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Review

Instagram is an online social media and photo sharing service. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app. In this article, I will discuss the features, design, usability, and disadvantages of Instagram. Features The app allows you to take pictures, apply filters to the picture in the a...

Instagram

  • Greg Burn
  • Apr 11, 2021

Instagram is an online social media and photo sharing service. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app. In this article, I will discuss the features, design, usability, and disadvantages of Instagram.

Features

The app allows you to take pictures, apply filters to the picture in the app, and add a filter-specific caption to the picture. You can then share the pictures with other Instagram users, as well as with friends on other social networks. Instagram has features that allow users to take photos, videos, and apply a variety of filters to them. Users can post their photos and videos to their Instagram feed, which is a stream of photos that show up in reverse chronological order, and to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and other social media platforms. Users can also share their photos and videos on their device's photo library.

Design

The design of the app is relatively simple, with a minimalist layout and bright colours on the navigation bar. The design of Instagram is simple and minimalistic. The traditional “home” screen of the app has a camera button in the middle and four icons on each side. These icons consist of a camera, a heart, an arrow, and a user's profile picture. When a user taps the camera icon, the app opens up to the camera feed.

Information about usability of Instagram

The app is available for both iOS and Android, and can be downloaded from the app store. Usability is a feature of a website, application, or other type of interface that assists in the user's completion of a task. Instagram is a very user-friendly app. Tapping the camera icon opens up the camera feed, and by tapping on the heart icon, a user can upload a photo to Instagram.

Conclusion

The app is easy to use and has many features. It also allows for a great number of filters, and is available for free on iOS and Android. There are many advantages to using the app, and few disadvantages. One disadvantage is that you cannot post videos or pictures for people who have disabled the app. I recommend using Instagram.

Pros:
  • You can share pictures with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks
  • You can add filters to pictures to alter their look
  • It is a free app
  • You can share pictures with people around the world
  • It is easy to use
  • You can view the pictures of people you are following
  • You can post pictures to specific hashtags
Cons:
  • You cannot post videos
  • You cannot post pictures of any kind for users who have disabled the app
  • You cannot edit your posts after you have posted them
  • It can be difficult to add captions and filters to pictures
  • It is difficult to find people to follow
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