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USING INSTAGRAM: A BASIC GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

USING INSTAGRAM: A BASIC GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

Instagram is a trending social networking site. It emphasizes photo and video sharing on its platform. People can take, edit, and publish visual content on Instagram. They can then have interactions with their followers. People can like, comment on, and share photos and videos posted by other users.

Its exponential growth over the years made it the top engaging social media platform. Most people who are on Instagram are there to check photos of others. They use it to follow their favorite celebrities or political figures. A lot of people want to see candid photos of their everyday lives. Fans and official Instagram accounts post these kinds of photos. Signing up for Instagram is very easy.

Creating an account

Open the Instagram site on your desktop. You can also download and launch the Instagram app on your mobile phone.

  • On your desktop

Click the LOGIN WITH FACEBOOK button. You can also fill in the appropriate box with your valid email address or phone number. Input your name, username, and password on the provided boxes. Click SIGN UP once done.

  • On your mobile phone

On Android

  1. Click the SIGN UP WITH EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER button.

On iOS

  1. Click the CREATE NEW ACCOUNT button.
  2. Type in your valid email address or phone number and hit the NEXT button. You can also choose to sign up with your Facebook account.

After filling out the form, Instagram will prompt you to complete your profile info. Tap DONE when finished.

You have to log into your Facebook account if you chose to register using Facebook.

Adjusting notifications

It is best to adjust your notifications once you have an Instagram account. There are several items you can choose from and settings you can make. The multitude of options can be overwhelming for some. You can choose to turn the notifications OFF. Instagram can also be set to notify you only when people you follow interact with your posts or comments. You will also get a notification when people you follow post new photos or videos. Start with setting it to FROM EVERYONE if you are unsure of what notifications you want. If there are annoying notifications, you can turn them off at some other time.

Keep in mind that there are several tutorials online on how to hack Instagram accounts. Keep your account safe and secure by taking the necessary precautions. Never give your password to anyone, not even to your friends and family.