Time to dive into some more advanced settings and sharing possibilities. There is so much you can do with instagram whether you are capturing day to day life or using it as a marketing tool. Let's take a look at some more settings and sharing capabilities.
When you post your pictures, you have the option to add them to your map. It's a cool feature that shows where in the world your photos have been taken. In order to use this feature you need to change your share settings on your phone. For the iPhone, click on settings>privacy>photos and then switch the button to on. You can also look at other photo maps if the people you follow have that featured turned on.
You can also share your photos on different social media sites like facebook, twitter, etc. You need to enable this feature first in your profile settings (see yesterday's post about profile settings) and then when you are posting your photos, click on the ones you want to send your photo and caption to. In the captions of your photos, you can also add at symbol & user name (@mlepitts) that will link to friends on instagram and/or twitter.
When you do, it will link automatically on twitter to those people. The photos will also show up on your twitter feed on the left side. You will also see a link to the instagram photo on your twitter feed.
If you click on Facebook, it will also be posted in an instagram photo album on your Facebook profile. It will not be tagged and you will have to do that on Facebook.
You can like other peoples photos in two ways. You can double click on the photo. See the heart on the photo on the left? it appears after double clicking. Or you can click on the like button. You can comment on photos by clicking the comment button and typing in your message. Again you can use @username in the comments and it will show up on that person's news feed.
Say you want to share someones photo on your twitter feed. Dot, dot, dot on the right side pulls up another menu that allows you to share it. Once you click the tweet button it pulls up their name & photo in your twitter dialog box with their user name and a link to the photo. You can also add a message.
Remember this is all using my iPhone 4s (ios 6.0) but hopefully the droid phones aren't too far off from this.