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Instagram #IGTV Review & How to Use it

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It’s been a week since Instagram launched their new feature on 20 June 2018. Since the launch, IGTV is going viral and everyone is talking about it.

My personal view, the viewing pleasure at IGTV gives whole new experience compared to normal video browsing from platforms like #YouTube. IGTV gives you personalised feeling that with their close up vertical view.

I guess, soon #Instagram will take over all the major social platforms including #Facebook and dominate the industry with all their creativity and constant new features and updates with a 1-billion-users threshold.

Ok. What is IGTV and how to use it? To make a simple understanding is

IGTV is standalone vertical videos that aren’t limited to 60 seconds but can be up to an hour-long.

Why vertical video?

Because a large amount of video- watching market are watching a video in vertical. A user likes to watch more vertical videos longer compared to a traditional 16:9 videos.

Experience the difference of feelings of watching- videos in traditional and vertical format here

Traditional Video

(for similar visual, watch it from 7: 20 minutes onwards)

Vertical Video

Introduction of IGTV by Facebook here

The BEST of IGTV

  1. IGTV it for all. Anyone can be a creator.
  2. It a standalone vertical video
  3. Not limited to 60 seconds but can be up to an hour-long.
  4. It acts like a channel – When you follow the creator their channel will show up.
  5. The video will auto play when you open the feature.
  6. No ads in IGTV yet like Youtube.
  7. Monetization option coming on the way.
  8. You can add link, like, comment and even share the video.

The Not-So-BEST of IGTV

  1. The displaying feature is only supported vertical.
  2. You can still upload the traditional or square videos but each side of it will auto cut and stretched focusing only at center.
  3. No monetization to make money.

How to Use IGTV??

1|You must be a #Instagram user

2|Update your #Instagram App

3|look for IGTV icon on your home tab

4|Click on the icon – you are in the IGTV channel ready

5| Choose your preferred channel options

  • For You – Curated by Instagram for you based on your data history
  • Following – IGTV channel of the users you’re following
  • Popular – Current popular channels on Instagram
  • Continue Watching – The videos that you stopped watching for you to continue to watch. (It starts from where you have paused/stopped)
  • Search – Search your own preferred channels

6| Create your own channel by clicking on the setting icon & follow the steps by tapping into next (tadaaa… you’re in – it’s that simple)

7| start adding your own video by clicking into plus + icon (new users & low following users are only allowed to post up to 10 minutes of videos compared to high following user.

You owned your own channel now. Enjoy and be creative.

Instagram Guide

[#Instagram Account] The Best Weekly Instagram Account You #MUSTFollow

Mandala is getting famous day-by-day. The inspiration it gave is beyond measurable. To all the fan of Mandala, check out the following #Insta Accounts. You wont be disappointed.

bellahenna-1520587389011
@barrodelalma
danroots-1520587416619
@danroots
jamielocke_art-1520587373747.jpg
@jamielocke_art
lettremix-1520587428487
@lettremix
pointsworld-1520587454007.jpg
@pointsworld
rainbow_wood-1520587495627
@rainbow_wood
the_dotted_turtle-1520587468673
@the_dotted_turtle
zaihafizart-1520587355113
@zaihafizart

Check out my other MUST- Follow Instagram posts here

tatta, (bubbye)

#tamaka

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Instagram Guide

[#Instagram Account] The Best Weekly Instagram Account You #MUSTFollow

If you can of #Confectionery or on learning stage, you must take an inspiration from all this fabulous Instagram accounts. They are simply superb.

bakesandinks-1519352475030
@bakesandinks
buttercake_factory-1519352511730
@buttercake_factory
cake_pino-1519352201807
@cake_pino
kimncake-1519352177958
@kimncake
lulukaylacupcake-1519352224605
@lulukaylacupcake
nadiaandco-1519352143215
@nadiaandco
shaunteocreations-1519352154446
@shaunteocreations
therealcake.au-1519352389711
@therealcake.au
amourducake-1519352215303
@amourducake

Check out my other MUST- Follow Instagram posts here

tatta, (bubbye)

#tamaka

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Instagram Guide, Journal, Social Media Tips

[#Tips] How to use #Hastag for #Dummies

Even though, #Hashtag already become a common feature in social medias; I believe some are still do not know how to use it properly; or the purpose of #Hashtag feature.

I do not blame you. Perhaps, the innovation of technology is too fast and you are too busy to explore it.

So, this is for you.

#Hastag is first bought into market by #Twitter and then adopted by other platforms like Instagram, Facbook, Pinterest, Google+ and other social media platforms. It become an instant hit and gained popularity. Since then, it has become unstoppable.

The main purpose of #Hastag is to ease the search. It narrows and specifies the search items. Even, you can create your own #Hastag to personalise it.

These are the samples of #Hastag being used wrongly.

  • #greatmorning#
  • #greatmorning #
  • #great morning#
  • #great#morning#
  • # great morning#

How to Use #Hastag

Be specific and use relevant #Hastag. Do go to lengthy and over creative because no one will use it such a way.

  • #greatmorningwithmydarlinginthehousebarckyard#
  • #greatmorningvibrationlover

#Hastag use should be short and simple; maximum preferable length is between 3 to 4 words. If your #Hastag has more than two words, you can capitalise the first letter to ease the reading. #Hastag will not able to differentiate the small and capital letters. So, don’t worry.

  • #instablackandwhite or #InstaBlackandWhite

How do I use #Hastag

I usually use 1 or two words in my #Hastag. Generally, I will capitalize the first letter for clear design and ease the reading.

  • #GoodMorning

Most importantly, use the relevant and medium popular #Hastag. Using the common and popular #Hastag has high competition and your post will not standout to get the attention it needs.

There are great apps that can help you to get appropriate #Hastag. I’ll be taking about this soon. So, stay tuned for my posts. To make sure you don’t miss out any of my post, follow me via google account.

tatta, (bubbye)

#tamaka

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Instagram Guide

In Love with #Floral #Tie #Trend

Trends are changing. From contemporary sophistication into personalise artistic touch.

I think being artistic and unique is more important than following a trend. Trends are designed for those who are unable to cultivate their own style.

It’s lovely to witness men are adapting to this changes. These #FloralTies are too adorable for these guys.

tatta, (bubbye)

#tamaka