3 Features Instagram Needs Yesterday
It can’t just be us upset about the lack of features on Instagram. Don’t get us wrong we love the platform, but we can’t help but be frustrated at the absence of 3 key features that the platform should have had years ago.
If your just a regular user, you may not see the lack of these features as a big deal, but as a business operating multiple pages these features would impact us greatly.
1. Uploading from Desktop
We understand that its mostly a mobile app, but not being able to upload directly from the desktop has forced an unnecessary step thru a third party application. Whether it be a file transfer/sharing app like Dropbox or using an app like hootsuite or gramblr (though hootsuite offers nice management and scheduling so its worth it but that’s beyond the point). Point is, it would make things a lot easier and save time.
2. Export All Photos
To us, this is also a no brainer and we can not believe they have not offered this option yet, especially being as old as the app is, some users have thousands and thousands of posts now, and it would be nice to have to option to back those images up. But as of now the only way to do this through a third-party.
I’m going to do you guys a big favor right now and save you some time just in case this is something you want to do. It took us about 15 tries to find an application that actually worked. The most popular one we kept hearing about was, Instaport, but that did not work for us, we tried emailing support but got no reply.
The one that we finally got to work was a chrome plugin called, Images batch saver for Instagram.
If you want to only export photos, or only export videos use this chrome plugin that works nicely, InstaG Downloader
3. Multiple Select & Delete
We find when managing multiple accounts, some clients like to tidy up their feed from time to time to make sure their wall is appealing in its overall grid view, some times this means deleting multiple photos, but still instagram has no features for this. The only way to achieve this is again through a third-party, the app that we went with was, Cleaner for Instagram, it worked perfect for selecting multiple images and deleting them, it has other features but we haven’t looked into them, let us know if we should!