Instagram became the new Tinder and stopped being just a space for posting beautiful selfies and travel photos. People who are tired of relationship apps have migrated to the social network in search of new matches. With the popularization of Stories and other new features such as the integration of Instagram with Facebook Dating, the good old "likes machine gun" in old photos is no longer the only alternative to catch the eye of crush. In the following list, check out six Instagram functions that will help you in flirting.
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1. Integration with Facebook Dating
Secret Crush now shows the option to add Instagram followers Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / dnetc
Knowing which Instagram followers are in order for you would make flirting a lot easier, wouldn't it? Thanks to social networking integration with Facebook Dating, you can discover this valuable information. That's because the app has the Secret Crush function, where the user can create a list of up to nine Instagram friends for whom he has a crush. If the interest is mutual, Facebook Dating notifies both people. To use the feature, simply search for the "Secret Crush" function and, when adding the suitor, choose the Instagram follower option from the menu.
2. Reply Stories to Pull Subject
Enjoy Instagram Stories to chat with crush Photo: Reproduo / Ana Letcia Loubak
If you are interested in someone who is very active on Instagram, do not rush to leave comments right away in the photos. Instead, spend time looking at the stories a person publishes and enjoy getting to know their lifestyle and the things they like. So when a timely post comes along, you can respond and pull the subject with more creativity, ensuring that the chatter yields more.
3. Submit self-destructive photos
Instagram lets you upload photos and videos that self-destruct through Direct. After being viewed only once, the media is automatically deleted, and not even the sender can view it again. The function can help anyone who wants to send an intimate photo to the crush, but is afraid that the image will be recorded on the person's device.
Autodestruction of images uploaded by Direct helps to send intimate photos more safely Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
To send self-destructive photos, simply open the Direct box, select the desired recipient, and tap the blue camera icon in the lower left corner of the screen. Then take the photo and drag left until you reach the "View Once" button.
It is noteworthy that while the feature offers greater security in sharing, as Instagram warns if the recipient takes print of the content, it is important to make sure that the image does not show your face or contains clues of the location where it was taken. This helps prevent you from being recognized by others if the photo is leaked or shared with others.
4. Like photos to signal interest
Like Instagram photos to signal interest in crush Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
The good old trick of liking multiple old photos is still a favorite of flirt enthusiasts on Instagram. However, there are those who prefer to enjoy the person's two or three most recent posts, as the first attitude may indicate despair or even scare the flirt after all, who leaves a series of likes in 58 weeks ago photos has a great chance of looking like a stalker in the eyes of crush.
5. Leverage research to meet people of your type
Use the search bar to find people with common interests Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
The search bar can be a great ally in finding new love interests on Instagram. Use the magnifying glass to search for hashtags on topics that interest you and you will surely find profiles of people who enjoy the same content as you.
Another tip is to explore the "Places" tab: When searching for your city, places you go to frequently, and other points of interest, Instagram shows users who have posted photos, videos, and stories to those places. It is very likely that you will find someone who interests you among so many people.
6. Use 'Stories pranks' to your advantage
Fun Instagram Stories tools, such as the quiz sticker and prank templates, make for a special little flirt. When crush posts a story with question requests, take the opportunity to stand out and draw attention. Depending on the stage of flirting, it is worth taking a more direct approach, such as calling the person on a date.
"Send a number" joke template for Instagram story Photo: Playback / Pinterest
Stories pranks, in turn, act as good allies for those who want to find common ground with the love interest to make conversation. There are currents about sign characteristics, GIF challenges, series checklists, and even things to do before you die. If you're looking for new contacts or want to find out which followers are interested in you, try posting the "Send a Number" joke.
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