Do you wish you knew how to find the best Instagram filters for stories and live video? Recently I did a live video on Instagram and used a black and white filter. If you’d like to learn how to use filters and more importantly, how to find filters you really like, stay tuned for today’s episode and I’ll share why you may want to use filters, as well as tips for your bio link and Instagram captions. All this and more as I answer my Instagram Pro community member’s questions.
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Best Instagram filters for stories and where to find them
Christa from @doanewthing -
Let your personality shine through. I like to be funny and my followers enjoy that so I sometimes use funny filters in IG The most recent example is the pink square filter that gives you four time lapse photos. I held it down, made 4 different crazy faced and captioned it with, “How I feel about my day”. (Lots of response.) This is what you want - organic dms that stem from evoked emotions.
The majority of filters are humorous but you can also search for flattering filters or even cause filters. To do this, open up stories and scroll filters all the way far left to to the search bar. Tap it to browse effects, and you’ll see categories at the top. Scroll left to see all - Instagram, selfies, love, color & light, etc. tap one of them to view examples of what people have done with that filter. Or if you know what you’re specifically looking for, tap the search bar at top right and type it in. Recently, I went live in black and white. I used the search bar to find a black and white filter, tapped “try it” at far left, and then hit the download arrow at bottom right to save it right with my existing filters. When I went back to my “normal” setting, it was sitting right there with all my other filters. This is a pro tip for finding the best Instagram filters for stories and live video!
How important is it to have a Linktree and what should you have on it?
Jamie from @expeditionmarriage
Jamie mentioned a software that works with your link in bio to drive traffic to a specific website, email opt in, or something else. There are many options available and one of them is Linktree - spelled, linktr.ee on the interwebs. The free version gives you a link to sit in your bio. This link always stays the same, and you can have up to 5 separate categories. How this works is, when followers hit that link in bio, it opens up a landing page with up to 5 different buttons which you can label, such as “today’s blog post”, “my etsy shop”, “Grab your checklist”, etc. And each one holds that specific link.
It’s important to have something like this because chances are, you don’t drive your traffic to one specific sight ...