Instagram became a hit when it was first released for iOS users. Android users wanted to have the application too and the developers did not disappoint them as it was made available for Android phones. If you are new to using this application, this Instagram guide will help you learn about the basics that you need to know about it. It has a simple user interface so it will be easy for you to familiarize yourself with the application. If you do not have it on your mobile phone yet, download the application on your device and install to start using. Check out this Instagram help and make the most out of it.
Create an Account and Log In
Instagram can only be used on applicable mobile devices. This cannot be installed on the computer, though there are other applications that will allow you to access Instagram on your PC like Instadesk and Instaview. However, it is only through the Instagram application that you can sign up for an account, as well as upload photos. Once done installing the application on your gadget, its icon will show up on your home screen. Tap on the icon to launch the application. If you do not have an Instagram account yet, tap on the Sign Up button. Else, tap on the Log In button and enter your username and password. If signing up for an account, enter the necessary information to complete the registration.
Connect to Social Networking Sites
Connect your Instagram account to different social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook by enabling them on the option. When you do this, every time you upload a photo on Instagram, you will be asked if you want to share it to those sites. If not, the photo will only be uploaded on Instagram. Your account is public by default. This means that all Instagram users will be able to view your photos. If you want to set it to private so that only those that follow you will be able to view them, you can change the appropriate settings. Go to your profile tab and select the option to make your photos private on the Privacy tab. The option to connect to other social networking sites is also on the profile tab. Go to “Edit Sharing Settings” and choose the social networking sites you wish to connect to.
There are two ways on how you can upload photos on Instagram. You can use the phone on your camera and capture a photo to upload or use a photo that is saved on your device. If you want to upload an image saved on your phone, tap on the double square icon on the lower left corner of the window and navigate to the image you would like to share. If you want to capture an image, tap on the camera icon and snap a shot.
Choose from the popular filters of Instagram for that professional effect on your photos. You may choose to put or remove a border by tapping on the frame icon on the upper left corner of the screen. Tap the green check icon once done. Add a caption if you want and select the social networking sites in which you would like to share your image. Tap upload and your photo will be available to your followers.