Tuesday, 18 September 2012

How to Use Instagram

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Instagram is a free app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android that allows you apply filters and location data to photos, and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, and Posterous. This article will teach you exactly how to use Instagram on your device of choice.
 
 
 
Steps

1)  Download the Instagram app from http://itunes. Download the Instagram app from iTunes or directly from the App Store on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad or from the Google Play store on your Android device.




 
If you download the app from iTunes you will have to sync it to your iOS device before you are able to use it.
You can find the app directly from your device by launching the App Store and searching for “Instagram”.
 
 
2) Launch the Instagram app by tapping its icon from your device’s home screen. Launch the Instagram app by tapping its icon from your device’s home screen.



 
 
 

3 Click the “Sign up” button at the bottom of your screen and enter your email, username, password, phone number (optional), and upload a photo (optional) to create your account. Click the “Sign up” button at the bottom of your screen and enter your email, username, password, phone number (optional), and upload a photo (optional) to create your account.


 
 
 
 
4) You can now optionally choose to import contacts and find friends from your contact list, Facebook account, Twitter account, or simply search for names and user names. You can now optionally choose to import contacts and find friends from your contact list, Facebook account, Twitter account, or simply search for names and user names. You will also be able to add friends at any time from within your account. Click “Next” when you are finished.


 
 
 
 
5) You can now optionally choose to follow suggested Instagram users by clicking the “Follow” button next to their name. You can now optionally choose to follow suggested Instagram users by clicking the “Follow” button next to their name. Click “Done” to complete the process and continue directly to your account.
 



 
 
 

 
6) From within the “Feed” tab you can scroll through posts by all of the users you are following by swiping up. To get to the Feed tab, tap on the icon that looks like a house to the very left. Click the refresh button in the top right corner to reload the tab.
You can click the “like” button or click “comment” to share your opinion of a photo with other Instagram users.
 
 
7) From within the “Popular” tab you can see photos uploaded by other users that are getting attention from the Instagram community. The popular tab is visualized by a star icon.
 
 
8) Clicking the “Share” tab will allow you to snap photos or select photos from your device’s photo albums.
Click the camera icon in the center to snap a photo. (This requires an device with a camera such as the iPhone or an Android phone.) You can also click the small icon on the bottom right to enable and disable your device’s flash, if supported.
Alternatively, click the layered photo icon from the bottom left to select a photo from your photo albums.
 
 
9) You can optionally apply a filter to your photo. You can optionally apply a filter to your photo. Click on the intertwined squares at the bottom left to choose a picture to work with, then select a filter from the choices that appear. Click ”Next” when you are finished. On an iPhone, this will be a green check mark on the bottom of the screen, while on an Android, tap the double arrows at the top right corner to move on.


 
 
 
 
 

10) Enter a brief description of your photo in the “What?” text input field. Enter a brief description of your photo in the “What?” text input field.
You can also optionally select the “Where?” tab to add location info to your photo.



 
 

 
11)  Click any of the social networks underneath “Sharing” that you want to post your photo on. Click any of the social networks underneath “Sharing” that you want to post your photo on. Enter the username and password associated with your account to link it with your Instagram account.


 
 

12) Click “Done” to complete the process and post your photo. Your photo will appear in your “Feed” and also the feed of other Instagram users that are following you. It will also be posted to any of the social networks you selected.
 
 
13) Click the “News” tab to get updates from Instagram and other users.
14Clicking the “@(YourAccountName)” tab on the far right will provide you access to all your account settings.



 
 
You find friends and invite friends at any time. You find friends and invite friends at any time.



 
 
 
 You can also view all of your photos, edit your Instagram user profile, add or disable social networks under “Edit sharing settings”. You can also view all of your photos, edit your Instagram user profile, add or disable social networks under “Edit sharing settings”.




Tips

  • If you would like to require authorization before other Instagram users can follow you and view your photos, click the “@(YourUserName) tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and switch the “Photos are private” toggle to “ON”. You will be prompted to confirm the decision, click “Yes, I’m sure”.





Warnings

  • The Instagram app requires an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad running iOS 3.1.2 or later.
  • When attempting to add location data to photos, the Instagram app will prompt you to "Allow" or "Don't Allow" access to your device's location information.
  • To share and post photos to social networks you may be required to create an account for the service.


 Things You'll Need

  • An iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 3.1.2 or later or Android device
  • The Instagram app
  • An Instagram Account/Login 
 
 
 
Credit to : http://www.wikihow.com/