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15 Basic Things You Should Know About Instagram


Instagram is a free application for iPhone or Android mobile devices that lets you take pictures and modify them with special effects, and then share them on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The application was launched in October 2010 and gained popularity dramatically, reaching more than 100 million users in less than two years and more than 300 million users by early 2015.

1.    Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April 2012.
2.    The name comes from Instagram pictures ‘snapshots’ that were taken with Polaroid cameras.
3.    A distinctive feature of Instagram is that it only took square, like taking photographs at the Kodak Instamatic cameras in the 60s. This feature was no longer compulsory in August 2015, allowing you to select the format you prefer for your photos.
4.    You can put geolocation to your photos.
5.    You can share photos with a person or a specific group of people if you wish, thus avoiding posting photos for everyone to see. This functionality is known as Direct Instagram.
6.    40 digital Instagram filters allow you to transform pictures you take and improve the quality of the final product. You can change colors, environment, borders and colors. You can also configure which filters you want to have available for editing your photos.
7.    You can share photos in the services of your choice such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr.
8.    You can process and share photos already on your phone.
9.    You can form compositions with multiple photos and then post them on your social networks using the application Layout, also created by Instagram.
10.    The application is available in 26 languages.
11.    You can use hashtags in your photos.
12.    Several celebrities have accounts on Instagram and share photos with their followers about their personal and professional lives.
13.    You can follow other Instagram users.
14.    You can use Instagram website in your browser and use it as a social network where you can view shared photos and personal profiles.
15.    It has application for Apple Watch.

Controversies around Instagram

One of the strongest controversies surrounding Instagram occurred in December 2012, when the company announced a change to its terms of use, which basically consisted that it could use ads and related information without any compensation on uploaded photos. This was interpreted by many as giving permission to sell their Instagram photos without receiving any money, so the company eliminated the clauses and issued an explanation in the following days. Correction and apology did not prevent a loss of users, especially celebrities who decided to delete their accounts.

Today, Instagram stands taller and stronger and potentially provides a lot of business opportunities one can avail. Visit Instagram follower kaufen to find more about growing business opportunities on Instagram.


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