Here, we are going to discuss what’s the viral app Instagram actually is and why it has become so popular with the use on the phone. So, Instagram in recent months and these years really has become the most viral application that everyone has.
Instagram is available on of course iPhones which is ios, iPod touch and iPad mini. It is also available on Android and all other platforms, not sure about blackberry yet but most platforms do support Instagram for smartphones.
So, the application itself is very basic. You can just scroll and of course just press on the icon and download it for free on the App Store or Play Store if you are using Android.
- Do you have photos or videos that you want to share with your friends and family?
- Want to keep up to date with all your favourite Celebrities, Politicians and Athletes?
If this interests you, you are in luck. Instagram is an app to allow you these little things and more.
What is Instagram & How Does it Work?
In this article, we will be discussing all what Instagram is and how it works. So let’s get started.
What is Instagram?
Instagram is a mobile application that allows you to take, edit and share photos and videos of your choice. Your friends and family can follow you on Instagram to see your picture and video posts. You can also follow your friends and family as well as celebrities and athletes to keep up with their posts.
You can choose to have your posts be public for anyone to see or make your account private and you can pick and choose who is allowed to see your posts.
How Does Instagram Work?
So, how does Instagram work? When you start using Instagram, the first thing you want to do is find people to follow. Whenever someone you follow posts a new picture or video, it will show up on your Instagram Timeline. You can search for specific people to follow or browse through Instagram discover page for suggestions.
To access discover, go to your profile, then click the button in the top left corner. There you find a list of people Instagram suggests you to follow. If you see a pager interested in following, click follow beside their name to follow them.
If you have a picture or video you want to share with your friends, family and followers, you can upload it on Instagram and post it. You can edit it and add a Filter of your choice to give it a more unique look. When you are done editing, tap next. Now you can add Caption to your post. And if you want, you can share the post on your other Social Media accounts like Facebook or Twitter. When you are ready, tap Share to post it.
Using Hashtags on Instagram!
Another thing you can do on Instagram is ‘Use Hashtags’ to categorize your own posts or find a type of post you are looking for.
# + Word / Phrase
The hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by the points that you can add it to your posts. For example, let’s say you are posting a picture of the Sunset.
In the caption of your post, you can add the hashtag sunset (#sunset). If you wanted to see other sunset pictures, go to the search tab, type in #sunset and you will find thousands of other sunset posts.
How to Make instagram Account Private?
If you don’t want anyone or everyone to see your post, you can make your account private. To do so, go to your profile, then click the top right gear button to access your settings.
Scroll down until you see ‘Private Account’. Then, slide the switch over to enable the account privacy. Once the switch changes color, your account is now private.
How to Remove Instagram Followers?
If you have some annoying you on Instagram or want to get rid of a follower who is never engaged with your posts.
Instagram has added a new feature that allows users to remove followers without having to block them. Previously, blocking followers was the only way to remove someone from your follower’s list, unless you are ok with asking that user to unfollow you.
With this new feature to remove followers, you can essentially make people unfollow you without them knowing.
Let’s get into the instructions to remove a follower.
To remove a follower on Instagram, open the Instagram app and go to your profile.
Tap followers. Now scroll through your list of followers until you find the follower you want to remove or search for the username with the search bar at the top.
When you find the user you want to remove from your follower’s list, tap the 3-dots to the right of their username.
Then tap remove. The user you selected will be removed from your list of followers and they will no longer be following your account.
They will not be notified that you removed them and they will not be blocked. So, they could follow you again in the future if they want.
Repeat these steps to remove any other users you don’t want following you anymore. That’s all it takes to remove followers on Instagram.
Having a Problem with Instagram? Want to Report it?
Are you having a problem with Instagram? Want to report your issue to their support team. If you want to contact Instagram Customer Support, let’s discuss how.
How to contact Instagram Customer Service?
Let’s see how to report something on Instagram. Let’s get started. Start by opening the app on your device. Tap the button in the bottom right corner to go to your profile page. On your profile, click the gear button in the top right corner to go to your Settings. On the next screen, scroll down, then tap ‘Report a Problem’.
From the menu that appears, select the nature of your issue. On the next screen, type in the details of your issue or question. When you are done, hit the ‘Send’. And that’s it. Your issue has been reported to Instagram. Once you report an issue to Instagram, Instagram will look into the issue. You likely won’t be contacted by Instagram unless the circumstances require. And that’s all there is to contact the Instagram Customer Service.
Instagram is an amazing application and it is really very well made. I definitely recommend it for all and I am sure everyone with ios devices or Android devices have Instagram. I hope this has cleared up what Instagram actually is and why it has gone viral as it is one of the no.1 application in the App Store.