What Not to Post on Instagram: 15 Things to Avoid

We’ve already told you about the worst types of people on Instagram. Sometimes, though, an otherwise lovely account is marred by a misstep: a cringe-worthy pic that was probably better off remaining in your camera roll forever.Here, we take you through what not to post on Instagram. Your followers will thank you.

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1. The View From Your Airplane Seat

We get it: You travel.

Same goes for Twitter, Martha Stewart.

3. Latte Art

Drink your drink and be done with it.

Your mom's typo isn't as funny as you think.

So ~in love~.

6. No Makeup Shots In Which You Call Out The Fact That You Aren’t Wearing Makeup

Death to the humble brag.

7. Hot Dog Legs

A faux pas that inspired it's own Tumblr page.

#teamfollowback? #howaboutno

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9. Inspirational Quotes

To prove you are as deep as the ocean upon which your probably-misattributed quote is superimposed.

Chances are, every person looking at your photo has seen one or the other at some point.

11. The 5,000th Picture Of Your Seven-month-old

We get it: You procreated.

If only there were a website where you could watch professional-quality videos of the same Nicki Minaj show…

We get it: You went to Yosemite.

14. Gym Pics

Please don't be one of these gym people.

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15. Starbucks Name Fails

Leave baristas alone!

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Sarah Stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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