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Signing up for an account

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If you're new to Instagram when you first launch the application you have the ability to register for an account. As you can see here it says that it's fast, free, and also fun. When you click the Register button it takes you to this screen here where you're able to fill out your username, a password, and also utilize things like your Facebook profile to fill out this information as well. If you wish to add a photo of yourself tap the Photo button and then you can either import it from Facebook, take a photo, or choose from your Library. Once you've chosen a photo, it pops up right there on the left-hand side and then you can simply hit Done.

Signing up for an account

If you're new to Instagram when you first launch the application you have the ability to register for an account. As you can see here it says that it's fast, free, and also fun. When you click the Register button it takes you to this screen here where you're able to fill out your username, a password, and also utilize things like your Facebook profile to fill out this information as well. If you wish to add a photo of yourself tap the Photo button and then you can either import it from Facebook, take a photo, or choose from your Library. Once you've chosen a photo, it pops up right there on the left-hand side and then you can simply hit Done.

It's going to prompt you and ask you if this is correct with your email address, then you say Yes. It's then going to take you to find your Facebook friends. If you would like to find your Facebook friends to gather some information about people that you might want to follow on Instagram, you can choose to find your Facebook friends. If not, just choose Skip. It will come up and ask you, "Are you sure? Instagram is more fun when you follow your friends and see their photos." If you want to go ahead and skip this just click Yes, Skip or if not you can click Cancel and go through the process. You can also find friends on Instagram by utilizing your contact information.

This allows Instagram to actually have access to the contacts on your mobile device. Some people aren't comfortable with this and if you are not, you can simply hit Skip and go to the next screen. Confirm that you'd like to skip and then keep going. Once you do that it takes you to a Suggested section on Instagram. This is where you can follow things that might interest you. So flick through some of the photos. If something looks cool just click Follow and you'll be able to follow that person and their photo posts on Instagram. Once you've finished, hit Done in the top right corner and it takes you to the Instagram home screen.

Depending on whether or not this is your first time using the Instagram application you may see a pop-up asking you to enable something called Push Notifications. If you want Instagram to push notify you when things happen-- like when people like things or follow you-- then you can go ahead and enable this. If not, you can choose not to allow.

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Sharing Photos with Instagram

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  1. 1m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
  2. 13m 31s
    1. What is Instagram?
      1m 3s
    2. Downloading Instagram for iOS
      57s
    3. Downloading Instagram for Android
      1m 4s
    4. Signing up for an account
      1m 59s
    5. Exploring the Instagram website
      4m 18s
    6. Viewing an Instagram profile
      4m 10s
  3. 10m 19s
    1. Exploring the Instagram app
      5m 24s
    2. Taking a photo and controlling the built-in flash
      2m 46s
    3. Working with Auto Exposure and Auto Focus
      59s
    4. Using the rule of thirds grid
      1m 10s
  4. 24m 52s
    1. Opening a photo from your camera roll
      1m 3s
    2. Cropping and rotating photos
      1m 21s
    3. Applying effects to images
      3m 49s
    4. Simulating a tilt-shift lens
      1m 53s
    5. Simulating shallow depth of field
      2m 15s
    6. Using the Lux feature
      2m 16s
    7. Adding borders to your photos
      2m 20s
    8. Adding captions and location information
      2m 54s
    9. Tagging photos with hashtags
      3m 24s
    10. Saving high-resolution versions of your photos
      3m 37s
  5. 30m 13s
    1. Sharing with social networks
      5m 41s
    2. Sharing photos with Foursquare
      1m 11s
    3. Finding people to follow on Instagram
      3m 59s
    4. Unfollowing a user
      1m 38s
    5. Blocking and unblocking users
      2m 46s
    6. Liking and commenting on photos
      1m 58s
    7. Deleting comments
      2m 28s
    8. Instagram for business
      4m 29s
    9. Creating a meetup for Instagram users
      6m 3s
  6. 22m 51s
    1. Viewing Instagram photos using a web browser
      6m 14s
    2. Integrating Instagram into a website
      6m 14s
    3. Finding essential apps for Instagrammers
      1m 35s
    4. Printing Instagram photos
      1m 0s
    5. Tracking your Instagram statistics
      7m 48s
  7. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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