Instagram sprung onto the scene with a very simple concept of sharing photos and videos. Since its inception, Instagram has grown into one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, and it is a critical asset for any business’s marketing strategy.
Instagram’s features are continually changing and upgrading, so it can be confusing to stay on top of what’s new. To get the most out of Instagram, here are the most important features you need to know about.
One of the most useful features of Instagram is Instagram Live, where you can live stream video content to your audience. You can also turn on commenting or reactions to gain real-time feedback. Live video allows you to authentically connect with your followers and be real. Some good reasons to use Instagram Live are:
Since 2019, Instagram Checkout has been in beta testing. It will soon be released to the public and could become your new, best marketing tool, turning followers into instant customers!
Instagram Checkout is an add-on feature allowing users to purchase products without ever leaving the app. Customers can click on a product to see details; then, with one additional tap, they can enter their personal information, pay, and purchase. Instagram Checkout was initially tested using 26 brands, including (Zara, Revolve, Warby Parker, and Nike). Brands who are currently using Checkout love the potential of it.
Instagram Checkout is not currently open to all brands yet, and it is only available in the U.S. Most likely, once it is released to the public, it will also be expanded to other countries.
Once it is rolled out, Instagram Checkout will have tons of features for small, medium, and large businesses. The...
Did you know that Instagram Stories are a fantastic way to connect with your audience and keep them interested? Not only that, but Instagram Stories can help boost sales and improve brand awareness.
Here is a quick guide to get you started using Instagram Stories for your business.
Launched in 2016, Stories have become a major factor in Instagram’s popularity, overtaking post feeds by a lot. The platform enjoys more than 500 million users per day, making Stories a great way to connect with an existing audience and to grow an even larger one. Stories are essentially slides and videos that expire after 24 hours.
As Instagram has evolved, the developers have added new features to Stories to make it easier to start conversations, get live feedback and gauge reactions while promoting your brand, and sharing ideas in a fun, authentic way.
Instagram is an invaluable marketing tool for businesses. In 2018, the social media giant reached more than 1 billion users, making it the #2 platform after Facebook.
Instagram is a highly visual medium allowing you to share images, videos, Stories, and even live presentations. Instagram’s Live feature is a powerful tool you can use to connect with your audience on a very personal level. Instead of using pre-recorded video, you stream your experience in real-time and allow feedback, comments, and suggestions from your audience, gaining valuable insight along the way. The more you engage with your followers, the stronger your brand awareness.
Let’s get started with these step-by-step instructions on how to get the most out of Instagram Live for your business.
Before you start streaming, you will want to check your Live settings.