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Bringing you closer to the people and things you love. — Instagram from Meta

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 with Messenger. Share and connect over what you see on Feed and Stories.
* Create and discover short, entertaining videos on Instagram with Reels.
* Post photos and videos to your feed that you want to show on your profile.

Learn More About Your Interests

* Watch videos from your favorite Creators and discover new content through Instagram Video and Reels.
* 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.
Some Instagram features may not be available in your country or region.

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Version 257.0

The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

23.8M Ratings

Lack of transparency

I am a single mom and struggling owner of a small business and Instagram continues to freeze my Instagram business account and not let me follow new potential customers even though I always chose the “tell us” if we made a mistake option. Things are not transparent and I have no idea of when I can and cannot follow new potential customers, send them messages or how many I am allowed to contact or send messages to. I don’t have a problem with rules and regulations but I just wish it was written somewhere so I would know and not have my small business affected tremendously every time I get blocked from my own account. I cannot find these rules written anywhere on Instagram terms and conditions. I think it is very sad that Instagram does not have a security system in place to check that I am the one using the account and therefore, not limit my chances to reach new potential customers who are willingly choosing to follow my small business page. I hope this issue can be improved ASAP by instagram so my business can have a fair chance to grow its number of followers. Why not charge a small fee to give me a fair chance so I can reach unlimited number of new followers who own “public” accounts. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Stay safe.

Frustrating New Update

The new update design is extremely frustrating for many reasons. First is the lack of originality: if I wanted to use tiktok, I would open tiktok. Second is the all black “immersive” display. I find it rather distracting to have the screen try to morph and fit all the many shapes of photo ratios & videos but all it does it create either unnecessary clutter on the screen or large dead spaces. There is also no way to access the stories anymore unless you are at the top of your feed or come across one of the “breaks” where they are offered.

Also, I prefer my phone in light mode as it is easier for me to read. With the new update, you can only read captions in white font overlayed on the post *after* clicking on them. I miss the continuous scroll feature and I miss how much easier the captions were to read on white. There’s also NO continuity between the black feed page and the rest of the pages which are still in white mode - it’s simply ugly. Finally, by removing the continuous scroll feature, it’s affected how videos play- they begin before I get to them and I do not have the ability to mute them anymore (which is very frustrating!).

I understand this was a rather long review, but I wanted to make my frustrations known in the hopes they will be legitimately considered. I’m disappointed in this update and in Instagram. I’ve found myself using Instagram less and less and I have a feeling that will remain the same if the update is permanent.

Love Instagram but…

I’ve been blessed with a black and white information bar that says couldn’t refresh feed for almost a week now and it is really frustrating and annoying and more stress I don’t need added onto my life right now. I’ve tried to uninstall the app and reinstalled it, logged back in, and it does the exact same thing pops the couldn’t refresh feed bar and keeps popping up until the current video has been completely loaded than it will go away. I’ve checked to see if the app is up to date and it is 100% up to date, I’ve checked my iPhone’s iOS system thinking that could be the culprit because it has been before in the past with other apps that acted up when it wasn’t up to date, but my iOS system is up to date. I’ve read it could be a poor internet or WiFi connection and that’s not true because my connection signal is pretty strong as I’m in the next room over from where the WiFi box is located and I receive a strong signal so it isn’t our WiFi connection. This is really frustrating and irritating and annoyance to me that it makes me so stressed out every time I go on Instagram and see that information bar there when it wasn’t there last month only recently. Please Instagram for the love of god fix this issue!! I’ve done everything I could on my end to fix it and nothing has changed. This is a bug on your end and it needs to be fixed pronto!

The developer, Instagram, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Other Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

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How to Update Instagram on iPhone and Android

  • Instagram regularly receives the latest updates on both Android and iPhone automatically.
  • If the option is available, you can also manually update Instagram from your phone's app store. 
  • You can update just Instagram or choose to install updates for all pending apps with a single tap.

Instagram's app is frequently updated with new features and enhancements. Ordinarily, both Android and iPhone should install these updates automatically, so you always have an up-to-date version of the social app.

But if you simply can't wait for the latest update to appear on your phone's home screen, you can update Instagram manually as well from the update queue in your phone's app store. 

How to update Instagram on iPhone

1. Start the App Store app on your iPhone.

2. Tap your account icon at the top right of the screen.

Tap your account icon to see the app store menu. Dave Johnson/Insider

3. Scroll down and look in the Upcoming Automatic Updates section. Look for Instagram. If you see the app listed, tap Update to its right. 

Look for Instagram in the Upcoming Automatic Updates section of the page. Dave Johnson/Insider

Instagram should update and, after a few moments, you can start the revised app. 

Quick tip: You can tap Update All at the top of the list of available updates to update all pending apps at once.  

How to update Instagram on Android

1. Start the Play Store app on your Android.

2. Tap your account icon at the top of the screen.

Open the Play Store menu by tapping your account icon. Dave Johnson/Insider

3. Tap Manage apps & device.

4. If you're not already on the Overview tab, tap Overview.

5. Tap Updates available.

Tap Updates available to see if Instagram is waiting for an update. Dave Johnson/Insider

6. In the list of apps waiting for updates, look for Instagram

7. If you see Instagram in the list, tap Update.

Tap the Update button to install the latest version of Instagram. Dave Johnson/Insider

After the update is complete, start Instagram to run the latest version of the app with the new updates.  

Quick tip: If you prefer, you can tap Update all to update all your pending apps at once.

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Instagram from Facebook: your favorite people and things are now even closer.

Chat with friends, talk about your plans and find out what's new from other people around the world. Discover our community where you can be yourself and share both everyday stories and iconic moments of your life.

Express yourself and connect with friends.

* Upload photos and videos to your story that will disappear after 24 hours, and add cool effects to them using decoration tools.
* Send messages to your friends using Messenger. Share content you've taken in the Feed or Stories and discuss it.
* Create your own short, engaging Reels videos on Instagram, and watch other users' videos.
* Post photos and videos to your feed that you want to feature on your profile.

Find more content that interests you.

* Watch videos from your favorite creators and discover new video content on Instagram, including Reels videos.
* Get inspired by photos and videos from new accounts in the "Interesting" section.
* Discover new brands and small businesses, and shop for products that reflect your unique style.
Some Instagram features may not be available in your country or region.

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Version 257.0

The updated version of the application has some bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and reviews

Ratings: 4.8 million

Everything returned the Russian language!!!

Choose the second Russian scroll below!!! Damn, they panicked in vain😬😬😬😅

story viewer lists unavailable

You can no longer view Story Keeper lists when they have expired. bring this back, please. bye 1.

Return the lists of viewers to the current ones !!!!

Removed the most important feature: see who is reviewing the current

Developer Instagram, Inc. indicated that, in accordance with the application's privacy policy, data may be processed as described below. Detailed information is available in the developer's privacy policy.

Data used for tracking information

The following data may be used to track user information in apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact details
  • Identifiers
  • Other data

Related with user data

The following data may be collected that is related to the user's identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Purchases
  • financial information
  • Geoposition
  • Contact details
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search history
  • Browsing history
  • Identifiers
  • Usage data
  • Confidential Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other data

Sensitive data may be used differently depending on your age, features involved, or other factors. Read more


Instagram Inc.

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12+ Small/moderate amount of foul language or crude humor Small/moderate use or reference to alcohol, tobacco or drugs Few/moderate adult-only topics Small/moderate content of a sexual or erotic nature

© 2018 Instagram, LLC.


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The Russian analogue of Instagram will appear in March.

What is known about him right now

Instagram has been blocked in Russia for several days now and every day there are fewer and fewer users who can access it freely via Wi-Fi or using a VPN. It seems that in a couple of days there will be no working VPN applications in our country, but this does not scare: Russia should have its own is an analogue of Instagram called Rossgram, about which the first details are already known. We tell you who is creating it, what functions the social network will have, when it will appear, and how you can test Rossgram one of the first.

An analogue of Instagram with the same functions will appear in Russia. We tell you what is known about Rossgram

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What is Rossgram

About social network Rossgram became known the day before, although, judging by the statements in VKontakte, it was developed in advance. It is also known that the application website appeared on March 14, the day Instagram was blocked. The creator of Rossgram is the entrepreneur Alexander Zobov , who claims to be a classmate of Pavel Durov . Zobov is a digital marketer with 15 years of experience at a British advertising agency and one of the founders of the Webcommunna barter network. Alexander Zobov creates Rossgram together with another entrepreneur Kirill Filimonov who develops children's football schools in Russia.

Rossgram has a modest site where you can leave an application for participation in testing

According to Alexander Zobov, Russian Instagram will have the same functions that we are used to, and the social network itself will be launched at the end of March for the first users, among which there will be top bloggers and simple lucky ones who left their application for Rossgram testing. For everyone else Russian analogue of Instagram will be available in April this year. By the way, Alexander Zobov noted that the application will have a function transferring data from Instagram : to do this, you need to request a file in Instagram Settings in JSON format, not HTML.

Read on the topic: Is it legal to use Instagram and Facebook after being blocked? In the morning it worked with errors - probably, many users found out about the new service, which led to its unstable operation. At the moment there are no problems and you can read the description of the analogue of Instagram. The appeal says that not only acquaintances will be in Rossgram Instagram features , but also additional monetization tools: paid access to content, a fundraising function and a referral program. By the way, the first ones who leave an application for participation in testing will receive additional privileges.

Rossgram will have the same functions as Instagram

Also, top bloggers with an audience of more than 100 thousand people and application partners will be able to get early access to Rossgram . In order for to become a partner of Rossgram , you need to click the "Partnership" button at the top of the page, enter your name, email address, phone number and select a role: information partner (for the media), sponsor or investor, and then click "Subscribe". The creator of Rossgram promised that the project partners will be able to get interesting conditions for advertising on the social network in the future. Rossgram also has its own Wikipedia page.

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How to download Rossgram

Rossgram should appear for everyone in April. We wait?

We're a little less than two weeks away from testing, but you can try your luck and submit your application to participate in testing and receive early access. Right on the site there is a form to fill out.