Instagram Is Breaking News Left and Right! So Let Put Them In One Article!
Story #1 - Instagram's Update Allows You To Schedule Post!
Instagram's latest update is totally here for you — as long as the you in question just so happens to be a major brand account on its platform.
That's right, as of today, businesses now have the ability to schedule posts. And new features are all good and fine, I guess, but what I'm really trying to say here is maybe Instagram could have released a chronological timeline instead?
⠀ Instagram scheduling (without the push notification to post) is now available through Instagram’s approved third party software apps such as @hootsuite ⠀ ⠀ Hootsuite has already updated their software to include this long awaited offering which is pretty exciting!⠀ ⠀ I can hear you asking “but what about within Instagram because I don’t use a third party app?” Nope, not yet but it does feel closer.⠀ ⠀ This update to Instagram’s API (the interface) has been made available to all of Instagram and Facebook’s official marketing partners. How quickly they can all incorporate the change will be at an individual level. If you’re using a third party scheduling tool, check to see if/when are going to offer this.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Now for my ‘but’...Scheduling is great but unless you’re really big, you shouldn’t always set and forget with your social media. Try to be present when you can and keep a close eye on what is working for you. The same scheduling tools will offer a range of metrics that will help with that.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ I could’ve used this at the start of the school holidays rather than the end though...⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📸 @aurelycerise #bettersocial #instagramtips
Story #2 - You can now have someone unfollow you without them knowing.
The whole follow/unfollow etiquette on Instagram can be a but of a touchy issue. While there are a lot of fair and justified reasons to cut social media ties with someone, things can get complicated if you want someone to unfollow you, but you don't want to block them or ask them to unfollow you. However, there is actually a little-known hack that allows you to make someone unfollow you on Instagram — without them noticing or blocking them.
Locate The Account
So, what do you do when you want to have some control over who follows you, but don't want to be drastic and blocking someone? Luckily, there's a hack!
Find the person you want to cut ties with under your followers tab. Double check to make sure you have the right name selected to avoid anything awkward, of course — the last thing you want is to text your bestie that you accidentally forced their Instagram account to unfollow yours!
Once you've found the account you'd like to make unfollow yours, head to their page.
Block Them... For Now
I know I said that they wouldn't be blocked — and I didn't lie! This block is only for a few seconds, and the likelihood that they'll notice is extremely low. By blocking them, even for a mere second, Instagram will automatically force their account to unfollow you — they won't be alerted, and their account will be unable to see yours.
Now, for this hack to work, it's very important you don't skip the next step...
Now, Unblock Them
So, the user you wanted to unfollow your account on Instagram is now blocked. You've checked your followers list, and they're definitely no longer following you. Now what?
Head back to the user's page and unblock them. This is how the hack works: Once the user is unblocked, their account won't automatically follow you again — so, you'll have forced an unfollow, but there will be no evidence that you've done so because they won't be blocked. If the user in question happens to look at your account, it'll look normal — if you're public, they'll see your posts, and if you're private, they'll see that too. They'll also see that they have the option to follow you or request to follow you, depending on whether your account is public or private, so they'll probably just think that they accidentally unfollowed you. TA DA!