10 Things To Do To Get More Likes On Instagram

by Divyata Raut
LIFESTYLE  |  October 10, 2017
  • Post during peak periods
    1 / 10 Post during peak periods

    The amount of likes you get when you post a picture at 8 pm versus the amount of likes you get when you post the same thing at 1 am can be shockingly different. So be aware of the high traffic periods to ensure that a huge chunk of your followers are online to like your pictures. Aim for weekday lunch hours or after work hours, avoiding the early morning and late night periods.

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  • Share it on other social media platforms
    2 / 10 Share it on other social media platforms

    Share your Instagram pictures on your Facebook or Twitter accounts so that it leads other followers to your Instagram profile pic, hence increasing your likes!

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  • Increase the contrast and saturation
    3 / 10 Increase the contrast and saturation

    Pictures that have amped up the contrast and saturation catch more eyes as the blue and orange undertones make the picture more attractive. More followers will double tap it before scrolling past. Don’t make your pictures dull, make them pop!

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  • Make sure your picture has a focus
    4 / 10 Make sure your picture has a focus

    If you’re taking a landscape picture, don’t just capture the river and a mundane row of houses against it. Do a quick check of the picture before you post it. Which part of the picture are you drawn to first? Is there a focus? Make sure to include an object that is the biggest or brightest part of your picture.

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  • Make it candid
    5 / 10 Make it candid

    Instead of having lifeless and boring shots, post candids of yourself laughing, dancing or jumping! A bit of a blur, or your clothes or hair flowing make your images more lively as it creates a sense of movement. 

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  • Set it up
    6 / 10 Set it up

    Instead of taking a picture of your pancakes brunch as it is, spend some time to tidy things up first. Arrange some of the ingredients used to make the pancakes, like blueberries or honey, next to your plate. Place a jug of juice next to it and put an open-facing magazine near your plate. Make sure some natural lighting hits your breakfast ‘layout’ as it illustrates the chilled out atmosphere of your lovely Saturday morning.

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  • Use your friend's flashlight
    7 / 10 Use your friend's flashlight

    If you want to take a picture of your food and the restaurant’s lighting won’t do your pictures any good, know that you can still create that perfect lighting using your friend’s phone flashlight. Ask your friend to hold up their flashlight diagonally above your food to light up the most photogenic part of your plate, giving you a brilliantly-lit, Insta-worthy food shot.

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  • Don’t use filters
    8 / 10 Don’t use filters

    Instead of using harsh Instagram filters that douse out the natural shadows and clarity of your picture, click on the ‘Edit’ option instead. Tweak the brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness of your picture which will enhance the beauty of your photograph. Remember, nothing too wacky!

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  • Use hashtags
    9 / 10 Use hashtags

    Increased viewership is another factor for increasing your likes as well. Users searching for specific hashtags might chance upon your pictures if you’ve added a couple of hashtags in your caption. Use popular hashtags instead of creating your own.

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  • Tag the location
    10 / 10 Tag the location

    Use the option of tagging your location in your pictures before you post it. As users usually search for restaurants or cafes on Instagram, there is a high chance that they will come across your picture. And now that you know how to take great food pictures, they will double tap your picture!

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    (Also read: Make Your Food Look Instagram-Worthy)

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