Last week I shared the best way to grow your Instagram following overnight with How to Host an Instagram Giveaway. However, once you gain all these new followers post giveaway you must keep them, so the question becomes – How do you keep Instagram followers engaged so they will continue to follow you? The answer in short: Quality Pictures! Luckily, with the magic of Instagram you don’t have to be a world renowned photographer to do this. Instead you can utilize some of the best Instagram apps in order to keep your followers intrigued.
FitSnap – Perfect for runners, walkers, bikers, swimmers, and pretty much any activity you can think of. This app allows you to overlay the time, distance, and any additional comments over your pictures. The app itself and about 20 overlay options are free.
ShakeCamera – This app allows you to set your camera to take up to 8 pictures over a 15 second time period, which are then saved to your phone’s photos. This is perfect for setting your camera up and snapping pictures of yourself showing off your outfit of the day, doing your workout, or working hard. With 8 pictures to choose from, spread out over 15 seconds, you are sure to get a good one.
Color Splash – This app turns your entire picture black and white and then lets you select the area you would like to have shown in color. By making the whole photo black and white with just a POP of color it really stands out in Instagram feeds.
whitagram – Have a picture that just doesn’t look right when cropped into that famous Instagram square? This app allows you to keep your image the size it is, and then adds in a simple white background behind the image to make it the standard square size. This is a fabulous app because the white space surrounding the picture is a bit different and really tends to catch peoples’ eye and stop them from scrolling.
ABM – Allows you to add all sorts of edits to pictures, but I personally like it best for creating my own quotes and sayings. It is very easy to select a simple , plain color, background and type some beautiful text on top.
Photofy – Like ABM this app has tons of options for adding text and doodles to pictures. However, I like Photofy best for the collection of artwork which are basically stylized sayings and quotes. I typed “running” in the search bar and tons of options popped up, all of which are easy to layer on top of pictures for that little something extra.
Rhonna – This app has tons of fonts, doodles, etc. to layer on top of your pictures and is a much more professional looking version of Photofy or ABM. That app itself and basics are free; however, add-ons and upgrades will cost you a bit extra here and there.
Be sure to download the free eBook, by clicking on the image below, so you can remember which apps to add to your phone.
*Also, remember to Pin these images by rolling over them in order to save them for later.
Let me know:
What is your favorite Instagram app?
Will you be adding any of these?
*If you are up for some social media homework download one new app and try it out. Then tag me @BackatSquare0 so I can see all your awesome work in action.*