How to use Instagram

All your friends are always talking about Instagram A photographic social network, owned by Facebook, which allows you to share photos and short videos online, applying various filters and effects to the latter. Driven by curiosity, he would also like to subscribe to this social network but, as he is not very skilled with technological means, he would like to be helped to understand how to use Instagram.

Sorry? Is that so? Then do not worry: in this guide I will give you all the useful notions about the operation of this famous photographic social network, showing you how to use it both on your smartphone (through its official application for Android and iOS) as on your computer (from the Web and through an application to Windows 10).

Come on: sit well and comfortable, pay attention to the indications that I am going to give you and try to put them into practice. I'm sure Instagram will have no more secrets for you after reading. Do you want to bet? Right now, I can only wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!

  • How to use Instagram from your mobile phone
    • How to subscribe and access Instagram
    • How to use Instagram to post photos and videos
    • How to use Instagram stories
  • How to use Instagram from your PC
    • How to use Instagram Direct on PC
  • How to use Instagram from Facebook
  • How to use Instagram TV
  • How to use Instagram for work
  • How to use Instagram to win money
  • How to use Instagram to sell
  • How to use Instagram ads
  • How to use Instagram without an account
  • The best way to use Instagram

How to use Instagram from your mobile phone

If you want to know how to use Instagram on your smartphone, pay attention to the instructions in the following chapters, where I will explain in detail how to use the official Instagram application for Android and iPhone.

How to subscribe and access Instagram

The first step you must take to register and access Instagram is to download the official application of the social network for Android or iPhone.

After opening the applications tab in the default store of your smartphone, install the application by pressing the button Install / Get. If you are using an iPhone, you may be asked to verify your identity using Face ID, Touch ID or by entering your password iCloud account.

At this point, press the key Open to start Instagram, and register in the social network: you can choose to click on the Continue as [il tuo nome] to register through Facebook or to press the Enroll by phone or email to register through your phone number or yours email.

However, if you already have an account and want to access Instagram, press the button Login to and log in with your profile Facebook pressing the Continue as [il tuo nome] or a combination of Username e Password that you chose during registration.

Good: now you have joined Instagram and can start using this popular social platform. The application interface is very intuitive: at the top is the icon of the camera (to create stories), that of IGTV and of I (to send private messages to other users); below are the stories and the feed with the content of the followed profiles, while at the bottom of the screen are the navigation icons: the little house To see the Instagram feed, the magnifying glass to display the most interesting content of the moment and search for others according to various criteria, the symbol [+] to publish new content in the feed, the heart to visualize the likes and interactions of other users and the little man to access your profile management page. Let me explain everything to you in more detail.

How to use Instagram to post photos and videos

The most used functionality of Instagram is the one related to posting photos or videos in posts. To use it, press the button capacitor positive (+) lead located in the lower menu of the application, and refer to the sections Photos e Video to film or Record multimedia content at the moment.

If, on the other hand, you want to import the content that is already in the memory of your device, press the button Bookstore and after selecting the photo or video you are interested in, tap on the Next. Now, if you want, edit the content using the tools of edition from Instagram ( Edit ); write el Cutline to accompany the mail and publish it by pressing the shares.

If you have any questions or problems, check out my tutorial on how to upload photos to Instagram, where I explain everything in detail.

How to use Instagram stories

Another widely used feature of Instagram is the one that allows you to do some stories that is, multimedia content, always made up of photos, videos or writings, visible in a special section of the application only for 24 hours.

To post a story, click on the Camera icon located in the upper left corner of the application. Then press or hold the shutter button depending on whether you want to take a photo or record a video.

If, instead, you want to upload a multimedia element already present in the Gallery of your device in the stories, click on the Gallery icon located at the bottom left and choose the photo or video of your interest.

Once this is done, if you wish, modify the content you just imported using the tools built into Instagram, such as i filtros (the smiley face icon), the stickers (the square face icon) or the discounts ( Boomerang o Super Zoom… Etc.) And, when the changes have been completed, press the… button. Your history to publish the story.

If you have any questions or problems, see my tutorial on how Instagram stories work, where you can find more information on how to proceed.

How to use Instagram from your PC

Would you like to know how to use Instagram from PC ? No problem, but I must inform you that Instagram can be used by Pcs either by connecting to their official website or by downloading their application for Windows 10.

However, unlike the application for Android and iOS, both computer versions have some limitations: in this case, through the site It is not possible to post photos and videos in posts or stories (except by changing user agent), while the application stops Windows 10 it only offers to share the content of the stories, with limited editing tools.

For the rest, there is not much to explain: you just have to log in with your account and proceed as you do with a smartphone.

How to use Instagram Direct on PC

If you want… use Instagram Direct on PC and chat with other users of social media, you must use the Instagram client for Windows 10 by downloading it from Microsoft Store (by pressing the button Get ).

After launching the Instagram desktop client and logging into your account, you can use the tool I pressing… airplane icon located in the upper right corner of the screen.

Then click on the capacitor positive (+) lead to start a new conversation and choose the user you want, by clicking on their name. Then press the button Next To access the chat, through which you can send text messages ( Write a message ) or multimedia ( the gallery icon o camera ), by pressing the corresponding buttons seen on the screen.

The chat function is identical even on smartphones. In case of doubts or problems, please see my tutorial on how to chat on Instagram.

How to use Instagram from Facebook

Would you like to be able to manage your Instagram profile from Facebook maybe acting like a pc? You can also do this, for other things using the official services.

The official solution for use Facebook Instagram is the one that refers to the use of Create a position The Creator Studio tool, available for corporate Instagram accounts that have been connected to a Facebook page.

This tool allows you to publish and schedule posts on Instagram, but also publish videos on IGTV and therefore it is very useful to manage your Instagram account from your PC.

For more information on this, I suggest you read my tutorial on how to post on Instagram from PC.

How to use Instagram TV

Instagram TV also known as IGTV is the Instagram video exchange platform, integrated directly into the social network application and accessible through television icon … Placed in the upper right corner. It is also available as a separate app for Android and iOS.

En IGTV It is possible to watch and publish videos for free (after recording a channel), which are characterized by their vertical format and their duration, of a maximum of 60 minutes. You can also post videos from your PC, through the official Instagram website or using the tool Facebook Creator Studio.

If you want to know more about how IGTV works, read my service guide or the one in which I tell you how to upload videos to Instagram from your PC.

How to use Instagram for work

If your intention is use Instagram for work I suggest you do the free upgrade to a Corporate Instagram account connecting a Facebook page: you will have several advantages, such as the possibility of using the tool Instagram ads to create paid advertising content.

To carry out this step, you need to use the Instagram for Android or iOS. After logging into your account, go to Settings and follow the path Account Switch to a professional account.

Next, enter all the necessary information to complete the connection procedure and switch to an account. Instagram business. If you have any questions or problems, please see my specific tutorial on the subject.

How to use Instagram to earn money

Many people ask how to use Instagram to win. If you ask yourself the same question, you should know that, to be successful in this, you have to collaborate with companies and brands. To do this, however, you must have a very popular Instagram profile, so that companies decide to invest in it as a form of advertising.

To learn more about this topic, I suggest you read my tutorial on how to collaborate on Instagram, in which I have covered the topic in great detail.

How to use Instagram to sell

If you have an account Instagram business…you can… use Instagram to sell through features Shopping of the social network, which is connected to the Showcase from the connected Facebook page.

In this way, you can insert some data into the photos published in the posts Label which refer to the purchase of a product.

If you need more clarification on this, I suggest you read my guide on the subject.

How to use Instagram ads

Among the features dedicated to the accounts of the Instagram company, there's also Instagram ads that allows you to promote for a fee the content published in the posts or stories of the famous photographic social network.

This promotion can be done directly from the Instagram application for Android or iOS, as you only have to press the button Highlight visible in the messages and stories published on the social network.

For more on this, read my tutorial on how to advertise on Instagram.

How to use Instagram without an account

If you are wondering how to use Instagram without account You should know that this is not really possible, since all the characteristics of social networks are reserved for members.

However, there are some alternative solutions that allow you to view Instagram content, both in terms of posts and stories, without recording.

I mean, for example, the use of online tools such as Webstagram that allows you to search for people registered on Instagram and see the content of their messages in the stories.

To learn more about this, read my tutorial on how to search for people on Instagram without be subscribed and the tutorial on how to view Instagram photos without being subscribed.

The best way to use Instagram

After reading this tutorial of mine, do you still have doubts about some Instagram features? If so, don't worry, I can still help you.

If you want to know how use Instagram better I can suggest you read this in-depth tutorial of mine where I talk more specifically about other useful features of the photo social network and tell you how to get the most out of them.