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  • Initial Release: 4 Oct 2010
  • Vendor: Instagram, Inc.
  • Version: 6.7.1
  • Price: Free

Instagram, now owned by Facebook, is a massively popular social photo sharing network that's more recently expanded into video and messaging as well. With Instagram you can take photos, scale and crop them down to a square aspect ratio, rotate, add blur, filters, and framing, and post them to your timeline or send them directly to friends. You can also record crop, filter, and post video.

Currently Instagram supports direct posting to both Twitter and Facebook. You can also use the Photo Map feature in Instagram in order to view all of your photos in a map view. Over time Instagram has added more filters and more editing tools for users to take advantage of. In order to compete with other photo sharing services and replacement Camera apps, Instagram has added more and more powerful editing tools to ensure it's your one stop shop for taking, editing, and sharing your images. Recent updates to the Instagram app itself have included advanced editing options such as exposure, sharpening, warmth, saturation, and more.

Instagram videos can be anywhere from 3 to 15 seconds in length. You can either take a new video or import existing video and select the portions you'd like Instagram to use. You can then add filters just as you would to a still photo. Most recently, the direct messaging feature of Instagram lets you send private photos and videos to your friends without having to post them to your Instagram timeline.

Instagram has yet to ship an iPad-optimized version, though the iPhone version can be run on the iPad.

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DIY projects: How to make an awesome wall collage using your Instagram photos!

DIY: How to make an awesome wall collage using your Instagram photos!

DIY, short for "do it yourself", is a weekly column where I roll up my sleeves and go over everything and anything from field-stripped and fixing your out-of-warranty iPhone or iPad to fun projects you can do with apps, family, and friends. Post lots of photos on Instagram? Ever think how cool...
Instagram updated to support iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Instagram updated to support iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

If you've been wondering when Instagram would get around to updating their insanely popular app for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, wonder no more. A new update is currently available on the iTunes App Store and the change log that goes along with it is short and sweet, simply stating that it...
Instagram drops the hammer in spam account purge

Instagram follower count just drop? Here's why!

Shortly after announcing that it had reached 300 million users last week, Instagram stated that it would be adding verified accounts and cracking down hard on spammers. Well it appears that the hammer has officially started coming down, and users are in an uproar over their lost followers. In...
How to hide (and rearrange) Instagram filters

How to hide (and rearrange) Instagram filters

Instagram's new 6.4 update not only brought new filters (gasp) for the first time in years, it also brought the ability to rearrange your favorite filters and even hide those you don't like. (Sorry, Kelvin.) Setting up your perfect list of filters to choose from is easy — just follow these simple...
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Instagram finally flips the switch on video ads, launching with big names on board

Instagram announced that it was bringing advertisements to users last year, and now the first full-on video ads are starting to arrive. The first ad spots, which land between eight and 15 seconds long, come from big names like Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW, and are shown...
How to upload a non-square photo to Instagram

How to upload a non-square photo to Instagram

Ever take a really awesome photo on your iPhone only to find out it doesn't translate well to Instagram as a square photo? Yeah, we've all been there. While you could always settle for a cropped version, you don't have to. With the help of another App Store app you can post your photos to...

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How to upload a non-square photo to Instagram

How to upload a non-square photo to Instagram

Ever take a really awesome photo on your iPhone only to find out it doesn't translate well to Instagram as a square photo? Yeah, we've all been there. While you could always settle for a cropped version, you don't have to. With the help of another App Store app you can post your photos to...
Hey Instagram, can we talk about your still-missing iPad app?

Hey Instagram, can we talk about your still-missing iPad app?

I've been using Instagram for a long time. I almost always post my photos to Instagram and then share from there to Facebook and Twitter. I use it enough that I've become somewhat inured to its common limitations — its rough edges and brick walls — most people run into every day. Hearing John...
How to save high-resolution versions of your Instagram photos

How to save high-resolution versions of your Instagram photos

Once you've posted a photo using Instagram, the incredibly popular social photo network, it's locked into its tiny filtered form. Instagram doesn't even let you download it after the fact — you need to screenshot it or resort to a third-part ripper, even for your own photos. What Instagram does...
DIY projects: How to make an awesome wall collage using your Instagram photos!

DIY: How to make an awesome wall collage using your Instagram photos!

DIY, short for "do it yourself", is a weekly column where I roll up my sleeves and go over everything and anything from field-stripped and fixing your out-of-warranty iPhone or iPad to fun projects you can do with apps, family, and friends. Post lots of photos on Instagram? Ever think how cool...
Some teens turn to AirDrop instead of Snapchat and Instagram

Some teens turn to AirDrop instead of Snapchat and Instagram

Sharing photos is a popular pastime for teens with smartphones, and there's no shortage of services to cater to them — Snapchat and Instagram remain popular options. But there's another way to share photos and other files that may be picking up steam, especially among young people with iPhones:...
Instagram drops the hammer in spam account purge

Instagram follower count just drop? Here's why!

Shortly after announcing that it had reached 300 million users last week, Instagram stated that it would be adding verified accounts and cracking down hard on spammers. Well it appears that the hammer has officially started coming down, and users are in an uproar over their lost followers. In...
How to hide (and rearrange) Instagram filters

How to hide (and rearrange) Instagram filters

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Instagram is getting five new photo filters!

Instagram will put in five more photo filters to its iOS app. The filters are just part of the app's latest update that is scheduled to be released for the iPhone and iPad today. It's the first time in two years that new filters have been added to the app, In a blog post, Instagram stated...
Instagram hits 300 million monthly active users, adds verified accounts

Instagram adding verified accounts, dropping the hammer on spam

Instagram has crossed the 300 million active monthly users line and is today adding support for verified users to the square photo social network. That 300 million threshold actually puts Instagram as having a larger monthly audience than Twitter, certainly explaining why Facebook was willing to...
Instagram makes discovery easier, adds caption editing

Instagram makes discovery easier, adds caption editing

Instagram has updated to version 6.2, adding a new way to discover people to follow, along with caption editing. There are also some minor changes to icons, as well as faster search. Discovering new accounts to follow on Instagram is now easier thanks to a new tab in the Explore section....

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