Instagram is a social media platform with over 500 million users—with new members joining every day—that consists basically of photos and videos. Much like Facebook, who bought Systrom and Krieger’s app back in 2012, you have a profile and a news feed that users can scroll through. When you upload a photo or video on your Instagram page, other users who are following you will see what you have posted on their newsfeed. And, vice versa, you can follow other users and see what they’ve posted as well.
So, here’s how it works:
First, you download the app on your smartphone, available for Apple products through the iTunes App Store, and for Android devices through Google Play. Then, you create an account or simply log in using your Facebook account. Next, you connect with your friends, starting with all the contact in your phone that are currently on Instagram. And finally, you start editing and posting images and/videos to your Instagram page. You can even sync them to other social networks such as Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Flickr, and Foursquare! More recently Instagram added more fun features like Instagram stories, multiple photos and videos combine into a slideshow format that disappears after 24 hours and lives to stream.
In a nutshell, Instagram is the best mobile photo-sharing app in the market!
Take a look at Instagram and see for yourself what all the fuzz is about!
For more facts and figures about the growth of Instagram, be sure to view the full infographic from WebsiteBuilder
Megan Arevalo, community director, and writer for Websitebuilder.org, lives in Portland Oregon with her husband and two young children. When she isn’t calling to the duties of motherhood, she creates and manages content for Websitebuilder.org. She is passionate about social media, website building, writing, photography and of course, her children and husband.