Popular photo sharing app to connect with friends and brands
Instagram is the photo and video sharing app that single-handedly revolutionized the way we share and consume media with our phones. Simple to use yet versatile enough to have helped foster a culture of internet celebrities, this app has rightfully earned over 30 million five star reviews.
In terms of usability, the program is simple. Take a picture, choose how it’s framed, apply a filter to help color it and post it with a caption for your followers to enjoy. It also comes with added connectivity to other social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, giving you the power to increase the number of locations the photo or video is featured. If you’re looking for more than just media sharing, Instagram has slowly been increasing its potential. Instagram Direct lets you share media with only specific groups of people, and a drawing tool allows you to add even more flare to the pics you snap. For increased connectivity, there is a Search tab that lets you search for users while simultaneously presenting you with other users you might find an interest in.
In order to keep the app so easy to access, a lot of other features are only available through other apps released by Instagram. Layout, for instance, gives you the ability to create collages of multiple photos. Boomerang, on the other hand, creates loop videos. While this can be a tad frustrating to not have everything in one app, all of the officially sanctioned additions are free.
- Extremely versatile
- No ads even though it’s a free app
- Limited features without downloading other apps
- Focuses solely on photo and video
Introducing Voice Messaging
In any message thread, tap and hold the microphone icon to start recording a voice message. Release your finger to send.