Instagram is a free, online photo-sharing application and social network platform that was acquired by Facebook in 2012. Instagram allows users to edit and upload photos and short videos through a mobile app. Users can add a caption to each of their posts and use hashtags and location-based geotags to index these posts and make them searchable by other users within the app. Instagram account can be created in two ways which is explained below.
How To Create Instagram account on Computer
- Open any browser on your computer and type Instagram Official website at instagram.com
- On the Homepage you will need to either login to Instagram, if you already have a facebook account or you can sign up to get a fresh Instagram account.
- For fresh sign up, enter your Mobile Number or Email, Full Name, Username and Password. As it shows on individual box then click Sign up to proceed.
- Now your Instagram account is ready to use. You can proceed to adding a profile photo and start searching for friends. Enjoy and have fun on Instagram.
How To Create Instagram account on Mobile (ios and android users)
- Firstly, go to you Google Play Store and type Instagram in the search tab the first app on the list is what you will download and install on your mobile Phone.
- After installation, locate and open the Instagram app. You will have Two options to either login using your Facebook account or start a fresh Sign Up using an email address or phone number.
- To Sign up with email or Phone number, you will be requested to provide an email address that has not been used to create an Instagram account for the first time. The same thing applies to phone number. Here, an option will be provided for you to either use an email or phone number. I chose email for the sake of this article but you can make your choice, both are easy.
- After typing either phone number or email, click “Next” to proceed to the next page where you will be require to enter a Name and password after which, click “Next” to proceed . Please note that its very important you choose a name that people know you with for easy identification from your people who knows you.
- The next page will request for a username. It is also important to use a name people know you with. The system is strict to already existing names. Therefore you will choose a username that hasn’t been used by anyone. Also on this same page after typing your username, you might need to sync your contacts. In other to see the ones that are already registered members on Instagram
- Note: This is optional. You can continue without syncing contacts.
- Lastly you will be request to connect to facebook in other to find friend who you can follow. This is optional as you can skip it. It will take you to Instagram Homepage and your good to Go.
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