How to Get to Advanced Settings on Instagram

Written by Ivana Kotorchevikj Social Media / Instagram

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Key Points

To find Advanced Settings on Instagram:

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Tap on ‘+’ icon.
  3. Select ‘Post’ and start creating a new post.
  4. When you get to the ‘New Post’ screen, tap on ‘Advanced Settings’ at the bottom.

Are you looking for Advanced Settings on Instagram, but have trouble locating them in the app?

There’s no need to worry - in this post, we’ll shed light on how to get to Advanced Settings on Instagram, where the advanced Settings are located, and how to use them to customize your posts with these Instagram’s hidden advanced features.

How to get to Advanced Settings on Instagram

First, we need to clarify that there’s no tab named ‘Advanced Settings’ in your Instagram account settings. However, you can find the Advanced Settings option in the ‘New Post screen’ in which you are editing a post before publishing.

This is how you can get to Advanced Settings on the New Post screen.

  1. Open Instagram and tap on the ‘+’ icon in the top-right corner. You also have the option on your Instagram profile.
  2. Select ‘Post’.

Select 'Post'

  1. Select the photo you want to share in the post and tap on the ‘blue arrow’ in the top-right corner.

Select a picture to upload and tap on the 'blue arrow'

  1. On the next page, you can apply a filter to your picture or skip it and move to the next screen.

Apply a filter or move to the next screen

  1. On the next page, you’ll see the New Post screen where you can tag people, add a location and choose if you want the photo to be shared to other channels.
  2. At the bottom, you’ll see the ‘Advanced Settings’ options. Tap on it to access several settings that allow you to customize your post.

Tap on 'Advanced Settings'

Advanced Settings page

The settings include:

    • Hide Like and View Counts on This Post: Turning on this option will hide likes and view counts on that particular post for other users.
    • Turn off Commenting: Disable comments on this post.
    • Share Your Posts to Facebook: If your Instagram account is connected to your Facebook, your photo will be automatically shared on Facebook.
    • Facebook audience: If you have enabled the above option, in this setting, you can also select who can see your Instagram photos on Facebook.
    • Write alt text: You can also add alt text, or alternative text, for visually impaired people who use screen readers.
    • Add Paid Partnership Label: This option is available only to Business accounts. You can tag business partners if you have a paid partnership with a brand.
    • Minimum age: You can add a minimum age that people need to be in order to see the post.

    Note: The Advanced Settings may differ from account to account.

    Final Words

    In this article, we covered how to find ‘Advanced Settings’ on Instagram. To get to Advanced Settings on Instagram, start creating a post. When you get to the ‘New Post’ screen, tap on the ‘Advanced Settings’ option. Here you’ll see all the advanced options to set up your post, including the option to hide likes and view counts on the post, disable comments, share your post to Facebook as well, etc.

    Additional Questions (FAQs)

    Are there Advanced Settings for high-quality photos?

    Unfortunately, there are no Advanced Settings for adjusting the quality of your photos.

    When you upload a photo to Instagram, the resolution is not the same as the original one in your phone gallery. This is because Instagram compresses the posted photo to a lower resolution than the original one.

    Nevertheless, Instagram always ensures to upload at the best quality resolution possible.


    How to hide likes and views in Advanced Settings?

    To die the likes and views on a post you are creating:

    1. Start creating a post as you usually do.

    2. When you reach the New post screen, tap on ‘Advanced Settings’ at the bottom.

    3. Toggle on the ‘Hide Like and View Counts on This Post’.

    When you turn this option on, only you would be able to see the like counts on your photos and view counts on your video posts. Other users won’t be able to see them.

    What is the Alt Text option in Advanced Settings?

    The Alt Text is an additional text that you add to describe the photo to visually impaired people. You can add your own alt text or Instagram will create one automatically for your photos.