One of the hardest things to do is learn a new social media language when you join a new social site for the first time.
With Instagram being the hottest social network on the planet right now, and of course myself being the Insta Queen with the hottest Instagram course for home business entrepreneurs, you can imagine I get a lot of questions all the time about Instagram, and a lot of them have to do with the language.
Over the last year I have gotten a lot of the same repeat questions, and many of the questions I get are about the meanings of certain terms on Instagram… Questions like ‘what does Instagram handle‘ mean, and ‘what are Instagram emojis?‘
So I figured it was time I put together a simple cheatsheet that explains many of the common Instagram terms and language meaning…
I know about time, right?
Common Instagram Terms and Language you should know when using Instagram:
Instagram Handle / IG Handle
The name a person uses on Instagram to define their profile address (their username). This may be any configuration, and does not have to relate to their actual name.
Acronym for Instagram
Biography in your profile… People usually refer to the link in their “bio” in their call to action. Basically it’s your profile.
Means to or like. You do this to let people know you like their post by tapping twice on their image.
Are little icons like this most newer smart phone devices come pre loaded with them but I actually like a app called, SwiftKey keyboard + Emoji’s the best for emojis and making texting alot easier from my smart phone. You can also do a search in your app store by search “FREE Emoji’s”.
To add a @ symbol in front of another Instagram users username. Should look like this @AprilMarieTucker. You can also add tags to in the photo by using Instagram's tag feature by either adding tags after you’ve uploaded your post and are on the description page, or by clicking the 3 little dots lower right corner of your post.
Instagramers / IGers
What you call people on Instagram also known as the Instagram community.
Abbreviation for “application”. It is a software application downloaded to a mobile device that provides access to the Instagram site.
Where you’ll see all the posts shared by those you follow. Look for the house icon on the bottom navigation panel.
A Filter is an editing feature which can be applied to your post to enhance features and colors.
Instagram users or IGers that follow another IGer.
The people that an Instagram user follows.
A collection of a user’s Instagram posts.
The “#” symbol placed in front of a keyword. Hashtags should be keywords or phrases relevant to the description of the Instagram post. Hashtags are searchable tags on Instagram.
The Home screen is the list of activity of all the users you follow. Also referred to as the feed.
A gathering or meeting of local Instagramers to take Instagram photos.
Often used to describe the Instagram video feature.
Something you post on Instagram at a “later” time.
Any video or image content uploaded to an Instagram profile.
This is your account information on Instagram. Your profile consists of your name, username, profile photo, and your photo gallery.
I hope this list helped you, and feel free to print it off and share it with your friends if you think it will help them.
If you’d like to learn more techniques to generate leads and get followers on Instagram, here’s a recommended training video series & Instagram cheat-sheet I put together to help more people get leads and sign ups for their home business via Instagram. Enjoy!
Luv & Prosperity,
April Marie Tucker
Instagram Queen & Creator Of Insta Lead Magic
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