What is it?
Recently, Instagram rolled out their newest feature called ‘Guides.’ It allows users to create more scrollable content by collecting and curating posts, making it easier than ever to share information in an easy-to-digest format.
You can choose three different formats for your Guides:
Guides can be found on your profile between the feed and IGTV icons. They can be displayed on your profile, in your feed, on the Guides page and in the Explore page, which means they have a high visibility rate.
Should you be using Instagram Guides for your project or property business?
It’s recommended that you have a diverse and multi-platform social media presence. However, if your team is lacking the budget, time or resources to commit to integrating guides into your Instagram strategy in a meaningful and consistent way, don’t feel like you need to jump on the guides bandwagon just because it’s new and shiny. It may be something you come back to in a few months.
How to get started
If you’ve decided that Instagram guides fits within your strategy and capabilities, the best way to get started is by repurposing and re-sharing content that you’ve already posted to Instagram, to create comprehensive and step-by-step ‘how-to’ guides.
For example, if you’ve published multiple posts about finance options for FHB, compile these into one Instagram guide titled ‘5 finance tips for FHB’ (or something to that effect). The same can be done for posts about your project, the local area, benefits of building a brand-new home and so on.
For a break-down of all of Instagram’s best practices, read this handbook from our content specialist brand, Content Republic.