Tips on how to Cease Losing Time on Instagram

I’m always looking for ways to save time on Instagram and I know you are too. Whether it’s posting faster, staying organized, or repurposing content, I’m here for you! Therefore, in this blog post, I am sharing 5 tactics to help stop wasting time on Instagram.

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#1 How to stop wasting time on Instagram: Repurpose your Instagram content

First, let’s talk about repurposing your Instagram content. Many companies and brands spend a lot of time creating eye-catching content, but then never share it again. You want to make the most of your content!

But here’s something you might not know: posts, IGTV videos, and even Instagram highlights can be shared with unique links.

That’s right, you can actually grab a link from your Instagram content and then share it as part of your other digital content. This includes emails, links on your website or via Instagram Direct Message. With these unique links, you can get more exposure to your Instagram and make better use of your content.

Here is a YouTube video Here’s exactly how to get the link, where to use it, and why it’s an important part of your Instagram content strategy.

#2 How to Stop Wasting Time on Instagram: An Effective Instagram Stories System

Next, let’s talk about implementing an effective Instagram Stories system. This system will help you know exactly what to share with your followers on Instagram. That means no more guesswork!

If you’re struggling with what to share and how to appear on Instagram Stories, you need this Stories strategy.

The reality is that there are five different Instagram stories that you can share regularly. Check out this YouTube video also learn:

  • The basic strategy for Instagram Stories
  • How to show others who you are, even if you’re new to the app
  • How to get people to posts, reels and IGTVs
  • How to share your authority on Instagram Stories
  • How to get MORE from your Instagram Stories by sharing older content

#3 How to stop wasting time on Instagram: Create Instagram content with drafts

Now let’s talk about how to use Instagram drafts. This is a free feature on Instagram that allows you to prepare posts without using any additional software.

When you’re ready to share your draft post, all you have to do is open the app, go to Drafts and share it. Check out this video to learn the exact step-by-step instructions on how to create post drafts. Trust me, this is an important pro tip that will save you a lot of headaches.

#4 How to Stop Wasting Time on Instagram: Use Instagram Direct Message Quick Replies

Next, you can save a lot of time on Instagram by using direct message quick replies. Instead of typing the same answer over and over again, Quick Replies let you reply with just a few taps.

A screenshot of Sue B. Zimmerman's quick reply options.

I love using quick replies for frequently asked questions. Even better, you can have up to 20 quick reply options. Check out this YouTube video Learn how to create quick replies, what to say in a quick reply, and when to NEVER use a quick reply.

#5 How to stop wasting time on Instagram: Become a pro at navigating Instagram app

Finally, here is my final tip that will help you save time in creating your Instagram content. To save a lot of time, you must be a PRO in navigating the Instagram app. There are actually a number of shortcuts within the app that allow you to navigate quickly and effectively.

This time saving adds up! Check out this YouTube video to learn all about these shortcuts and other ways to become a pro at navigating the Instagram app. These shortcuts might surprise you.

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