Instagram as you may know is essentially a visual platform that is not only popular among the individual users but also hugely popular among almost all business owners and brands, large or small. The good thing about Instagram is that when you take a photo or shoot a short video and want to show it to your friends you can us this platform and share it not only on this but with other social networks as well.
All you have to do is turn sharing on or off for the specific social networks such as Facebook or Twitter you want to share your pictures and video to. When you do not want to share your photos anymore, you will simply have to disconnect your account from the network.
If you are new to it then this guide will show you how to share your photos and videos across different social media networks. First, this is how you will be able to connect to other social networks.
You will have to adjust your settings to get connected to other social networks. The process that you should follow is as under:
- Go and tap on your profile
- Tap on Settings
- Tap on Account
- Tap on Linked Accounts and then
- Tap the specific social network you want to log in to and
- Finally link the accounts.
You can use different tools and software
to share photos either directly or indirectly with your chosen social media network.
Using Hipstamatic to share photo
One such tool that you can use is Hipstamatic which will allow you to share your photo directly to Instagram. All you have to do is:
- Select the photo you want to share and
- Tap on the Instagram icon
This specific tool has lots of beneficial features making it one of the most popular tools for people who want to share photos in other social networks. The different useful features include:
- You may also write a caption for your selected photo.
- In addition to that, you can also decide whether or not you want Hipstamatic to include the #hipstamatic hashtag automatically with your photo.
- Not only that you can also decide whether you want tags noting which lens and camera you used to take that specific photo.
When you link your Instagram account to Hipstamatic, the photo you choose to share will appear automatically on Instagram. If you turn on the tags for your photo, Hipstamatic will automatically include the tags in the caption. Along with that there will be an attribution such as ‘Taken with Hipstamatic’ will also appear right below your caption.
All you have to do is download the Hipstamatic app from the Hipstamatic App Store and install it, if you have not yet. Otherwise, if you already have, simply tap on ‘Hipstamatic’ and foolow the instructions as directed.
Other apps to use
You can also use other apps for sharing your Instagram photos and videos on other social media channels. One such app is Mixi. This is a Japanese iOS app that you will not find in your share options unless you set both the region and language format of your phone to Japanese. You will need to set both because simply changing the region format will not change the language of your phone. It will only change the way in which the numbers and dates will be displayed.
Once you have set the phone and selected a photo saved in your phone, you will now have to link the Mixi account under Share following these steps:
- Log into your account
- Confirm the permissions of the app
- Tap the Mixi icon and turn sharing on.
This will upload your photo to Instagram and Mixi.
There are also several other apps in different languages that you can use to share your photos in different social networks in different regions. Well, if this seems to be very confusing or tedious, you can always take help and cue from sites like stormlikes.com for that matter.
Disconnecting Instagram account from other social network
Now, if you want to disconnect your Instagram account from other social media networks and stop sharing your posts and videos, the steps top follow is simple as well.
- Go to your Instagram profile and tap on it
- Tap on the Settings button
- Click on the Account button
- Tap Linked Accounts
- Tap the site name
Tap the Unlink Account button if you are using an iOS device or Unlink button if you are using an Android phone.
This will stop your photos and videos from being shared on the specific social media network you have chosen to opt out from.
Relinking your account
Since human mind is ever changing you may want to relink your Instagram account to the social network you chose not to share your photos and videos. Well, Instagram will help you in this aspect as well with its useful and beneficial features.
When you wish to relink Instagram to any social network first you will have to visit that setting of the site. Here you will have to unlink your former account. This is how you can do it for specific social network:
- For Twitter you will need to see your authorized apps
- For Facebook you will need to check out the app settings and
- For Tumblr you will need to see your preferences to revoke access from the Apps section.
Follow the instruction from thereon and your account will be relinked with the social media network once again.
The final thought
When you share your photos and apps on different social networks it will extend your reach and you will be able to tap people beyond your demographics and geo limits. This is especially helpful for the business owners. It is not without any reason Instagram has more than 300 million business accounts and counting.
Therefore, Instagram as it is comes with several features and options that benefit all types of people and all types of their needs. All you have to do is know which feature or option to use for which purpose.
Rachel Hunt Product Marketing Associate at Creative Writing. Know how to use Instagram for your business purpose from her comments and blogs or visit stormlikes.com for more information.