How to post your photos on your Instagram app?

Written by B Johnson August 04, 2016
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For people who love sharing their moments through photos, Instagram app is definitely the right app for them. The great thing is, not only can you post photos through this app, but you can also upload your few-second videos and show them to the people who follow you on Instagram.

However, despite being one of the most popular social media apps in the world, I believe there are some users out there who still don’t know exactly how to post photos on Instagram. Most of these people are probably new members who just joined Instagram recently.

Well, if you are one of these people, today, I’m gonna show you how to post your photos or videos on Instagram. Hope this helps you!

#1. Open your Instagram app

First, open your Instagram app on your device. But if you still haven’t had this app yet, you can download it for free on Google Play Store.

It’s worth noting that this app is pretty huge in size, so I strongly recommend you to use your WiFi connection when downloading this app, you know, in order to save your mobile internet data.

And also, do make sure that your device has sufficient amount of storage space before downloading this app.

#2. Log in to your account

Now log in to your Instagram account using your username and password that you registered before on this app. But you can also sign up your new account through this app.

#3. Tap on the camera icon in the middle on bottom navigation

Okay, after logging in into your account, you will be taken to the timeline screen where you’ll be able to see the latest posts from people that you follow. Now to upload and post your own photo, press the camera icon on the bottom.

#4. Select the image that you'd like to post/upload

After pressing the camera icon, you will be taken to the screen where it shows all of your recent photos that you have on your device.

You will see the newest photos first on the top but if you scroll down, you can also see the older photos. I assume that right now, you’re using the latest version of Instagram app.

Anyway, to upload your photo, select any of the photos on the screen. The photo you’re about to upload will be previewed first on the main screen on the top.

#5. Press “Next” on the top right

Okay, after selecting the photo that you want to post on your Instagram, now press the “Next” button on the top right corner. After you press it, you will then enter the editing mode where you can edit your photo before uploading it.

#6. Choose the filter for the photo

In the editing mode, you can choose which filter that you would like to apply on your photo, but if you don’t want to do anything with the photo, you can just skip this process.

#7. Press “Next” again

After you finish with the editing of your photo, you can proceed to the next process by pressing the “Next” button again.

#8. Write a caption for the photo

This is actually the most important part of the process before uploading your photo. And that is writing the caption or description of the photo.

For example, if you’re uploading a photo of your lunch, you can say things like “Just had a great lunch at Pizza Hut” in the caption.

But the good thing is, Instagram app allows you to write long post in the caption. So you can write anything here and even article before publishing your photo.

#9. Tag other people on Instagram

After writing some nice words in the caption, you can also tag anyone in the photo by pressing “Tag people”.

To do this, you just need to tap on any area of that person in the photo and then write the username in the tag field. This app will automatically generate you the full username of that person in the list.

Okay, if you have finished tagging people in the photo, you can save it by pressing the check mark icon on the top right. It will then take you back to the previous screen.

#10. Add location of the photo

Besides writing caption and tagging people in the photo, Instagram also allows you to add location where you took the photo. To do this, you just need to press “Add location” and then write the main location where you captured the photo.

#11. Share your photo on Twitter or Facebook

Now you’re almost ready to publish your photo. But before you do that, make sure that you also share your Instagram photo on Twitter or Facebook so everyone in your circle will be notified about your new photo on Instagram. To do this, you can simply press the social media icons on the bottom.

#12. Press the “Share” button to publish your photo

Now you’re all set and ready to post your photo on your Instagram. To do that, press the “Share” button on the top right corner.

#13. Voila!! Your photo has just been posted on your account

Congrats! Your photo has successfully been published on Instagram.


Well, there you have it guys, my simple guide for you if you want to know how to post your photo on Instagram app. It’s actually really easy to do that. You just need to tap this and that, and voila, your photo will be posted on your account.

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