A shout-out on Instagram is a way of recognizing another user by posting a screenshot of her profile or a collage of her photos on the site. To send a shout-out to another user from the Instagram iPhone app, you need to acquire a screenshot of the user’s profile or images, then publish the screenshot in a post. Enable the AssistiveTouch accessibility feature on the iPhone to quickly take screenshots to use for the shout-out. Publish the screenshot just as you would any other image post on Instagram to recognize and recommend the user.
Tap the “Settings” icon in the iPhone home screen to open the Settings app, then tap the “General” tab.
Tap the “Accessibility” option.
Slide the “AssistiveTouch” switch to the “On” position.
Tap the “Always Show Menu” to display the floating AssistiveTouch icon on the screen. As you navigate screens and move between apps, the AssistiveTouch button remains on the top of the screen content.
Open the Instagram app, then browse to the profile page of the user you want to recognize.
Tap the “AssistiveTouch” icon, then tap the “Device” option.
Tap the “More” option, then tap the “Screenshot” icon. A snapshot of the screen is captured and saved to your Camera Roll.
Tap the “Layered Photo” icon in the bottom tool to open the Pick a Source screen.
Tap the “Camera Roll” option in the Pick a Source screen to open your Camera Roll folder.
Browse to and tap the screenshot, then tap “Next.”
Use the editing tools to resize or blur the photo. Only primitive editing tools are available in the Instagram iPhone app.
Tap a filter icon in the bottom thumbnail strip to apply a filter to the image, if desired.
Tap “Add a Caption,” then type a caption for the screenshot in the What? box. Promote the shout-out recipient’s profile in the caption. You can also add hashtags in the caption field, if desired.
Tap the green check mark icon to publish the shout-out post.
- Remember to disable Assistive Touch once you are finished taking screenshots.
- Information provided in this article applies to the iPhone 5 running iOS 7. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly for other models of the iPhone or versions of iOS.
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