeds. 

Remember these tips for good Instagram sales content:

  • Understanding your audience is incredibly important. Research precisely who it is that will be engaging with your posts by exploring relevant hashtags and popular accounts to get a feel for the style of popular content. This may include structured product photos, shots of models in action, quotes or statistics in clever graphics, or memes about your industry.
  • Using customizable templates from design websites like Canva or Venngage can quickly help you create high-quality, consistent content. These programs may also allow you to set and save specific fonts, color palettes, and graphic arrangements that, when used repeatedly, develops your brand’s recognizability.
  • Remember that the photos and videos you use need to be high resolution. It’s recommended that static photos be 1080 x1080 px, and that videos be in 1080 x1350 px. This ensures that all details are clear and easy to see on smaller screens like phones and tablets.
  • Post a variety of content to avoid appearing too “salesy” or unapproachable. Intersperse your product photos with process videos, or include relevant industry news or jokes.

Posting quality content is only half of the battle, however. Keeping a consistent schedule can make it easier for your audience to keep you in mind and become excited about your next post. Use the Business Suite’s content calendar or third-party apps to batch schedule content for streamlined management.

Remember to check your strategy over time and adjust for your growing audience’s interests. Watch your analytics to see which posts perform well and create more content in that style while maintaining a variety. Consider testing specific content ratios (one product post for every three general interest pieces) to see what works best for your brand.

  1. Organize and Advertise Your Storefront

A well-organized storefront can mean the difference between being seen as a legitimate brand and being passed over as low quality or, at worst, a potential scam. 

Make sure that all of the products you list have fully completed details, including the price, an attractive name and description, and multiple photos if possible. You’ll also want to sort your products into appropriately named and frequently updated catalogs. This prevents scroll fatigue and makes it easier for customers to find exactly what they wish to without manually sorting through a large selection.

Once your storefront is organized, use it! Whenever you post content relating to a specific product, tag it in the image to allow users to navigate to the page if they are interested quickly. You can link the storefront directly in your Stories using the “Support Small Businesses” sticker. Linking directly to your products streamlines your sales funnel and makes buying easier.

You can also make specific content advertising your storefront during sales and other promotions, such as posts, Stories, or Reels showing off a range of products and inviting viewers to “check out our store for more.”

  1. Engage with Your Community

Though you may schedule content well ahead of time, you can’t simply set and forget your Instagram page and expect it to succeed. The key to a productive social media strategy is engaging with your community. This engagement builds a loyal follower base that is more likely to convert directly into sales.

Some great ways to engage with your Instagram community are:

  • Using appropriate hashtags and mentions to give your posts a more comprehensive audience.
  • Commenting on your publications with a further question or comment.
  • Replying to comments and messages quickly and personally.
  • Liking and interacting on community-created content outside of your page.
  • Posting frequent, relevant polls and questions (both for you to answer and for your audience to submit answers to) in your Stories.
  • Hosting regular Instagram Live events such as question and answer sessions or behind the scenes content.
  • Offering incentives to follow and support the page, such as with a giveaway or contest.

This engagement is vital to your brand’s presence on the site. It both keeps your business in the minds of your audience and allows you to directly gather feedback that you can use to help influence your marketing strategy and troubleshoot any problems with products that might otherwise go unnoticed.

  1. Advertise and Work with Influencers

Instagram has a relatively inexpensive and effective advertising program that can be accessed directly in the app from the “Promote” tab on your profile or through the Business Suite. You can save tailored audiences to use with multiple campaigns and choose to promote either a single post, a product, your page, or your website across Instagram, Facebook, and Facebook Messenger.

Additionally, Instagram includes branded content features that allow popular influencers to work directly with brands in a more streamlined and transparent way. Contact influencers in your field about promoting your brand through sponsored posts. This helps build trust in your brand with not only their audience but the community in general.

Instagram for Business FAQs

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about driving sales on Instagram.

Do you need a certain number of followers to open an Instagram Shopping storefront?

As of right now, there is no follower minimum for the Instagram Shopping storefront. Anyone with a business account can open a storefront as long as they meet eligibility requirements.

  • The products sold must not violate the app’s Commerce Eligibility Requirements.
  • The business must have its website domain.
  • The business must be run in a supported market.

Will Instagram Shopping drive traffic to my website?

This depends mainly on the checkout method you choose. If you choose to have users redirected to your website to complete their purchase, then it’s likely you’ll see a spike in website traffic after creating and managing your Instagram Shopping storefront for some time.

What products sell the best on Instagram?

Unsurprisingly, very visual products, such as those that can be modeled and have physical representations, are the best-selling products across the platform.

According to current data, the most popular brands on Instagram are in the fashion industry, taking home a whopping 25% of all brand interactions. Other popular products include beauty products such as makeup and skincare, jewelry, and home décor. 

How many followers do I need to get my brand account verified on Instagram?

There are no specific follower requirements to be verified on Instagram. However, your profile must be demonstrably “notable,” meaning that it has a high engagement rate and is frequently discussed within the app. Instagram considers the age of your account, your most viral content, and, of course, follower numbers.

It means that having authentic Instagram followers is just as important as having quality content if you’re attempting to be seen as a legitimate brand.

Conclusion

Instagram is a giant when it comes to promotion. Not only does the site’s wide variety of users and international audience hold appeal to otherwise limited local business, but it also allows more prominent brands to interact with and engage their customers more personally than ever before.

Used correctly, Instagram can be your business’s secret weapon for driving conversion and brand awareness worldwide through well-composed original content.

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Best Instagram Auto Liker Apps/Tools (2021)

Auto likes on Instagram:

Do you want to grow your brand on Instagram?

If so, stay tuned as we introduce you to some of the best auto likes on Instagram. In this digital world, companies have moved more online, and because of this, there is a lot of competition in the online space.

To increase sales, brands are prioritizing promoting their brands on social media. Instagram is the best place to promote a brand, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.

So, for brand growth and development on Instagram, car enthusiasts play an important role. With a car enthusiast, you can attract more people to your brand and possibly more potential customers. Today, we’re going to introduce you to some of the best Instagram Auto Likers currently available.

What is an Instagram Auto Liker?

Instagram Auto Liker is an app that is designed to automatically add likes to your content without your effort. The main goal is to attract more people to your profile and increase engagement. If your profile has more interactions, it will become more popular and you will have more customers. Developing a brand on Instagram is difficult, and it becomes relatively easy to build a brand with these motorists.

Pros:

Quick way to develop a brand
Automation
Artificial intelligence technology evolving over time
Reach more people
Better engagement
More potential customers

Cons:

Can be scammed or blocked

11 Best Instagram Auto Likes in 2021:

Some of the best Instagram Auto Likes in 2021 and 2022 are listed below:

  • Likegrowers – Best overall
  • UseViral – Best cross-platform network
  • Growthoid – Best services
  • Buzzoid – Reliable Instagram marketplace
  • SocialMeep – The most detailed progress reports
  • Stormlikes – The most detailed progress reports
  • Kicksta – Great for more interactions
  • SidesMedia – Affordable prices
  • Growthsilo – Outstanding audience reach
  • Nitreo – Fastest interaction with Instagram.
  • More likes – great dynamic likes system

Likegrowers – #1 auto likes on Instagram

If you’re looking for an auto-liker for Instagram, you won’t find anything better than Likegrowers. It’s the best choice for auto lovers. It provides many features aimed at growing and developing your brand. Likegrowers only provides organic followers, so the brand can grow more effectively without using any bots.

Likegrowers also provides targeting features with geolocation and hashtag targeting. On a platform like Instagram, you have to have a lot of followers because it’s the only way to expand your reach and grow your brand. Likegrowers use a cloud-based service that doesn’t limit them to a physical device. You can continue to use their services even if your device is turned off.

Pricing Plan:

Likegrowers offers three pricing plans below:

9 days – $15.99
30 days – $42.99
45 days – $54.99

UseViral – The best cross-platform network

Developing a brand on Instagram seems simple, but some brands can be very difficult. Only then will you feel the need for a service like UseViral. They focus on providing brands on Instagram with organic interactions and subscribers. Organic signups make it easier for brands to grow on Instagram. Their services are not limited to Instagram, but there are other platforms as well.

So you can grow your brand on multiple platforms at the same time with UseViral. This cross-platform feature is really a game changer for brands because it opens up a lot of possibilities. If you want to take your Instagram profile to a whole new level, UseViral is a great choice.

Pricing plans:

There are many other platforms on UseViral as well, but the Instagram pricing plans:

Instagram – starting at $2.99.

Growthoid – Best Services

If you’re worried about services providing you with fake subscribers and engagements, Growthoid should be useful to you. Growthoid doesn’t use bots, so there’s zero chance of fake subscribers. They provide a dedicated manager who handles your brand on Instagram. He targets the right audience for your brand and develops it further.

Growthoid’s services are designed to provide their clients with as much growth as possible. All of the engagement and subscriptions that Growthoid brings to your profile will be authentic and organic. They have a really good standard plan that is quite affordable. At the end of the day, Growthoid provides a really fast and affordable way to grow your brand.

Price Plans:

Growthoid offers two pricing plans:

Standard – $49/month.
Premium – $99/month.

Growthoid Review:

Buzzoid is a reliable marketplace for Instagram

One of the easiest and fastest ways to grow your brand on Instagram is simply to accumulate likes, views and followers. If you don’t want to wait, this is the fastest way to develop your brand. Buzzoid gives you organic likes, followers and views so your brand can grow effectively. Bots are not involved because you buy services from them directly.

The best thing about Buzzoid is that they directly sell you likes and subscribers. Buzzoid only believes in organic brand growth, so you won’t get fake subscribers. Another great thing about them is that they offer 24/7 support. If you want to buy likes and subscribers, Buzzoid is one of the best marketplaces right now.

Pricing Plans:

The following pricing plans are available on Buzzoid:

Likes – from $1.47
Subscribers – from $2.97
Views – from $1.99

SocialMeep – the most detailed progress reports

Are you looking for an organic way to grow your brand? If so, Social Meep offers you the best features designed to grow your brand. Your Instagram profile is enhanced with the cloud-based technology used by Social Meep. They use AI to determine the right type of audience for your brand.

Best of all, you can also easily see your brand growth in the form of reports. If you don’t want to manage your profile, the Social Meep team can do it for you. So, with a targeted approach, Social Meep increases your brand’s subscribers and attracts more leads.

Pricing plans:

Social Meep offers two pricing plans:

Basic – $49 per month.
Pro – $99 per month.

Stormlikes – the most detailed progress reports:

Are you looking for a one-stop store for your Instagram needs? If so, Stormlikes is right for you. Organic signups play a huge role in brand growth on Instagram. With Stormlikes, you can easily buy views, likes and followers. This allows you to expand your Instagram profile quickly.

Another great thing about Stormlikes is that they also offer services for Facebook, etc. D. With this cross-platform thing, you can very easily grow your brand across multiple platforms. The payment gateway is secure and you get the items you want instantly after payment. Overall, Stormlikes is one of the best ways to grow your Instagram profile.

Pricing plans:

Instagram prices are as follows:

Likes – from $1.39
Subscribers – from $2.89
Views – from $1.99
Auto likes – from $15.99

Kicksta – Great for more interactions

Do you need an automated service to develop your Instagram profile? With an automated service, you don’t have to put your own effort into developing your brand on Instagram. It allows you to focus on other activities. Kicksta only provides regular followers, so your brand will start getting more attention. It’s the best way to grow on Instagram.

Kicksta uses artificial intelligence technology for its automation, which only gets better over time. Paying for likes, followers can sometimes be risky, and you might only get fake followers. But with Kicksta, you get regular subscribers who help grow your brand. There are filtering and targeting features, so you can also target people who have a similar interest in your brand.

Pricing Plans:

Kicksta offers two pricing plans:

Standard Plan – $49 per user per month.
Premium plan – $99 per user per month.

SidesMedia – Affordable Prices

Want to quickly grow your brand on Instagram without fake followers? If so, SidesMedia is the only thing you need. Growing your brand on Instagram isn’t that hard if you do it right. SidesMedia makes it very easy to grow your brand because they provide you with subscribers that you can directly buy from them.

An automated service is sometimes helpful, but time-consuming. If you run a brand that needs immediate growth, buying subscribers is a better choice. The more subscribers, the more engagement and therefore your brand will grow faster.

Pricing plans:

Instagram pricing plans are:

Instagram – from $1.50

Growthsilo – outstanding audience reach

If you’re trying to grow your brand on Instagram but aren’t getting anywhere, Growthsilo can help you solve that problem. Growthsilo works through targeting, which allows them to target only people who are interested in your brand. If people are interested in your brand, they are more likely to buy from you.

Growthsilo is a fully automated platform, so you don’t have to do anything. There are real people who handle your profile and attract more people. That way, you only get organic growth. The rates are also quite affordable, especially the launch plan. It really is a great way to improve your Instagram profile.

Pricing plans:

Growthsilo offers two pricing plans:

Launch – $49 per month.
Accelerate – $99 a month.

Nitreo is the fastest Instagram interaction:

Want more contacts in your Insta profile? If so, Nitreo is one of the best platforms. Instagram interaction is essential for brand growth on the platform. Nitreo helps you by automatically creating interactions for your Instagram profile. This method can provide immediate growth for your brand and wide reach.

Nitreo doesn’t just offer you random actions, but everything is done with a targeted approach. Followers are natural and sincere, so your brand will see huge growth in a short amount of time. So, if you’re looking for instant growth, Nitreo can help you do just that.

Pricing Plans:

Nitreo offers two pricing plans:

Essential – $49/month.
Speed – $79/month.

More likes

More likes is one of the best ways to increase engagement on your profile. Developing and growing your brand is easy with More Likes. They only provide their customers with organic likes, which helps with brand growth. Since there are no bots, the number of subscribers to the brand increases much faster.

They have a huge network of users that More Likes uses to give likes to their customers. This is one of the best organic ways to grow your Instagram profile. One useful feature is that you can also control the time in which you get your likes. So, if you’re looking for a great car guy, More Likes is definitely one of the best.

Price Plans:

The price depends on the number of likes you want. So, the price:

50 likes/publication – $9.99/month.
100 likes/publication – $19.99/month
250 likes/post – $29.99/month
500 likes / post – 49,99 $/month
1000 likes / publication – $84,99 / month
1500 likes/post – $114.99/month

Free Instagram Likes Services

Likezoid

Likezoid started as a free likes exchange network and will remain that way forever. Likezoid system delivers 100% free Instagram likes, and you will never be charged a single cent for it. You start with a couple of free likes by just downloading it, so you can give it a try before deciding whether or not this is a suitable tool in your Instagram arsenal.

Cons:

  • do you need Download and Install Likezoid on own PC

Conclusion:

Instagram is one of the best places to develop a brand, but the high competition has made it quite difficult. Instagram auto-likers are the best solution to this problem because they provide your brand with followers and likes. This takes your brand to the next level through organic growth. All of the aforementioned platforms are really good in their own way. So, if you want to increase your brand’s reach on Instagram, then using an auto-liker is one of the best ways to do it.

What is my Instagram URL? How to Find & Copy Address [Guide on Desktop or Mobile]

Getting the URL for your Instagram page can be great for many reasons. Maybe you want to link to a particular Instagram post from your page on your website but don’t know how to do this, or maybe you want to share a specific post with your friend.

  • You can find your Instagram URL by opening Instagram in a web browser or by figuring it out manually.
  • Every Instagram account has a unique URL associated with it, and it contains your username. 

Getting the URL for your Instagram page can be great for many reasons. Maybe you want to link to a particular Instagram post from your page on your website but don’t know how to do this, or maybe you want to share a specific post with your friend.

No matter what you want to use your Instagram URL for, you can effortlessly get the URL for specific posts as well as for your whole profile on Instagram.

Go to our Guide!

How to get Instagram URL?

The good news is that you aren’t limited to only getting a URL from your own Instagram profile, but you can also get the Instagram account URL for any profile – even if the account is private. For the latter, this might not be a huge surprise because just because you get the URL for a private profile doesn’t mean you can access their posts, and after all, that’s the whole purpose of a private Instagram.

What’s more, you can also get an Instagram URL for an Instagram post – both for your own posts and for others.

In order to get the link for Instagram from a post, you have to access the post first. As such, this means that you cannot grab the URL from an Instagram post if an account is private, because if you cannot access it, you can’t take the URL of a post. On the flip side, if you follow the private account, you would expect that you can get access to their posts and in that way get the URL posts that have been shared by private accounts, but if this would be possible, the whole purpose of having a private account would be lost, and so it isn’t possible.

There are three URL options on Instagram which are the following:

  1. Get URL for Instagram User Page
  2. URL for Instagram Photo
  3. URL for Instagram Video

Note: In the case of getting the URL for a photo or video, if the account is private you will not be able to do this.

How to write your instagram url?

Want to know how to write your Instagram URL? We’ll show you everything you need to know about writing an Instagram URL, including how to reduce it to make it more readable.

How to get your Instagram URL for someone’s profile or What is my URL?

1: Go to the profile that you wish to get the URL for. Open up their profile and tap the icon in the top-right corner.

2: When tapping on the icon in the top-right corner (the icon looks different on Android and iPhone), another menu will appear. You will have 6 options. The options are:

  • Block User
  • Report Inappropriate
  • Copy Profile URL
  • Turn On Post Notifications
  • Cancel
  • Share this profile

Select “Copy Profile URL“. This will copy the Instagram profile link from the page you are visiting, whether it is yours or someone else.

How to acquire the URL for a photo or video is very similar to How You get the URL for an Instagram page:

1: Once you’ve logged into Instagram, go to the photo or video that you’d like to get the Instagram URL from.

2: When you have found a photo or video, tap the icon in the top right corner and choose the button “Copy link”.

3:  After clicking the dots, a new menu will show up where you’ll have a few options.

4: Click on “Copy link”.

How to get Instagram Link from a desktop?

As you would expect, getting an Instagram URL from a desktop is even easier than using the app since the URL is clearly visible in the search bar.

To get the Instagram URL of an Instagram profile, whether private or public, go to the account and then click on the URL which has appeared in your search bar. Now, right-click on it and select ”copy”.

If you wish to get the Instagram URL of an Instagram account, simply go to the post which you want to get the URL for, click the URL in the search bar, and then copy. With the desktop, however, you can get the Instagram URL of posts that have been shared by private accounts too. The catch is that if you give the URL to an Instagram account that isn’t following the private account, they won’t be able to view it.

“How do I copy my Instagram URL?”

When you tap “Copy link” whether you copy the Instagram URL for an Instagram post or an Instagram profile, the link will be copied when you tap copy link.

Now, you have the Instagram URL copied, which means you can paste it wherever you’d like. 

How to find a link (URL) for your own Instagram page?

Getting a link/URL for your own Instagram profile is actually very easy.

Why? Because all Instagram profile URLs follow the same pattern.

The pattern of an Instagram page is: https://www.instagram.com/username.

Simple to copy this URL:

https://www.instagram.com/

… then add your username. Now you have the link to your own Instagram profile.

B2B Instagram Statistics For 2021

Instagram is a powerhouse when it comes to social media marketing.

But what makes Instagram attractive for B2B marketers in 2021?

The aesthetics and ease of use make Instagram one of the most engaging social platforms for consumers and companies alike, and that in turn makes it valuable for marketers. It is important to understand how Instagram works so you don’t miss a golden opportunity to target, engage and sell to customers.

If you haven’t invested in Instagram, the time has come. If you’re not convinced, or you’re unsure how Instagram could work for your business, keep reading. I’m going to share with you 33 statistics that every B2B marketer should know about Instagram – everything from demographics to usage to posting frequency. This data comes from HubSpot, Pew Research Center, eMarketer, L2, Instagram, and Simply Measured to name a few.

How to copy Instagram captions

Instagram is one of the best social media platforms to stay updated on what your friends and favorite celebrities are up to. And if you are a regular user of the platform, you must have come across captions, comments or a bio which you would have wanted to copy to share somewhere else or to save for yourself but because of the way app works, it does not let you copy anything. The developers of the app have disabled the native copying functionality in the app which would have left you disappointed.

This is the reason we will tell you how you can copy Instagram captions, comments and bios directly from your smartphone with ease. There are two methods and you can use any of them based on your preference. So, let’s get started.

Using web browser:

The first method to copy any Instagram caption, comment or bio is to open the same in the web browser of your smartphone. To open any post in a web browser, you simply need to visit that particular post and tap the three dot icon. Now, tap Copy Link option to copy the post URL which you will need to paste into the web browser (we are using Google Chrome for this tutorial). Once you will do that, you will be able to copy the post, caption, and any of the comments like you copy any other thing on your smartphone. As for copying bios, all you need to do is to open that particular Instagram profile in the web browser and start copying.

Using a dedicated Android app:

The second method is to make use of a dedicated Android app which will make it possible for you to copy anything from any app including Instagram. We will talk about it step by step which you can read in detail below.

Step 1: Download and install Universal Copy on your Android device. Launch the app and tap the first option to enable the app. It will ask you for some accessibility settings permission which you need to grant to proceed.

Step 2: Open the Instagram app and visit the post/comment/bio you would like to copy. Tap Universal Copy notification from the notification bar to enter the Universal Copy mode on your device.

Step 3: Tap the text you are interested in and select Copy option at the top right corner to copy all the text. In case, you want to select only a particular portion, tap the edit icon at the top before tapping the copy icon.

This way, you can copy any Instagram caption, comment or bio from your smartphone within a matter of few seconds (or minutes depending on your internet connection). If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.


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7 Simple Ways How to Integrate Instagram in Your Web Design

Instagram is currently one of the most widely sought-after social media platforms online with 1 billion monthly users. If you are a business owner and have not started to use Instagram for marketing the products of your company, you will be losing out on several opportunities for growth and development. Many eCommerce brands and other businesses have joined Instagram, and they are getting a very good response to their business. Most of them have already integrated Instagram in the web design of their sites for better response and results.

If you are a business owner and searching for ways via which you can integrate Instagram into your web design, the following are three popular ways to do so:

#1 Addition of Instagram Feed into Web Design

If you wish to start by integrating Instagram in your web design, you can do so with an embedded feed.  You can choose a prominent spot on your website homepage and dedicate this area to the Instagram embedded feed. This helps visitors take a look at your Instagram page and updates when they visit your site. It helps to market your brand on Instagram faster, as well.  

#2 The Instagram Badge

Many designers are famous for their sophistication. However, as a marketer when you focus on website designing, you should focus on simplicity rather than sophistication. Your goal is to add colors to your website, but overdoing it with graphics can create a negative impact among audiences. You shouldn’t forget that every aspect of your marketing business has a crucial role. So, all you need to do is simply add your Instagram badge somewhere on your web design. This means that the users who are attracted by your website and interested to see more photos and videos will be directed to your account simply by clicking on the logo.

#3 Look book on your Instagram Page

Another innovative way to integrate Instagram in your business site is through a Look Book. Your Instagram page becomes a webpage that displays all your products and directs the user to your site to search for more content. You can use thumbnail images of products, and when they are clicked, one can view the original content. This integration of Instagram with your web design of the site needs to be smoothly done. This feature will increase your number of followers for Instagram, and they, in turn with share your page with their network.

#4 Increasing Instagram Followers

One of the best perks of integrating Instagram into web design is the increase in Instagram followers. If you have an Instagram badge on your website, then the people, who will visit your website, will be encouraged to follow you on Instagram as well. People tend to follow a brand or company on social media to receive information about their latest products. If you integrate an Instagram account into your web design, people will likely visit and follow you on Instagram. Hence, you will notice the growth of your Instagram followers.

#5 Focus on Sales

This approach will help business owners who wish to focus on more sales with their Instagram Page. Here you need to use a phrase like “shop from our site” or “shop from our products.” These phases give a high sense of clarity to the user, and you will have your targeted audience visiting the site with the intention of buying products. Here, the user will click on the image on Instagram to be shown a list of links to the products that are displayed online. When the user clicks on these links, he/she is led to the purchase point so that the sale can be conducted effortlessly.

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#6 Activate Instagram Widgets

There exist a wide variety of Instagram widgets that you can apply on your website. This will help you to display and store all Instagram photos and videos in one place. With these widgets, you can set your favorite layout and how many images you want to display.

#7 Hashtag

One of the most amazing features developed by Instagram is the hashtag. You can search for anything and everything with the hashtags. Many companies are using hashtags for their beneficial purpose such as gaining followers. If you use hashtags, it will differentiate you from your competitors. Try to integrate a hashtag feed to your website that shows the number of participants in a contest. It will not only promote you but also create excitement among your customers.

Let`s Go!

As a business owner integrating your Instagram page with web design is indeed a smart move to gain a strategic edge in the market. However, the challenge is to find the perfect web designer who will work with you to achieve this objective. The integration between Instagram and your web design should be seamless and smooth. Your followers should never face issues with broken links and other factors that will hamper your business reputation. 

Once you integrate Instagram with your web design, you will find that your brand awareness and visibility increases. This, in turn, helps you double your inbound traffic and increase sales revenue as well!


About Author:

Walter Moore is a notable management consultant and digital marketing expert. He is an experienced digital marketer and has helped e-commerce businesses in all niches gain with his effective marketing strategies and guidance.

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Instagram Search for Business: Everything You Need to Know

How to use Instagram Search for business needs?

Hi, I’ve been involved in internet marketing since 2006, and before I hadn’t come across a search tool stronger than Google Search. But this year I found a new discovery. This is a search for Instagram. You yourself have already used it many times, but since this year the concentration of information on Instagram has increased and filled up with the business so much that it has become useful. Previously, only public profiles could be found there. Today it is a complete combine, but with a bad UX.

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How to use Instagram stories for my Business Goals?

Shoppable Stickers in Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories Ads

75 percent of Instagram users take action, such as visiting a website or making a purchase, after looking at Instagram ads.

Promoted Instagram Stories

Instagram terminology 

Bio: This refers to the biography section in your profile. Businesses can also use their bio to include a call to action.

Direct messages (DMs): Users can privately communicate with each other through direct messages. If a customer has a complaint or question, it’s best practice to chat with them via direct message to keep the conversation private. Direct messages are often referred to as DMs.

Filters: You can apply preset filters to your photos to enhance features and colors.

Follow: When you follow a user on Instagram, you’ll see their content in your timeline. You can also view their Instagram Stories at the top of the application.

Followers: Your followers are people who will see your pictures in their timelines.

Hashtag (#): Similar to Twitter, a hashtag on Instagram is used to index words or phrases. When you click on a hashtag, you’ll see other posts with the same one.

Highlights: A highlight reel of your Instagram Stories appears on your profile above your photo gallery and stays until you remove it.

Home: Tap the home button to land on your home screen, which is also your timeline or feed. Here you’ll see photos from the people you follow.

IG: IG is an abbreviation for Instagram.

Instagram handle: Your handle is your username. To mention a user on Instagram, you need to use their handle, which always starts with the @ symbol. 

Instagram Stories: Stories is one of the most popular features on the platform. These pictures and videos disappear after 24 hours. Read more about Instagram Stories below.

Tag: There are a few ways to tag people on Instagram, including in a photo’s caption, in Instagram Stories and in photos. Use the @ symbol to tag someone in a caption or an Instagram story. You can tag someone in your photos before you post the picture.


Other Instagram tips and tricks

Best apps for Instagram

  • Instagram
  • Hootsuite
  • Canva
  • Buffer
  • Iconosquare