If you use Instagram, you know that it pays to use a lot of hashtags. It can also get kind of annoying once you start to type the same ones over and over.
Luckily, Georgie from In it 4 the Long Run has an awesome tip that will save you a ton of time. She uses iOS macros to condense long strings of hashtags into simple shortcuts.
To do this, open your Settings, click General –> Keyboard –> Text Replacement (you may need to click Shortcuts in pre-iOS 9). Click the plus sign (+) and type in your most common hashtags. It helps to group them thematically, as Georgie explains:
Example: Whenever I type the word “igfooodie” it automatically completes with all of the hashtags I like using. I have probably about 10 different keywords that auto complete whether it’s fitness, food, vegan, health or photography related hashtags. This saves me so much time and hassle.
I shoot a lot of outdoors stuff in the Pacific Northwest, so I could have “igoutdoors” autocomplete to a string like:
#outdoors #outdoorlife #outside #nature #upperleftusa #pacnw #pacificnorthwest #pnw #pnwcollective #northwestisbest
This is super smart, and it’s way better than my previous solution, which was to save a string of hashtags in iOS notes, then copy/paste them whenever I needed them. This way, you don’t even have to leave Instagram to drop in all your tags.