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How to Shoot Real Estate Videos

Trying to sell your house in a competitive market can feel like an uphill battle. Shooting a video can help set you apart from the crowd and give potential buyers an inside look into your beautiful home! This article addresses the common questions that come up when shooting a real estate video. Whether you’re wondering what camera techniques to use or where to post the video once it’s all said and done, this article is here to help! You’ll know all the tricks of a professional real estate videographer in no time.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]What should you include in a real estate video?

  1. Aim to get a shot of every room in the house, from multiple angles. Viewers will want to see everything that your house has to offer, including detailed shots of each room. Even the basement, garage, or extra storage spaces will need some attention, as those can be a great selling point to prospective buyers! Get a shot of each room from a variety of different viewpoints and angles. For example, shoot the room from the doorway and each corner of the room. This will really help you find the best shot later on in the editing process![1]
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    • If you’ve never been to the home before, it’s a good idea to visit ahead of time to plan out the shots you want to take. Even a pre-shoot video call with the client an be very helpful.[2]
  2. Focus on the highlights and unique amenities of your home. If you’ve got a brand new gas range stove or a recently renovated bathroom sink, don’t be afraid to show it off! Your real estate video is the perfect opportunity to show viewers what makes your home worth buying, and those smaller details can actually win you some major points in terms of potential buyers.[3]
  3. Include shots of the house’s exterior as well. Though the inside of the home is important to buyers, they will also want to see how your house looks on the outside, including shots of your yard and surrounding neighborhood.[4]
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  4. Throw in a few shots of the city you live in! If you’re feeling creative, you’re more than welcome to add a few shots of neighboring parks, restaurants, and shops close to your home. This will add some vibrancy and life to your video and may pique your viewer’s interest even more.[5]
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[Edit]What kind of video camera should you use?

  1. Use your smartphone camera to shoot your video. You won’t need a whole film crew to make a professional-looking real estate video! Smartphones are equipped with video cameras that can give you quality footage.[6]
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  2. Use a DSLR camera for a versatile and affordable option. A DSLR camera can be used for photography as well as video. They come in affordable models and are a great choice for beginner videographers.[7]
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[Edit]What shooting techniques should I use when filming a real estate video?

  1. Begin each scene with an establishing shot. The establishing shot is the first shot of a video or scene. It lets your viewer know what the scene will be about. Make your establishing shot a beautiful view of your home from the outside![8] Get creative by opening the shot with a nearby tree or flower in your front yard and slowly panning to your home. When talking to filmmakers, this would be what’s called utilizing the foreground.[9]
    • Use a parallax shooting technique to bring movement to your video. Walking slowly through your home as you shoot, steadily pan your camera to the side. For example, walk slowly into your living room and pan to the fireplace at the side of the room. This shooting technique helps your video flow seamlessly and provides movement that is pleasing to the eye.[10]
    • Use slow motion on your camera to make specific features of your home stand out. Let’s say you want to showcase the brand new, renovated sink in your kitchen. Walk your camera at a steady pace into the kitchen and slow your video down by 50% as you approach the sink. This will help your viewers get a closer look at the features you want to show off![11]

[Edit]What time of day should you shoot the video?

  1. Shoot your video during golden hour. Golden hour describes the first hour after sunrise and the last hour before sunset. During this time, the sun is between 6 degrees below and 6 degrees above the horizon.[12] It is perfect for film, as the sun’s glow is warm and soft at this hour. You don’t want your Oscar-worthy shots to be ruined by the sun’s glare![13]
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[Edit]How long should the video be?

  1. Keep your video around 3 minutes in length. To hold the interest of your viewers, it’s best to keep your video brief. A standard real estate video is usually about 3 minutes in length. Make every shot count by showcasing the best features of each room in your home.[14]
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  2. Make your video a little longer if you’re shooting at a larger home. If the space in your home requires it, it’s completely acceptable for your video to go over the standard 3 minute length! Just try avoiding a run-time that surpasses 10 minutes, as you want to keep your viewers interested the whole way through.[15]
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[Edit]What should the format of the video be?

  1. Shoot in a slideshow or virtual tour format. The format you choose will depend on the size of your home, where you want to post the video, and your personal preference.[16]
    • A slideshow is a common format for a real estate video that features pictures of the home. These videos will often include interesting graphics, voiceovers, and music to make the video more appealing to viewers.
    • A virtual tour is exactly how it sounds! This video guides the viewer through the home in a way that resembles an in-person home viewing experience. This style is a great option for giving prospective buyers all the information and details they need to know about the home, as the immersive format can capture some more details than a standard slide show.

[Edit]How do you edit a real estate video?

  1. Download free editing programs like iMovie and Windows Video Editor. Each program will offer a wide variety of tools and settings to give you the editing style you want. If you’re willing to invest, programs like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro are great options that are often used by professionals.[17]
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  2. Compile your footage and choose what shots you like best. Pick only the shots that make your home look best. Next, arrange the order of the scenes to mimic a walkthrough of your home. For example, if the front door leads to your living room, make the first interior scene focus on the living room. If your living room leads to the kitchen, focus on the kitchen next.[18]
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  3. Splice the scenes together and add transitions, color adjustments, and sound effects. The editing is your opportunity to make your real estate video more creative.
    • Add some background music to make your video more engaging or utilize transitional effects like speed ramping.[19]

[Edit]Where do you post a video listing?

  1. Post your video on home listing websites. This will be a fantastic means to attract potential buyers, as they will most likely be checking these websites to find their perfect home. Websites like Zillow.com allow you to publish your own real estate video on your house’s listing page. Other websites that allow you to do this include Realtor.com and Homes.com.[20]
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  2. Post your video on YouTube and social media sites. These websites help you reach more potential buyers and help you increase your following! [21]
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[Edit]References

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  1. https://youtu.be/CPAVz4yV8sc?t=263
  2. [v161800_b01]. 23 April 2021.
  3. https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/how-to-shoot-cinematic-real-estate-videos/
  4. https://youtu.be/CPAVz4yV8sc?t=57
  5. https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/how-to-shoot-cinematic-real-estate-videos/
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dasly3VNOac&t=62s&ab_channel=LearnOnlineVideo
  7. https://www.borrowlenses.com/blog/best-dslr-for-video/
  8. https://youtu.be/CPAVz4yV8sc?t=64
  9. https://youtu.be/dasly3VNOac?t=38

  10. https://youtu.be/CPAVz4yV8sc?t=220
  11. https://youtu.be/dasly3VNOac?t=62
  12. https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/golden-hour.html
  13. https://youtu.be/dasly3VNOac?t=62
  14. https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/how-to-shoot-cinematic-real-estate-videos/
  15. https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/how-to-shoot-cinematic-real-estate-videos/
  16. https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/how-to-shoot-cinematic-real-estate-videos/
  17. https://www.tipsforrealestatephotography.com/how-to/how-to-edit-real-estate-video-tour-walk-through/
  18. https://youtu.be/CPAVz4yV8sc?t=117
  19. https://youtu.be/CPAVz4yV8sc?t=117
  20. https://animoto.com/blog/business/how-to-share-real-estate-videos
  21. https://animoto.com/blog/business/how-to-share-real-estate-videos

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How to Free Disk Space on Your Hard Drive

Computer hard drives are getting much larger—you’d think you can hold on to files indefinitely and never worry about running out of space. But then one day you see a nasty message telling you there is not enough free disk space to save, copy, paste, or download something. How can you clear some space without parting with precious files? Here, you can learn how to use built-in tools in Windows and macOS to get rid of unnecessary files on your computer.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Windows

  1. Empty your Recycle Bin. This is an easy first step for freeing up disk space. When you delete files in Windows, they are sent to the Recycle Bin rather than immediately being removed from your PC. This means that a bunch of files you think you’ve deleted may still exist and be taking up space. To empty your recycle bin, just right-click the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop (it looks like a trash can) and select Empty Recycle Bin.[1]
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    • If you ever want to delete a file and bypass the Recycle Bin completely, select the file you want to delete, and hold down the Shift and Delete keys at the same time to delete it.[2]
  2. Remove apps you no longer use. Got a lot of apps installed on your PC? You can delete the apps you aren’t using to free up some space. Here’s how:
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    • Click the Start menu and select Settings.
    • Click Apps to display installed apps.
    • You can sort the list of apps by name, install date, or size using the “Sort by” drop-down menu.
    • Click an app and select Uninstall.
  3. See how your storage is used. Windows 10 comes with a great new storage tool (similar to, but more modern than Disk Cleanup) that illustrates which files are using the most space on your hard drive. To get there, click the Start menu, select Settings, click System, and then click Storage in the left panel.
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    • In the right panel, you’ll find the name of your hard drive (such as “C:”), followed by its total size.
    • Beneath that is a bar that displays how much of your total space is occupied by files.
    • Below that, you’ll find a list of categories—these categories reflect types of files on your computer, and how much space they are using.
    • Click Show more categories below the different file types to see all possible categories.
  4. Turn on Storage Sense. Storage Sense automatically monitors the amount of hard drive space you use and cleans up unnecessary files.[3] You can enable this feature in your Storage settings—here’s how:
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    • To allow Storage Sense to run on a schedule, click the switch at the top of your Storage settings. This is optional, as you can actually just use Storage Sense manually if you skip this step.
    • Click Configure Storage Sense or run it now just below the switch (even if you didn’t enable the feature).
    • Choose when to run Storage Sense (during low free disk space, or on a schedule).
    • Select which files to delete on the selected scheduled time.
      • You can delete temporary app files that are unnecessary, clear your Recycle Bin on a certain schedule, and/or delete files from your Downloads folder that you haven’t opened in a specified time frame.
    • Click Clean now at the bottom to run Storage Sense now.
    • Click the back button to return to your Storage settings.
  5. Delete other unneeded temporary files. This is another option in your Storage settings. Click the Temporary files category to see files that are meant to be temporary. To mark a type of file for deletion, click the box next to its name and description, and then click the Remove files button at the top to confirm. Just make sure you don’t accidentally delete something you’ll need later.
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    • The “Downloads” folder is your default download location. Only check this box if you do not regularly use the files in your Downloads folder.
    • “Windows Update Cleanup,” “Microsoft Defender Antivirus,” “Delivery Optimization Files,” and “Temporary Windows installation files” files are non-critical files from older updates. You can safely remove those unless a local admin has suggested otherwise.
  6. Delete unused or unneeded personal files. The files you store in your Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music, and Downloads folder can consume a lot of space. If you don’t want to permanently delete files, you can copy them to an external drive.
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    • A handy way to view your files is to open your Storage settings—click the Start menu, select Settings, click System, and then click Storage.
    • Click Show more categories below the listed categories.
    • Click Documents, Music, Videos, or any type of file you want to manage.
    • Click the View button to open the folder containing those files.
    • Click the View menu and select Details to make sure you can see each file’s size.
    • Before deleting a file, open it to see what it is. Then, close it so you can delete it if you want.
    • To delete a file, click it once to select it, press the delete button on your keyboard, and confirm when prompted.
    • Deleted files are moved to the Recycle Bin, so technically you haven’t yet freed up space. To empty your Recycle Bin, right-click it on your desktop and select Empty Recycle Bin.

[Edit]macOS

  1. Open your Mac’s Storage Management tool. This handy tool can help you figure out which files are taking up the most space, and how to reclaim that space. Once you open the tool, you’ll see a list of all types of files on your Mac, and how much space they are using. To open the tool:
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    • Click the Apple menu at the top-left corner.
    • Click About This Mac.
    • Click Storage.
    • Click Manage.
  2. Click to store certain files in the cloud. This optional feature lets you move your Photos, Messages, Documents, and Desktop files to iCloud to conserve space on your hard drive. You can still open and use the files you move to iCloud—just double-click to download the file you want to view or edit, and it will open right up. Keep in mind that while you have some free storage space on iCloud (5 GB), you’ll need to pay for additional space.[4] Fortunately, the cheapest plan gets you 50 GB of iCloud space for as low as $0.99/month. To store files in iCloud:
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    • Click Desktop and Documents to move the files in these two locations to your iCloud Drive.
    • Click Photos to add the photos to iCloud Photos.
    • Click Messages to store all iMessages and attachments in iCloud rather than on your Mac.
  3. Click to remove older TV shows, movies, and email attachments. This option does not permanently delete this information—it just backs them up to the cloud. However, unlike using the Store in iCloud feature, the data you optimize will not count against your iCloud space quota.[5]
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    • If you choose this option, any optimized files will display cloud icons beside them. To re-download an optimized file, just double-click that icon.
  4. Set up your Mac’s Trash to empty automatically. When you delete files on your Mac, they are moved to the Trash, which makes it easy to restore deleted files in the future. However, it also means that deleting files doesn’t actually free up hard drive space until you empty the Trash. If you click Turn On next to “Empty Trash Automatically,” your Mac will permanently purge all files in the Trash every 30 days.
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    • You can also manually empty the Trash at any time in Finder by clicking the Finder menu and selecting Empty Trash.[6]
    • If you want to delete a file and skip sending it to the Trash first, hold down the Control key when you click the file, and then select Delete immediately.
  5. Click the button to sort through clutter. The last button at the bottom of the Storage window will display a sortable list of your documents, which can help you identity files you don’t need and can delete from your Mac.
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    • Click a file type/folder in the left panel to view the files of that type.
    • Use the tabs at the top of the right panel (Large Files, Downloads, etc.) to browse for files you may not want.
    • Before deleting a file, open it to make sure it’s something you don’t want to keep! Then, close its corresponding app so you can delete it if you want.
    • To delete a file, just drag it to the Trash icon on your desktop.
    • Remember to empty your Trash to actually free up the hard drive space.
  6. Delete music and music videos. If you download music through Apple Music, you can periodically delete these files to free up space. As long as you delete something you’ve purchased through Apple Music, it’ll remain in the cloud and you can re-download it at any time.[7]
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    • Open the Music app on your Mac.
    • Hover the mouse over a song or video you want to delete. If you see a cloud icon next to the item, that means it’s not actually saved on your Mac, so it’s not using hard drive space. Don’t try to delete these items.
    • Click the three dots that appear and select Remove.
    • Once removed from your Mac, a cloud icon will appear next to the item to indicate that it’s not on your Mac, but that you can download it from the cloud again by double-clicking it.
  7. Delete your unnecessary junk mail. If you use the Mail app on your Mac to send and receive email, you may have a lot of messages in your Junk folder. These messages can take up a lot of space. Here’s how to delete your Junk folder:
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    • Open the Mail app.
    • Click the Mailbox menu and select Erase Junk Mail. This moves the junk mail to your Trash mail box.
    • To empty your Trash mail box and reclaim hard drive space, click the Mailbox menu and select Erase Deleted Items.

[Edit]Tips

  • Invest in an external hard drive or USB flash drive if you find yourself constantly running out of space. You can then store your largest files on that drive to retain space on your internal drive(s).
  • When you download install programs, delete the installer after you finished installing it.
  • Frequently empty the Recycle Bin or Trash.

[Edit]Warnings

  • Once you’ve cleared your recycle bin, all those files are gone forever!
  • Don’t delete files that don’t belong to you!
  • If you aren’t sure what file it is and it’s an unfamiliar filetype, don’t delete it. If you think it’s a virus, scan it with your virus scan.

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How to Learn About Engines

Engines are complex machines that power cars, motorcycles, airplanes, boats, and even factories. You could even say engines make our entire way of life possible! They’re fascinating machines, so whether you want to do some car repairs or are just curious, it’s only natural to want to learn more about engines. Luckily, we’re here to help and answer any questions you might have.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]How do combustion engines actually work?

  1. Engines burn fuel to release energy and produce motion. Basically, fuel enters the engine through an injector. The spark plug then ignites the fuel to release energy. This energy turns pistons in the engine, which makes the crankshaft turn. The energy then transfers to the car powertrain, which spins the wheels for motion.[1]
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    • This process is how an internal combustion engine works, the type that is in cars and most other motor vehicles. But there are also different engine types, like steam, water, or air-powered ones.

[Edit]What are the parts of a combustion engine?

  1. Engines are complex machines made of many different components. These parts all work together to make the engine run. Some of the parts and their jobs include:[2]
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    • Valves, which open and close the exhaust and air valves to let fuel and air into the engine.
    • Pistons, which compress the gas to make it ignite.
    • The spark plug, which ignites the gas to power the engine.
    • The crankshaft, which spins and produces power.
    • The engine block, the main support structure for all the other pieces of the engine.
    • Combustion engines are usually arranged in a V shape, with a row of cylinders on each side. A V6 engine, for example, has 6 cylinders with 3 on each side.

[Edit]What is the most important part of an engine?

  1. No single piece is more important than the others. Every part of the engine needs to work properly for it to run. If any part isn’t working, then the engine will either run poorly or fail to start altogether. The whole thing needs to stay in good working condition for the best performance.[3]
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    • Not all car problems are problems with the engine. For example, if your battery is dead, the engine won’t start. But this doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with your engine.

[Edit]What do combustion engines need to run?

  1. All engines need fuel, air, and a spark to get started. These are the main components of the combustion process that produces energy and makes the engine move. Injectors bring fuel and air into the engine, and the spark ignites the mixture. To continue running, the engine needs a steady supply of fuel and air, because the combustion process will stop without a mixture of both.[4]
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    • A broken or dirty spark plug is a common engine problem. Without the spark, the engine can’t start.
    • Oil isn’t part of the combustion process, but an engine can’t work without it. If the engine doesn’t have enough oil, the moving parts will lock up and the engine won’t run.
    • Every gas car needs to get an oil change.[5]

[Edit]What other types of engines are there?

  1. There are many types of engines and they all work a bit differently. Internal combustion engines are probably what you think of when you think of an engine, but there are lots of others. Here are a few of the other common ones:[6]
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    • External combustion engines, where the fuel burns in a different location outside the engine. A steam engine falls into this category, since the water is boiled in a different spot and then fed through the engine.
    • Reaction engines, also called jet engines. These spin very quickly to force air out the back end, creating motion.
    • Electrical engines use magnetic or electrical energy to produce vibrations. These vibrations when spin a turbine to produce power.

[Edit]What’s the best way to learn about car engines?

  1. Reading your car’s manual is best to learn about your own engine. There are lots of similarities between car engines, but there could be important differences too. That’s why referring to your car’s manual is the best source. This will include all the repair and maintenance information that’s unique to your car.[7]
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    • The owner’s manual should include a diagram of your car’s engine showing its main parts, as well as maintenance information like the correct oil type.
    • If you’ve lost the manual for your car, contact the manufacturer for a replacement. You might also be able to find the manual for your car online.
  2. Reading auto magazines and books or watching videos works too. Your car manual is great for learning the basics of your own engine, but it doesn’t have a lot of information about how engines work. Car magazines, books, shows, podcasts, and videos are all great sources to learn about how engines actually work. These are great sources to learn about engine operation and repair.[8]
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    • Magazines like Car and Driver or Popular Mechanics have lots of great articles about engines, and cars in general. Their websites are also helpful.
    • There are tons of YouTube channels focused on cars that show all the steps for any kind of engine repairs you might have to do.
    • It’s best to stick with sources made by people who actually work on cars, like mechanics. This way, you’ll know the information is coming from someone with experience.

[Edit]Can I work on my car engine myself?

  1. You can definitely do simple work yourself if you’re careful. Some simple tasks including cleaning or changing the spark plug, tightening the fuel cap, and replacing air or fuel valves. You can make these repairs yourself without a lot of experience and simple tools. Bigger jobs like a full engine replacement are better left to a professional.[9]
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    • Even if you’re doing simple work, always follow a good source like a mechanic’s video so you know the right process.
    • Working on newer cars is a bit more difficult than working on older ones because of all the electronic parts in modern cars.
    • If you’re not sure about your automotive skills, then it’s best to let a mechanic work on your car instead. If you make a mistake, then it might not be safe to drive your car.[10]

[Edit]Is anything bad for a car engine?

  1. Yes, lots of driving and operation habits can damage your engine. Like all machines, engines need proper care and maintenance to run smoothly. To get the most out of your engine, follow these habits:[11]
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    • Let the engine warm up before using it.
    • Rev smoothly so the engine doesn’t crank too hard.
    • Keep your fuel level above 1/4 tank so the fuel pump doesn’t clog.
    • Don’t carry more weight than the engine was designed to handle.
    • Perform regular maintenance to catch any problems before they get worse.

[Edit]Tips

  • If you want to learn more about engines and maintenance, you could always take some classes at a local technical school.

[Edit]References

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How to Change Your Default Browser

This wikiHow teaches you how to change your computer, phone, or tablet’s default web browser to one you’d prefer to use. You can change the default web browser on any operating system, including on your iPhone or iPad. You’ll need to install your new web browser, such as Firefox or Chrome, before you’ll see it as a default browser option in your settings.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Windows

  1. Open your Windows Settings. You can do this by pressing Windows key + i on the keyboard, or by clicking the gear icon inside of your Windows Start menu.
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  2. Click . It’s the icon that looks like a bulleted list.
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  3. Click . It’s in the left panel.
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  4. Click your current web browser. This opens the Choose an App window, which displays a list of some programs installed on your PC. You should see the new web browser you’ve installed in this list.
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    • If you haven’t installed the new browser yet, visit the browser’s homepage and download the installer.
  5. Click the web browser you want to set as your default. Once you click a different option, your default web browser preferences will be updated. Your new web browser is now set to open all browser-related extensions, links, and shortcuts.
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[Edit]macOS

  1. Open your System Preferences. To do this, click the Apple menu at the upper-left corner of the screen, and then click System Preferences on the menu.
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    • If you haven’t already installed the web browser you’d prefer to use on your Mac, you should do so before you continue.
  2. Click . This loads a list of general system options.
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  3. Select a web browser from the “Default web browser” menu. Once you choose a web browser, it will be set to open all web links, shortcuts, and browser-related extensions on your Mac.
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[Edit]Android

  1. Open your Android’s Settings. You can do this by tapping the gear icon in your app list, or by swiping down from the top of the home screen and tapping the gear at the upper-right corner.
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    • If you haven’t already installed the browser you want to use, install one from the Play Store before you continue.
  2. Open the or option. The name of this menu option varies depending on your version of Android, but it will always have the word “Apps” or “Applications” in it.
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  3. Tap or . If you don’t see this option, you may need to tap Advanced first.[1]
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  4. Tap . This displays a list of installed apps you can use as your default web browser.
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  5. Select the browser you want to use. This sets the selected web browser as your default browser on this Android.
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[Edit]iPhone or iPad

  1. Open your iPhone or iPad’s Settings . It’s the gear icon on your home screen or in your Utilities folder in the app library.
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  2. Scroll down and tap the browser you want to use. As long as you’ve already installed the browser from the App Store, you will see it in your list of apps.
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  3. Tap . A list of apps you can use as your default web browser will appear.
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    • If you don’t see this option, you’ve selected an app that can’t be set as your default web browser.[2] It’s also possible you may need to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest version of iOS.
  4. Tap the app you want to use as your default browser. This sets the selected web browser as the default on this iPhone or iPad.
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[Edit]Ubuntu

  1. Open Activities View on your desktop. You can do this by clicking the Activities button at the upper-left corner of the desktop, or by moving your mouse cursor to the top-left hot corner (if enabled).[3]
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  2. Type . In Activities View, you can start typing immediately to search for these words.
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  3. Click in the search results. This opens a list of default apps on your computer.
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  4. Click the “Web” drop-down menu. A list of available browsers will appear. You’ll need to have your new browser installed in order for it to appear in this list.
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  5. Click the browser you want to use. This saves your new settings automatically. Whenever you click a web link, the browser you selected will load it.[4]
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How to Find Deleted Apps on an iPhone

This wikiHow teaches you how to find and restore apps that you’ve deleted from your iPhone using the App Store.

[Edit]Steps

  1. Open the App Store . It’s a blue app icon with a white “A” inside, usually found on your home screen.[1]
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  2. Tap the sign-in button or your photo at the top of the screen. It’s to the left of the “Today” header and will take you to your profile.
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  3. Tap . You’ll see this under your profile icon and above “Subscriptions.”
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    • If you use Family Sharing, tap “My Purchases” or the family member with the purchased app that you want to download.[2]
  4. Tap the tab. It’s on the right-hand side of the screen, opposite of All. It will bring up a list of apps you’ve purchased, but that aren’t currently on your iPhone.
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  5. Tap the cloud icon next to the app you want to restore. This will download the deleted app back onto your iPhone.[3]
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    • If you don’t see the deleted app you’re looking for in the list, you can also search for it in the Search field at the top of the page, just above the list of apps.[4]

[Edit]Tips

[Edit]Warnings

  • Make sure you’re signed in with the same Apple ID you used to purchase the app initially.

[Edit]References

[Edit]Quick Summary

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How to Name Your Sounds on TikTok

When you upload a video to TikTok without using any of the app’s built-in sounds, TikTok creates an audio file in addition to your video file. If you give your TikTok audio file a creative name, other TikTok users may come across it and want to use it in their own videos. This can help make both your sound and your TikTok account more popular. This wikiHow will show you how to name your own sounds on TikTok.

[Edit]Steps

  1. Open the TikTok app. It’s the black icon with a white music note inside. You can find it on your home screen, in your app list, or by searching.
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  2. Upload a TikTok video containing the sound you want to use. Use the video recorder to record the sound you want to use on TikTok. Once the video is uploaded, you’ll be able to change the name of the sound.

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    • Make sure not to apply any of TikTok’s sounds to the video when uploading.
    • If TikTok is able to identify any music playing in the background, your video will be categorized with the other videos with the same music, and you will not be able to name the audio.
    • When you upload the video/sound, you may want to set it to private so that others can’t see what you are working on until you are finished.
  3. Tap the profile icon. It’s the outline of a person at the bottom-right corner. This displays your uploaded videos.
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  4. Tap the video with the sound you want to rename. This plays the video.
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  5. Tap the record icon. It’s at the bottom-right corner of the video—look for the record icon containing your profile photo that’s surrounded by musical notes.
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    • If you just uploaded the video, you may have to wait a couple of minutes for the icon to appear.
  6. Tap the pencil icon next to “original sound.” Your sound is called “original sound” by default, and you’ll see that at the top of the page. Tapping the pencil icon allows you to change the sound’s name to something else.
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    • You will only be able to change the name of your sound once, so make sure you choose something you’ll want to keep.
  7. Type a name for your sound. Tap the typing area to open the keyboard. Be sure not to use a title that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights—for example, you wouldn’t want to name your sound after a popular artist and song title.
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  8. Tap . It’s at the top-right corner. This saves the name of your audio file. You can now use this audio file in any of your videos.
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    • If you want other people to be able to use your sound in their own videos, the sound’s original video will need to be public.

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How to Turn Off Voicemail on an iPhone

This wikiHow teaches you how to disable voicemail on your iPhone. In most cases, the only way to disable your voicemail is to contact your mobile provider—this is because voicemail is tied to your account, not your iPhone. If you’re looking for a less permanent change, you may be able to deactivate your voicemail using a special code that you can dial from the phone app—this isn’t super widely available, but it can work for some.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Disabling Voicemail Forwarding with a Shortcode

  1. Open the Phone app on your iPhone. Although the only way to disable voicemail permanently is to contact your carrier, you may be able to disable it temporarily by dialing a special code. Start by tapping the phone receiver icon on your iPhone’s home screen.
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    • Many providers don’t support this feature, so this won’t work for everyone.
  2. Tap . It’s the fourth icon at the bottom of the screen.
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  3. Dial the voicemail deactivation code. This is #004# for most GSM providers across the world.[1]
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    • This shortcode will not work for the majority of pre-paid and pay-as-you-go plans.
  4. Tap the phone icon. You will see a gray screen that says “Please wait.” After a few moments, you will see a screen full of text:
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    • The first section of text is related to voice call forwarding. This section usually tells you whether voice call forwarding was deactivated successfully. The trouble is, in many cases, you will still see “Setting Deactivated Succeeded” even if the code did not disable your voicemail—the only way to make sure is to try calling yourself from another phone.
  5. Tap . Now that you’ve run the code, you can test whether it worked by trying to call yourself from another phone.
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    • If you are not routed to your voicemail when calling on another phone, great!
    • If you are still routed to voicemail when calling from another phone, you will only be able to turn off your voicemail by contacting your provider.
  6. Reactivate your voicemail by dialing another shortcode. If the previous code worked for you, you can dial *004# at any time to reactivate your voicemail.
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    • Depending on your account and provider, your voicemail forwarding may reactivate automatically when you restart your iPhone.

[Edit]Contacting Your Carrier

  1. Open the app. It’s the green-and-white phone receiver icon on the home screen. You’ll need to speak with your mobile carrier directly to disable voicemail for your account.[2]
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    • Because this method will delete your saved greetings, messages, and settings, it should only be used to disable your voicemail permanently.
  2. Dial your carrier’s customer service phone number. You can usually reach the carrier by dialing *611 and pressing the phone receiver icon to place the call. If that number doesn’t work, you can call the provider’s direct customer support phone number. Here are a few common provider support lines:
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    • T-Mobile or Sprint: Dial 611 or call 1-800-937-8997
    • Verizon: Dial *611 or call 1-800-922-0204
    • AT&T: Dial 611 or 1-800-331-0500
    • Telus: Dial 611 or 1-866-558-2273
    • Xfinity Mobile: Dial 1-888-936-4968
    • BT Mobile: Dial 0800 800 150
    • Rogers: Dial 611 or 1-888-764-3772
    • Vodafone: Dial 199.
    • Cricket: Dial 611 or 1-800-274-2538
  3. Ask the agent to disable your voicemail. You may have to explain your reason to the representative (e.g., you’re on extended travel, you don’t use it, etc.), but it shouldn’t be a problem.
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    • Once your voicemail is disabled, your unanswered or rejected calls will be routed to a recording that states that your mailbox is inactive.

[Edit]Forwarding Calls to Another Number

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings . It’s the gray gear icon on your home screen. If you won’t be using your phone for a while, or are traveling somewhere that doesn’t have good mobile coverage, you can forward your incoming calls to another phone number instead.[3]
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    • Forwarding your incoming calls to another phone number means that your iPhone will not ring when people call you.
    • If you don’t have another phone number to send your calls to (and you live in the United States), you can get a free phone number from Google Voice. See How to Get a Google Voice Phone Number for more information.
    • Call forwarding must be supported by your provider and plan.
  2. Scroll down and tap . It’s in the 5th group of settings.
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  3. Tap . It’s near the bottom of the “CALLS” section.
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  4. Slide the “Call Forwarding” switch to On . As long as the switch is green, Call Forwarding is ready to set up.
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  5. Tap . It’s the option below the toggle switch.
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  6. Type the phone number you want to forward calls to. Include the area code (and country code, if applicable).
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  7. Tap the button. It’s at the top-left corner. This saves your changes since there’s no “Save” option. As long as call forwarding is enabled, all of your incoming calls will be routed to this phone number.
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    • To disable call forwarding, return to Settings > Phone > Call Forwarding and toggle the switch to Off (white/gray).

[Edit]Filling Up Your Mailbox

  1. Put your iPhone into airplane mode. If you are not able to disable your voicemail using any of the other methods, you can simply fill up your mailbox with messages so nobody can leave new ones. You’ll need to have another phone handy to do this. Start by putting your iPhone into airplane mode so you can accomplish your goal quickly.
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    • To put your phone into airplane mode, open the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the home screen (if you have a physical Home button) or by swiping down from the top-right corner (if you don’t have a Home button) and tapping the airplane icon.
  2. Call your iPhone from another phone. Since your phone is in airplane mode, the call should go straight to your voicemail.
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  3. Leave yourself a message. You can just say “This is message number one” or some gibberish words if you want—the length doesn’t matter. When you’re finished, hang up.
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  4. Keep leaving voicemails until your mailbox is full. Most providers consider a voicemail box as “full” when it has 30-40 messages. You will know you’ve left enough messages once you hear a “mailbox full” (or similar) error when trying to leave a new one.
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    • If you have Sprint, your mailbox fills up after receiving 30 messages.[4] Messages are automatically deleted after 30 days, so you’ll have to do this often to keep your mailbox full.
    • If you’re using Verizon, you’ll need to leave 40 messages to fill your mailbox.[5]

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How to Make an Indicator Using Hibiscus Petals

If you’re looking for a fun science experiment to do at home, making an indicator solution might be the perfect project. By mixing dried hibiscus leaves and water, you can make a cheap and sensitive chemical indicator for bases and acids in just a few minutes. After that, you can go wild with testing household items to see where they fall on the pH scale.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Combine your dried hibiscus petals with water.

  1. You’ll need around 2 to 3 grams of dried hibiscus petals. Place your petals in a 150 mL beaker along with 50 to 60 mL of water to start. The water won’t change colors just yet, so hang tight![1]
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    • If you gathered your own hibiscus flowers, gently pluck off the petals and spread them out on a paper towel. Leave the petals in the sun for 2 to 3 days until the leaves look crispy and slightly brown.

[Edit]Boil the mixture for 3 to 5 minutes.

  1. You can use a Bunsen burner or a hot plate. Place your beaker onto the burner, then turn it up high. Get the water boiling for about 5 minutes until it starts to turn dark red.[2]
    • No need to stir your mixture—just sit back and relax.

[Edit]Cool the mixture for 5 to 10 minutes.

  1. Turn off the burner and let the mixture sit. This will allow all the sediment to settle at the bottom of the pot. You can use this time to ready the rest of your equipment, like a clean beaker and a few test tubes.[3]
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    • If you pour the liquid too early, you might end up with a chunky, lumpy indicator.

[Edit]Pour the liquid into a clean beaker.

  1. Try not to disturb the petals at the bottom of the liquid. Gently pour the liquid into a clean 100 mL beaker, separating it from the petals. If you’re having trouble, set a strainer on top of your beaker and strain the liquid instead.[4]
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    • The liquid will be a deep red color, but you should still be able to see light shining through it.

[Edit]Mix your chemical with water in a test tube.

  1. Pick out the substance you’d like to test with your hibiscus solution. Add around 1 tsp (5.6 g) of it to the bottom of a test tube, then add 4 to 5 mL of water to the tube with a dropper. Cap the test tube with your finger and shake it up to dissolve the substrate in the water.[5]
    • The substance you choose is up to you, but people often use salt, window cleaner, orange juice, apple juice, or toilet bowl cleaner.

[Edit]Add 4 to 5 drops of hibiscus indicator to the tube.

  1. Put your indicator to the test! Use a dropper to add 4 or 5 drops of hibiscus water to the test tube. You’ll notice a color change right away as the hibiscus petals interact with the chemical.[6]
    • Hibiscus flowers contain the colour pigment anthocyanin, which is a natural chemical indicator.

[Edit]Check the color change of the water.

  1. The color change will tell you if it’s acidic or basic. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of less than 7 indicates acidity, while a pH of more than 7 indicates a base. Anywhere from dark pink to pale pink usually indicates an acid, while dark gray to green colors usually indicate a base. The rest of the colors indicate:[7]
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    • Dark pink: pH 2
    • Pink: pH 3 to pH 4
    • Pale pink: pH 5
    • Lavender: pH 6
    • Gray: pH 7 or pH 8
    • Dark gray: pH 9
    • Brown: pH 10 or pH 11
    • Green: pH 12

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[Edit]Things You’ll Need

  • 2 to 3 grams of dried hibiscus petals
  • 150 mL beaker
  • Bunsen burner or a hot plate
  • 100 mL beaker
  • 1 tsp (5.6 g) of a chemical of your choice
  • Test tube
  • Dropper

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How to Use Hashtags

Hashtags (#) are used to sort and categorize content on certain social media sites. Using hashtags makes it easier to find the things you post online, and they’re a great tool if you’re growing a business or looking for more followers. If you’ve never used them before, don’t worry! It’s super easy and you have a lot of freedom when it comes to inventing your own hashtags. All you have to do is put a # symbol in front of a word (or string of words with no spaces) and you’ve made a hashtag! #SuperEasy

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Hop on popular trends.

  1. Check out what’s trending on Instagram or Twitter for ideas. Most websites that use hashtags have a “trending” or “top” tab where you can see the most popular posts. If you want to hop on the bandwagon to get most eyes on your posts or you’re just digging for fresh ideas, this is a great place to start.[1]
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    • There are only a handful of websites that support hashtags, although they do tend to be bigger platforms. The popular sites that use hashtags include Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Pintrest.[2]
    • You can also pull up a third-party search site, like Keyword Tool or Hashtagify, to scan through the most popular hashtags showing up on a given website.

[Edit]Add additional commentary

  1. Use hashtags to punctuate a comment with added flair. Hashtags are a great way to emphasize a point you make, pepper in a little colorful commentary, or drive home the tone of your post. The benefit here is that you can sneak in additional information as you see fit. This is especially helpful if you don’t want your post to be misinterpreted.[3]
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    • For example, if you posted a complaint about a big truck blocking your street, you might use something like #CityLiving or #FirstWorldProblems to contextualize your frustration.
    • If you post something political, you can throw in something like #Discourse or #PoliticalAnalysis to emphasize the seriousness of your post, or #ImpeachEverybody to throw a little humor in there.

[Edit]Stick with a few simple tags for search purposes.

  1. If you aren’t trying to get fancy and you want views, use 3 hashtags. Choose a few simple hashtags that directly pertain to the subject of your post. Make one of them extremely short and broad, another one slightly more descriptive, and a third tag that’s highly specific. This will keep readers from feeling overwhelmed with tags, while increasing the odds that people stumble on your post.[4]
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    • For example, if you’re a food blogger, you might use #Food, #Foodie, and #GourmetMeal to make that photo of the artisanal flatbread you just ate more searchable.
    • If you are commenting on a political story, you might use #Politics, #America, and #CongressionalDebate.
    • The classic #Selfie, #NoFilter, and #NoMakeup, is a popular example of this streamlined approach.

[Edit]Inject a bit of humor.

  1. A hashtag is a great way to present a punchline or include a joke. Since hashtags are naturally tacked on at the end of content, they’re a great way to “hide” a punchline without giving the joke away at first glance. A lot of hashtags become popular exclusively because they’re funny, and you can put your spin on a popular joke or try to come up with your own![5]
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    • If you post a photo of yourself wearing an ugly sweater and your caption is something like, “Look at this beautiful sweater my friend bought me!” you might add something like #WorstGiftEver or #TooCoolForSchool.

[Edit]Categorize your own content.

  1. If you post often, hashtags can make it easier to sort through old posts. You don’t have to use hashtags to reach other people or add additional information to your posts. Hashtags were originally invented to categorize things, so they’re a great way to sort stuff out. It’ll be a lot easier to find things in the future if you want the ability to go back and check out a previous post.[6]
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    • You can do this on any platform where you have the ability to search your own content. So, in Twitter, you would search @YourUsername followed by the hashtag you used. You won’t be able to do this on every site, though.
    • For example, if you post about political issues, but you also catalogue your vacations online, you might use #Politics and #Vacation to separate your posts into digital folders.
    • If you do this, keep it simple. You want to be able to remember your categories in the future and the more specific you get, the harder it will be to recall the hashtag.

[Edit]Contribute to a specific conversation.

  1. Subcultures often use hashtags to hold public conversations. If you’re always posting about skateboarding, look at other posts by skateboarders to see what hashtags they use. Historians, political commentators, and even medical professionals are in the habit of using hyper-specific hashtags to hold large-scale conversations in their fields of interest, so don’t hesitate to use hashtags this way.[7]
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    • You may not get a ton of views on every one of these posts, but it’s a great way to reach a specific demographic if you want to contribute to conversations you care about.

[Edit]Overload your posts to get more views.

  1. Spamming your posts with hashtags can draw you massive attention. If your only goal is to get as many eyeballs on your content as possible, using as many hashtags as possible is the best way to get your views up. Some people may get frustrated with you for doing this, but the more hashtags you use, the more likely your content is to pop up in the search engine.[8]
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    • Be careful with this one. You may get more views, but people may see through what you’re doing, and some folks may stop following you.
    • While a lot of hashtags definitely lead to a lot of views, there’s no evidence that it means more interaction. Don’t expect a ton of people to comment or like your content when you do this.[9]

[Edit]Use hashtags to get your brand out there.

  1. If you own a business, hashtags are a phenomenal tool. If you haven’t used hashtags before and you’re looking to develop your online business, you’re missing out. A lot of potential customers may not be seeing your advertisements or posts, so getting in the habit of attaching hashtags to your content is a great way to expand your market reach.[10]
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    • If you have any doubts about hashtags from a marketing perspective, know that tweets with at least one hashtag are 55% more likely to be retweeted![11]

[Edit]Find popular trends to promote your business.

  1. Seek out hashtags that tie your service or product to popular trends. This is a great way to sneak your content into a larger conversation that’s taking place online. If you can find a trending hashtag online that somehow relates to your product or service, then you’re going to see a lot more traffic.[12]
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    • For example, the #Merica tag is used to poke fun at American stereotypes. If a fast-food company starts promoting their new bacon double-cheeseburger, they might use #Merica to get some fresh eyes on their content.
    • There are apps and software out there, like RiteTag and Hashtagify, that will try to match your content to popular and related hashtags people are engaging with.[13]
    • Always make sure that you’re using hashtags responsibly. If everyone is tweeting #DownWithBigBrands because some CEO committed a crime or something, using the hashtag to promote your small business may be seen as opportunistic and tone-deaf.[14]

[Edit]Create an original tag to improve your brand.

  1. Crafting fresh, brand-specific hashtags is a great way to go viral. Even if going viral isn’t your primary goal, using a consistent hashtag or two will make it easier to see how folks online are interacting with your business. If you use the same original tag over and over again, you can search it online to see what other people think of your brand.
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    • This is also a great way to tie your business to a certain geographic location. If you own a shop in downtown Buffalo, you might use #BuffaloNY or #BuffaloBusiness to emphasize the location of your shop.
    • For example, if you own a business called Joe’s Watch Repair, a tag like #JoeKnows or #JoesOnTime can really stick out online. It’s likely that some people out there may even use your tag for some other reason to give you an even bigger boost online!
    • If you go this route, you can always pay an influencer or give them products to promote your business on their platform!

[Edit]Warnings

  • It’s important to note that you can use numbers inside of a hashtag, but you can’t use symbols or punctuation. In other words. #hashtag4ever will work, but #hashtag-4-ever will only be interpreted as #hashtag by search engines.[15]

[Edit]References

[Edit]Quick Summary

  1. https://theavtimes.com/2020/12/04/how-people-become-popular-on-twitter/
  2. https://www.hashtags.org/platforms/google/10-websites-that-support-hashtags/
  3. https://www.hashtags.org/featured/which-social-media-networks-use-hashtags/
  4. https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/how-to-think-like-an-influencer-for-instagram-success
  5. https://theavtimes.com/2020/12/04/how-people-become-popular-on-twitter/
  6. https://medium.com/endless/an-open-letter-to-people-who-use-hashtags-89fb7694c97e
  7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29776695/
  8. https://theavtimes.com/2020/12/04/how-people-become-popular-on-twitter/
  9. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2017/12/28/how-to-effectively-use-hashtags-to-grow-your-business-following/?sh=25b258484615
  10. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2017/12/28/how-to-effectively-use-hashtags-to-grow-your-business-following/?sh=25b258484615
  11. https://buffer.com/library/a-scientific-guide-to-hashtags-which-ones-work-when-and-how-many/
  12. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2017/12/28/how-to-effectively-use-hashtags-to-grow-your-business-following/?sh=25b258484615
  13. https://coschedule.com/blog/how-to-use-hashtags/
  14. https://miappi.com/10-worst-twitter-hashtag-fails-time/?cn-reloaded=1
  15. https://digitalmarketinginstitute.com/blog/how-to-use-hashtags-in-social-media

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How to Direct Message on Instagram

Sending a direct message to an Instagram user is a good way to send them a private message that nobody else can see. You can use either Instagram Direct or your recipient’s profile options to send a direct message. Now you can direct message another Instagram user on a Windows PC using the Instagram app for Windows. This wikiHow teaches you how to send a message directly to another Instagram user.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Using Instagram Direct on Using the Mobile App

  1. Open the Instagram app. Instagram has a pink, purple, and yellow icon with a camera. Tap the icon on your home screen or apps menu to open Instagram. If you’re already logged into Instagram, doing so will open your Instagram Home page.
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    • If you aren’t logged into Instagram, type in your username (or phone number, or email) and password and tap Login.
  2. Tap the paper plane icon. It’s in the top-right corner of your screen. Doing so will open Instagram Direct, which is Instagram’s messaging service.
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    • If you aren’t on the Home page, tap the house-shaped icon in the bottom left corner of the screen first.
  3. Tap . It’s the icon that resembles a pencil and paper. It’s in the upper-right corner of the Direct screen.
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    • Alternatively, if you have a conversation going, you can tap the recipient’s name on the Direct page, instead.
  4. Tap a person whom you wish to message. This adds a checkmark in the circle to the right of the contact’s name. You can tap as many people as you like.
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    • You can also type in a username in the search bar at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap . It’s in the upper-right corner of the screen. This opens a Direct message window.
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  6. Tap the Message field. It’s the long bar at the bottom of the screen that says “Message”.
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  7. Type in a message you want to send. You can preview the message in the Message bar.
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    • If you want to send a photo instead, you can tap the icon that resembles a photo to the left of the text field. Then tap a photo to select it.
  8. Tap . It’s to the right of the message field. Doing so will send your message directly to your recipient.
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    • If you’re sending a picture, tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen.

[Edit]Using Your Recipient’s User Profile on Smartphones and Tablets

  1. Open the Instagram app. Instagram has a pink, purple, and yellow icon with a camera. Tap the icon on your home screen or apps menu to open Instagram. . If you’re already logged into Instagram, doing so will open your Instagram Home page.
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    • If you aren’t logged into Instagram, type in your username (or phone number, or email) and password and tap Login.
  2. Tap the magnifying glass icon . It’s the second tab at the bottom of the screen.
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    • You can also just scroll through the Home tab until you find a post from the person.
  3. Tap the search bar. It’s at the top of the screen.
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  4. Type in a person’s name. As you type, you should see suggestions pop up under the search bar.
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  5. Tap a person’s name. Doing so will take you to their profile.
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  6. Tap . It’s below the user’s information on their profile page.
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  7. Tap the “Message” field. It’s the long field at the bottom of the screen that says “Message”. It’s at the bottom of the screen.
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  8. Type in a message. You can preview the message in the message field.
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    • Alternatively, if you want to send a photo instead, you can tap the icon that resembles a photo to the left of the text field. Then tap a photo to select it.
  9. Tap . This is to the right of your message field. Doing so will send your message to your selected recipient.
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    • If you’re sending a picture, tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen.

[Edit]Using Direct in the Instagram Web Application

  1. Go to https://www.instagram.com/ in a web browser. You can use any web browser on PC or Mac. The web version of Instagram allows you to access Instagram from a PC or Mac computer.
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    • Alternatively, you can download the Instagram Windows app from the Microsoft Store.
  2. Log in to Instagram (if needed). If you are not logged in automatically, enter your Instagram username (or phone number, or email) and password and click Log In. You can also log in with your Facebook account. If Instagram detects your account, click Continue as [username].
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    • If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you’ll also need to check your text messages or email and find the 6 digit authentication code. Enter the code into your web browser and log in.
  3. Click the paper airplane icon. It’s at the top of the Instagram app on the right side to the left of the other icons.
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  4. Click . It’s the blue button in the center of the panel to the right. Clicking this opens a “New Message” window in the center of the app.
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    • Alternatively, you can click an ongoing chat in the panel to the left.
  5. Type a recipient’s name next to “To:”. Doing so will display a list of contacts name that match your search parameter.
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  6. Click a recipient’s name. Doing so will add them to the “To:” field at the top of the “New Message” window.
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    • You can add more recipients by typing an additional recipient’s name below the last one and then clicking their username.
  7. Click . It’s in the upper-right corner of the “New Message” window. Doing so will open a new chat dialogue window.
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  8. Click the “Message” field. It’s the long bar that says “Message” at the bottom of the chat dialogue.
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    • Alternatively, you can send a photo by clicking the icon that resembles a photo to the right of the Message field. Then browse to and click a photo to select it. Then click Open.
  9. Type the message you want to send. You can preview your message in the message field at the bottom of the Chat dialogue.
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  10. Click . It’s to the right of the Chat dialogue. This sends your message.
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[Edit]Using Your Recipient’s Profile Using the Web Application

  1. Go to https://www.instagram.com/ in a web browser. You can use any web browser on PC or Mac. The web version of Instagram allows you to access Instagram from a PC or Mac computer.
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    • Alternatively, you can download the Instagram Windows app from the Microsoft Store.
  2. Log in to Instagram (if needed). If you are not logged in automatically, enter your Instagram username (or phone number, or email) and password and click Log In. You can also log in with your Facebook account. If Instagram detects your account, click Continue as [username].
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    • If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you’ll also need to check your text messages or email and find the 6 digit authentication code. Enter the code into your web browser and log in.
  3. Click the search bar. It’s at the top-center of the Instagram app. This allows you to search for a recipient.
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    • Alternatively, you can scroll through your Home feed until you find a post from the recipient you want to message.
  4. Type the name of a recipient. This displays a list of users that match your search parameters.
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  5. Click your recipient’s username. This displays their profile page.
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  6. Click . It’s at the top of your recipient’s profile page next to their username. This opens a new chat dialogue.
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  7. Click the “Message” field. It’s the long bar that says “Message” at the bottom of the chat dialogue.
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    • Alternatively, you can send a photo by clicking the icon that resembles a photo to the right of the Message field. Then browse to and click a photo to select it. Then click Open.
  8. Type the message you want to send. You can preview your message in the message field at the bottom of the Chat dialogue.
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  9. Click . It’s to the right of the Chat dialogue. This sends your message.
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[Edit]Tips

  • If you receive a message from someone you don’t follow, it won’t appear directly in your inbox; instead, you’ll see it in your “Message Requests” section of the inbox.

[Edit]Related wikiHows

10 Second Summary

1. Open Instagram.

2. Tap the Instagram Direct or the Home icon.

3. Tap Pencil and Paper icon.

4. Select a recipient.

5. Tap the “Message” field.

6. Type your message.

7. Tap Send.

[Edit]Quick Summary

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