With Instagram, you can shoot, edit, and share your photos and videos in a snap. Its extensive, impressive collection of built-in editing tools includes 40 photo and video filters.
Instagram Stories: Add your photos and videos -- and now live videos -- to daily collections called Instagram Stories. You can mark them up with text and drawing tools, but don't get too attached, because they expire after 24 hours. Tap Your Story on the top rail to get started. You can also watch others' stories within the 24-hour time period. Instagram's new live feature lets you to go live for up to one hour. Just open the camera and tap the Start Live Video button to begin. You can also search for and watch friends' live videos.
Great filters: Instagram's claim to fame is its 40 photo and video filters, which lighten, brighten, soften, darken, and age your media. You can also transform your photos and videos from color to black and white. If certain filters don't appeal to you, click Manage and uncheck to hide them.
Extensive editing tools: If you'd prefer to edit media yourself,you can easily adjust, sharpen, and brighten your photos, as well as add highlights, shadows, and more. Tap the Lux button, which looks like a half-filled sun, to correct photos that are underexposed or lack contrast.
Tagging people: Whereas Facebook's mobile app only allows you to tag existing friends in photos, Instagram lets you tag anyone. People who are tagged can easily untag themselves, if they choose.
Trending tags and places: Search photos by entering a search term and then tapping Top (for top accounts, locations, and tags), People (top accounts), Tags (top tags), or Places (top locations). Explore lets you see suggested photos based on the people you follow. You can also search photos by trending tags and places.
Multiple views: See your photos in grid view, scrolling view, or map view. You can also limit your selection to just photos of you.
Easy sharing to other social media: Share your Instagram posts to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr with just a few clicks. You can also directly share others' posts to Facebook or Twitter or copy a Share URL link and post to other social sites.
Direct messaging: Instagram Direct enables you to directly share photos or videos with other users, whether or not you follow each other. Instagram has added disappearing photos and videos to its messaging feature, so you can send temporary photos and videos to friends and groups. After snapping a photo or shooting video, tap the arrow to send it privately. These private photos and videos will disappear after your friends have seen them.
Great privacy features: You can disable your location, so you're not sharing where you took your photos and videos. Under Options, toggle to Private Account to keep your photos private or visible only to approved followers.
In-app camera: The in-app camera operates slowly, and you can take only one shot before the app takes you to the editing page. If you're unhappy with your photo, you have to hit the back button to take another picture. With the iPhone's native Camera app, you can take multiple photos in quick succession, and you have more photo-shape options, from default to Square to Pano. That's why it's often preferable to take the photo with Camera first and then share to Instagram.
If you're a photo enthusiast who wants to share your images and videos with 500 million Instagrammers, or if you like following other people's photo feeds, then Instagram for iOS is an essential download.
Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world's moments. Follow your friends and family to see what they're up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love. Join the community of over 500 million people and express yourself by sharing all the moments of your day the highlights and everything in between, too. Use Instagram to: Post photos and videos you want to keep on your profile grid. Edit them with filters and creative tools and combine multiple clips into one video. Share multiple photos and videos (as many as you want.) to your story. Bring them to life with text and drawing tools. They disappear after 24 hours and won't appear on your profile grid or in feed. Go live to connect with your friends and followers right now. When you're done, live stories disappear. Send disappearing photos and videos, text messages and posts from your feed to groups and friends with Instagram Direct. Watch stories and live videos from the people you follow in a bar at the top of your feed. Discover stories, photos and videos you might like and follow new accounts on the Explore tab. Enable Handoff to switch between your Apple Watch and your iPhone.
the new version has a followers limit which is stupid because its to "stop spam" when they are all different account. i have over 7500 followers and i want to follow them all. BUT NOW I CANT.. PLEASE FIX YOUR CRAP UP.
Fun and simple to use photo-sharing app, addicting in-feed feature, makes your photos look great.
Could use some more filter options
At first, I couldn't really see what the big deal was with this app. However, once I started to use it, I could completely see its appeal. It's a great way to put a little pizzazz in your photos and share them with your friends. It's a fun little app that brings out your creative side, even if you aren't the world's greatest photographer. I love that it also gives your photos that warm, nostalgic feeling. I wish it did have some more filter options, though.