Instagram rose to prominence in the early years of the decade and has since come to dominate the photo sharing world online. The app is available on both Android and iOS, and can be accessed from web browsers as well.

If you’re looking to keep up to date with your friends and family around the world, share photos of yourself, your food, your interests, cars, motorbikes, or just about anything else (within reason), then this is the app for you.

The latest version of Instagram also features “Story Mode” where you can add pictures to your story that will be visible to everyone for the next 24 hours. After that, they will be gone.

If you’d rather keep the photos around, then you can upload them onto your profile. Your profile is a grid of photos – three photos across, and as far down as you can scroll. Use this page to showcase photos that you want people to be able to see whenever they visit your profile.

Alternatively, you can just use the app to see content from your friends, or from public figures that you admire. You can follow world-renowned chefs like David Chang or Franis Mallmann, or celebrities like Tom Hanks (who routinely uploads pictures of gloves and shoes he finds while out on his morning jogs), and The Rock (who routinely puts you to shame by showcasing the amount of work that he does every day).

You can follow dedicated photography pages like Magnum Photos and National Geographic, and also see video content uploaded by users.

Best features of the latest version of Instagram

Photo based

It’s a social media app, but it skips all the making of a profile nonsense and focusses instead on what people actually want to see – photos. This is great if you want to catch up on what your friends are doing on holiday. That being said, too much of that sort of thing can make you forget that they also have jobs and don’t spend their whole lives on a beach.

Preset filters

Instagram is all about the filters. You can apply them to your photos to make them look moody or vintage, or more vibrant, or even black and white. While there are a lot of third-party apps that offer more unique filters for Instagram, the app’s stock ones still do the job, especially for beginners.

Free to use

You’ll never have to pay any money to use Instagram, and in fact, people who rack up many thousands of followers can easily use the site to get money from sponsorships or even sell their own stuff on it.


It’s easy to see what’s going on in the world with Instagram. You’ll have a feed which will focus on one picture at a time while you scroll through it.

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