Instagram is a photo app for your smartphone that not only lets you add cool treatments to your snapshots, it also lets you share them with the world at large. Much like Twitter, the idea of Instagram is to follow people or institutions that you like. In order to make searching for content easier, Instagram makes use of hashtags. You can follow anyone you want, from your best friends to your favorite celebrities.
Download and install the Instagram app. You will need to use the Instagram app to follow other Instagram users. The app is available for free download from your device's app store.If you are using an iPad, Instagram is only available in iPhone mode. To find and download it, search for "instagram" and then tap the "iPad Only" menu in the upper-left corner of the results page. Select "iPhone Only" to see Instagram in the list of results.
Create an Instagram account, or log in with your Facebook account. If you log in with your Facebook account, you can automatically find Facebook friends to follow.
Follow people from your Contacts list. From the Home tab, tap "Connect Contacts".Agree to allow the Instagram app to access your contacts list.Select the people from your contacts list that you want to follow. They must have a piece of contact information in common with their Instagram account in order to show up on the list.Tap "+ Follow All" to follow all of your contacts with Instagram accounts, or tap the "+ Follow" next to each individual contact you want to add.Image titled Follow Someone on Instagram Step 5.
Browse Instagram suggested people. Instagram will display people you may be interested in following in your Home tab. These recommendations are based on what's popular and who you are currently following. Tap the "View All" button next to "Suggestions for You" and scroll down to see all of the suggestions.
Browse through the hashtags to find interesting users to follow. Hashtags are ways that users categorize their Instagram pictures. you can search by hashtags to find pictures and users that interest you.Tap the Search tab and then tap the Search bar at the top of the screen.Select "Hashtags" as your search target and enter in a one-word description for one of your interests.Related hashtags will appear in the results list, along with the number of pictures that have that hashtag.Tap a photo from the results to open it. If you like the photo and want to see more from the same user, tap the user's profile name and then tap "+ Follow". You don't have to know someone to follow them. In fact, that's half the fun!If the user's account is set to "Private", they will need to approve you following them before it takes effect.
See what your followers are up to. As you add followers, you can keep tabs on new photos that they've uploaded by tapping the "Activity" tab. It looks like a heart in a speech bubble.Tap the "Following" option. All of the recent activity from users you follow will be displayed in this section.