So, what is Instagram?
For those of you who constantly hear of the word ‘Instagram’ but have no idea what it is, have no fear.
We have the perfect source of information here in our Parents Hub to teach you all you need to know about Instagram and how it works, so you can decide whether you want your children using it or not.
In the beginning, Instagram started as a photo sharing application that allowed customers to share both photos and videos either publicly or privately with friends. In recent years, Instagram has now become one of the most popular social media platforms with over 1 billion downloads for sharing with friends.
How to set-up an Instagram Profile?
To create an account, all you need is an email address, username & password, phone number, and a profile photo.
You can then link with your friends by uploading your contact list from either Facebook or Twitter and begin to follow them. Your account can be set to public or private.
Obviously, the public setting will allow any Instagram user to view your posts whereas the private setting requires the account holder’s approval to allow another user to follow them.
You can change your privacy settings by clicking on the three vertical dots on the top right-hand corner of the App. This will open an Options menu and from there you scroll down until you see the ‘Private Account’ Setting. Use the slider to turn your Privacy setting On or Off.
Functionalities of Instagram