Instagram is a mobile, desktop and internet-based photo-sharing application that allows people to share pictures and videos publicly or privately. On Instagram you can post photos and videos you want to keep on your personal profile grid. By posting videos online you can combine multiple clips into one video.
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Available on: iOS, Android, Windows 10
Users can apply various filters to their images and add location through geotagging.
Users can also connect their Instagram account with their other social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter.
Go live to connect with your friends and followers right now, when you are done, the live story disappears, almost like Snapchat’s concept. You also get to watch stories and live videos from the people you follow online that features at the top of your top feed. On Instagram you get the Explore Tab which will let you discover stories, photos and videos of people you might like to follow. (suggested by Instagram)
Top 10 features
1 Post more than one photo at once
In February 2017 Instagram introduced the ability to post more than one photo at a time. By posting 10 photos at once to your profile, your followers get to swipe through these images that can be seen on their timeline. The catch is you can only post a single caption for the entire album and the images are shared as squares.
2 Remove photos you’re tagged in
If one of your friends tag you in a photo, it will show up in the photos of you section on your profile page. If you want to remove a tag, you can select Hide from my profile or remove me from photo (which is under the photo options)
3 Send direct messages
At the top-right of your Instagram homepage, there is an icon that looks like a paper plane. Tapping on this icon allows you to send private messages to your Instagram followers.
4 Adding Hashtags to Photos
You can add hashtags (#) to your posts. This will link photos with other content on Instagram featuring the same subject or overall topic. It is a great way to get new followers and share your photos with more people on Instagram. ( If your profile is not a private account.)
5 Start sharing GIFs
GifShare is an application that allows you to share GIFs to your favourite social network. You can now search or upload GIFs from your camera roll to Instagram. Even your very own GIFs; the app accepts GIF, MP4, MOV, MPG and MV4 file formats.
6 Manage multiple accounts
To be limited to a single Instagram account can get frustrating, thank goodness it has changed. You can now link multiple accounts by simply going to your profile settings page and tap the gear icon, select Add account and create a unique username and password. This is especially useful if you are running a business on the sideline.
7 Get notifications when your favourite influencer’s post to Instagram
Don’t let algorithms be the reason you miss out on your favourite influencer’s page, you can choose to get notifications every time the post something new. To turn on this notification, visit their profile and click the three dots in the upright corner and choose Turn on Post Notifications.
8 Create a collection of saved posts
Instagram now allows you to save or bookmark certain posts in collections that you create. Almost like Pinterest’s concept. Start by going to your profile, tap the bookmark icon on the top-right menu above your photos. Select collection tab and create a collection.
9 Insert line breaks into your bio and caption
On your keyboard, you have to press the “123” key in the bottom left-hand of the keyboard, and the “return” key will appear on the bottom right. This will allow you to add break lines if you want to separate your caption and hashtags.
10 Hide ads you do not find relevant
Every company needs to find a way to promote their brand. Luckily you get to remove irrelevant ads that pop-up on your timeline. To hide this feature, tap the three dots to the right of a post labelled “sponsored” and choose “Hide Ad”.
Instagram is one of the most fun and visually appealing social apps around. So why not get started!
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