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AN EASY GUIDELINE: HOW TO POST ON INSTAGRAM

How to Post Using the Instagram Mobile App

Sharing posts on Instagram isn’t challenging with these easy steps. You can upload photos, videos, stories and reels to your Instagram page.  You could even start a live broadcast for all your friends and followers! Instagram gives plenty of exciting opportunity to expand your network by just by posting.

What’s useful to know is that you can post on your mobile as well as post on Instagram using your desktop.  Here’s a handy tipwhen you upload images or videos to Instagram from your computer, try using Google Chrome for ease and speed.

So, there’s one question left to answer and that’s how to post on Instagram? We’ll tell you!

  • Open Instagram app and then access Instagram account.
  • Tap the plus icon in the upper right corner of the homepage.
  • Next, you will see 4 different options: post, story, reels videos and live, simply choose according to your preference. Now you’re ready, let’s post on Instagram!

Open Instagram. Tap the Instagram app’s icon, (which looks like a camera). When you tap on it, your Instagram homepage will open if you’re logged in. If you’re not logged in, enter your Instagram account email address (or username or phone number) and password to continue.

Tap the + icon. This icon is located in the upper right corner of the screen. This should open the camera interface.

Now choose an option out of the four Instagram sharing features to post:

Post- Opens a new post page where you can choose an image as multiple images or just a single as well as selecting videos from your gallery. By tapping on the camera icon, you can also take a photograph to upload to Instagram instantly. Once you post, you can keep your image on your profile for as long as you want. When you’re ready, you can delete or archive it, if you want.

Story –Stories use the same features as posts in terms of selecting the image/images/videos you want to showcase but there’s one difference.  When you post a story, it is only “live” for 24 hours on your timeline., After 24 hours, your story automatically removes itself from your profile, but if you want to keep it for longer, you can add it to your highlights area on your profile page. Then, users can view it whenever they want when they hop onto your profile page and look at the highlighted stories area.

Reels – Reels are a new feature of Instagram that allows users to post videos on Instagram for up to 60 minutes (depending on your account level). You can add audio, AR effects, use a timer to shoot and manage the speed of your video, there are plenty of exciting options. Your Reel will be visible on your homepage, or the storyline will be visible on your profile page.

Live- A Live isa live broadcast feature for users and the added bonus of Live is that you can collaborate with other users.  Live gives you up to 60 minutes of posting time. The broadcast is also recorded and can be shared on your Instagram profile once the Live broadcast is finished, so anyone who missed it can still view it.

Choose one of the Instagram post options.Take a photo or video.You can also choose from your gallery to post on your Instagram profile. You will be led to Instagram’s editing window. When you done editing, tap Next in the upper-right corner of the screen to continue.

Instead of taking just a single photo, did you know that you can select up to ten photos and upload them at once by clicking a special icon?  The icon resembles a collection of overlapping squares and is located tothe right side of the screen. Using this feature, people will be able to look at the photos you have uploaded by swiping through the collection, once you’ve posted of course!

You are ready to alter Instagram algorithm now be ready to glow with filters.

Filters

Beforeposting on Instagram, choose a filter if you want to upgrade your photos or videos. Tap the Filter button and choose one of the filters you want to apply to your photo or video. You can also edit other aspects of your photo or video (e.g. the brightness or contrast) by tapping on the Edit tab at the bottom of the screen.

If you’re done with editing, tap Next. This option is located in the upper right corner of the screen.

Describing Your Posts

You can write a description that’s relevant to your post and feel free to add some cute emojis. Tap the text field at the top of the screen and enter the caption you want to use. You can also tag your Instagram friends on your photo or video by clicking the Tag People option.  Next, just tap the photo, and select the friends you want to tag. You can add a location to your post as well. If your Instagram account is linked to other social media accounts (e.g. Twitter or Facebook), you can also share the photo or video on your other networks by simply tapping the button next to the relevant social media account.

Next, click on Share. This option is located in the upper right corner of the screen. This will instantly upload your photo or video to your Instagram page. Don’t forget, your newly uploaded photo will appear on all your followers’ newsfeed!  That’s exciting stuff! Everyone is on social media and making a lot especially, advertising and marketing, why don’t you?!

Now you can post anything you want on Instagram, anywhere and anytime you want.

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