Instagram unfiltered: 16 great features nobody showed you earlier

Layer your filters

You might be able to adjust the intensity of your chosen filter, but sometimes one (even at 100%) isn’t enough for you. If you're too lazy to edit it via another app, you can layer filters onto the same photo within Instagram itself.

Make it happen: Put your phone in Airplane mode. Then add a filter as usual. But when you try to upload it, it will obviously fail and automatically saved to your camera roll. And then you can slap as many filters you want as many times as you want on the same photo that’s already been filtered to death.

Just remember to 'x' it all from your feed later. 

Righting wrongs

Sometimes when you’re in a rush to get your Instagram post up as instantly as possible, you make a typo in your caption or mistag a place. But don’t worry, your mistakes don’t have to live on forever in your Instagram feed. There’s a way back from clumsy finger condemnation.

Make it happen: Tap on the photo that you want to edit the information of, and then tap on the (...) icon. Hit Edit and then correct those mistakes. The Internet is pretty forgiving these days, unless someone has already screenshot your mistakes.

Jogging your memory

Maybe you’re trying to tell a friend about a great photo you saw and liked, but you can’t remember whose photo it was thanks to your ailing memory. It’s okay, Instagram remembers when you can’t.

Make it happen: The last icon from the left (...) lets you bring up your Options sidebar. From there, you can tap on Posts You’ve Liked to bring up all the photos you have liked. As far as we can tell, it dates back to a good 15 weeks ago unless you’re a serial liker.

Find people to follow

If you’re already sick of all the accounts you’re following and are in need of fresh photo blood, you don’t have to rely on the search icon to bring up random followers (although that’s also a good place to begin). If you’re seeking something less random, there might be friends who are on Instagram that you haven’t realised yet.

Make it happen: Again, hit the Options sidebar and then Find People to Follow. It will offer you suggestions based on your Facebook or phone contacts. You can hit Follow All for convenience or scan through the ones with more interesting feeds based on the preview of four photos for each account.  

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