What is Instagram?
Instagram is a free photo and video sharing app available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phone. People can upload photos or videos to our service and share them with their followers or with a select group of friends. They can also view, comment and like posts shared by their friends on Instagram. Anyone 13 and older can create an account by registering an email address and selecting a username.
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Instagram is all about sharing photos and videos. What better platform for a YouTube to use than one that is based on showing people videos.
Connecting: Every Instagram profile has tally of “followers” and “following,” and that connection is the most important part of the application. It is a great way to connect with your current YouTube audience, and build that audience by meeting new people who might experience your current for the first time on the application.
Interacting on posts is crucial as well. Like other forms of social media, “liking” is very important. The process of your audience liking is your content is as easy as double-clicking on your posts. Instagram also offers users the ability to “share” content, which is a great way to expand your reach in a short amount of time.
The app also allows you to treat photos the same way, which is an interesting new way for people to keep up with what you are doing. Working on a new video? Taking a break to eat something delicious? Share that with your audience and get them involved! Instagram Stories is another new feature that allows you to share your experiences and directly interact with friends, viewers, and fellow creators. All of these forms of interaction help to bolster the relationship between creator and fan, so the possibilities that the site offers are definitely worth pursuing.
Instagram allows you to share your posts across multiple platforms like Facebook and Twitter, so it’s a great opportunity to spice up your social media in multiple different ways. Get connected!
This brief introduction only cracks the surface of what Instagram is capable of, but the topics covered above will allow you to get a jumpstart once you’ve downloaded the app, so get started! If you enjoyed this introduction to Instagram, be sure to share it and check out NewTubers’ other tutorials on social media.