How to Create an Account on Instagram: Instagram has exploded in popularity recently, threatening to unseat even the most popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter from their top spots. It’s no wonder Facebook decided to buy Instagram for $1 billion just a year and a half after it was created.
How to Create an Account on Instagram on computer or mobile
Instagram is different from other social media sites because it is specifically designed for photo and video sharing, and in particular for photos and videos shot with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The app comes with lots of filters to make photos even more gorgeous, unique and professional looking. If you link Instagram to Facebook, you can share you selfies, food pics and travel photos with all of your friends and followers on both sites with just the tap of a button.
Creating an Instagram account
Making your first Instagram account is easy, and you can do it from your mobile device (Android or iOS) or online on your computer. Even if you do use your computer to create the account, though, you’ll have to install the mobile app in order to share any photos.
Setting up Instagram on a mobile device
To set up an Instagram account from the mobile app directly, just download the application from the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store depending on your device, and open the app. When you see the sign in page, tap on “Sign up”.
If you want to link to your Facebook account, the easiest thing to do is to tap “Log in with Facebook” (if you aren’t logged into Facebook on your device, you’ll be prompted to do so).
Otherwise, enter your email address and click “Next”. Choose a unique username for your IG handle and a strong password to sign into your account, fill in any required information, and then tap “Done”.
Setting up an Instagram account on the computer
You can also create your Instagram account on your computer in any web browser by going to instagram.com. Just remember that you’ll eventually have to get the mobile app too if you ever want to share any pictures. On the homepage, click on the “Sign up” button.
If you have a Facebook account and want to link it, click on “Log in with Facebook”. If you aren’t logged in to Facebook on that computer/browser, a popup will prompt you to log in and accept the Instagram sign up.
If you don’t have Facebook or don’t want your new Instagram account to be connected to it, you can also sign up using an email address. You’ll have to choose a unique IG username and a password to log into your account later on. When you’ve entered all the required information, click on the “Sign up” button.
Your new Instagram account is created! Don’t forget to install the app on your phone and/or tablet, since Instagram only lets you share photos from a mobile device. Have fun with your photos!
Instagram has exploded in popularity recently, threatening to unseat even the most popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter from their top spots. It’s no wonder Facebook decided to buy Instagram for $1 billion just a year and a half after it was created.