What android phones can you get instagram on
Getting started with Instagram for Android
Are you one of the millions of new Instagram for Android users? Let us show you how to get started with the popular photo-sharing app.
Instagram is finally available for Android users and hit 1 million downloads on its first day. If you're one of those new Instagram for Android users, we're here to help you get started.
After you've installed Instagram from Google Play. sign up for the free service from within the app. Make sure to fill out your profile, either from the app or from the Instagram Web site .
Getting and taking photos
To get photos into Instagram, click on the camera/share button. You can either import photos from your Gallery or take a new one. By default, Instagram will use your phone's camera app, but you can also use Instagram's advanced camera. The advanced camera allows you to take photos without leaving the Instagram app and automatically crops the images to the Instagram format, which lets you skip the cropping step required when using an alternate camera app.
Home tab | Popular tab | Camera button | News tab | Profile tab Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET
To enable the advanced camera, go to the Profile tab and click on the context menu in the upper right-hand corner (three vertical dots). Then, go to Camera Settings and check the box next to "Use Instagram's Advanced Camera." Keep in mind that the advanced camera does not work on some phones.
Once you've imported a photo or taken one (and cropped it), the editing screen will appear. From the editing screen, you can apply one of the 18 filters, add or remove borders, apply the Lux effect, or rotate the image.
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET
Sharing and engaging with the Instagram community
After you've edited your photo, the next step is to upload it to your Instagram account. Tap the double-right bracket in the upper right-hand corner to get to the sharing screen. Just add a caption and hit the big green upload button. If you don't select any of the social networks, your photo will only upload to your Instagram account. If you decide later you want to delete your photo, just bring up the photo, then tap on the three horizontal dots below the photo and select Delete.
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET
As Jaymar Cabebe noted in his review of Instagram for Android. Instagram's real appeal is the user community, not its camera or filters. To fully benefit from Instagram, you should engage the Instagram community by sharing photos, following users, commenting, and liking other users' photos.
You can search for people to follow from the Profile tab or look through the photos in the Popular tab (star icon) to find new people to follow. To like a photo, either click on the heart button located below the photo or simply double-tap on the photo. You can also use the comment button, to leave comments.
Like and leave comments easily with the buttons directly under the photo. Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET
That's it. After you've had some time to build up a collection of some of your best Instagram photos, check out Sharon Vaknin's DIY post on how to create your own Instagram photo strips .
Video: Hands-on With New Instagram Video on Android Not that it was much of a surprise after a couple of reports broke the news in the days leading up to today’s Facebook event, but yes, they...
Vine Launches On Windows Phone Scanadu Closes $10.5M Series A Round, Gearing Up To Send Its Medical Tricorder Through Clinical Testing Vine. Twitter’s six second video sharing app, has just...
Best Ringtones APK The description of Best Ringtones BIG NEWS! VERY BIG NEWS! Sit back and relax because your Android phone is about to sound so much better! Get Best Ringtones free app and...
How To Share Files Between Android Phones Wirelessly (Wi-Fi) Here, is a quick tutorial to share files between Android phone wirelessly (Wi-Fi) . We normally share files between two Android...
Minecraft: Pocket Edition (for Android) Solid mining and crafting experience. Looks and plays great. Dead simple multiplayer. Continuous development. Not as deep as the PC version. Some touch...