Six Essential Things You Need to Know About Instagram

Hello everyone! For all Instagrammers out there, this article might be useful for you. Here, we will discuss about 6 things you have to know when using Instagram.

Social Media Platform is currently really popular in Indonesian society, this is proven by the fact that a huge amount of internet users in Indonesia access social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Through social media, people can specifically share photos and videos to their friends. Social media is now used as a platform to show off photography and videography skills. Instagram was established in 2010 and quickly reach their popularity afterwards. In 2012, there were 100 millions active users of Instagram. However, before using this fantastic application, there are several things that you need to know about Instagram, here they are:

  1. Mastering the filter is a must. Instagram users tend to use the same filter repeatedly. Actually, it is more to the tendency due to the fact that when you like one filter, then you will applied that filter to all photos you took. Conduct experiment by using various filter which is suitable for the circumstances and mood of the photos might be good. If you feel not satisfied with the filter available in Instagram. Application such as Camera360 and Snapseed can be used.

  2. Integrate all you social media account with Instagram. This makes your exposure in social media easier. Besides cross posting to social media such as Facebook and Twitter, you can also expose it in Tumblr and Flickr. However, there is one thing you need to remember that the photo that you upload to Instagram is not protected by any copyright. It is mentioned in Instagram’s term and condition that photos that you have can be used freely unless you have set your profile as private.

  3. Instagram is free, so it should be used wisely for business purpose. With its huge amount of users in Indonesia, you can use Instagram as selling platform without need to pay any marketing fee. The only thing that you need to have is photography skills, interesting name as your online store name and a simple bio along with address and contact number.

  4. Minimize selfie posting. Do not pack your Instagram profile with close-up photos. Besides that, minimize the use of hashtag in your post since many of Instagram users try to find photos using hashtag fiture. Lastly, make sure your hashtag is relevant with the pictures.

  5. Only follow qualified Instagram account. There are so many celebrity account in Instagram. And there are many Instagram account that become celebrity or what we usually called celebgram due to their quality of posting.

  6. Originality is the most important thing. Some photos are really impressive and make people tempted to repost. Although Instagram does not protect any photos with copyright but repost other people’s photo without their permission is still impolite.

Enjoy your weekend and happy instagraming! 

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