Everything you need to know about Instagram
Many social networks exist today. Instagram is one among the most popular and although fairly new, it already boasts millions of users. Still, many continue to join it. To understand everything about Instagram, here’s what you need to know.
What exactly is Instagram
Social-Aid is a popular social network that works with images only. Soon as you sign up, a profile is handed to you where you fill in details about you. After that, it’s all pictures.
How it works
First, take a picture or several if you wish, and then upload them on the Instagram app on your phone or the Instagram site on your PC. After uploading, you can give it a name, tag and even apply a filter to make the picture more captivating.
You also have the option to share the picture to several other social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter. Once shared, it becomes visible to the public and other users can see it.
In order to view pictures on other people’s timeline, you must add them as friends. This will also allow them to view your timeline as well. One spectacular thing about this is that such people don’t exactly need to be your friends in real life. However, it’s better starting off with people you may actually know.
You can also add businesses and so many other interesting profiles you might come across to your friend list.
It’s important to note that once you start sharing your images and the people you share interests with view your timeline, you’ll start getting new friends.
Earlier on we had mentioned about tags. In case you are wondering what that is, well, it’s nothing other than a statement or name describing your image. If for instance you take a picture while basking at a beach in Miami, you can tag the picture #miami or #miamithings or #miamibeach, whatever way you like.
Hashtags make it easy to find information. Soon as a user searches for the tag, your image will appear. In addition, tags make it easy to identify friends with similar interests.
Quite important to note is the Instagram Tags, a popular website where they list the most popular Instagram tags. The tags are updated daily and one can view them for free. When users tag their images with the popular tags, they are likely to get more followers and likes.
Most Instagram users tend to go over the top with their tags. Some go to an extent of having over 20 tags on an image. Well, as much as this will have one listed in the search results for the used tags, Instagram is yet to start putting a limit on the number of tags one can use.
How can it help my business?
With Instagram, you can connect with your customers and boost your interactions with them at no cost. In fact, one interesting thing about the site is that women outnumber men. It’s a fantastic place to get in touch with potential clients, especially women.
Instagram still continues to grow at an extraordinary high pace compared to other social networking sites. Overall, it’s a free and fun way to share your life with friends and family through a series of photographs.