Instagram is the best photo sharing app in the world. Having 700 plus million users, Instagram is widely used for photo and video sharing. Founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram now is a part of Facebook Inc.
Instagram is most popular among the photographers, models and other people in fashion and film industry. But it is also used by common people and various brand marketers. Primarily stated for photo sharing, it is widely used for video or live feed sharing.
Here is some useful information about the Instagram.
#Hashtags are the nerves of the Instagram. The hashtags works like the threads, which connects a photo or video with the other having the same hashtag. It also helps in grouping or searching posts under one topic. You can find all the images by searching or clicking some particular hashtag. Hashtags are also used to build a particular account’s explore feed on the basis of view history. Using suitable Hashtags is very vital in maximizing post reach.
Instagram has as many as 40 filters to give a instant and quick makeover to your photo. The insta filters have different varieties and effects. Instagram also has different kind of editing tools, you can use to edit your photo before posting. These tools include Brightness, Contrast, Structure, Color, Warmth, Saturation, Highlights, Shadows, Sharpen etc.
Insta Stories is a interesting feature, which lets you share all moments of the day without any limit. You can share multiple photos or videos which you don’y want to keep on your profile. You can add one after another photo or video. All the stories of the day from your friends appear on the top in the form of slideshow. Interesting thing about stories is that these stories disappear after 24 hours. You can get creative in stories with different effects, drawing tools etc. Recently Instagram has introduced polls feature in the stories.
Over 700 million users make instagram a perfect place for brand or service promotions. You can advertise your product with photos or videos t your followers or other users too. Hashtags can also play a important role in maximizing the reach. Instagram also offers paid advertisement. Other Insta accounts with a large numbers of users in your niche can also help you in the promotion either as a courtesy if you can convince them or in favor of some amount. Instagram Promotions are available on Instagram Business Accounts
#5 Multiple Instagram Accounts
Instagram App also enable you to operate multiple accounts in the same app. To use multiple accounts go to your profile and tap the option icon on top right. Now scroll to the bottom and tap Add Account. Here you can either login to some existing account or create new account and then login. Once you login you can switch to other account anytime without login or logout. To switch accounts tap and hold your profile pic icon at bottom right and you will see the list of all the logged in account. You can open either of these by tapping on them.
#6 Save Instagram Images and videos
By default Instagram doesn’t allow its user to download or save any image or Video. But with the help of some tricks or apps you can save the photographs or videos. Some of these Apps are QuickSave, InstaSave, EasyDownloader etc.
You can also save the photo or videos from web version of Instagram. Go to instagram.com and login to your account. Now find the photo or video you want to save. Click and open the Image or Video. Right click on the image or video and click on inspect element from the options. Now hover the mouse over different div block which highlights the image or videos. Now find the image or Video Url. Copy the url and paste and open it in new tab. You can download the Image directly by dragging or Right Click and Save Image As options. To download video you can use the online service like keepvid.com
#7 Go Live with a Friend
This is the latest feature added on instagram’s live tool. Go live with a friend helps you to hang out and go live together with your friend. It’s easy to add a guest while you’re broadcasting. Simply tap the new icon on the bottom right and tap “Add” to invite anyone who’s currently watching. Once they join, you’ll see the screen split into two and your friend pop up right below you. You can remove your guest and add someone else at any time, or they can also choose to exit on their own.