You want to start using Instagram so you download the application, you open your Instagram application, tap Sign Up, enter your email address, log in with your Facebook account, and then you wonder what to do next and how to find your account settings.
For sure, the first thing that you would like to do is personalize your account. If you want to add a profile photo to your profile you just tap the blank circle beside your name and you can import a photo from phone`s library, Facebook or you can just take a new one.
Now that everyone knows how you look like, you probably want the world to know something about your personality too. In Edit Profile menu, you have your basic profile settings, and that is where you write a bio. Just write little something about yourself and try to be different and interesting. But, if you do not want to do any of those things, you do not have to do them.
Once you are there, you want to communicate with someone. Just go to your Profile tab and select Find Friends in the Options settings . You can search by name, username or tag, or follow celebrities or people you admire and who inspire you.
Like everyone else, you are here to communicate with other people trough posting photos or videos. It is very easy. Just tap the camera icon in the middle of the bottom menu of the app. When you choose the photo or video you want you to want to post just tap to Next, and you will be able to apply filters and adjust the photo or video in other ways. Then hit Next one more time and you will be prompted to add a caption, tags or location.
Instagram really has many filters and editing tools to make your photos or videos stand out. It is all about your creativity and imagination.
There are also many photo-editing apps like Snapseed, Aviary, VSCOcam and Adobe Photoshop Express.
When you have your friends or family with you on photos, you would probably want to tag them. You can tag them by their name or by their username. All you have to do is go to the photo, tap menu and then tap Tag People.
If you want to mention your friend in your caption you have to type @ in front of their username and your friend will receive a notification that you mentioned them. Notification will be in their activity feed. If you want to reply to someone in a comment thread, you mention them the same way, and notification will be shown in their activity feed.
You want to be active on Instagram so post, comment, like…
Like a photo simply by double tap the photo or video. If you change your mind, just tap the icon again and unlike it.
To make a comment you tap bubble icon next to the heart icon. The comment box will pop up and you can write as much as you want or feel like it. However, you do not want to get too extensive because it is not a forum, it is Instagram.