Instagram For Android User Review

Instagram app that has been making lots of news in the iOS world so far, is now reaching out to other platforms as well, for instance is now available in Google Play Store(the Android Market). The app enables you to present all your photos in a more unique, refreshing ways. Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. As you launch the app, you need to sign up first and make your personal Instagram account.


As you sign up, the app takes you to ‘Find Friends’ screen where you can find your friends that are also using the app from your Contacts List, Facebook or Twitter. After finding them, you can choose to follow them. You can also skip this page and get to the next page(tapping on the blue icon with 2 white arrows pointing rightwards on top-right of the screen) where you can follow many other Instagram users from across the world whom you don’t know personally. So,


So, every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world. By tapping on the icon showing a star at the bottom, you get to the ‘Popular’ section where you get to see some of the popular, most liked pictures. You can also the like or leave a comment, just as in Facebook dear.


Then the best part of the app – choosing up your own pics from the camera(i.e click one right away) or the photo gallery and editing them with Instagram to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. Tap on the middle most icon at the bottom, and then choose a photo. After selecting one, Just tap on ‘Accept’ and move on.


Thereafter the app takes you to the main page that will provide you with all the photo editing tools100% free custom designed filters and borders, change the brightness, rotate, etc. Make your desired changes and proceed by tapping on the blue icon on the top-right of screen.


Further, type the caption for the edited pic, enable Geotag if you want to and tap on ‘UPLOAD’ icon on top-right. Then, you can also share it on Social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or Tumblr. See the image below.


Then you can have a look at all your edited photos, the instgram users you following and the one’s that are following you. And tapping on the icon showing 3 white square dots on top-right gives you all the other settings option that you might want to change according to you and all the info about the app as well.


You can also track all the news i.e if there’s any photo that made it to the ‘Popular’ page recently. The tap on the 2nd icon from right will provide you this info.


The app’s pretty much decent with a very smooth User Interface, very easy to use and a delight for the people who like to play around with their pics and give them a new, refreshing look and then share it with friends and family. I know, there are are plenty of them out there who will definitely go for this app on their Android(2.2 and up) Smartphones.

However there are other photo editing apps also available in the market that are equally good. For instance, try out the Photo Editor – Adjust color, add effects, rotate, crop, resize, frame, and draw on your photos. The app is loaded with some great features to explore.


Also, try out the Photo Art – Color Effects app that can enable you to color the picture with your fingers or apply several effects. You can color your old black&white photos. Everyone can be an artist with this photo editing app.


With another similar app – the Pencil Art Maker, you can give your photo an artistic form. You can chose some artistic effects and change color,contrast,vividness.


Well, we think that these apps may satisfy your quench for being creative with your photos and enhance your photography skills. If not, in one of our future posts, we would definitely come up with a separate post informing you about many other photo editing apps available on the Google Play Store, as this is one activity that we are sure is liked by many, either as a hobby or just as a favorite pass time. Stay tuned.

By Abhinav Singh

I am an MBA student and a founder member of NXTInsight. I love to keep the track of smartphones, tablets, wearables and other similar gadgets, so that I could help my readers to make the right decision before buying a gagdet.

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