Before posting a photo on Instagram there’s something that we all do — can you think of what it is? Edit! Whether we ultimately use one or not, we all swipe through the preset edits available in the app, and we usually swipe back to “Normal” once we see the limited number of options. If you’ve found yourself bummed out by the out-of-date photo edits available from Instagram, you’re in the right place.
Get Ready for 2022 With YouCam Perfect
We are just a few weeks away from 2022, and that means it’s time to examine which photo editing trends will be popular on Instagram this upcoming year so we can prepare properly for the new year. The YouCam Perfect app is here to guide you through your creative journey in 2022 and beyond by sharing some Instagram trends. Read on to find out what they are!
7 Instagram Trends To Prepare For 2022
Get ready for the new year by learning about what's trending on Instagram, as well as what app is going to make those trends happen for you. It’s YouCam Perfect — the best, free photo editing app available, giving you access to a wide selection of photo editing tools to help you keep up with the latest trends. Next, we’ll cover our Instagram photo editing trend predictions for 2022.
- Epic Landscape Selfies
- Back to the ’90s
- Stories Take Over
- Giant Square Grids
- Don’t Forget to Repost
- Pick a Color Theme
1. Epic Landscape Selfies
The first trend you need to know about for 2022 is amazing landscape photos. With the world finally opening up, we’re seeing people travel again, meaning those double-tap-worthy photos are going to be even more special. The year 2022 is the time to shoot epic landscape selfies to celebrate our world’s beauty, especially as we missed visiting it over the past couple of years.
2. Back to the ’90s
Hey, ’90s babies — represent! Whether you were a child of this decade or not, there’s no question that it had an impact on Instagram trends. This is one of the hottest looks, characterized by retro-style photos. Definitely look into this trend coming full-force in 2022.
3. Stories Take Over
In recent years, we’ve seen Stories overtake Posts as the most popular method of sharing on Instagram, and we expect this trend to grow even more in 2022. People spend more time watching Insta-stories, so you should in turn spend more time creating them. Want to read more about this feature? Check out our overview here!
Instagram has always been about photos, but posts with larger-than-life fonts and phrases are becoming popular too. These can be inspirational or silly, but whichever way you choose to use them, it’s a great way to express your personality and values.
5. Giant Square Grids
A trend that we’ve seen in the past is square grids showcasing multiple photos, and we’re here to tell you that it’s staying around! Instead of focusing on one photo, experiment with posting several smaller pictures to create one big one in 2022.
6. Don’t Forget to Repost
Sharing is caring, right? Regardless of what kind of photo you post (selfies, landscapes, etc.), it’s always a good idea to repost it to your story to increase the reach. Many of us begin our Instagram visits by watching stories versus scrolling through our feed, so this is a great way to ensure your photos are seen no matter what places your followers are looking at first.
7. Pick a Color Theme
Creating a cohesive color theme is important in many aspects of life, but especially your Instagram game. Make your photos look consistent and like they are a part of the same story, which will make them more visually and aesthetically pleasing. If you can manage, it’s best for your “Story Highlights” icons to have consistency too — using the same font and color if possible.
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Keep Up With Instagram Trends With YouCam Perfect
You’re now ready to celebrate 2022 with YouCam Perfect! Download the app now for either iOS or Android to edit your photos using these top trends for next year and to keep up to date on all the new offerings.