Instagram

Capture, edit, and share photos, videos, and messages

About Instagram

Instagram is a social media app which lets users share photos and videos from their smartphones, as well as like and comment on other users’ posts, send private messages, search for relevant content, and more. Users can view their feed from any web browser, but can only upload photos and videos through the native apps for iOS and Android.

Instagram includes a range of filters and editing tools which users can apply to their photos and videos before posting. The exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth, fade, and other aspects of photos can be adjusted, and users can also add text and drawings on top of their photos and videos. Up to 10 photos and videos can be published in a single post, and filters can be applied in bulk across a whole post, or to individual images. Videos can be shared with or without audio, and users can control which frame of a video is presented as the cover image. Captions, hashtags, and locations can be added to posts, enabling users to search for relevant content.

The Stories feature allows users to post photos and videos which are displayed at the top of their followers’ feeds, and disappear after 24 hours. Users can send direct messages to each other, containing their own photos or videos, text, posts from their feed, other users’ profiles, hashtags, and locations. Disappearing photos and videos can also be sent directly to other users, which can be viewed twice before they disappear.


Key benefits of Instagram

  • Users can publish up to 10 images or videos in a single post, customize the order in which they are displayed, and apply filters individually or to all photos and videos within a post.

  • Editing tools allow users to add filters and effects to photos and videos, with a selection of built-in filters, and tools for adjusting the brightness, color, warmth, saturation, contrast, fade, and other effects.

  • Users can send direct messages to their followers, including their own photos or videos, text, posts from their feed, other users’ profiles, hashtags, and locations.

  • Stories enable users to share photos and videos which disappear after 24 hours, and users can also share disappearing photos and videos with one another.

  • Users can add locations and hashtags to their posts, enabling other users to find their content through searches.

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    Instagram Software - Instagram allows users to upload photos and videos from their mobile phone, or access their camera through the app
    Instagram Software - A range of filters and editing tools are built into Instagram
    Instagram Software - Drawings and text can be added on top of photos and videos
    Instagram Software - All posts published by a user are visible on their profile
    Instagram Software - Stories appear at the top of each users' Instagram feed, and disappear after 24 hours
    Instagram Software - Users can broadcast live on Instagram
    Instagram Software - Users can send one another direct messages on Instagram
    Instagram Software - Direct messages can include photos, videos, text, emojis, hashtags, locations, profiles, and more
    Instagram Software - Instagram automatically recommends content to users, based on who they follow and which posts they have liked
    Instagram Software - Users are notified of new followers, likes and comments on their posts, and direct messages
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    Instagram Software - Instagram allows users to upload photos and videos from their mobile phone, or access their camera through the app
    Instagram Software - A range of filters and editing tools are built into Instagram
    Instagram Software - Drawings and text can be added on top of photos and videos
    Instagram Software - All posts published by a user are visible on their profile
    Instagram Software - Stories appear at the top of each users' Instagram feed, and disappear after 24 hours
    Instagram Software - Users can broadcast live on Instagram
    Instagram Software - Users can send one another direct messages on Instagram
    Instagram Software - Direct messages can include photos, videos, text, emojis, hashtags, locations, profiles, and more
    Instagram Software - Instagram automatically recommends content to users, based on who they follow and which posts they have liked
    Instagram Software - Users are notified of new followers, likes and comments on their posts, and direct messages

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    Abbas Yusufzai
    Abbas Yusufzai
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    • Industry: Oil & Energy
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Instagram.. Let others have a glimpse of your life..

    Reviewed on 10/06/2021

    I spend quite a good portion of my me time surfing Instagram alsmost every day. It's very useful to...

    I spend quite a good portion of my me time surfing Instagram alsmost every day. It's very useful to have a platform dedicated to exhibiting or sharing our pictures and short videos, which are usually accompanied by small captions. I prefer Instagram also because of the face that it doesn't have that much political content that we see on FB or twitter.

    Pros

    Instagram, in my opinion, is the best platform to connect with the rest of the globe. Instagram currently has a high number of users, owing to the fact that it is a simple and effective way to communicate with others. Not only is Instagram quickly evolving, but it has also been releasing new features that are quite spectacular, such as IGTV, highlights, reels, and other features that have been a huge success. It also helps freelancers and content creators to earn money for their work.

    Cons

    Instagram for most people becomes addictive, and they end up spending way more time on it. Also it shows a lot of ads but that is ok as this is what keeps it free for public.

    mohamad
    mohamad
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    • Industry: Commercial Real Estate
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    For me as a social media manager and as someone who use Instagram daily I think the app is...

    Reviewed on 07/07/2023

    Well, after using Instagram for 2 years I think it's good for entertainment and marketing and make...

    Well, after using Instagram for 2 years I think it's good for entertainment and marketing and make you contact your friends easily and message them, Instagram also gives you the possibility to meet new friends too

    Pros

    This app is easy to use like, it's simple and fast, it's easy to post something or share something with your friend, you can follow people that you know personally or anyone else, and it's also easy to start a conversation on it with some cause there is a place where you can send messages on it, the recommended page is good and clear from the unacceptable content.

    Cons

    Actually, there are some features that should be on Instagram like the availability of making long videos on Instagram like 3 minutes or 5 minutes videos, and adding the option of reacting to posts with funny reactions and angry reactions just like Facebook and other social media platform does.

    sahil
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    The review for instagram

    Reviewed on 22/02/2024

    the overall experience is decent as sometimes it is very good to use instagram but sometimes it is...

    the overall experience is decent as sometimes it is very good to use instagram but sometimes it is very toxic

    Pros

    i like the most about Instagram is the way of communicating is easy which helps to communicate easily with others

    Cons

    the least i like is the reel section for ne which is very addictive,some people might find is good

    Srishty
    Srishty
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    ID:sriishtypaI - Instagram Suspended My account without any reason- Worst Experience

    Reviewed on 04/01/2023

    ID: sriishtypal - i was happy before now i am surprised by the fact that instagram can suspend any...

    ID: sriishtypal - i was happy before now i am surprised by the fact that instagram can suspend any account without any reason.

    Pros

    ID: sriishtypal - I was in love with this app, i was posting my daily life, that is just like my memories. I have this account from 2015, its been more than 7 years , i can scroll and see myself how i was in 2015 than in 2016 and where i went, so its my photo journal. do you have nay idea how much i am attached with my gram. i can not sleep and tbh i am addicted to see how people are so creative, you feel to grow like them, you get motivation from them , your learn new things , you learn about the world, so its a overall package for me. my life my gram.

    Cons

    ID: sriishtypal - Now i am frustrated with the fact, that my account got suspended without any reason, i never ever violated any committee guidelines, i never comment on other profiles, i never use bad words on other profiles, i never take money from the client where i am not able to deliver. i always say no when i am not able to work for clients because of my busy schedule. but then also my account got suspended and when i wrote mails on different emails of Instagram, i did not receive any response , also i am not able to submit the form due to instagram glitch. you have so many bugs that are not able to fix and then you are putting people life on risk, you dont even know what person is going through, i am depressed that i dont even know the reason why my account got suspended, and i am trying my level best to get my account back, posted on twitter, linkedin, facebook omg " will i go Crazy" idk. ID: sriishtypal - Do you really know how much we put efforts to grow account, we put our minds to create new everyday, but THIS IS VERY BAD THAT YOUR ACCOUNT CAN BE SUSPENDED ANYTIME, AND YOU DONT KNOW WHY.JUST FED UP WITH INSTAGRAM GLITCH. I will recommend all that your whole life can be taken away with just one click from instagram now you are just a Instagram User.

    Mohamed
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    review of instagram

    Reviewed on 11/12/2023

    overall, its a wonderful app that can allow to gain a lot of different videos and pictures in...

    overall, its a wonderful app that can allow to gain a lot of different videos and pictures in little time so I really admire .

    Pros

    I like a lot about his easy way in order to see all videos and pictures in the same time . also , can allow volume so that you can continue surfing more.

    Cons

    I need to be the chat on this app must be updated and be more common.

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    as Instagram is more better and effective than snapchat so i prefer it too much .

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    Reasons for Switching to Instagram

    as in Instagram I can see videos and photos and can make comments.
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    Instagram FAQs

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    Instagram offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$0.00
    • Pricing model: Free Version
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Instagram has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Instagram supports the following languages:

    English

    Instagram supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Instagram integrates with the following applications:

    Facebook Business Suite, Meta for Business, Twitter/X

    Instagram offers the following support options:

    FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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