3 ways to revitalize your Instagram feed

Has your presence on the visual platform flatlined? Here are three easy ways to revive accounts and expand reach.

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Instagram doesn’t rest on its laurels when it comes to algorithm updates or adding new features like the Superzoom tool—and neither should you.

Here are three steps to help you update and improve your Instagram presence:

1. Stay on top of updates like split-screen. Instagram issues updates so frequently that Hootsuite’s AdEspresso and dozens of other blogs track them almost weekly.

“It’s a good idea to visit these sites on a monthly basis to see what’s new,” says Jenn Herman, author of “The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Instagram.”

For example, her favorite new Instagram feature is its two-person, split-screen Live broadcast feature. “I host an Instagram Live every two weeks,” Herman says, “but it’s always me by myself. Now that I have the option to bring on a guest, it’s going to drastically broaden my opportunities to provide valuable content to my audience.”

Though she appreciates that users might want to jump right in, Herman suggests slowing down. “Plan ahead, or you’ll end up with random ramblings no one will watch.”

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