So, it happened. You posted to your Instagram, only to see a mistake in your caption, location, tags or in the photo itself!
Now you’re wondering how to edit an Instagram post after posting – and you’ve come to the right place.
Whether you’re correct a spelling error or add a missed photo to a carousel post, we’re covering all the major mistake-prone spots, including captions, locations, tags, and photos.
In this article, you’ll learn how to edit each of these four categories with step-by-step instructions.
Don’t worry; you can fix your Instagram mistakes faster than you can say, “No one saw that!”
Let’s get to it! ✏️
How Do You Edit The Caption, Location, Tags On An Instagram Post?
First things first. If you’ve messed up your location or tags or need to know how to edit your Instagram caption, here’s the way to fix them:
Find the Instagram photo you want to edit
Tap the three dots at the top right of the photo
Tap Edit on the drop-down menu that appears
Press the detail you want to edit. You can make changes to:
Instagram photo tags (bottom left)
Instagram Alt Text (bottom right)
Location (Top Left)
When you’re finished, press Done (iOS)or the checkmark (Android).
But wait! There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re editing your caption, especially if you’re trying to fix formatting or line breaks!
If you’ve posted your caption and it’s one wall of text, you can add spaces to your caption by hitting the return key after each paragraph.
Just make sure you remove any hidden spaces after the punctuation at the end of your sentences, or Instagram will ignore your line break!
You may even have to remove an emoji (at the end of your sentence) in order to get it to work.
Sound annoying? It is. There’s good news though!
You can avoid formatting issues entirely by using the caption tool in Tailwind for Instagram! Our formatting tool allows you to add a clever caption and select your favorite emojis with ease from the Emoji Picker keyboard.
It also automatically removes the pesky space that appears after emoji on your smartphone keyboard.
Not only that, but our caption tool also preserves your line breaks!
Well, unless you hit the Space key after the end of your line! ⛔️
Can You Edit A Picture On Instagram After Posting It?
You may be searching the web, desperately trying to find out how to edit Instagram photos after posting.
Here’s the bad news – you can’t. Unfortunately, you have one shot to add the right filter, crop or adjust your photo before it goes live. Instagram doesn’t currently support any features to edit your Instagram photos after you post.
If you’ve messed up your favorite photo before sending it to your feed, your best bet is to delete and re-upload.
Make sure to copy and paste your caption before you do this, so you don’t lose all your hard work – and hashtags!
I’m sorry we don’t have better news here. To cut down on room for error, make sure to edit your Instagram photos thoroughly before posting.
Can You Add A Photo To An Existing Post?
So, can you add photos to an Instagram post after you’ve posted it? No, you can’t. Unfortunately, this capability isn’t available on Instagram OR in Facebook Creator Studio yet (although it’s certainly been requested!)
Missed out on adding a key photo or video to your latest carousel post?
You’ll want to delete or archive the post as quickly as possible and re-upload the correct series.
Pay close attention to each frame and swipe through a few times to double-check before you post!
This will help you keep track and catch mistakes before they go live.
Plan, Schedule, Publish Your Posts In One Place!
In fact, one of the best ways to combat pesky mistakes on Instagram posts before they cost you time and energy is planning and scheduling your content in advance!
That’s where our all-in-one tool comes in!
Tailwind’s Instagram publishing tool allows you to tag your images, set your location and format your caption perfectly the first time around.
Plus, you can crop your photos and check how they’ll look in your feed with our 9-Grid preview tool!
Pisces, you’re blessed with a huge imagination and creativity. Your friends and coworkers love you for your bottomless well of empathy, and for the romantic rose-colored glasses you see the world through.
The Pisces Color Theme for Instagram
Heart and deep emotions are symbolized with warm pink and calming blue shades.
Neutral champagne signifies your warm, calming presence, while sunny crayola yellow emphasizes your fun-loving, go-with-the-flow vibe!
Add pops of yellow and melon to warm things up – Aim for 70% blue, 15% yellow and 15% melon.
Experiment with romantic textures, like fade and a teensy bit of grain (VSCO the perfect app for this!)
Aries Instagram Color Theme
Mar 21 – April 19 Elemental Sign: Fire
Aries, you are warm, generous and giving. Your loved ones adore you for it, as well as your courage in standing up for yourself and others. There’s no doubt about it – you can’t help but burn brightly!
The Aries Color Theme for Instagram
The Aries color scheme embraces your warmth with soft pink and cozy linen.
Your fearlessness and bold personality comes through with brilliant orange and crimson red!
#FC5246 – Tart Orange
#FFA69E – Lt Salmon Pink
#F8F4E3 – Linen
#C92A22 – Fire Engine Red
#FF8C42 – Mango Tango
How to Make It:
You have a powerful Instagram color scheme Aries, but it doesn’t have to overpower! Here’s how to make it work:
Contrast vivid shades of red against linen or neutral backgrounds.
Soften your feed with bursts of pink.
Prioritize 40% linen white, 30% red, and 10% each of orange and pink!
Arranging your images together before posting will be crucial to achieve balance and keep things soft and pretty. Upload your images to our 9-grid Preview, and drag and drop your images to perfection!
Taurus Instagram Color Theme
April 20 – May 20 Elemental Sign: Earth
Taurus, you’re the Earth sign ruled by Venus, making for a steady, sensuous individual who enjoys the finer things in life. You love love, companionship and comfort.
Luxury, style and pleasing visuals rule most aspects of your life – from your dinner plates to office decor!
The Taurus Color Theme for Instagram
Your Instagram feed scheme is a homage to your sensuous nature. Old lace and gentle pink stand out in your palette.
Soft, complementary blue and green pull this cozy Instagram palette together.
#EFB9CB – Cameo Pink
#FFC9C9 – Bubblegum
#F9F6EA – Old Lace
#ADE5EA – Blue Lagoon
#ABCCBE – Turquoise Green
How to Make It:
Here’s how to make an Instagram color theme from your palette, Taurus!
Focus on capturing texture to make these shades come alive.
These shades are so complementary, you don’t need to worry about overwhelm. Try to balance your feed with content types(like a portrait versus a flat lay) to keep it unexpected and fresh!
Pick up Light & Airy presets to soften your colorful pictures into romantic hues.
Gemini Instagram Color Theme
May 21 – June 20 Elemental Sign: Air
Gemini, you’re the youthful sign of the zodiac. You’re clever, curious about everything and always looking for the next adventure!
Your sign is known for being mercurial and changing your mind a lot, so your Instagram color theme needs to give room for versatility.
The Gemini Color Theme for Instagram
Muted shades of peach, yellow and cream give you room to play, while the vibrant pops of ice blue and rich yellow speak to your sunny, effervescent nature.
#FFD131 – Sunglow
#FFE187 – Crayola Yellow
#FFF0D8 – Papaya Whip
#FFBE9E – Peach
#93EDFF – Winter Wizard
How to Make It:
You have a lot of bright shades to work with, Gemini! Here’s how to make them work flawlessly together:
Experiment with tiling your photos to create a pattern of peach, blue and yellow. Then use softer shades in between to keep it pretty!
The beauty of your palette is the ability to make it soft and feminine or turn up the volume on exuberant splashes of color! Use an editing app like Lightroom to tweak exposure and contrast.
Cancer Instagram Color Theme
June 21 – July 22 Elemental Sign: Water
Cancer, your watery nature makes you deep, emotional and highly intuitive. You’re usually the “parent” of your friend group, and your loyalty is unrivaled.
Your mood can shift quickly, and your Instagram color scheme reflects your mercurial emotions!
The Cancer Color Theme for Instagram
The Cancer Instagram color theme shifts from bright blues and crisp white to brooding grey.
#C0DAED – Columbia Blue
#A5D8FF – Fresh Air
#F4F6FC – White Smoke
#4C5760 – Independence
#9CA7B7 – Pewter Blue
How to Make It:
Does your palette seem gloomy, Cancer? It doesn’t have to be! Here’s how to make it your own:
Treat the shades of blue as color pops in your photos.
Lean on neutral shades like pewter, deep grey and white to tie in colorful details to your palette without overwhelm.
Experiment with lowering contrast and blacks in your photos to keep your feed light and bright.
Leo Instagram Color Theme
July 23 – Aug 22 Elemental Sign: Fire
Leo, you know how to light up a room. Bright, bouncy and passionate, you’re ruled by the sun and your Instagram color scheme shows it!
The Leo Color Theme for Instagram
Sunny yellow and orange dominate this color theme, offset by sunset shades like smoky topaz and melon.
Though your palette reads like a vibrant sunset, we know your cheerful optimism and inner light never dims!
#D1603D – Medium Vermillion
#984447 – Smoky Topaz
#F7B2AD – Melon
#F4AC45 – Yellow Orange
#86BBD8 – Dark Sky Blue
How to Make It:
Don’t let the sun set on your Instagram feed with these helpful tips, Leo:
Create warm-toned presets with low contrast to keep bold shades in this palette from overwhelming.
Golden hour is your best friend! Shoot photos in mid-evening for an effortless bronzed look.
To keep your warm tones in check, aim for 40% blue, 35% vermillion, 10% yellow, 10% melon and 5% smoky topaz.
Virgo Instagram Color Theme
Aug 23 – Sept 22 Elemental Sign: Earth
Virgo, you’re one of the most grounded signs in the Zodiac. As an earth sign you’re not prone to mercurial moods, and you can be set in your ways.
You’re modest, practical and hard-working. Mixed with your natural discernment, you make a wonderful friend to have – and you give the best advice.
The Virgo Color Theme for Instagram
Like Virgo, these Instagram colors aren’t flashy. Instead, they’re deep, a little moody and subtle.
Earth tones like olive, green and deer create a deep, thoughtful style all your own!
#414535 – Rifle Green
#6DA34D – Palm Leaf
#F2E3BC – Dutch White
#C57B57 – Deer
#3D3522 – Olive Drab
How to Make It:
Here’s how to make this color scheme your own, Virgo
Up the contrast, lower the shadow and the blacks in your favorite photo editing app to enhance the mood in your content.
Then, punch up the orange color mix slightly to bring golden warmth to skin-tones and scenery.
This theme can get dark quickly – make sure to liberally tile photos with lots of white into the mix to lighten things up!
Libra Instagram Color Theme
Sep 23 – Oct 22 Elemental Sign: Air
Libra, you’re bright, social and charming with a love of balance. You like to weigh your options carefully before committing and there is nothing wrong with that!
You’re an idealist ruled by Venus, which means you’re sensuous and love pretty, high-quality things.
Razmatazz and Tangerine transition seamlessly into green shades with a light, airy blond.
#F91876 – Razmatazz
#EFA48B – Vivid Tangerine
#F4F1BB – Blond
#C2EABD – Tea Green
#2EC4B6 – Maximum Blue Green
How to Make It:
This color scheme weighs its options between color families carefully, just like you do, Libra!
Here’s how to make it work:
Use softer shades like vivid tangerine, blond and tea green to transition between the bold ends of this palette spectrum.
Consider organizing your posts by threes to create lines of bold color in your 9-grid.
Scorpio Instagram Color Theme
Oct 23 – Nov 21 Elemental Sign: Water
Scorpio, you’re a powerful sign that can be an enigma. At first glance, you seem like a fire sign – and most people mistake Scorpio for one! However, you have a lot of deep emotional complexity under your fiery exterior.
You’re imaginative, complex and you can have a dark side, Scorpio! But your ingenuity and powerful presence make you a force to be reckoned with. You’re a great conceptual thinker and can brainstorm like no other.
The Scorpio Color Theme for Instagram
The Scorpio color palette is lit from within by powerful cardinal red, dusky orange and copper.
A deep shade of teal blue symbolizes your deep emotions lurking just under the surface.
#960200 – Cardinal
#F79256 – Pink Orange
#CE6C47 – Copper Red
#E6AA68 – Fawn
#33658A – Teal Blue
How to Make It:
Your bold palette is surprisingly versatile, Scorpio. Here’s some tips to get the most out of it:
Cardinal red will grab the most focus in your 9-grid. Use Tailwind’s visual planning tool to tile red in at key points in your feed.
Use blue to cool down this hot palette – surround red posts with washes of blue and fawn to tone down the impact.
Sagittarius Instagram Color Theme
Nov 22 – Dec 21 Elemental Sign: Fire
Sagittarius, you’re the philosopher of the Zodiac. You often think over feeling, but that doesn’t stop you from having a good time! You’re wild, adventurous and just a little mysterious.
You make friends easily, but it takes a lot for someone to really get to know you. Your Instagram color theme reflects the unexpected depth under your friendly, energetic façade.
The Sagittarius Color Theme for Instagram
Sagittarius, your lucky colors are energetic turquoise and lavender -both present in this palette!
Deep blue and purple shades hint at the hidden layers you conceal under the surface.
#2E2E56 – Deep Koamaru
#73C2BE – Moonstone Blue
#E8DAD3 – Bone
#776885 – Old Lavender
#462749 – Old Burgundy
How to Make It:
Sagittarius, here’s how to maximize the moody jewel tones in your feed:
Treat your five-shade palette like a spectrum. Move from deep blue, moonstone, bone, and old lavender to end on old burgundy. Then head back the other way!
Make moonstone blue and bone count! These shades will lighten your feed and draw the eye – make sure the content you choose is worthy of the attention.
How to Arrange Your Color Theme and Post on Instagram
Now that you’ve snagged your astrologically compatible color theme, it’s time to make your 9-grid shine!
Tailwind’s visual planning tool allows you to plan your 9-grid in just three easy steps. Here’s what to do:
Batch upload your color-coordinated posts to Tailwind for Instagram.
Arrange your posts with our handy drag-and-drop 9-grid preview, and lock in your favorites where they’ll make the most oomph!
Write your captions, choose your hashtags and schedule your posts for the best time!
It’s really that simple! Try it out yourself and wow your followers with your effortlessly styled feed.
Your Instagram bio is important. It’s the first real detail about your brand that your profile viewers see when they visit your page. In fact, what you say in your bio (and how you say it!) is the opportunity to inspire brand love and loyalty!
Think about it. When you first visit an Instagram profile, chances are you look at the profile picture (or logo) first. Then your eyes travel to the right to the bolded Instagram name line. Finally, you drop to the Instagram bio written just underneath that name line and the link in bio at the end.
The information you glean from the bio in just seconds is all you need to make a snap decision about whether an Instagram brand or presence is worth a follow!
No pressure, though! You can easily optimize your Instagram bio in just six steps to make an amazing first impression, and even drive traffic from your Instagram to your website.
Keep reading to learn how!
Step 1: Introduce Your Brand With Your Instagram Name
You know how the saying goes. What’s in a name?
The opportunity to brand your Instagram bio even more, that’s what!
Technically, you have two names on Instagram. One is your Instagram handle, which you choose when you sign up for Instagram and have to change in your Settings. The other is your Instagram profile name!
Check out where the two appear on travel blogger Helen Sula’s Instagram page, where “heleneinbetween” is the handle:
Your profile name shows up in bold right above your Instagram bio, just like a little heading. If you wanted to, you could just put your company or brand name in this line. However, you might be missing out on a few extra opportunities to brand your profile and attract more followers if you stop there!
You have 30 available characters in this line (including emojis!), and it’s a great place to describe what you do, who you are, or what you’re all about.
After making sure your name and company name are clear from your Instagram handle and your Profile name, you might have a little additional space to add some keywords and emojis to clue your followers into what they can expect from you and your content!
If you use this trick, try to limit your chosen keywords to three of the most impactful words you can find to describe your business or brand words or less. That way, your name isn’t too lengthy and distracting, while still getting your point across.
You’ll also want to use vertical slashes or symbols to space out each word, such as | or // to keep your profile looking clean and organized. For example, in our image above, Helene used her full name followed by “| Travel Blogger.” That’s a great way to add just a little bit of context in a way that really stands out.
Add Hashtags and Mentions to Your Instagram Bio
We get this question a lot, so we just wanted to clear this up. You can add hashtags and mentions to your Instagram bio to create a clickable hyperlink. However, you may be wondering if hashtags in your Instagram bio actually work?
The answer is, not in the way you’re used to them working. If you include hashtags into your Instagram bio, it doesn’t mean that your profile will automatically appear in that search stream. However, if you include a hashtag in your Instagram bio, users will be able to click on that hashtags and see all of the posts using that hashtag!
If you’ve created a hashtag specifically for your community or business, it’s a great idea to include it in your Instagram bio so your profile visitors can see it – and it’s also a great spot to collect user-generated content!
Adding a user mention works the same way in your bio (creating a clickable hyperlink), and is a great way to introduce the face or faces behind your brand if you’re hesitant to mix business and personal content. Just link your Instagram handle and add a little clue for curious browsers!
Check out how The Blonde Abroad includes both hashtags and user mentions in her bio.
Step 2: Helping Followers Fall in Love With Your Brand Through a Clear Instagram Bio
Did we mention that your Instagram bio only allows for 150 characters total? That’s why it’s important not to waste this valuable real estate on unnecessary details. For example, there’s no need to restate your name here; instead, focus on providing any details that you didn’t get across in your profile picture and name line!
Also, keep in mind that your bio is usually the last thing people read before making a decision to follow you OR click on the link in your bio!
To make the most out of your bio space, do the following:
Use different words (not the same ones as in your name line) to further describe your brand focus or blog content.
Give your followers an idea of what they can expect from you by mentioning how often you provide new content. An example would be “new posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!” or, “my IGTV videos drop every Thursday at noon!”
Clarify what your followers can expect from your Instagram content, and the content they can find at your blog or website. Be careful not to be too broad or misleading, because the last thing you want to do is promise a type of content you don’t consistently deliver. That’s a good way to lose a follower (and a potential customer) for good!
After you focus on the message you want to convey with your bio, you’ll want to format it for easy readability and understanding. After all, you have just a few seconds to grab and hold the attention you need to gain a new fan or customer!
Keep reading for some quick tips on how to format your Instagram bio to support your brand and make conversions so much easier!
Step 3: Format Your Instagram Bio For Easy Readability
After you’ve decided on the elements you want to include in your bio, it’s time to turn that little paragraph into an easy-to-read, visually flowing masterpiece that leads into your jaw-dropping Instagram feed OR the link in your bio!
How to Format Your Instagram Bio
Nothing turns off readers faster than a thick paragraph of words with no line breaks, spaces or easy-to-follow separators. A block of words might just make your followers’ eyes (and brains!) tired before they even begin.
Not exactly the impression you want to give when you’re looking for buy-in and excitement, right?
You can avoid this by formatting your Instagram bio with line breaks or those handy slashes we mentioned earlier.
Lettering artist Dawn Nicole does this really well in her Instagram bio:
When you type your Instagram bio, make sure to remove any spaces before and after each sentence that you want to put a line break around. Then hit return. (If you’re on an Apple device, tap the number button in the lower-left corner of your keyboard to find your return button!) This will move the next sentence down to its own line.
You can create full line breaks in between each sentence by adding emojis, slashes or periods.
In fact, you might even consider switching out some words and phrases with relevant emojis to spark some visual interest and create a refreshing reset for your viewer’s eyes!
Step 4: Drive Traffic to Your Brand Website With a Strong Call to Action
The next element of a perfectly branded Instagram bio is an important one! It’s the next step your followers or visitors should take to learn even more about your product, blog or brand.
Most often, this would be going to your website or another location to view more of your content. That’s why it’s so handy to include a link in your bio by adding in a relevant URL.
Speaking of URLs, did you know that you can add links to your Instagram bio? Here’s how:
How to Add a Link To Your Instagram Bio
Tap “Edit Profile”
Enter your URL in the Website section
This URL is usually referred to as a “link in bio” on Instagram, and you can add super-simple calls to action (CTAs) to your post captions by telling your followers to click your link in bio to learn more!
However, just because most users on Instagram recognize a link in bio, doesn’t mean that you should assume every user does. You can spell out the next steps for visitors who may not understand what to do by adding a clue to the last line in your bio.
Say something like, “tap the link below to see our products” or “click the link to read my latest post”. You can make this even more clear by adding in emojis or symbols like arrows or sirens to grab attention and eliminate any lingering confusion.
Step 5: Get an Ultra-Clickable Instagram Bio Link Tool (Like Tailwind’s Smart.Bio!)
While you can put a link in your bio directly to your website URL, this isn’t always the most helpful link to use especially if you want to direct followers to a certain page or promotion. That’s why a ton of Instagram users choose a link in bio tool that acts as a landing page for multiple links, including links shared with each post!
Tailwind’s brand-new FREE Smart.bio tool does just that! In just a matter of moments, you can create a clean, branded link in your bio (it looks like smart.bio/yourusernamehere) so that your followers enjoy a branded experience from start to finish.
When choosing a link in bio tool, it’s important to choose one that doesn’t create a distracting, lengthy link in your bio. Even better, a link in bio tool that allows you to create your own custom URL can keep your Instagram bio effortlessly branded!
Tailwind has a brand-new solution. Take a peek at Smart.bio below!
With Smart.bio, you can also upload a mix of static link buttons and clickable feed images to optimize the posts, links and offers you’ll always want to send your followers to. For example, links to newsletters, email lists, and guides make for perfect static links that catch the eye at the top of your smart.bio landing page.
For daily product promotions, blog post mentions and linked posts, simply drop a link into your latest Instagram posts for the image to appear in your Smart.bio feed. And that’s not all!
When you use Smart.bio with Tailwind for Instagram, your linked feed images will update in real-time on your Smart.bio landing page – even when you auto post!
No more having to go into another app to separately add in a link and coordinate the time it goes live with the time your post does – Tailwind does it for you automatically when you schedule your Instagram post!
Plus, Smart.bio is easy to brand, which is an important element of maintaining not only a perfectly branded Instagram bio but an entire brand presence on the web!
Step 6: Customize Your Smart.bio Link Landing Page to Reflect Your Brand
Smart.bio by Tailwind is completely brandable, which is a feature either unavailable on most link in bio tools – or only available through a paid subscription! Cool, right?
With Smart.bio, you can customize:
Your page title, so you can brand the headline that appears next to your profile photo
Your button colors, with any color or shade to perfectly match your brand colors
The CTA buttons that appear under each of your Instagram feed posts so your audience knows what to do next with uniquely-you instructions
Your static link headers, including with emojis!
Plus, Smart.bio allows you to see analytics in real time, including total visits to your landing page, total link clicks, and the click-through rate of your content!
Using this information, you’re able to figure out if your Instagram bio is clear enough to lead followers to your link in bio tool, or if you should adjust your CTAs!
These analytics also help you determine if your buttons are interesting and engaging enough to earn clicks, or if you should change your approach to get the most traffic possible.
Smart.bio allows you to meet your brand goals when it comes to your Instagram presence, and it’s now in public beta! If you want to be one of the first users of this amazing traffic-driving tool, click the link below to reserve your spot now!
Branding your Instagram bio is critical to attracting new fans and followers of your blog, product, and Instagram presence! The six essential steps to creating a perfectly branded Instagram bio are:
Introducing your brand with a unique and informational Instagram profile name
Clearly defining who you are and what you stand for in your Instagram bio to help your followers fall deeply in love with your brand
Formatting your entire Instagram bio for clarity and easy readability
Including a strong CTA to lead your followers to your brand website
Choosing a link in bio tool (like Smart.bio by Tailwind!) that inspires curiosity and clicks,
And customizing your link in bio tool with brand colors and voice!
Unlike a Poll Sticker, where followers choose from a list of options, Questions Stickers open up the chance for users to respond however they choose.
The following steps will teach you how to use Instagram Stories Questions Stickers, as well as how to check out the responses to your story and how to repost a response with your answer.
How to Make an Instagram Questions Post on Stories
While it can have a big effect on your engagement with your followers, posting a Question Sticker to your next Story is actually a simple process:
Start by opening Instagram Stories and choose a photo or video to upload.
Next, tap the Sticker icon to open the Sticker Tray.
Select the Questions Sticker and type your custom question. You can also customize your Sticker by changing the color.
Position your sticker within your Story.
Post your question and wait for the responses to roll in!
Don’t have a background image to upload? No worries! Instagram Create Mode has a handy Instagram Story template you can use to pose a question.
That’s not all – you can also use Polls, Quizzes, and Emoji Slider questions in Create Mode, too!
How to View Responses and Answer Questions
Now that you have your first sticker posted, you might be wondering how to respond to answers to questions in your Instagram post.
First, open your Story where your Question Sticker is posted.
In the lower left-hand corner, tap “Seen By.”
The Responses section will appear. Here, tap “See All” to view all of the responses you’ve received.
Choose an individual response, and tap “Share Response.”
Upload photos or videos to add a background to your response story.
Now, answer the question and share it.
Best Instagram Story Questions
Learning how to post Questions is only half the challenge. Choosing the right Question to post is also a must.
When it comes to engaging with your audience, there are several types of questions to choose from. Check out the following Instagram Story question ideas, we well as a few tips for setting them up to maximize engagement.
They can help you connect with your audience on a more personal level by sharing details about your life. They are also great tools to teach users more about your product or service, by letting them ask you questions directly.
The Questions feature is the perfect way to host a Q&A Instagram session with your followers. Allow your users to ask you anything, or to ask anything about your business, and be prepared to answer honestly.
Ask Me a Question Instagram Ideas
Need a little inspiration for your next live Q&A? Check out these fun questions and ideas to help you get started. We’ve split them into categories:
“AMA” (Ask me anything): Find out what areas of your life or work your followers are most interested in.
Stage an Instagram contest: Popular toy brand, Lego, asked users to guess how many legos made up a block motorcycle, offering a prize to the closest guess.
If you have an upcoming guest blogger, ask for questions from your followers!
Before you go live on Instagram, ask for questions to jumpstart your session, and to get followers tuning in to see your answers.
“What are you thankful for today?”: In today’s turbulent world, this is a great way to give your followers a mood boost.
“Guess my favorite Instagrammer?“: A simple way to show that you aren’t just out for likes.
You can get a bit more personal by asking what users think of your current favorite tv show or sports team.
Try out a poll-like questions “work from home or office”, “fall or winter”, etc.
“Guess our next product/service launch?” Do you want to know what kinds of products and services your followers really want? Take a cue from Starbucks, which used an Instagram Story Question to see which drink their followers thought was coming out next.
“What content do you want to see more of?”: This is a good way to get some new ideas for your blog or social media.
Offer your expertise by asking industry-specific questions. For instance, beauty bloggers might ask, “What’s the biggest beauty struggle you’re facing,” then offer tips for followers that respond.
Get ideas for your next product by asking what users wish your product had.
Don’t just focus on engagement, but try asking questions (even relationship questions) that will in some way reflect what’s important to your brand.
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Not only are there prompts for the Instagram Question Sticker, but quiz questions, poll inspiration, and creative ways to use the emoji slider to collect feedback as well. Did we mention that it’s FREE???
Instagram comments are a great way to talk with your audience, and even a way to get them to promote your content! Plus, they’re really the only chance for a two-way interaction you can have on a post.
Plus, high Instagram engagement and visible comment counts are now the chief metric for social proof behind your number of Instagram followers!
That’s why today we’re taking you into eight tactics that can help you get more comments on your Instagram posts!
How to Get People to Comment on Instagram: Our 8 Pro Tips!
Getting comments on your latest post on Instagram doesn’t have to be difficult, we promise!
There are a few habits you can establish when posting on your Instagram feed right this minute that will start getting you more comments on Instagram than ever before.
Below, we’re going over 8 must-know tips and practices for your Instagram strategy to get you more Instagram comments.
Stick with us as we take an in-depth look at each of these, why they work, and some tips to get you started!
1. Respond to Your Comments
Not only is responding to comments as they come in the polite thing to do, it also opens up opportunities for more comments!
First, when people scroll past your post in their Instagram feed, they’ll see a higher number of comments on the post – including your responses!
The higher the number, the higher the chance that casual Instagram users will stop and take a look, and potentially leave a comment themselves.
Second, you can create a conversation between you and people commenting on your post.
This is as easy as responding to the original comment and asking another question. When they respond, you can continue the conversation and drive engagement higher by just being personable!
2. Reciprocate Engagement
This ones a little more time-consuming, but it’s a powerful tactic when approaching how to get comments in Instagram.
When you have some spare time to set aside, get into your Instagram account and check out the list of users who have interacted with your latest post with a like.
Tap through to their Instagram profile and leave a few likes and at least one comment on their latest post!
This is a great way to thank them for leaving a like in the first place, and it encourages them to reciprocate the engagement by visiting your profile again and interacting with you.
This is also true for accounts that are already following you – it’s a great way to build a relationship.
Plus, you train your followers to comment on your Instagram posts and engage with you, because you’re doing the same for them!
3. Creatively Ask People to Comment
Don’t be afraid to get creative about how you ask people to leave comments on your Instagram posts. You could stick with the classic “leave a comment!” prompt, but why not make it easy and fun?
For example, you can include a fill in the blank prompt in your post, like: “The summer must-haves in your purse are ______, ______ and _______!”
Or, you could post a funny photo with a simple, “Caption This!” and tell your followers that the best captions will get a shoutout on the post.
It’s like a mini- Instagram contest, and you don’t even have to arrange a prize!
4. Do an Instagram Giveaway
Speaking of contests, we did our own research study that shows Instagram giveaways knock it out of the park when it comes to engagement.
This is for a few reasons: 1) People love winning free stuff and 2) many Instagram contests have rules that include liking the giveaway post, following the account, and tagging their friends in the comments section.
If you’re looking to raise the number of your comments quickly, consider working in a contest on your feed. You can find out everything you need to know about How to Run an Instagram Giveaway on our blog!
5. Host an Instagram Takeover
Instagram takeovers are also an amazing way to get more engagement on your posts – especially if you have a guest with a passionate, engaged following already!
A takeover has mutual benefits. It exposes content to new audiences for both collaborators.
So, you have plenty of opportunities to grow your following and get more reach!
6. Invite People to Tag Friends
A lot of people love to tag their friends in funny or ultra-relatable content.
It’s a way for them to build a connection with friends and family!
It’s also a way for you to get in front of new audiences that might really enjoy your content. So, everyone is a winner here.
Next time you post a meme or a totally relatable post, include a call to action for people to tag their friends in the comments.
It can be as simple as, “tag a friend who does this.”
7. Add In Some Cute Photos
Your followers love to see photos of you, but you know what else Instagrammers love? Animals and cute Instagram photos that make them go “awww!”
Take Marawa for example – this stunning roller-skating beauty gets lots of engagement on regular photos on her feed.
But when she posts videos and photos of Darryl the squirrel – including this table set she bought for him – the comments go wild.
If you have a cute pet, some adorable baby photos or feel-good content in your camera roll, don’t be afraid to post it up!
We bet it’ll get tons of engagement.
You can further your reach on cute photos by adding in relevant Instagram hashtags so more animal lovers will see your pics!
Our final pro tip is to ask thought-provoking questions that resonate with your following.
Sure, you can get some engagement from questions like “which one do you like better?” but if you want conversations and connection in your comments section, use a poll on Instagram Stories for this-or-that instead!
Think about asking questions that your audience will consider and answer with a lot of feeling – like this example from @hellosunshine!
If you scroll the comments section, you’ll notice that people are answering themselves, and also jumping into the conversation in threads on other answers.
That’s the best-case scenario for how to get more comments on your Instagram photos!
Conclusion: How to Get More Comments on Your Instagram Photos!
The biggest impact you can make to your comment count on Instagram is to adjust a few habits to think engagement first. This is true for all social media platforms, not just Instagram – so social media marketers, take note!
Make sure you’re collecting the most comments by scheduling your posts during prime-time- when the majority of your followers are online!
With a forever free Tailwind plan, you can upload your content, plan your captions, find the perfect hashtags AND schedule your post for the times when your followers are most active thanks to our handy Smart Schedule tool!
Let’s face it: we’re living for all the fantastic new ways you can post your best photos and videos on Instagram. From portrait, landscape, and square photo options, Instagram Stories, Reels, IGTV videos, and videos in your feed…There are so many incredible ways to engage with your followers and deliver eye-catching content.
However amazing these new options are, it can be a little tricky to figure out the ideal Instagram image size for your content, right?
In today’s fast-paced world, businesses must stay ahead of the curve to remain competitive.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an ever-evolving technology that has brought about a revolution in numerous industries — especially in the realm of business. Its ability to enhance productivity, precision and efficiency has received widespread acclaim, highlighting its immense potential to transform multiple sectors.
Using Instagram for more product sales goes beyond uploading a great photo or video.A good Instagram caption is just as important as the Instagram video or photo itself!
With over 72% of Instagram users reporting that they have purchased something after seeing it on Instagram, it’s crucial that you know how to motivate your followers to buy your products with Instagram marketing.
And a great Instagram caption can help you do just that!
Denny’s Diner has been in business since the 1950s, but they’ve found a way to update their brand voice, references, and personality to appeal to younger generations successfully.
You can see this on their Instagram, where captions are usually short, sweet, and laden with emojis.
2. Create Several Drafts of Your Instagram Caption Text
When you create an Instagram post on the fly, your caption might not be the best it can be.
Oftentimes the answer to how to write an Instagram caption that truly works is to try writing it a few times!
Instagram captions should go through a couple of drafts before being published to your feed, which means you don’t want to rush your caption copywriting!
Planning is key when creating captions that sell. By using Tailwind’s Instagram scheduling tool you can plan out your captions ahead of time, and even save them as drafts while you’re perfecting them!
Simply upload your image, start working on your caption, and pick your hashtags, and the best time to post with our SmartSchedule tool. Then, access your upcoming post at any time in your calendar and click the pencil icon to make any changes to your post!
And just like any other piece of copy, you should carefully proofread your captions.
3. Include a Call To Action (CTA) In Your Captions
If you don’t effectively direct your followers to take action, they likely won’t. Your caption CTA will likely direct viewers of your Instagram post to visit your checkout page, and hopefully, get them to purchase your product!
Some examples are CTA’s are:
“Visit the clickable link in our bio to learn more.”
“ View our newest collection by clicking the link in our bio.”
“(your item) is on sale now. Link in bio!”
Your motivating call to action should be front-loaded and placed near the top of your caption.
Your audience might not always click to “read more”, so include your CTA near the top.
Captions can be fun and inspiring, but if they’re going to help sell your products, your CTA needs to direct users to a place where they can purchase the products you sell.
One way to do this is with a link in bio tool, like Tailwind’s smart.bio! You can easily add links to your smart.bio posts when scheduling in Tailwind updated your link page in real-time as soon as the post goes live.
Our emotions heavily influence what we buy. Tapping into your followers’ emotions through your caption can help increase sales and can be done so when we can evoke feelings of Fear, Belonging, Trust and Inspiration.
Using fear or “FOMO” to drive sales doesn’t mean you are making your customers feel anxious, worried, or any other harmful emotion.
Simply stating that you have a limited quantity in stock or setting a time limit on when the item can be purchased is sufficient.
@Travelocity uses FOMO to promote trips and vacations by using a specific holiday as their limited-time offer.
We all crave connection andwant a sense of community. Speaking to your followers as if they are part of your tribe can help develop that sense of belongingness with your brand which will help you sell products.
@airbnb speaks to their audience through their captions as if they are one big family.
Frequently included in the features of various Airbnb properties are details about the area and the hosts.
This serves to create a much more homey, personalized connection with each location for prospective travelers than typically experienced with hotel properties.
Passion Planner frequently posts success stories and user-generated content from their loyal following – #PashFam!
A challenging aspect to e-commerce is that your potential buyer can’t hold the product in their hands before they buy.
Use your captions to describe to your followers how your product can help improve their life – or even to describe in detail what the product looks or feels like up close!
@lornajaneactive inspires their community to be healthy and active through their posts that promote their products.
They do a masterful job of featuring products to their audience in the context they can be used in – such as “weekend paddleboarding adventure” in this caption!
5. Add Hashtags to Instagram Captions
When creating Instagram captions, you’d be selling yourself short (no pun intended!) if you only focused on the copy!The right hashtags will help you extend your reach, get your posts seen by more potential customers, and help grow your Instagram account.
Instagram allows up to 30 hashtags in your caption and finding those hashtags can be a challenge if you’re manually searching for them for each and every Instagram post.
Tailwind’s Hashtag Finder helps you find hashtags that can expand your reach to new customers without needing to perform any research. Simply enter your initial hashtag, and Tailwind will begin to populate a list of hashtags.
Once you find a list of hashtags that works for you, create a reusable hashtag list in Tailwind. Tailwind’s Hashtag Finder helps you find the best hashtags for your Instagram posts.
All that extra engagement can help your post reach more potential customers that you can then direct to your product page.
They also add personality, bringing your content to life.
7. Keep the Conversation Going
After your post has been published, don’t forget to reply to any comments or questions you receive. Companies who engage with customer service requests over social media report20%-40% more revenue per customer.
Whether you are receiving positive or negative feedback, it is important to reply to each and every comment!
Use Tailwind Ghostwriter to Create Good Instagram Captions
Whew, that’s a lot to keep in mind when thinking about how to create an Instagram caption that works! If you’re struggling, Tailwind Ghostwriter can help! Here’s how our AI-generated Instagram caption tool works:
Upload your post photo, and click the “Ghostwrite for me” button above your caption field.
Input what you’re posting about (ex: lifestyle content, promotion, educational, etc.)
Input what your content is about
Add any keywords or phrases you want to be included in your caption
If you want to add a Call to Action, input the text of your CTA
Click Generate, and view the three captions Ghostwriter comes up with! You can tweak these captions, use them as is, or if you want to try again, simply hit Try Again until your Instagram caption is perfect.
And guess what? Tailwind Ghostwriter is included on Tailwind’s Forever Free Plan!
And, if you want to double-check what your feed will look like with a new post, scroll down to the Preview Your Grid section. This will show you your currently scheduled drafts and published posts, so you can get a look at what all your hard work looks like together!
Be sure to press the blue “Schedule post” button at the bottom once you’ve decided on a time.
Your carousel is scheduled! If you have an Instagram Business account, there’s nothing else you need to do. Instagram Auto Posting is included in your Tailwind plan!
If you don’t have a business account OR selected push notification, keep an eye on your phone! At the scheduled time you selected, you’ll receive a push notification with your Instagram carousel images and saved captions to post directly to Instagram.
Use Tailwind to Schedule Your Carousel Post on Instagram
There you have it- just a few simple steps to creating Carousel posts on Instagram- without having to dedicate time to it every day.
But being a carousel app for Instagram isn’t the only✨magic ✨Tailwind for Instagram is capable of. It’s easy and efficient to plan and schedule all your Instagram images, Instagram videos, and Instagram stories for the whole week using Tailwind’s Instagram planner.
What are the benefits to Instagram carousel posts?
Especially if you are a small business with products you want to show off, the carousel function can help you get more images in front of your followers in a more dynamic way! It offers you the opportunity to show off details, variety, and even the story behind the product.
Can you edit Instagram carousels?
Yes! As of November 2021, Instagram allows for the editing of your carousel posts. Once you have your images uploaded, you can drag and drop them to change the order. For more on editing your IG posts and carousel images, check out our in-depth blog!