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Rated 4.78178 From 16,896,346 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-05-26
  • New version: 143.0
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  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

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Instagram is an iPhone and Android Photo & Video App, made by Instagram, Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Instagram, Inc., with the latest current version being 143.0 which was officially released on 2020-05-26. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 16,896,346 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.78178 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


Bringing you closer to the people and things you love. — Instagram from Facebook Connect with friends, share what you’re up to, or see what's new from others all over the world. Explore our community where you can feel free to be yourself and share everything from your daily moments to life's highlights. Express Yourself and Connect With Friends - Add photos and videos to your story that disappear after 24 hours, and bring them to life with fun creative tools. - Message your friends in Direct. Start fun conversations about what you see on Feed and Stories. - Post photos and videos to your feed that you want to show on your profile. Learn More About Your Interests - Check out IGTV for longer videos from your favorite creators. - Get inspired by photos and videos from new accounts in Explore. - Discover brands and small businesses, and shop products that are relevant to your personal style.

Top Reviews

  • Use Less Data NOT WORKING


    By Timelord7
    I normally wouldn’t be doing this, I need to say this right now. Instagram, you have a great app, a good look, etc. The one problem I have with you is that I can’t stop videos from playing automatically. The one feature you have when it comes to your website on a desktop or laptop, you don’t have it on your mobile versions; I’m disappointed. I try to go and stop this from happening when I use cellular instead of WiFi and it turns out that the video still plays automatically. Why? I lose more data when the video plays automatically let alone even loading the thumbnail of a video. The “Use Less Data” feature doesn’t work, at all. About a few versions ago or at least back in August or early September, the feature worked and I didn’t really need to be that concerned. But I can’t use a feature that won’t work. I have tried everything, turning on and off my phone, updated the app, and even deleted it and reinstalled it. I tried googling why it won’t work but there wasn’t any result that showed how to fix this stupid problem. I’m pretty sure there were other people that were experienced this because googling a topic and having shown something in the search bar as a top result shows that people have been googling a specific topic. But no result. So please can you fix this because this is a problem I’m not going to deal with anymore.
  • Submitting a problem in the app, no one ever answers


    By sucky app claims
    So basically I’ve never had a problem with instagram, i love the app but on occasions i get completely removed the option to share others posts to my instagram story. Ive seen others have the problem as well and as of right now I've been going on for 4 months now repeatedly reporting this error and still getting no response and no fix. There is no way for me to fix it by myself, I’ve gone threw all my settings, deleted the app and reinstalled, signed in and out but yet nothing works. Its a problem the developer or whoever controls fixing updates or bugs needs to look into because it is quite irritating that i am not given this option but some others aren’t. Ive noticed one my main account I'm not allowed the option to share posts to my story but yet on my art account i am given the ability to do so as well. Its quite interesting how they cut it off for only some accounts for on going months. This isn’t the first time this has happened to me either so ive had to sit for months on months with this problem only waiting for the right update to fix it. All im asking is to please fix this issue, i dont know any other way to reach out so this is my last time, I’m tired of reporting this issue through the app and getting no response whatsoever.
  • Filtering


    By isabellatriesart
    I’ve never had that big of a problem with Instagram. The algorithm has been a bit annoying but it’s nothing that has ever physically annoyed me. But I just saw the update for “filtering out any bullying comments”. First of all, I agree with the whole message of not bullying children or harassment of children online. That’s not ok. However, filtering out comments involving bullying and such doesn’t make sense due to the fact that half of the time people are just joking. Secondly, you are restricting people’s rights to speak their minds. This site/app should be a place where people should be allowed to say and post whatever they please, regardless of whether it’s right or wrong. There are of course boundaries but it is very difficult to set those boundaries online. I feel like restricting “bullying” comments will just cause more problems within the instagram community. Because there is no way to tell a person’s real intentions on whatever they say online. You just can’t. It’s near impossible. Restricting someone’s thoughts on an app/site is not a way to stop online bullying or harassment. I understand that cyber bullying is very wrong and very uncalled for, however restricting any comments involving the context “bullying” isn’t going to solve a lot. There are other ways to prevent/promote non-bullying behavior on websites. Filtering out comments is not a way to go about the situation.
  • Help!!!


    By User10019
    I appreciate the quick responses and corrections for the issues I’ve had. Thank you. I’m very new to the business side of Insta, so I’m not very fluent in the algorithms and how they work. I don’t quite understand how to obtain followers. I don’t like that my profile seems to be categorized with other dog stores which is pointless, because other stores aren’t potential customers. My profile keeps getting tagged with inappropriate pictures, since my profile is linked to the website they upload there too. I’ve changed my settings to prevent that now but somehow they are still there in the background as if they are used to place my profile into a spam server or something, idk. It seems like posts don’t circulate unless you pay, especially on Facebook. Plus paying only gets you false likes, the analytics show down to the millisecond how much time was spent on the site, what page, what products etc. I feel like the clicks are computer generated and aren’t real potential customers. My profile lost 100 followers overnight it seems and now for every follower I get I lose the same number. Although I appreciate the followers I do have, it seems they are from countries in which I don’t sell products, so again pointless. How do I generate followers? How do I prevent the inappropriate tagging? How do I keep my profile from being spammed? What am I missing?
  • Unusable?


    By Agoldgamer
    Alright, so to start my story, I wanted to get insta to talk to my girlfriend who lives further away and can’t talk to me as often as we’d like. As soon as I install the app, I quickly go and make an account, but as soon as I’m finishing up it says my account has been deactivated before I even sign up for one. When I try to report the problem it says Error and asks me to make sure I’m connected to the internet before trying again. I tried making an account 5 times and each time it kept saying the same thing. I know I have internet access to begin with so I should be able to report the problem that shouldn’t even be occurring. When I try and do sign in it says the accounts don’t exist or are disabled. I tried using my phone number and verifying it was mine, and still it didn’t work. Then I tried my email, and nothing. It doesn’t send any verification to my email which concerns me because I had to with my phone #. When I look for support it tells me that I have not agreed to terms of service, but it doesn’t give me a button to agree with the terms when I first installed it. I uninstall and reinstall to find nothing’s changed. Why does the process have to be difficult when it doesn’t have to be? When making my accounts I stopped because there isn’t a back button to fix an error I make either, so all you can do is hit next and hope you didn’t forget anything. I wish I could write a real review, but that’s hard when you can’t even use the app
  • I need help!


    By Amelia Is Me👑
    So I have a problem. I’m trying to make a new account, but it won’t let me. I really like this app and I want to keep using. My problem is when I want to sign up a signup Error message pops up and it says “ Sorry! There’s a problem signing you up right now. Please try again later. We restrict certain content and actions to protect our community. Tell us if you think we made a mistake.” It gave me a option to “Report Problem” So like any human being I reported it and then after that message another message popped up and said “ ERROR Sorry, we couldn’t resister you. Please confirm you have an Internet connection and try again in a moment.” I had perfectly find internet, it had three bars, So I was confused. I tried again later that day and the same thing happened, So I “Slide to power off” and waited a little. I then Turned on my phone again. I tried again and it still didn’t work, So I thought I had max amount of accounts, But it would have told me. I still signed out of one of the two accounts I had. I signed out of the account and tried it again, BUT big surprise it didn’t work. I kept reporting my problem, But still it was not working, So I tried the next day. You can Guess what happened next and maybe you were right it STILL didn’t work. So I just gave up. Please fix this problem. Please and Thank. Sincerely, Emily
  • All we want is chronological order!


    By G. Anne J.
    I love this app so much. I use it every single day, and use it to keep in contact with my friends. It is very easy to post things, direct messages work well, and stories are a neat feature even if it wasn’t an original idea. Although there are many impressive features on this app, I am not sure if I like the new comment section where you can see the top liked comments first and not the most recent ones. I feel like I miss out on everything that Instagram doesn’t deem important. Same goes with my timeline! I just want chronological order back. I miss out on so many posts that I am interested in. I often don’t see posts from friends and family anymore because the format doesn’t show me them. I don’t understand why I need to see posts from both 2 minutes ago and 5 days ago right under each other. Not to mention the INSANE amount of ads I see on here now. The algorithm specifically is created to benefit it’s sponsors and ignores the creators on the app. I dislike that anyone can promote a post now. I get random posts of things I do not care about. If I do not follow someone, why do I need their posts in my timeline? It seems as if everyone in these reviews agrees that all we want is the chronological format back. I don’t understand why the people who run this app do not listen to what their customers want.
  • Is instagram deleting people for doing nothing?


    By lit_lana
    Overall I love the app instagram, you can see funny videos and even gain followers on there, but here is the biggest problem on instagram, THEY ARE DELETING ACCOUNTS THAT DID NOTHING WRONG. Instagram needs to get out of their brain dead state and start checking accounts before deleting them because they are getting reported and accounts are being banned and disabled. This is especially unfair to the fan editors out there. There are hundreds of thousands of people who make edits of their favorite people on apps such as TikTok, Instagram, etc. These fans work hard on their edits, tag the people they edited, try to make their day by showing how much they love them just so instagram can delete the photos and videos because they assume that they are trying to be them??? Clearly if you read the caption you can clearly see that they are just simply showing how much they love that user. They are not trying to be like them they are just trying to support them. If they think people who show love to who they support then why don’t hate pages get banned, reported, or disabled? This isn’t the only people instagram has done this to because a nice dancer who did absolutely nothing wrong got disabled at 300k, the followers she worked hard on getting!!! Instagram needs to step up their game and stop doing all this bad stuff to these people who show their support or I’ll just have to be one of the many people who delete this app.
  • Following activity page needs brought back.


    By *payfordata*payforads
    Seeing what my friends like is 80% of what I use this for. This has been my main social media, and was my favorite up until this new year. Probably moving to something else. How can people be so out of touch. You’ve slowly destroyed this app over the past few months. I’m not sure if Facebook bought you out but it sure seems like it. This was a place you could really laugh with your friends and meet new people. But why not be snapchat? Why not be Facebook? There popular right? This isn’t just about this recent update, you’ve been deactivating “meme” pages for months and there’s a reason they get so many likes and followers. Because we enjoy them. I don’t plan to be with you much longer. Maybe give us a useful function that’s not something snap already has, or just keep taking key features of your app out that’s a good course of action. Maybe if people want to hide all the “ig models” they like you can add a setting to hide just YOUR stuff from your followers “following activity”. The only logical reasoning is people want to hide what they like, give them the option to do that on there own. This seems to be in favor of the ig models, now all these new people can like because there wives/whoever won’t see. And we all lose a way of seeing things people with similar interests like. Nobody wants to watch explore tiktoks, models, nba videos. I’m interested in more than what you feel like is “trending”
  • Had my account was shut down for no reason


    By Archer189
    I finally decided to get on instagram after my friends would not stop asking me to get on. And it was not a good experience, why because my account was shut down before even seeing the home page or whatever the first thing you see when the app is open. Now I’ll will tell you exactly what I did. I went to my App Store downloaded instagram next I clicked create new account, I entered my email address and chose my password then click next, the next window Gave me the option to leave my email address as my instagram account name I didn’t so I changed it and then clicked next then the page glitched out and said that something went wrong and there was a button that said go back so I did that and I took me to the beginning to create an account so I entered my email clicked next and it said that this email already exists so I go to instagram app clicked on log in enter my email and password clicked log in and I get a message that my account was closed because I violated the terms and condition. I’ve actually tried again to create an account 2 days later using my work email and it did the same thing again. Idk what I’m doing wrong but I’m annoyed and done with instagram, that I’m just going to stick with Snapchat. Also don’t bother sending instagram a message because they are probably not going to reply back it’s been about 5 business days since I’ve sent them a message and still no reply.

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