Instagram is a photo and short video sharing social networking service. When you post a photo or video on Instagram, it will be displayed on your profile. Other users who follow you will see your posts in their own feed. Likewise, you'll see posts from other users whom you choose to follow.

Key features

  • free image and video hosting/sharing
  • simple image editing and filters
  • ability to link with other social networks accounts such as Facebook and Twitter
  • see other posts you or your location were tagged in

Getting started

Check with your program/department to see if they have a shared Instagram account. If you want a personal account start at or search for the Instagram phone app and sign up.