How to Create iPhone Keyboard Shortcuts for Instagram Hashtags

How to Create iPhone Keyboard Shortcuts for Instagram HashtagsAs Instagram continues to increase in popularity, people are becoming more focused than ever on growing their social following.  One of the easiest ways to grow your following and get your photos seen by many non-followers on Instagram is to use hashtags.  This easy tutorial will show you how to create iPhone keyboard shortcuts for Instagram hashtags.  iPhone keyboard shortcuts will allow you to add your favorite hashtags to your photos as easily as typing one single word, rather than having to scroll through your notes to copy and paste.  Most bloggers and Instagram lovers have a series of hashtags they use to promote their posts on the regular.  Instagram allows 30 hashtags per post and if you’re posting that many, you’ll need a way to remember them all.  You’ll also want to add the hashtags as quickly as possible so your photos have a greater chance of being seen, especially when using a popular hashtag.

Creating iPhone keyboard shortcuts for Instagram hashtags is very simple, just follow these 6 easy steps.iPhone Keyboard ShortcutsStep 1:  On your iPhone, go to Settings, then General.

Step 2:  Scroll down and click on Keyboard.
iPhone Keyboard ShortcutsStep 3:  In the Keyboard setting, click on Text replacement.

Step 4:  In the upper right hand corner, click the + symbol to add a new text replacement/keyboard shortcut.
How to Create a Keyboard Shortcut for Instagram HashtagsStep 5:  In the Phrase section, add up to 30 hashtags.  For the Shortcut section, pick a word you will like to use which will serve as a text replacement for all your hashtags.  Consider choosing a  keyword specifically made for this text replacement that you won’t ever type unless doing so to place your hashtags.

Step 6:  Once you have your Phrase and Shortcut, click Save.
How to Create a Keyboard Shortcut for Instagram HashtagsHow to use:  Now that you have your keyboard shortcut saved, it’s time to put it to use.  When you’re ready to insert your hashtags into your caption or comment, all you have to do is type in your designated shortcut word + press the space bar.

For example, I chose “tsthash” as my shortcut, so every time I type that word in and press the space bar, the word tsthash will be replaced with my hashtags since I chose those as my phrase.

If you manage multiple Instagram accounts or have different groups of hashtags you like to use based on your photos, you can easily create iPhone keyboard shortcuts for Instagram hashtags for those different groups by following the same steps above, just be sure to choose a different shortcut word for each.

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34 thoughts on “How to Create iPhone Keyboard Shortcuts for Instagram Hashtags

  1. H.Evans

    This is a great hack! I am not very savvy on a cell so this is going to be a great resource.I had no idea I could do this so it will make texting a lot easy for me too.

  2. Monika

    Oh my god you’re a iifesaver! I’ve been saving my hashtags into separate notes on my phone but switching between apps is a bit clunky. This saves so much time! Thanks for the tip!

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  3. Zainab

    This is an awesome guide! I hate when I used a hashtag a few days ago and I want to use it again but it’s not in my ig hashtag history. Will be doing this from now on. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Sola

    Holy moly you just saved me so much time on Instagram. I’m constantly taking forever on Instagram thinking of what to hashtag and how to hashtag it. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for this ultimate life hack!

  5. Jenn Slavich

    This is so great! What a time saver!!!! I’ve pinned this so I can keep coming back to it. You never know when you’re going to get a new phone. I had no idea this function existed! You post is so informative. I love the step by step instructions you gave so a non techy person like me can follow these instructions!! You rock!!! xoxo

  6. Mimi Rose

    Wow what a great idea! I’ve never thought of using keyboard shortcuts for hashtags, but that’s perfect. I’m definitely on Instagram quite a bit, so this could save some serious time. 🙂

  7. Keating

    This is exactly what I do and I LOVE it. It’s such a time saver and makes my life so much easier when I’m trying to tag my posts. Everything is all neat and organized and I don’t have to worry about remembering all the tags haha

  8. Iyanna

    Omg this is amazing! So glad that I stumbled upon this post because it’s a real struggle to get all of your hashtags together for certain posts. Thanks for sharing!


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