Instagram regards itself as a ‘fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.’ (Instagram, 2015). They’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head with this description, because it is definitely a fun and quirky social media platform.
With Instagram, you can instantly upload square photos that capture whatever you’re doing, whether it be hanging with friends, travelling around the world, or selling products! It will pop up in your follower’s feeds, and if you add hashtags, you can reach anyone around the world interested in the same things as you. Other users can then ‘like’ your picture if it appeals to them, and even leave you a comment.
The app also offers the ability to tag your friends in photos, write captions that add meaning to your snaps and tag the location that a photo was taken at.
You can follow your friends and family to keep up with what is going on in their lives, and even follow celebrities, brands and companies to see what they’re up to.
The standard filters, along with the new built-in editing tools, allow for users to inject their own style into their images. You can make your photos stand out from the crowd in whichever way you choose.
Instagram caters to a very wide audience, and can be used in both personal and professional settings. You can put your profile on private to share your personal pictures with only the people you choose, or share your images publicly for people all over the world to see! If you’re a business owner, it is a fantastic platform to promote your products on, and using hashtags will quickly gain you followers and potential new customers!
Overall, Instagram is a fantastic social media platform with many uses. It is fun and easy to use, and a wonderful way to creatively express your personality and your life through photos!
Instagram 2015, FAQ, viewed 15 September 2015, https://instagram.com/about/faq/