03 Nov Sort Your Instagram Filters [Social Media Tip]
Here’s a super quick tip to make your Instagram-ing a little easier: sort your filters. Why bother? Sorting your Instagram filters will not only de-clutter your filter choices (making choosing one faster), but can also help you keep your brand’s overall look and feel consistent from photo to photo (and keeping your branding consistent).
In this post, I’ll walk you through two ways to re-arrange your Instagram filters to your liking and how to remove filters from our account all together. Make sure to read to the end of the post for a few key pointers on re-arranging your Instagram filters!
Step 1: Open your photo in the Instagram app
Step 2: Hold down the filter you’d like to move and drag it to where you want it.
Step 1: Open photo in the Instagram app
Clicking the manage wheel will bring up the “Manage Filters” section. Here you’ll see all your filters in a list. You can organize your filters or remove them from the edit screen completely from this section.
Step 3: Hold down the filter you want to move and drag it up or down the list to the position you choose.
To completely remove a filter from the edit screen, simply uncheck the undesired filters.
That’s it! Simple simple. A few things to think about:
- If you don’t use it, lose it! There are some filters I simply don’t like – so I don’t waste time looking at them.
- Place your most used filters in the “front of the line”. If there are go to filters, or your brand sticks to the same one for effect, pop those front and center.
- Filter settings are account specific, so don’t freak out about not having certain filters if you’re managing multiple accounts. I do suggest if more than one person manages the account, just fill your team in on what filters have been moved/removed.
- Remember that you shifted things around! Sometimes out of sight is out of mind. If you end up removing filters just periodically take a look at the ones you took out of the line up. You may have a change of heart, or it may finally work with an image.
While we’re on the subject of Instagram filters – my Gingham filter only seems to appear when it wants! Is anyone else seeing this?