Share your photos with a professional touch and become an influencer!
Instagram is a free video-sharing and photo-sharing service, that has become the social network to share your images and videos online, with the possibility of attracting new followers and as many likes and comments as possible. You can tag your friends in your photos, write them comments, follow your favorite celebrities and discover new ones using the well-known hashtags.
Share your photos, add filters or create your our homemade videos - these are just some of the large amount of options this application offers!
The concept was initially released as a mobile app, and even though it was able to be downloaded to iPhone and later for iPad and iPod Touch, mobile was the most common way of using it. Later on, the developers created different versions for other platforms such as for PC. It offers you the same capabilities than with the phone version but without such a user-friendly interface.
Instagram allows you to share your photos on other social networking services, such as Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Flickr. In addition, one of the most important features of this application is the obligation to crop and frame the images as a square, the final result being similar to Polaroid or Kodak Instamatic photos. This could sometimes pose a challenge for phone users because current mobile device cameras usually take photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio. This online application has such an influence that it was considered one of the 50 best Android apps to use in 2013, by the prestigious Time magazine.
The current version has also the ability to share videos. Now, you can create your own short movies, pausing and recording whenever you want. The main challenge (because every option in Instagram has a challenge) with this option is the maximum length allowed is 15 seconds. It was a great update for most users, because now they can show what they are watching to their followers. In addition, it includes the option of adding filters, and you can share your videos on the social networks mentioned above.
First steps using this app
Instagram is not just a “Hipster application”; it’s a way to create great works with a simple tool. The high amount of filters that it offers allows you to find the appropriate one for every moment. It has 20 different filters available such as Amaro, Mayfair, Hudson, Willow, Sutro or Brannan, amongst others. The most common ones are Rise, Valencia, Sierra, X-Pro II and 1977. They allow you to impose either a 70’s look or a hint of nostalgia with the same photo, depending on the filter you want to use. In addition, you have the ability to add frames, change the contrast or crop the image.
As we mentioned above, it allows you to record your personal videos and share them. If you want to record any clip, you will have to keep tapping the big red button at the bottom of the screen. Then, a blue line will appear automatically telling you how long the clip you are recording is. If you want to delete it, you just have to tap on the cross that is next to the red button. If you want to keep it and give it your personal touch by adding any filter, tap on the blue arrow that at the top of the screen. You can choose the filter you want amongst the 14 available. Stinson, Maven, Ginza, Skyline, Brooklyn and Helena are the most common ones. Finally, you have to choose a frame for the front page, write a picture caption and share it!
Instagram 4.2.7 Features
Instagram includes the following features:
- Ability to use existing images from your camera roll and enhance them
- Add any of the 20 available filters to photos or any of the 14 available filters for videos
- Add a frame and provide it with a more professional look
- Share your photos online and on other social networking services!
- Recruit new followers by writing hashtags in the picture caption
- Tag your friends in the photos they appear in
- Feel free to choose the clip you want to have in your video
- Change the contrast, crop your photos, change its orientation and save them in your mobile phone
- Double-tap to give a ‘like’ to your friend's photos
- Comment on other users' photos
- Discover new photographs or models to follow
- Follow any celebrity you can imagine and even interact with them!
If you want to read more about this download, feel free to do so on the developer’s website
If you want to download Instagram, we recommend that you check the minimum system requirements beforehand:
- Android 2.2 Froyo or later
- iOS 6.0 or higher
- Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch