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How to use Instagram

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How to use Instagram on your mobile

If you want to know how to use instagram on your smartphone, pay attention to the instructions in the next chapters, in which I will explain in detail how to use the official Instagram app for Android and iPhone.


How to sign up and log in to Instagram

The first step you need to take to sign up and log in Instagram is to download the official app of the social network for Android or iPhone.


After opening the app tab in the default store of your smartphone, install the latter by pressing the button Installa / Ottieni. If you're using an iPhone, you may be asked to verify your identity using Face ID, Touch ID, or entering your iCloud account password.

At this point, press the button apri, to start Instagram, and register on the social network: you can choose to press the button Continue as [your name], to sign up via Facebook, or press the button Sign up by phone or email, to register through your telephone number or yours email address.

If, on the other hand, you already have an account and want to access Instagram, press the button Log in and log in with your profile Facebook, pressing on the item Continue as [your name], or with the combination of username e Password that you chose during registration.


Well: now you have entered Instagram and you can start using this well-known social platform. The app interface is very intuitive: at the top there is the icon of camera (to create stories), that of IGTV And that of I (to send private messages to other users); below are the stories and the feed with the contents of the profiles followed, while at the bottom of the screen there are the navigation icons: the cottage to view the Instagram feed, the magnifying glass to view the most interesting content of the moment and search for others based on various criteria, the symbol [+] to post new content in the feed, the heart to view the likes and interactions of other users andlittle man to access the management page of your profile. Let me explain everything to you in more detail.


How to use Instagram to post photos and videos

The most used feature of Instagram is that relating to publishing photos or videos in posts. To use it, click on pulsating (+) located in the bottom menu of the app, and refer to the sections Gallery e Video, to take or record multimedia content on the spot.

If, on the other hand, you want to import content already present in the memory of your device, click on the item library and, after selecting the photo or video of your interest, tap the button NEXT. Now, if you want, edit the content via Instagram's editing tools (Modification); write the caption accompanying the post and publish it by pressing the button Share.

If you have any doubts or problems, check out my tutorial on how to upload photos to Instagram, in which I have explained everything to you in great detail.


How to use Instagram stories

Another widely used feature of Instagram is the one that allows you to create stories, that is multimedia contents, always composed of photos, videos or writings, visible in a specific section of the app for only 24 hours.

To post a story, tap onicona della macchina photography, located in the top left corner of the app. Then press or hold the pulsating dell'otturatore, depending on whether you intend to take a photo or record a video.


If, on the other hand, you want to upload a multimedia element already present in the Gallery of your device to the stories, press on thegallery icon located at the bottom left and choose the photo or video of your interest.

Once this is done, if you wish, edit the newly imported content through the tools integrated into Instagram, such as i filters (the smiley face icon), the adhesives (the square emoticon icon) or the special effects (BoomerangSuper Zoom, etc.) and, at the end of the changes, press the button The tua storia, to publish the story.

If you have any doubts or problems, check out my tutorial on how Instagram Stories work, where you can find more information on how to proceed.

How to use Instagram Live Rooms

You would like to make direct on Instagram but you don't know how to do it? If so, don't worry as it is via the social network app for Android and iOS. you can easily start live streams and also via the feature Punch, you can invite up to three followers to join the live stream.

Having said that, to do this, first start the app of the well-known photographic social network and log in to your account. Then, on the main screen, swipe to the left, in order to launch the camera of Instagram.


Once this is done, click on the item Live and then presses on pulsing tondo, to start the transmission. Wait, then, for the direct link, then, if you want to invite your followers, click onvideo camera icon located in the lower right corner and, in the menu that is shown to you, type the names of up to three users you want to participate in the live stream, using the search engine that is shown to you, to search for their names.


At this point, put the check mark on their names, to select them and send them an invitation, by pressing the button Invite. If they agree to participate in your live stream, the screen will be divided into several parts, so that up to a maximum of four people can conduct the live stream.

At the end of the broadcast, tap on theX icon, then, to stop it, press the button End video. Finally, choose whether to publish the live video on Instagram (Share on IGTV), whether to save the movie in the memory of your device (Download the video) or whether to delete it (Delete media content).

How to use Instagram from PC

You would like to know how to use Instagram from PC? No problem, but I must inform you that Instagram can be used from a computer either by connecting to its official website or by downloading its application for Windows 10.

Unlike the app for Android and iOS, however, both versions for computers have some limitations: in this case, through the website it is not possible to publish photos and videos in posts or stories (except by changing user agent), while the application for Windows 10 only offers content sharing in stories, with limited editing tools.

For the rest, there is not much to explain: just log in with your account and proceed just like you do from a smartphone.

How to use Instagram Direct on PC

If you want use Instagram Direct on PC and chat with other users of the social network, you must use the Instagram client for Windows 10, downloading it from the Microsoft Store (by pressing the button Get).

After launching the Instagram desktop client and logging into your account, you can use the tool I pressing onairplane icon located in the upper right corner of the screen.

Then click on the pulsating (+), to start a new conversation and choose the user you want by clicking on his nominative. Then press the button NEXT, to access the chat, through which to send text messages (write a message) or multimedia (the gallery icon or of camera), by pressing the relative buttons you see on the screen.

The functioning of the chat is identical even on smartphones. If you have any doubts or problems, please refer to my tutorial on how to chat on Instagram.

How to use Instagram from Facebook

You would like to be able to manage your Instagram profile from Facebook, perhaps acting as a PC? This can also be done by using official services.

The official solution for use Instagram from Facebook is the one that concerns the use of functionality Create post of the Creator Studio tool, available for corporate Instagram accounts that have been connected to a Facebook page

This tool allows you to publish and schedule posts on Instagram, but also to publish videos on IGTV and is therefore very useful for managing your Instagram account from a PC.

For more information about it, I suggest reading my tutorial on how to post on Instagram from PC.

How to use Instagram TV

Instagram TV, Also called IGTV, is the Instagram video sharing platform, integrated directly into the social network app and accessible via the TV icon located at the top right. It is also available as a separate app for Android and iOS.

Su IGTV it is possible to see and publish videos for free (following the registration of a channel), which are characterized by their vertical format and their duration, up to 60 minutes. You can also post videos from your PC, via the official Instagram website or using the tool Facebook Creator Studio.

If you want to know more about how IGTV works, read my guide dedicated to the service or the one in which I tell you about how to upload videos to Instagram from PC.

How to use Instagram for work

If your intent is to use Instagram for work, I suggest you make the free upgrade to a corporate Instagram account, by connecting a Facebook page: you will thus obtain various advantages, such as the possibility of using the tool Instagram Ads, to create paid advertising content.

To perform this step, you need to use the Instagram, for Android or iOS. After logging into your account, go to the menu of Settings and follow the path Account> Switch to a professional account.

Then enter all the required data to complete the connection process and switch to an account Instagram business. In case of doubts or problems, please refer to my specific tutorial on the subject.

How to use Instagram to make money

Many are wondering how to use instagram to make money. If you also ask yourself the same question, you must know that, to succeed in this intent, you must create collaborations with companies and brands. For this purpose, however, you must have a very popular Instagram profile, so that companies decide to invest in it as an advertising form.

To find out more about this topic, I suggest you read my tutorial on how to collaborate on Instagram, in which I have dealt with the subject in great detail.

How to use Instagram to sell

If you have an account Instagram business, can use Instagram to sell, through the features Shopping of the social network, which is connected to that Showcase of the connected Facebook page.

In this way, you can insert details within the photos published in the posts Tag that refer to the purchase of a product.

If you need more information on this, I suggest reading my guide dedicated to the subject.

How to use Instagram Ads

Among the features dedicated to corporate Instagram accounts, there is also Instagram Ads, which allows you to promote the content published in the posts or stories of the famous photographic social network for a fee.

This promotion can be carried out directly from the Instagram app for Android or iOS, as you just need to press the button Highlight visible in posts and stories published on the social network.

For more information on this, read my tutorial on how to advertise on Instagram.

How to use Instagram without an account

If you wonder how to use instagram without account, you must know that this is not really possible, as all the functions of the social network are reserved for members.

However, there are some alternative solutions that allow you to see Instagram content, both in terms of posts and stories, without registration.

I am referring, for example, to the use of online tools such as Webstagram, which allows you to search for people subscribed to Instagram and see the content they publish in the posts in the stories.

For more information on this, read my tutorial on how to search for people on Instagram without being subscribed and the one on how to see Instagram photos without being subscribed.

How to best use Instagram

After reading this tutorial, do you still have doubts about some Instagram features? If so, don't worry, I can still help you.

If you want to know how to use Instagram better, I can suggest you to read my in-depth tutorial in which I talk more specifically about other useful features of the photographic social network and tell you how to make the most of them.

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