Create a Hashtag Keyboard Shortcut

Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.

Instagram recently changed their hashtag algorithms so that the most recent photos show closer to the top. It used to be that you could just go back and add a hashtag to a picture whenever you wanted and it would be added to the top of the feed; but now, if you want to increase your chances of getting exposure faster, you need to add those hashtags immediately when you post. So it’s very important to know which hashtags to include right away–especially if you want to use a series of them!

One way to include all of those hashtags you want in a matter of seconds is by creating a keyboard shortcut so that you can easily type in one word or phrase and have all of your hashtags pop up. Follow these steps below to create your keyboard shortcut on your iPhone:

  • Click on “Settings” on the main home screen
  • Click “General
  • Click “Keyboard
  • Click “Text Replacement” and the “+” button at the top
  • Enter your hashtags into the “Phrase” line
  • Enter your shortcut name in the “Shortcut” line and click “Save
  • Open Instagram and select the photo you want to add the hashtags to

Type your hashtag shortcut into your caption or into a comment

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