How to use the app to shop your screenshots and likes

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How to use the app to shop screenshots and likes on Instagram and across social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, might be a question you have asked yourself several times since the new app came out in March. Or, you might be looking at this post and asking your laptop, “what in the world is she talking about?” If you are on Instagram, you have probably noticed the hashtag #liketoknowit on many photos posted by bloggers. You might be ignoring the hashtag, or you may have already been using by liking pictures on Instagram, and then receiving an email with all of your likes which you can shop from your mobile device or desktop; but now screenshots have entered the picture. If you are not on Instagram, you might be confused by this entire post. That’s OK, if you are curious to find out what in the world I am blabbing about, read on.

I was fortunate enough to have one of my enabled pictures re-gramed last week, which meant a lot of new eyes were on my photo by people who normally don’t see me on Instagram. With this influx of new people, brought a large amount of questions. I received several DM’s and a few emails asking me how to use the app to shop screenshots and likes on Instagram because they loved my top in the picture, and wanted to buy it. I was thrilled to have so many people like my top, at the same time, I realized there are a lot of people out there who are wondering how to use the app to shop screenshots and likes on Instagram. So, here is my tutorial! Don’t worry, it sounds complicated, but it is actually really easy to shop your screenshots and likes on Instagram! Love that!

The first thing you need to do is download the app from the app store. You can find the app right here. Once you have downloaded the app, create an account, or login to your existing account. Once you have done that, take a good look at the picture below of the green dress (which happens to be on major sale here) and continue reading.

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This photo has been enabled. This means you can like it on Instagram, or screenshot it anywhere on the web and receive all of the links to shop this look in your app and/or via email. How can you tell if a photo is enabled? Well, take a good look at this picture. In the bottom right-hand corner there is a white heart with a circle around it. This is the symbol which tells you it is a picture which you can screenshot to shop. This symbol will appear on photos throughout Instagram and across other social media channels signalling that the photo is shoppable if you take a screenshot and have the app on your mobile device.

The symbol will appear in two colors; black or white. Normally on a dark corner, you will see the white symbol and on a light corner you will see the black symbol. You can see the black symbol in the photo below.

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It is up to the blogger or influencer whether to use the black or white symbol on a photo, so always check the bottom right-hand corner to see if it is there. While these photos appear frequently on Instagram, they can also be shared on other social media platforms. I always share mine on Facebook too, so if you don’t follow me on Instagram, only Facebook, you can screenshot my photos, and other enabled photos, via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and anywhere you see the symbol! You can even shop this blog post by taking a screenshot of the above photo, or the photo with the green dress. Love that!

Now that you know how to identify a photo which is enabled, you might be asking yourself, but how do I shop my screenshots with the app? You can either like the photo on Instagram or take a screenshot of the photo on Instagram, Facebook, or anywhere around the web you find a enabled picture. This will generate an email and place the photo in your app where you can access it. This is great if you are scrolling through Instagram, or the web, and taking screenshots of several photos. Instead of stopping to take action on every photo, you can screenshot them and then access them when you are done web surfing and start shopping, or save them for later when you decide what you would like to buy, or perhaps wait for your paycheck so you can shop.

Once you have the app, you can shop anywhere you see the symbol in the right-hand corner. In addition, the app acts like a visual social media app where you can search hashtags such as #ltkunder50 (which means something in the photo is under $50) or #ltkbump (which is great for finding maternity outfits) or my favorite, #ltkbag (which shows you more handbags than you can imagine!).  You can search any hashtag you are interested in, and find new bloggers to follow and shop from! It is like a catalog of fabulous-ness you can screenshot! Love!

So, definitely download the app from the app store and start taking screenshots of my pictures, and all of the enabled photos you find around the web. It is really addictive, you will love it! Feel free to leave any questions about how to use the app that you may have in the comment section below, or drop me an email or DM.

Thank you so much for your support and happy shopping via screenshot with!

Green dress outfit details:

Gingham top and jeans outfit details:

In the black tie optional photo, I am standing with Wardrobe Oxygen under the balloons during the finale party at the recent rewardStyle conference. Check out her blog, she is amazing!

Black tie optional gown details:


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