WEEK 8 – Instagram Review

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing application that has become a globalised user-generated phenomenon. Instagram is a great way to turn photos and video into creative design projects that can be shared with friends and family or other Instagram followers.

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Image source: www.instagram.com

Now it is possible for users to configure other social media accounts with Instagram to post those photographic and videography moments via autopost. Such social media platforms include Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Tumbler, Foursquare and Posterous.

A recent update to the app now gives the options of three new filters and effects that come in several custom-designed elements that can be applied to an image and a privacy option to send a video or photo to one or more users without sharing it publicly through the Instagram feed.

A new ‘Post Notification’ feature enable users to keep up with what their friends and family are posting and much like Facebook, a user can ‘like’ a post and it will be intergrated to Facebook through Instagram.

In addition there are emojis and hashtages making it easier and more enjoyable to share to the wider community.

The Instagram design is sleek, contemporary and user-friendly. Its new design features have helped it to stay above its competitors such as Vine and Flickr.

Despite its excellent sharing and feature capabilities, it’s important to note that not all these features and file types are supported with any device.

Overall, Instagram is a popular app to share photos and videos to almost anyone at anytime, its easy and enjoyable to use.


Instagram 2015, viewed 14 September, https://instagram.com/

Parker, J & Cabebe, J 2014, Instagram Review: videos features keep Instagram on top, viewed 17 September 2015, http://www.cnet.com/au/products/instagram-ios/2/


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