In this era of socializing, people are engaged in using social sites for information, news and promotion of their business. It is easy to approach target audience through such sites. Also, the sites pay you if your following is high and people like your content. Instagram is a social site similar to Facebook, twitter and others. This App was launched in October 2010 by Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom. This social is owned by Facebook. You can use this it by opening a site www.instagram.com or you can install its APP on your smart phones. It is compatible with both android and iOS.
Likewise, it’s a 2 minute process to have your login into Instagram. As the social site is owned by Facebook therefore, you can have its login just by a click. The site will ask you to affiliate your account with Facebook. If you select this option, the site will automatically fetch required information from your Facebook account like email address, Name and phone number. In case, if you opt for signup through your Gmail account and do not want to affiliate it with Facebook, you have to follow a simple signup process similar to all other social sites. You have to fill a form that will ask you to write your name, your email address, your chosen username and related stuff. However, once you signed up, you will be automatically affiliated to your Facebook account.
The most common problem that users face is forgotten passwords. As it is getting tough to set a password now so, the intensity of forgetting is rapidly increased. Presently, almost every site ask their user to set a password that should not be common and should have upper and lower case alphabets with some numbers. So, the tendency to remember the chosen password has been severely decreased. The other reason is that people carelessly chose a password because now it is quite easy to reset it. Similarly, Instagram ask you to click on forgot password option and then they will send you a reset code on your email or cell number. You can easily change your password through that code.
Instagram is used for sharing photos and videos with your friends and family following you on there. The main features include the following and follower option, posting videos and photos using different filters, highlighting you posts on your profile, post a story for 24 hours.
You have option to make your account public so anyone can follow you. Else, you can make your profile private and followers need approval to follow you and then they will be able to see you postings. When you upload a photo or video on your profile or story, you will have different filters to choose from. You can highlight some posts on top of your profile from your permanent posts. Also, you can post a story that will be automatically vanished after 24 hours. Whenever you post something on Instagram, they will ask you to post similar on Facebook and WhatsApp. Further, you have option to block anyone.
It is been observed that every social site that gets maximum popularity on some point will be replaced by other one. Earlier, Orkut was one of the most used social site than Facebook same and killed the Orkut. Currently, Instagram is observed as more trending than facebook. Users are switching to Instagram and loving it over Facebook. Also, many celebrities are using Insta rather than Facebook. They usually interact directly with their fans on Instagram.