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Instagram Review

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Sharing your photography – whether professional or amateur – has never been easier than it is with Instagram. This social media website allows you to create a personal or business account that is public or private and share your life in pictures.

Instagram is literally in the palm of your hands, too. This social media website's sharing options are exclusive to mobile and tablet; you can't share photos via desktop. You can, however, view your Instagram profile and other profiles on a desktop browser.

Unlike most social networking websites, Instagram is incredibly minimal. It simply allows you to share a photo or video and a caption for your followers to see, like and comment on – that’s it. In fact, it may be the simplest social media website out there. It also has a story feature that allows you to add photos and video to a story, which can be viewed by your followers for 24 hours.

Instagram lets you share a photo or video with or without a filter. The social networking website offers a slew of free filters in colors or black and white so you can better feature different colors, shadows or highlights in your photo or video.

Your homepage on Instagram is your feed, which shows you photos and videos from only the people you follow. You may occasionally come across advertisements in your feed, but they’re designed to look like actual posts, so it’s not annoying to see them.

You can also message back and forth with your followers, similar to texting, within the app. You can simply share text, your own photos or a link to another profile’s post in messages.

Searching on Instagram is simple, and the search page shows you posts it thinks you will like based on your account activity. It also shows you the currently most popular photos on Instagram.

Anyone looking to share photos or videos, whether they be professional or just fun moments highlighting your dog’s life, can find a social network on Instagram. You can give your friends and family a look at your daily life via photos and short videos with simple captions and not an overwhelming amount of information.