The Beginner’s Guide to Instagram

Tech-savvy would definitely say it’s a basic knowledge in Instagram but for those who are just new in this app, you might still have some questions using it. Well this post is to help you with the basics if you are just starting to learn technology and common applications.

 

1. Register / Setup

Instagram has always been an almost exclusively mobile platform. Therefore, you must download the iPhone or Android app to your device in order to register an Instagram account.

Instagram accounts are public by default, but you may elect to create a private account. In that case, only users who you approve may follow you and view your photos. Head to your profile tab and scroll down to “Privacy.” There, you may select to make photos private.

Once registered, change your profile picture and edit your profile information, which includes a brief 150-character bio and a website. You may also edit profile information here.

2. Notifications

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Since Instagram doesn’t have a web-hosted feed of photos, you’ll be doing most of your browsing on mobile. For that reason, you may choose to enrich your mobile experience by setting up push notifications.

Depending on your level of comfort, enable the following push notifications:

  • When a user likes or comments on one of your photos.
  • When a user @mentions you in a comment.
  • When your photo is posted to the Popular page.
  • When you are tagged in a photo

To control the notifications on your device, click on the Settings wheel while viewing your profile. Scroll down and select Push Notification Settings. You can also …

 

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