Instagram iPhone and Android is a popular photo- and video-sharing app that requires only a couple of touches to produce retro-looking projects and then share them with friends and other Instagram members. Three new filters have been added to the app, as well as new ways to jazz up the snaps, such as a fade mode and color overlay options. It also has a new Post Notifications function that makes it easy to keep up with what your friends are up to. Finally, to post your images with the Instagram crowd, you can now add emojis to hashtags.
To begin, you must have an email address, a username, and a password to Instagram. From there, you can set Instagram to automatically upload to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Foursquare, and Posterous, or simply share photos via email or from inside the app. You can also turn all of these settings on or off if you don’t want to share your pictures with anyone.
You’ll be able to take a snapshot anywhere you are, switch and scale it, add an impact with a tap of your finger, and then touch Done to share your photographic moment with the world until you’re paired.
Filters and effects are added.
The app includes many free, custom-designed filters that can add retro effects, a grainy black-and-white look, or even customizable tilt-shift options to your picture. Lark, Reyes, and Juno are three additional filters that were recently introduced to both iOS and Android. Lark emphasises green and blue shades in your snaps, Reyes adds a retro look (as do several Instagram filters), and Juno highlights warm tones and highlights any white colours.
Instagram for Android has received an update that adds a few new features for your images as well as a new feedback function. The same functionality should be included in a future iOS update.
Along with the regular tweaks, you can add new Fade options and Color overlays to your pictures to add something extra to them. Fade softens the colours in your shot, giving it an aged appearance. Yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, cyan, and green are among the paint choices for the colour overlays. They can be used to enhance shadows and highlights in your images.
When you’re happy with your image, you should add a caption and geotag it before sharing it right away.
Thanks to a new update, the app also gives you the ability to send a private picture or video to one or more friends, without uploading it to your Instagram feed. On the home page, at the upper right, there’s an inbox where you can see all of the images and videos you’ve submitted and others that have been sent to you. By pressing the plus sign and following the instructions.
Your friends will leave likes and feedback on the direct ‘grammes you give them, but no one else can see them. The concept is similar to Snapchat, the popular photo-sharing app. The distinction is that, unlike Snapchat, photographs and videos do not vanish.
Highlights from the video
With Instagram, you can take videos and apply filters just as you would with pictures. There is a button to convert from picture to video mode in the camera mode. When shooting a video, you touch to fire and let go to pause, just like on Twitter’s Vine app. Whereas Vine allows you to aim for 6 seconds, Instagram allows you to shoot for 15 seconds. You can also erase parts of your video while you’re creating it, allowing you to easily correct a problem without having to start again.
You can also choose an existing video from your collection to import. Although not all file forms are allowed, the software can handle nearly any mobile video. You can use this feature to brush through your video and mark the start and end points you like, but it’s limited to 15 seconds. For now, Instagram lets you import just one video at a time, but maybe in the future, the app will add simple editing capabilities so you can cobble together several images.
It’s worth noting that the video-making features will result in an explosion of images in your Instagram feed.
Unfortunately, not all Android devices support the video functionality. Only those with Android versions 2.2 and higher will be able to view Instagram images, while only those with Android versions 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and higher will be able to record.
Take a look at other people’s photos and videos.
This free app would be easy to recommend even if it just had the features listed, but a couple of extra features make it even better. You will join other Instagram users on the Feed tab, which highlights latest photos taken by you and your peers, if you’ve signed up for Instagram. You can comment on and “like” images here, and since it’s integrated with Facebook, you can still “like” it there. To see all of the most common Instagram photos from all users, switch tabs to the Popular page. In the newly introduced Explore area, you can look for tags and users.
The updated update of Instagram has a new feature called Post Notifications that will help you keep up with what your friends are sharing. It’s an optional setting that ensures you see new photos from real individuals you track. Simply go to a friend’s profile and press the three dots in the upper right to set it up.
Features of the Location
Instagram will also categorise the photographs and videos based on where they were taken. The app automatically collects all your past Instagram media for which you activated geotagging and places them on a map so you and your followers can search by area. The app defaults to display all geotagged photographs and videos (once you’ve provided your OK), but you can choose to reveal or hide specific positions on the map by selecting or deselecting photos and videos.