Instagram (from Facebook) allows you to create and share your photos, stories, and videos with the friends and followers you care about. Connect with friends, share what you’re up to, or see what’s new from others all over the world. Explore our community where you can feel free to be yourself and share everything from your daily moments to life’s highlights.
INSTA Reels bring you a new way to create and discover entertaining short videos. You can watch, like, comment, and share Reels videos in a dedicated space in Explore.
*Watch & create short clips up to 15 seconds long with INSTA Reels.
Add special effects, background music, face filters, emojis, and stickers to bring your ideas to life
Upload your creative video clips and expand your audience with Explore
Enjoy millions of entertaining, funny, and informative videos
Watch & share any Instagram Reels video with your friends
*Add photos and videos to your INSTA Story that disappear after 24 hours, and bring them to life with fun creative tools.
Stories allow you to easily share moments or posts from your day with text, music, stickers, and GIFs to bring your Stories to life
Share memes privately with your friends and have conversations
Boomerangs loop any moment you capture for a fun mini-video while Superzoom lets you add special effects as the camera automatically zooms in
Add polls to your Stories to get more interaction with friends and followers
Choose specific Close Friends who can watch your video clips or make them public
Pin your favorite memories to your profile to keep your Stories alive as Highlights
* Message your friends in Direct
Start fun conversations with one or more friends about what you see on Feed, Stories, and INSTA Reels.
Video chat to connect no matter where you are
Learn about what’s trending from your favorite accounts and send them to friends
Send messages to your friends, share posts privately, and receive chat notifications
* Post photos and videos to your INSTA Feed
Upload photos and videos directly from your phone library
Share content with your followers instantly
Post photos and videos to your feed that you want to show on your profile
Post short videos or photo updates from moments in your life
Receive notifications when someone likes or comments on your post
*Search & Explore to Learn More About Your Interests
* Follow your favorite bands, celebrities, actors, athletes, and singers for live updates
* Watch skits, movie scenes, news updates, music performances, sports highlights, and more from your favorite pages
* Check out IGTV for longer videos from your favorite INSTA creators.
* Discover brands and connect with local small businesses
* Shop for products that compliment your personal style.
I have to run up a red flag on something. You recently forced an update that took the bookmark button off of every post. That was a tremendously useful placement. With 1 click I could save an item or with 2 I could drop it into one of my mini collections. Now I'm looking at at least four clicks and they're all over the screen. Please, please, please reverse this UI change. This was not a helpful one.
Lately I cannot share videos to my story without them being upside down. Sometimes if I go to message requests it will have "(1)" next to it. And when I go to check them there's nothing there. When uploading multiple videos that don't have any sound, the "mute all videos" doesn't work. This app has way too many features. The shop tab needs to go away. The "likes" and "upload" buttons need to be put back. Also, it would be nice to upload gifs without having to convert them to a video first
I logged out and can't log back in. White screen. When the app was working, I could never find music in the search bar either. If I choose a genre in the options that are available, nothing comes up. For instance, of I choose "hip hop" and y'all the button, the next screen loads for too long then says "nothing found". This has been going on for about a year when I discovered this was an option. I've deleted the app and reinstalled several times and restarted my phone several times as well.
Love it. Just wish the videos and photos we upload had a better quality. Edit: So whenever I share videos of other pages to my story, IG crashes. Everytime I try to open it, it crashes right away. I'd have to uninstall and reinstall it back for it to start working again. Super annoying. Update: Recently when I post photos it shows them in a whirl and messes up some of my pictures. I have to delete the entire post then repost. Such a waste of time.
Uploading reels need to be fixed immediately. I'm a photographer and as a photographer everything I add to a video has to be in place and on time with music etc. Today and a several other times I've tried uploading reels with clips from my phone. This brought me nothing but anger as it would flip the entire video around, stretch it, wouldn't play at all, if I added text the text would not be on time to how I put it and sometimes would also be stretched in weird ways. There is no excuse for this.
The app is really buggy to the point where it is almost unusable. Sometimes the chat bar disappears and I'm unable to type in the DM's, or I am able to type but the send button is gone so I can't even send the message. Whenever I want to make a post, the options to change the brightness, contrast, etc. are completely GONE. And sometimes the photos would swap places with each other or all of them would become the same photo. This app is TRASH.
I'm having issues with filters showing up. Some of the filters I have do show up but mostly are the ones that don't need face recognition. The ones that do need a face in it no longer up. Been having this issue for about 3 to 4 days already. I've uninstalled and reinstalled but that didn't worked. Made sure everything was updated which it does automatically and I even tried restarting my phone to see if that was the issue but no. Even on other devices it doesn't work.
One star for translation feature. It only allows the option to translate messages if the AI detects that you would want it. This only works 10% of the time... in 90% of conversations that I would like to translate the option does not exist in the conversation settings because the AI is usually to dumb to detect the foreign language so the feature is not available. To fix, just make the option to translate messages a manual option in conversation settings so you can turn it on when you need it.
Over the last few months, whenever I try to upload a multiple-photo post and edit the photos, all of the photos in the set change to whatever photo I was editing. All of them. If I click another photo, they all turn into that one. It's incredibly frustrating, and I either have to do one photo at a time, or edit them all outside of the app before posting.
For the past ~6 months, every time I try to edit photos, I have issues flipping between the original and the edited to see if I like the change. More importantly, however, if I try to upload and edit more than one photo at a time, each new picture I edit replaces all the others. So if I edit picture #2 out of 5, suddenly all 5 pictures are of #2. I want to absolutely scream, I don't know what the hell is going on but this all is unusable anymore.
App closes as soon as I open it. No updates needed, even shut down my phone completely. When I try to upload more than one photo, it changes every photo multiples of the same photo. Tilt shift crops photos sideways. If I make adjustments to my images and toggle to see original photo, it does it individually by each thing edited instead of all edits as a whole so it gets confusing to know what the final looks like. I used to love this app but there have been a lot of flaws lately. Please fix.
The app has always worked well in the past, but for about the last week, almost none of the images or stories will load. I see a blur of color or simply a blank space. Some video clips will begin to play, but freeze before they end. I updated the app, have tried restarting my phone... nothing fixes the problem. The app is unusable for me now.
When I make a reel, the first text bubble does not disappear as intended if the bubble starts within the first 2.5 seconds of the reel. It will stay on for the duration of the reel no matter when I commanded it to disappear. The app also glitches and crashes constantly when I'm trying to edit my reels. Happens every time. If the text bubble glitch and constant crashing get fixed it would make my life much easier and I'd be more apt to use reels.
I'm newer to the app, but I'm having a hard time getting views on my posts. Even the reels are a hit and miss (with not much success if they're a "hit"). So I recently switched my account to a professional account in order to run ads, in a effort to get more traffic to my posts... Lo and behold, each and every time I try to run an ad on one of my *eligible posts, I get an error message that something went wrong on Instagram's side and the action can't be completed. I'm about done trying.
Currently borderline non-functional. Uninstalling and reinstalling makes it work for a few hours, and then a new update gets forced over the old UI and everything stops loading properly. Has been going on for months, and nothing seems to fix it (believe me I've tried it all). This is a known problem and has been for months, with no fix from Meta. No option exists to refuse new updates either so I'm just stuck with whatever this is until they find a fix
I don't know what y'all are doing in the updates, but it makes no sense that I have the most trouble with posting pictures on this app. That's literally this app's original purpose yet I have to jump through hoops everytime I post. Anytime I'm posting pictures I get this glitch effect on one or more of my pictures which sometimes doesn't even come up until after I post. Then I have to deal with repeatedly deleting and re-uploading pictures which gets very annoying. Please fix
Every time I uninstall and reinstall the app, it changes back to older version. Recently, I uninstalled the app now when I have installed it all the new features have gone. There is no theme settings in chat, neither I can react in messeges. Also whenever I try to send a message there is no send option, even while sending voice clip the chat becomes completely white and the clip is not sent. These things are irritating rn..
Been using it for years and the garbage app decided I have to get a text to the phone number that's been on there for years, and it won't send it, the number is right, it just doesn't send it. I've been trying to contact them for days because I can't even get to the option in the app to request support, the dumb phone request pops up ever second preventing any access. Every option I find online says I have to go to the app. Purely moronic.
Creating reels has been broken for sometime now. I'll set time limits on captions, and they won't be in the reel once published. I can't change the cover for reels, cuz every time I try it flips literally everything upside down. So frustrating spending literally hours on perfecting and polishing a project, only to have it completely backfire and look sloppily put together, as if I don't know how the program works. And of course that affects views. 🙄 Fix it, Instagram.
The UI on the new update is HORRIBLE! I loved being able to scroll through quickly and see the first caption/comments as black text on white, and bookmark easily. Now each post takes up the whole screen and I have to swipe like crazy to get through it all. It's unpleasant. It's the reason I don't use TikTok. Please give us the option to go back.