Quick How-To: add fifty hashtags to your Twitter or Instagram post with just one click

Ok, so it’s more like one shortcut word rather than one click, but one click sounds better, right? And since adding fifty hashtags would constitute shameless self-promotion, I figured that a shameless title would suit. Not that I condone or advise adding fifty of them, but have you found yourself typing in the same hashtags over and over, making typos, or forgetting which ones you’d used before? Well, have I got a solution for you, which can be done in three easy steps!

The steps below are for iPhone, sorry Android users. You might need to look for “shortcuts” or something similar under the “settings”. You’re smart, you’ll figure it out.

Step 1. Open “Settings” and navigate to “General” > “Keyboards” > “Text Replacement”. It probably already contains a shortcut for OMG. Because OMG, your mind is about to be blown.

Step 2. Click on the “+” in the top right corner:

text replacement plus sign

Step 3.

This is the longest step, requiring some thinking. Technically, it’s two steps, but “in four easy steps” just didn’t sound good, sorry. See above, about the shamelessness and whatnot.

Anyway, you will see the following blank form:

text replacement blank

This is where you should pause and ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What hashtags do you want to add? Ideally, you should already have a list of carefully researched hashtags that deliver the highest engagement. If not, don’t worry – you can always add and edit later. Put whatever hashtags you want into the “Phrase” window, separated by a space.
  2. What short but memorable word or abbreviation do you want to use as a shortcut? It has to be one word, no spaces. Type it into the “Shortcut” window.

Here’s one I’d prepared earlier:

text replacement

You can create as many as you want. For example, you might have separate ones for Instagram and Twitter. Or one for LOLs and one for your promo posts. You may want to make a list of “influencers” to annoy. You may even create a shortcut for your texts, something that you use often and don’t care to type every time, like “I told you this would happen” or “You left the garage door open. Again.” Whatever makes your life easier.

So how do I use this, you ask? Easy. The next time you need to spam the Internet, just type your chosen shortcut below the message and you will see the preview of the expanded phrase appear above the keyboard:

tag.jpg

Now press the “space” key and voila!

tag expanded

Depending on how many hashtags you want to add and your posting rate, you have just added anywhere between a day and a year to your life.

You’re welcome!

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12 responses to “Quick How-To: add fifty hashtags to your Twitter or Instagram post with just one click

  1. Olivia Barrington

    Your genius shines thru. Have you finished the creepy painting yet? I’m sorry but for some reason I rarely get your tweets and I have to go to your page to read them and I haven’t been on Twitter much lately. Keep blogging I enjoy reading your writing about anything. Ha.ha, no really I do. I want to see more of your paintings. You should see if someone wants you to paint their picture for a fee. I’d like to see your painting from an actual person sitting for you. Your talent slays me, girl. Hope to see a new painting soon, Don’t work to hard! πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you Olivia πŸ™‚ have not painted much last week, it’s winter here and I’m so sick 😦 Blame Josh – he got it first but insisted on kissing me. Sick romantic πŸ™‚

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      • Olivia Barrington

        So sorry to hear your sick. Shame on Josh, he should restrain himself, ha,ha, The winter here was horrible. I never get sick and I was twice with the second time being the worst flu / respiratory infection I’ve ever had. Took a month to get over it. Hope you don’t take as long to recover. Get well soon and back to painting. Take care!! πŸ™‚

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      • Omg, I went to work after a week of being off and went right back home. The worst bug be had in years. On a positive note, I got accepted to the local association of realist artists and will be able to exhibit in their gallery 6 times a year! Need to get better ASAP and paint more!

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    • Olivia Barrington

      I know about that being the worst bug. If it’s there in your winter time the bug will be here again this coming winter. That really stinks. It’s exciting that you were accepted into the association! Getting to exhibit your work 6 times is phenomenal . People are going to love your paintings. Hope you feel better soon. πŸ™‚

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  2. Tamara Kulish

    Brilliant! I need to follow you on Twitter!!

    Peace, Tamara

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