How to add more than 30 hashtags to your Instagram posts

Find out how to double your exposure by adding up to 60 hashtags on each post
How to add more than 30 hashtags to your Instagram posts

You seek out inspiration from great photographers.

You spend time perfecting your craft of the capture. You spend time perfecting the art of the edit and the message. You put effort into your images, and your images deserve to be seen! Does this sound like you? Then keep reading.

Instagram places a limit on how many hashtags you can write out. It’s no secret. It’s 30, and if you’re serious about getting your work out there, you’ll use them all! Even if it looks spammy or your friends think you’re weird.

Right now at this time of writing, there is a way to get more than 30 tags into your post. And it’s as easy as this:

  1. Write up your standard 30 hashtags you want to post first, then write up the second lot of 30 hashtags you want.
  2. Post your image with your caption as per normal
  3. Put your first lot of hashtags in the first comment
  4. Press the ellipsis menu (the ‘…’) and edit your caption
  5. Add your next batch of 30 tags underneath your caption
  6. All your tags will be saved!
  7. Test it out for yourself

Hashtag tips

I hope this tip helped you! If it did, feel free to share this post around to help your mates get more exposure too!

2019 update: Sorry folks, this no longer works. Instagram has removed the ability to add more than 30 hashtags! But don’t fret. Quality is still king, and you can find out more about how to up the quality of your photography right here on the blog.

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