Tech Tuesday: Instagram

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by SHANNON POWELL HART

WFAA

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 21 at 12:30 PM

Instagram was introduced in 2010. By the end of that year, there were a reported one million users. Fast forward to April of this year, it was announced that over 30 million accounts were set up.

People love sharing their pictures and telling their story.

Facebook
acquired Instagram and it continues to grow

Instagram is pretty easy. First, download the app and create an account.
You can import contacts and find friends from your contact list, Facebook or Twitter accounts.
All you have to do is hit the Follow button.

Go to the home page and see the feed tab, you can scroll through and check out other users post.

Go back to the home page with the click of the house bottom corner. With this move the can check out other user's photos, Then you can "Like" the pictures…like Facebook. You can also make comments on photos.
 
You can also see photos that are popular, just look for the little star icon. 
 
NOW, Sharing pictures. Click the camera icon in the center, and you can snap a picture, but you have to have a phone or device with a camera.

You can also select from photos already in your album.
 
You can then apply a filter. There are several to choose from.  Click “Next” when you are done. You will need to tap the check mark at the bottom to accept the picture with the filter.
 
Another screen will pop up and you can description of the photo in the "What?" area.
 
Instagram does allow you to share your picture or post with other social networks. You enter you user name and password associated with your account to link it with Instagram
 

Click "Done" and your photo is posted.
 
There is also a button for "News coming from Instagram and other users.
 
It is pretty easy and many people use it to tell a story through pictures. We've had guest and stars on our show that use Instagram to let their fans know what's going on.
 
There is a way to keep everyone from checking out your photos.  Go into setting area, scroll down to "Photos are Private" toggle and switch to ON.

E-mail spowell@wfaa.com
 

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