This week i am bringing to you Instagram tips from basic to more advanced. Yesterday's post was just the beginning of taking photos. Today's topic is more about the settings and the instagram stream. Again i am using an iPhone but it should be similar on the droid.
- Home Screen
- Explore Screen
When you open the app, you land on the home screen. It comes up with stream of photos. On that screen as you scroll through the photos, you can see the photos of the people you follow, how many likes the photo has, the caption of the photo, the time it was posted.
If you click on the explore icon, a search bar comes up. If you click on the bar, you have the option of searching users or hashtags. You can search for users & their photos by either their user name or their real name. Sometimes people have their photos set to private and you won't be able to see their photos until they approve your request. You can also search hashtags, like food, fashion, art, colors, manufacture companies, kit companies, sayings, etc.
if you click on the heart, you can view your following likes (photo on the left) or your news (photo on right). By scrolling through the following likes, you can see what photos strike your friends fancy. On the news photo you can see who has liked & commented on your photos. You can also click on the name or photo to be taken directly to that page.
If you click on the last icon, you pull up your profile. This is where you can change your settings, see your photo stream, and your photo map. You can see the number of photos you have in your collection, your followers, and who you are following. If you click on these tabs, you can see who is following you. If there is a green bar next to their name you are also following this person. The grid icon means your photos are laid out in a grid 3 in a row. The bar icon means your photos are bigger in a single column.
One more tip for you today. If you click on the gear icon up at the top of your profile page it brings you to this page. Scroll down to see the save to the library buttons. If you want the photos to save to your camera library turn this feature on. Not only do i have this one one, i have also turned on the save original photo so when i take a picture using the instagram camera, it saves the larger full sized photo. It's nice to have these available in my camera roll.