To download Instagram on your compatible iOS or Android device, go to Instagram.com, and click on the Download on the App Store or Get It On Google Play button located in the lower right portion of the webpage. Log in using an existing account, or create a new account.
When creating a new account for Instagram, choose a valid username and provide a current email address and a password. Once you sign up for an account, add a profile photo, a biography and a link to your website if desired. After creating an account, you can post an unlimited number of photos, explore trending photos and Instagram accounts, and upload your own videos.
There is also an option to link your Facebook profile to your Instagram account. Linking your Facebook account is not a requirement for creating a new account, but Instagram suggests it to easily share photos with Facebook. Linking your account also allows your Facebook friends to easily find you when using the Find Friends tool.
Instagram users customize photos or videos using special filters and other tools. They also share them instantly via private messages with other Instagram users or through Twitter and Tumblr.
Instagram debuted in October 2010. According to Instagram, users add over 50 million photographs to Instagram per day, as of 2015.