We like to think of Instagram as a model’s mobile portfolio. You can collaborate with those in your inner and outer circle, find inspiration, follow new trends (or start them!) and discover new brands.
Much like your own model portfolio, your digital portfolio allows you to present your identity, but also provide followers with bespoke behind the scenes content as they engage with your journey and career advice.
However, with busy schedules and huge quantities of content, it can sometimes be difficult to know how to best manage your Instagram, schedule content and create a visually pleasing feed.
Continue reading to learn how to gain more exposure and engagement with these recommended apps for your Instagram Stories and Instagram Feed so you know how to easily plan your content whilst promoting the moments you love.
PicPlayPost is a great app to use when you want to feature more than one video or photo to feature on your Instagram stories. It allows you to get really creative with their easy-to-use video editing tools by adding multiple background music, templates, filters, video sequencing and more.
You can easily start new projects within the correct Instagram stories format and share once you’ve finished directly from the app. This is a fabulous, eye-catching way to enhance the story so you can tell it exactly the way you wish.
Another popular app that’s great for editing photos and videos for your Instagram stories is InShot. You can create photo collages with their templates, add filters, change text add different coloured backgrounds, blur or layer photos and add music or your own voiceovers to your videos.
VSCO is among the top photo editing apps which helps you create the perfect look for your photos. Their various filter presets are subtle but gives your images a beautiful and professional feel.
This app also allows you to revise different aspects of your photos with their editing tools. It’s a great way to enhance the already amazing qualities of your images without overdoing it. Similar to Instagram, you can share your pictures within the app community and follow other users you like.
Another new trendy app which is ideal for influencers is called, Huji Cam. This app mirrors the classic disposable camera filter, which was popular in the ’80s and ’90s and gives your photos an instantly retro look without the development wait time! With the obsession of reinventing the old and timeless on the rise, it’s easy to see why this nostalgic filter app is so loved.
Planning Your Content
Think of Preview as your all-in-one Instagram expert. You can plan, schedule, and repost photos while also editing your images.
Their grid layout allows you to upload past images you’ve already posted and preview future posts for the next day, week or month. You can also add frames, pattern overlay and text to your photos. It’s perfect for those who really like to plan the appearance of their Instagram page.
With Unum you can also edit, plan and schedule your images around your previously uploaded posts. A great feature of theirs is allowing you to move multiple photos at once so that you can organize your grid flawlessly.
In addition to your standard scheduling tools, you also have the option of drafting your Instagram feed before you post. If you’re not satisfied with your draft, simply switch it out with the original to compare.
With all of the great options out there, choosing an app that works best for you to create beautiful content has never been easier.
Featured image by Teen Vogue.