Instagram is one of the most popular filter photograph applications for iPhone, Androids and other smart phones, the amazing thing about Instagram is that it differs itself from the rest and has created an entire social network of users.
The main function of Instagram’s is to give all your pictures a much more elegant look with the help of a series of filters and unique frames, some of which include very popular ones like XPro-II, Earlybird, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville or 1977, to name but a few known examples.
However, what has really made Instagram popular is its social features, which allows you to follow users to see which pictures they upload to the Internet at all times, or tag photos and find them through ‘hashtags’. This way, it is very simple to follow a photographic trend and instantly see the snapshots of users around the world.
Instagram application social features didn’t just stop in following determined users and liking same, it goes far, it allows you to easily share your photos already edited, through Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook or Foursquare with the simple flick of a finger on the screen.
For Some users, Instagram is more than a simple application where photos are created and filters applied to same. To them it’s a new way of expressing themselves and staying in touch with other people who share their same interests. While for the rest of us, it is just an incredible application that enable us to filter and edit our pictures.
It went ahead and took notes from Snapchat on how to make their users’ content more fleeting by creating “Stories.” A sequence of pictures with a few dabs of filtering and effects here and there, but greatly a much less refined product than your average Instagram post, that is Stories. With transience in mind, Instagram Stories is here with a new feature that allows users to make brief slideshows that are only visible for 24 hours.