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Instagram Features You Didn’t Know Existed

Rakia Binte Khalid Nov 30, 2020

Instagram is one of the most famous social media platforms all around the world. From common people to celebrities, and from small business outlets to large organizations, everyone uses the app to get in touch with friends, family, and customers. The photo-sharing app managed to win everyone’s heart by its amazing features such as photo-editing options and interesting features you get with your friends via Story posting.

The on-going pandemic has rather fueled the craze for this app with many viral challenges. However, there are so many features of Instagram that not many users are unaware of. Here are some of our favorite features of the social media platform.

Saved Posts

Every time we open Instagram, we get bombarded by hundreds of posts. We see a post that we fall in love with but, unfortunately, it goes missing in the pile of pictures and no matter how hard we try to find it again, we fail. But thanks to one of our favorite features of Instagram, the save feature, we can have our collection of these posts that we always want to keep with us.


You can also create your exclusive collection of photos and videos that you liked without notifying any friends or followers. So the next time you see an Insta post that you don’t want to lose, remember to press the rightmost button under it. By pressing this “bookmark” option, that particular post is added to your saved list which you can access at any time.

Hide Unwanted Ads

Do you also get irritated by ads coming next to every story while using Instagram? Well, we guess that you didn’t know you can get rid of these irritants with the help of the Ads disappear feature.


Marketers are seeing great potential on Instagram and, therefore, we are getting so many ads that usually ruin a user’s experience. However, Instagram has enabled its users to disappear these ads. Whenever you see an ad that you don’t like, click on the top-right icon above the ad post. You will see many options; simply hit the “Hide Ad” option and no ad will ever disturb you again.

Shopping Bag

Another feature of Instagram that you probably didn’t know about is the Shopping Bag.

You must have seen a little shopping bag icon on a photo. But have you ever wondered what does it do? Well, this icon tells us that there is an item in that post that you can purchase on Instagram. This feature lets you buy the products shown in a picture easily while being on that platform.


So, if you see an item next time that you want to purchase, then click on the photo and you will see a “view products” option in the bottom left corner. Tap on the product that you want to purchase and simply, click on “proceed to checkout”

User Post Notifications

Instagram is a great platform for influencers to get loyal followers, who don’t want to miss even a bit of their recent activities. Instead of wasting a lot of time checking their accounts again and again, Instagram lets you turn on user post notifications.


This feature allows the app to send you a notification whenever your favorite user posts something on their account or even adds a new story.

Clear Search History

Many users don’t know about the clear search history feature of Instagram. Whenever you click on the app’s search bar to search for something, previously searched items appear as recommendations.


At times, we don’t want some of our searches to haunt us. So, with the help of this feature, you can simply clear your previously searched content or accounts.

Rakia Binte Khalid

Content Writer at Arpatech

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