Instagram is American social media and photo sharing social network service owned by Facebook, developed by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger along with original founder Chris Hughes, originally launched on iOS a month ago. Instagram has a user interface very similar to Facebook but uses an intuitive interface for iPhone and iPad users. In comparison to Facebook, Instagram uses a simplified system where images are submitted directly to your profile and friends. While Facebook boasts of its feature-rich and detailed application and its ability to connect users around the world, Instagram boasts of its simplicity where all you need is a camera and you are good to go.
Now the question is, how can you take advantage of this amazing social network. The answer is quite simple; you just need to download the Instagram app for iPhone and iPad. Instagram is available for free on the App Store. But if you don’t want to download the Instagram app and are ready to make use of the visual social platform through your smartphone, you need to tap on’select apps’ from the main menu. This will bring out all the different Instagram apps available for you to choose from.
From the list of applications, select ‘Instagram’, then click on it. The list of features provided under Instagram includes uploading, viewing and editing your Instagram stories, sending messages and searching for images. When trying to upload an image, you will be asked whether you want to save the image as a JPEG or a PNG. You will also be shown a list of creative options that enable you to modify the look and feel of your Instagram page, such as changing its theme and background, adding text, changing the style of the text, adding shadows or glitter effects.
As previously mentioned, Instagram has become a popular social media platform where people upload pictures, videos, and photos of the events happening around them along with commentary, images and the like. In fact, more individuals are creating Instagram accounts in order to share videos with their friends. However, there are certain limitations that you need to know about before using the platform for your business. For example, Instagram does not support live videos at the moment of publishing. However, it is expected to come with such features in future.
Moreover, it is not possible for you to share links in Instagram. But if you want to upload a video in your Instagram account, you need to use the ‘viper YouTube’ application that can be downloaded from the app store. By using this software, you will be able to view a video in either landscape or portrait mode. To share videos in your other social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, you will be able to do so through the corresponding applications. Moreover, when using the ‘Share’ button located at the top right corner of the screen, you will be able to send a URL to your friends and colleagues.
Despite all the limitations, using Instagram still offers a lot of benefits. The app offers a very convenient way for users to update their personal information and connect with friends. Since it is only available on the iOS devices, it is difficult to imagine individuals using Instagram while they are on the go. If you want to be updated about different events happening around the world, you can do so by following users on Instagram. This will help you stay connected and get to know people better.
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