Instagram is the largest social network centered around the idea of sharing and editing photos and videos. The app has many photo-editing tools and image filters. The social aspects of the app are cool as you can follow celebrities and public figures as long as connect with your friends and create your fan base.
- The good
- A social network for photography lovers.
- Photo and video filters.
- A great platform to promote products and services.
- Scheduled posts feature.
- The bad
- Downloading media to the phone local storage is not officially supported.
What is Instagram
Instagram is a video and photo-sharing app launched in October 2010 for iOS, then was acquired by Facebook in 2012 for a $1 billion. Now the app has a version available for Android, Windows and a limited website version, the app has 1 billion monthly active users (as of June 2018) according to Statista.
The application allows its users to share their photos and videos publicly or with a selected audience, the media can be edited with different filters available in the app. Just like any other social network, users can like and follow other users and see trendy posts.
It is easy to sign up all you need is an active phone number, email or Facebook account, after that follow a simple registration process, then upload a profile and cover picture. It is recommended to check your privacy settings before sharing images on the app.
In your profile page you can show something about yourself such as name, age, address, career, education, likes and dislikes, movies and TV shows you like and whatever you feel like sharing with others, but just make sure to review your privacy settings to control who can see what you add to your page. In your profile page, you could also see your posts, friends list and saved posts.
The Home tab
In your feed will have recent posts of your friends and pages you follow, you can comment, like, share or save posts. You also can check your friends latest Stories from the "Stories" tab.
From this tab, you can see the most popular live broadcasts and recent posts, the media shown in this tab is based on your preferences and activities on Instagram, it is also possible to search for photos and videos by hashtags added to the posts, so its important to add descriptive hashtags to your photos and videos for them to get popular.
Posting photos and videos
Adding photos and videos has never been easier, just hit the add photo button in the middle then, either add media from the gallery or take a photo or recorded a video. You can then apply one of the available filters to make it look professional, add a description and a proper hashtag.
From this tab, you can see all the notifications for your friends' activities and interactions with your posts.
Instagram for iOS features
The best social network for image and video sharing.
The app user interface is awesome you can easily navigate to the latest posts, notifications and live broadcasts.
It is a great platform to promote products and services.
Great privacy settings to control who can see your personal information and posts.
The possibility to schedule posts and make polls.
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- Last update2020-09-21
- RequiresiOS 9.0+