I’m in the business of making your business life easier, it’s kinda my thing, so when I realized that some of you didn’t know how to do text replacement for Instagram hashtags, I knew that needed to be high on the list of tech tutorials for this little space on the interwebs.
This is something that I’ve known about for a while but actually hadn’t done until Abagail and Emylee from Think Creative Collective told me it was life-changing and, like always, they were right.
It makes posting to Instagram so much easier and it’s a super simple change.
Ok, so the idea here is that you’ll pick a word that’s not commonly typed by you on your phone and you’ll set that up as a text replacement rule so that when that word is typed your phone will replace it with your hashtag bank. This can be crazy useful if you’re managing more than one Instagram account (social media managers unite)!
Before we get into it, if you’re struggling finding the right hashtags for you and your creative biz, download my free Instagram Hashtag Guide to my favorites.
Let’s get started.
This tutorial is for iPhone, btw, if you’re using Android,
you should probably fix that it should be fairly similar.
My word is “holla“, by-the-way.
So, first, go ahead and copy all of those hashtags you normally use out of Notes or messages or wherever you’ve been storing them.
Then go to “settings > general” and find “text replacement”.
Once there, create a new text replacement by pasting your Instagram hashtags (or whatever you’re wanting to type quickly) into “phrase” and your shortcut being the word you want to use.
Again, my word was “holla”, so if I go to type a message (or an Instagram comment, etc) and type “holla” it gives me the replacement as seen below so I just hit space and go on about my day.
It’s seriously so freakin’ easy.
Don’t forget your free Instagram Hashtag Guide!
If you’d rather learn by watching an awesome video, you can do that below.