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    With over 1,000,000 active users, including celebrities, Instagram allows people to share their behind-the-scenes life with fans. You'll find or spot most top celebrities, if not all, sharing photos and hot vibe with their fans.
    img by David
    1 year ago
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    You can share your top recipe ideas with friends and family on social media. Whether you only have a few recipes to share or have at least 20 recipes to share every month, you won't go wrong with Instagram.
    img by Genny
    1 year ago
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    I love Instagram bc all my favorite celebrities are on there and my friends and family
    img by Bailey
    1 year ago
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    I am good person I am good best friend of tannu
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
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    We can send direct messages to anyone without having their phone number. We just have to search them on insta and then we can chat with them with or without following them.
    img by Amber
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    good yaar..kua batau abh aapko ..majja aaa gaya bhaisasb ....
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
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    this is a good experience for everyone
    img by Aubrey
    9 months ago
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    1. Join a growing community of photographers and artists to showcase your love of capturing life's moments. Over 500,000,000 downloads and counting
    2. Go LIVE to connect with followers in real-time, then save the feed to appear in Stories for 24 hours if you want - if not, it disappears instantly
    3. Edit photos for Stories and Posts with professional-grade filters and watch your Likes and Comments grow

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 26, 2018

  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Nora BK
    It's so cool and fun! i love posting stuff, texting, and more! Edit: so it keeps having a problem where I open the app and it says 'couldnt refresh feed' and I can't fix it. Another person said you can fix it by going to settings, click security, then clicking Access Data and then click the OK button. But it didn't work.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Nora BK
    It's so cool and fun! i love posting stuff, texting, and more! Edit: so it keeps having a problem where I open the app and it says 'couldnt refresh feed' and I can't fix it. Another person said you can fix it by going to settings, click security, then clicking Access Data and then click the OK button. But it didn't work.
  • Digging Itself a Hole Dec 14, 2020

    By Tired Instagram User
    I’ve been a long time Instagram user and have always enjoyed my time on the app. However the updates in recent years have started to make the app pretty... non-defendable. The most recent rage inducing update was the installation of the shopping tab and the “reels” feature, and the following rearrangement of instagram’s layout. The shopping tab wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t being forced down our throats by replacing the likes and mentions tab. Now the reels feature. From what i’ve seen, the reels tab is only used to upload tiktoks and seldom used to upload original “reels”, ultimately making the feature useless. It would also be tolerable if it hadn’t replaced the “post a picture” button, and if Instagram would stop trying to shove the feature into everyone’s face by forcibly turning portrait videos into reels. Don’t even get me started on the problem that is removing the sharing feature on the app. Yeah, on January 8th you won’t be able to send posts straight to people’s DM’s. I personally believe this will be the final nail on Instagram’s own coffin that they’ve been building for themselves over the years, that started long ago when they removed chronological posts. Instagram is trying to be OTHER apps rather than be its OWN unique entity to keep up with the trends, thus neglecting to make new and creative features.
  • Easy to use, yet trying to keep up with the competition Jul 4, 2021

    By MLP_Lover23
    Hi there! I just got Instagram a week ago and I will have to say, it is a great way to connect with my friends, see what they are up to and a great source for school clubs and events. However, I have heard news that Instagram is becoming a social media video sharing app instead of focused on the photo aspect. This is highly disappointing because we already have so many different apps that are MEANT for videos. A lot of my friends are artists and photographers who make money through Instagram. This is where they are most likely to switch over to another platform. I completely understand why they are doing this, but that is just gonna tear the app apart. I would like the people of Instagram to reconsider this update that is up and coming soon. Or even ohh right now, who knows. If you want to add more video features, go ahead, but please don’t throw artists, business and photographers down the drain like that. Make sure to give both parties the right amount of attention. Besides that, I absolutely adore Instagram and how much security privacy it goes for private accounts such as my own. Either way, I really hope you see this Instagram and reply. I know a lot people who are considering leaving the app cause of this new update. Thank you so much for your time!
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By Logan Warren
    I installed this app before reading the recent reviews because I had an account before and wanted to use it on my new phone too, but the app has not let me use it since I installed it. I have been trying to use it almost everyday for more than two weeks and it still isn't working. I would love to use it again but it says "Sorry, couldn't refresh feed." And then shows a white screen. It does this with all five tabs. I'm not trying to complain, but please fix this A.S.A.P.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By Taylor Williams
    There's so many things simple things that would make this app better. But there ignoring it. Changing cover photos of videos after there uploaded would be nice. Sometimes the quality of your video you post drops tremendously when you finish uploading. And I wish you could turn of double tap for likes. I dont expect any of these issues to be address in later updates sadly
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Richard Y
    I've updated to the newest version, but I still can't reply the messages by swiping the chats to the right just like Whatsapp. I think I used to be able to do that, but suddenly I can't do it anymore. Even pressing the message for long, it only shows three opts: report, copy, and like.
  • Maintenance Jul 14, 2018

    By andrew_colin_
    I have had a frustrating issue for several months now where certain features either make the app crash suddenly, or do not work entirely. One feature that does not work at all. Not a single time... is the ability to post multiple photos in a singular post. I’ve tried with just 2 photos. I’ve tried with the maximum amount of photos in a photoset(10). Not a single time has this worked. After adding a caption with some hashtags, tagging friends, and waiting for the post to load. It fails to post every single time. I’ve tried this on both my old phone iPhone 6S plus, as well as my most recent phone purchase the iPhone X. This feature has never worked for me, often times being so frustrated I’d neglect the app for a few days and then find myself back. After attempting to delete the app as well as the app cache and reinstalling on both phones the feature is still inoperative. I also agree with many other Instagram users that the feed is very annoying that I’ll see posts I’ve seen already, or posts from several days ago. Chronological order?? If Instagram was more oriented on creating a seamless working application they may have a lot more users, or more frequent users of the app. Every bug I’ve experienced, I’ve submitted through the in app report a bug.
  • New Update Takes Away Multiple Pictures May 21, 2021

    By ShayShay Don
    A big part of my sharing is using multiple pictures at a time. The feature literally disappeared as I was watching and I can no longer do so. That’s a very necessary feature or else I have to made 10 or less posts on the same subject which makes it tedious. I really hope it’s a glitch and comes back. 😬 I also would like to add that Instagram is a BEAUTIFUL app on its own. I use Instagram in a way that I don’t use other apps. I do wish Instagram would focus on its own content and not the content of other apps. We don’t need reels (which people just use to repost TikTok videos to) and this shopping feature that I can’t get notifications to go away about and audio and all this other stuff. I wish it would go back to focusing on the content people can post in their stories and media posts and stop focusing on competing with other apps. You aren’t TikTok or Facebook or Clubhouse and that’s okay. None of the new features are even original. They are taken straight from other apps and incorporated into yours. It’s too much and is taking away from the Instagram brand. I now have to move back to toxic Facebook when I want to post multiple photos and that stinks. I can’t wait for these apps to stop competing and to go back to being their own, unique apps in their own right. I don’t need the perfect, mega-app.
  • Good app with too many flaws Sep 21, 2020

    By Km_nieves
    Instagram is perhaps the application I use the most, and I really enjoy it when it’s at its best. However, the flaws are simply overwhelming at times. I’m writing this review because my account has been wrongfully shadow-banned and action blocked over 6 times now without an actual just cause for it. Every time, it says I was allegedly “sharing my account with a service that helps me get more likes and followers” even though that’s blatantly untrue. I have 0 posts, 0 likes and well under 1000 followers. I have written 4 detailed reports explaining my situation but it has been to no avail. Every time this happens, I’m forced to change my password, I’m logged out of my account and then I’m action blocked for an entire week. Every time I try to like or comment, it gives me the option to report it if I believe they have made a mistake but nothing works. My account is never checked, my week long action blocks are never reduced or lifted, my reports are never acknowledged and I’m always getting wronged. I also really dislike the fact that I cannot easily contact anyone from Instagram to help me with issues like these, I can only leave long, written reports for you to ignore and do nothing about. Please revise your algorithms and consider having a Tech Support line with human responders for unique and recurring problems like this one.
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By mayank raj
    I love this app a lot, it is a good Palace share pictures and communicate with others ,it's only recently that have been facing a problem i open an account and Wante a like all of their post but after like them ,the like isn't counted .also when I do this ,this thing comes up saying that certain activities are restricted to ' protect the community '.i have a fanpage so liking many post is something I do to grow my account I will have very delighted if you do something. Was this review helpful?
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Ram Lakhan
    Awful app. New updates take priority and you have to scroll down to find where you were. New uploads dont always load up smoothly. You cant easily search for someone you follow unless you know their name or worse... Username. You get blocked for God knows what. Who polices this? For a well known name and a ubiquitous app this has to be one of the worst user experiences in my opinion. Instagram is a shambles. Back to the drawing board, please! Banging drums or sending smoke signals is better.
  • Hard To Navigate with the New Layout Jul 20, 2020

    By babieeaj
    first off i’d like to say that i’ve been using instagram since 2015. i’ve seen some changes over the course of these past few years that were very good for the overall use of the app, and some that just made navigating the app more difficult. the main reason why instagram has become so popular over the years was it’s simple layout that made it easy to access and interact with followers and discover people. but now, in 2020, likes and view counts are hidden, the feed isn’t in chronological order, the algorithm only allows you to see posts of only a handful of people you follow, and now the notifications have moved. if instagram wants to keep its users satisfied, then they need to go back to the classic look. keeping the classic layout with home, explore page, upload, notifications, and profile at the bottom makes the app easier to navigate. there is no reason why the shopping bag needs to be on the bottom bar because not everyone shops from instagram. there are a lot of scammers on the app! instead of changing the layout, instagram needs to fix the algorithm, put posts on the timeline back in chronological order, get rid of bot and spam accounts, and remove accounts/posts that don’t follow the community guidelines. now more than ever, there are many accounts that spread hate and misinformation! why was changing the layout a priority? fix it and bring likes and view counts back!
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Dan Serviss
    1. When posting I should be able to go back and select more photos instead of discarding or saving as draft. When I do save as a draft, I can no longer find and load it. 2. This is an app for sharing photos and in the recent update you made a tab for Shop in the place that WAS conveniently notifications. You are diverting away from what the app is mainly for.
  • Please Stop With The Horrible Updates Nov 14, 2020

    By alec rojo
    I've been using Instagram since 2013 and every update I've gotten since then has been disappointing. This newest update (version 166.1) is one of the most annoying and ugliest looking updates yet. First of all, why would I want to connect Facebook messenger to my Instagram account?? It's so unnecessary and of course the DM feature on Instagram is basically mutating into Facebook messenger with the message reactions and the different colored messages. Secondly, the shopping feature being on the bottom bar is the absolute worst. I've never shopped on Instagram and never will but I'm stuck with this completely useless button on my toolbar and I always accidentally hit it when I just want to take a peak at the explore page. Thirdly, the reels feature is absolutely awful (I know that was from a previous update) and I hate that I have the reels icon on my toolbar. The toolbar in general is getting way too confusing and too many things are getting added to it. The fact that I can't even post a photo from my toolbar is probably the most annoying feature. I love Instagram and every time I get an update I just say to myself "Well, I guess I'll give it a try" but all of these updates that have happened in the last 1-2 years have pushed me over the edge. Probably going to delete the app because these updates have been nothing but awful ever since Facebook took over. Hate what they've done with it. Stop trying to turn Instagram into Facebook.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Connor Mayfield
    Instagram decided to randomly stop allowing me to refresh my feed, look at my own account, or send messages. I didn't receive any warning, not an email, text message, nothing. The thing that makes this weird is that I haven't posted anything in two and a half years and I have not once (to my memory) made a single comment in all my time of using this app. But "based on my activity" I'm not allowed to use the app anymore. Maybe I'm better off distancing myself from this absolute failure of an app.
  • Annoying issue Jul 2, 2020

    By Moonstuh
    Instagram is a great app to use on your free time and to connect with other people. This is why I was really interested in using Instagram to try and help out my barber career. The one annoying issue I’m having is when it comes to trying to add an action button for booking. I have tried this with three different booking apps so far and with no luck. For example I am trying to add my square appointments app as a book option on my business account. The videos I have seen about how to do this, show that once you click on the app you use to schedule your clients, you need to enter in the URL that will link them to your booking page. I believe this is where the problem is. Instagram doesn’t give me an option to enter a URL. The order that Instagram sends me is ( connect website > please select business to connect > connect to Instagram > connection successful). Then when I refresh my page there is no action button. I have used three different booking apps in hopes that one of them would work and none of them do. I have the online booking option turned on within the app as well and it still doesn’t work. It’s extremely frustrating and to add onto it, I can’t find anywhere online to help me. There’s no way to contact Instagram, at least from what I have seen and it feels like it’s never going to work for me. This app could easily be a 5 star, but this one problem is really making it hard.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By catsdodraw
    Your app won't work for me at all. On both of my devices, (iPad and Android Phone), it constantly keeps saying "can't refresh feed" while I'm connected to wifi or data. It just shows a blank screen with my profile picture in the corner. People have been experiencing something similar like this for weeks. Fix your app.
  • Lack of report system Dec 31, 2020

    By my Mustang
    Instagram has more potential than it has now. But a few issues are what keeping them from pulling out of from the others. First is the amount of bots, fake, and duplicate accounts that are on IG. Myself and some others (possibly) use IG as a place for photography, businesses, reaching a broader community to share the similar likes, or just for fun. With those few listed accounts, it limits who can see your posts and your account. I can see/understand if someone has a business and personal account. But to have 3+ accounts that are the exactly the same and are troll pages then why keep them up? Also there are times especially now (not sure if it’s happening to some people or not) is accounts and people who are clearly going against the TOS and guidelines with their posts and accounts. No matter if it’s drugs, tobacco, alcohol, nudity or sexual images. Some are showing up in popular feed (whatever it’s called) and some though scrolling through posts. Like earlier yesterday/today I tried reporting dozens of posts and accounts of completely naked women and a few of drugs and tobacco in use that showed up and all IG said was that “it doesn’t go against their guidelines”. How does all of this not go against the guidelines?? Also reported a account that supposedly had gotten “removed” on a couple different occasions but still on their as of yesterday with basically no consequences other than a couple pictures that were reported and removed. So I don’t know.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By prince SAYAN
    Instagram has been updated in the last few days and as a result we have got a lot of benefits. But!! For the past few days My Instagram is not working,There is no option to save reels on my Instagram ID, I can't save my drafts reels before post it on Instagram.I think Instagram needs to update this problem again. I have tried to do restart this app, but nothing works. I really hope that the Instagram authority fix this problem as soon as possible and than it will be start working properly,Until
  • Inaccessible. Many problems. Aug 29, 2020

    By Mnwreck
    I’ve got a couple Instagram accounts, and no two have the same features as the other. It’s incredibly confusing and annoying to switch between two accounts on the same app that don’t even have the same features. One might have a different, newer version of DM’s while another has been stuck with an old version and has never been updated. For the past two months my main account has been action blocked almost every other week. Instagram has made me change my password 8 times within then as well. I rely on posting often to keep my audience and gain new followers (as well as to catch the eyes of potential customers, as I am an artist that makes money off of commissions) and I obviously can’t do this when Instagram blocks me from posting. I don’t share my account with anyone, I’ve never purchased followers, and I’ve never used any third party apps with Instagram. So it’s beyond me why they keep doing this. Not to mention, the support is awful. If you have an issue or if you need help with something, you might as well forget it. The support team is incredibly unhelpful and has always been this way. I’ve seen accounts post highly illegal content that Instagram deems as safe for all ages! Even after reporting. Any legitimate problems I’ve tried to report have been met with silence. The idea of Instagram is great. But the app itself is becoming worse and worse as time goes on.
  • img Community
    With over 1,000,000 active users, including celebrities, Instagram allows people to share their behind-the-scenes life with fans. You'll find or spot most top celebrities, if not all, sharing photos and hot vibe with their fans.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You can share your top recipe ideas with friends and family on social media. Whether you only have a few recipes to share or have at least 20 recipes to share every month, you won't go wrong with Instagram.
    img by Genny
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    I love Instagram bc all my favorite celebrities are on there and my friends and family
    img by Bailey
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    I am good person I am good best friend of tannu
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    We can send direct messages to anyone without having their phone number. We just have to search them on insta and then we can chat with them with or without following them.
    img by Amber
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    good yaar..kua batau abh aapko ..majja aaa gaya bhaisasb ....
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    this is a good experience for everyone
    img by Aubrey
    9 months ago
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  • img Expert
    1. Join a growing community of photographers and artists to showcase your love of capturing life's moments. Over 500,000,000 downloads and counting
    2. Go LIVE to connect with followers in real-time, then save the feed to appear in Stories for 24 hours if you want - if not, it disappears instantly
    3. Edit photos for Stories and Posts with professional-grade filters and watch your Likes and Comments grow

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 26, 2018

  • Jul 30, 2021

    By mayank raj
    I love this app a lot, it is a good Palace share pictures and communicate with others ,it's only recently that have been facing a problem i open an account and Wante a like all of their post but after like them ,the like isn't counted .also when I do this ,this thing comes up saying that certain activities are restricted to ' protect the community '.i have a fanpage so liking many post is something I do to grow my account I will have very delighted if you do something. Was this review helpful?
  • Algorithm Jan 20, 2018

    By falloutjane
    I’ve been an Instagram user for a long time now and I really enjoy the app. Definitely my favorite social media platform. I, unlike most, really like Instagram stories and I love how you can save stuff without having to screenshot. My complaint however is my home feed. I’m tired of only seeing posts from 5 of the 200 people I follow. I wish there was a way to have it be in chronological order, but you can make it so that specific people do show up at the top of your feed. This may sound a little silly but it’s pretty embarrassing when you accidentally like and comment on a post from 5 days ago as if it was posted ten minutes ago. Really I don’t understand why Instagram is making all these frankly useless updates to the algorithm. Instead of that they should be cracking down on how the thumbnail (starter photo?) for a video has nothing to do with the video. Now that’s something that needs worked on. I feel that these algorithm changes only benefit the people exploiting Instagram and hurts regular users content intake. This is a little long so in short great app but please stop messing with my feed, or at least give me the option to change it back to the way it was if I so please.
  • Problems right now Apr 19, 2019

    By Ben609tattoo
    Hey so I am a tattoo artist and I use Instagram basically to contact and find new clientele. Over the last two years with Instagram I have had amazing results. Unfortunately over the last week I've been having a lot of problems. Accounts that aren't following me and a lot of my followers aren't seeing my new posts they said I was always on there different hashtags they follow and now I'm not also my posts have drastically went down in likes and all my likes are from my followers no new accounts which is very different then the previous weeks and months . I also have been putting out way more content and it's better so my interactions and likes and followers should go up like they have been but for some reason all of the sudden no one is seeing me finding me and like I said even my followers keep telling me the can't see my posts. I love Instagram it's been an amazing platform to grow and literally is the a third of the reason I am successful and I can support my daughter and wife but I've had a huge drop recently and it's hurt my business and I'm sure it's an easy fix or there's a way to make it better or something but it definitely is upsetting at the moment.
  • some things need to be fixed..... Aug 27, 2020

    By Millysmiles10
    First of I don’t like how if you have a really good quality picture instagram ruins the quality! THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED RIGHT AWAY! US POSTING A PICTURE SHOULDN'T RUIN THE QUALITY OF THE POST! Second I don’t like how some people’s instagrams have different stuff than others. Like how for some people their can choose to color their messages and some can’t. It’s really unfair to others that don’t even have the option. The same thing goes with the bouncing text letter thing. Some people are able to move the text and it like wiggles and stiff while others do not have that option. Also it took so long for everyone to get the option to be able to share a post to your story. I remember i went years without having the option to share posts to your story, even after i sent many reports to instagram about this. So of course I was super happy when I FINALLY had the option. I have no clue why it took them sooo long to fix that when so many people were reporting that. Anyway I hope this helps and I hope instagram gets faster at fixing their bugs and make sure everyone’s instagrams are fair. Like have the same options and stuff. That’s it for now! 0w0
  • Fix in update Dec 20, 2017

    By Megan3133
    Okay so I absolutely LOVE Instagram. Recently I have noticed it is not loading all of the posts. I will go on Facebook and see a picture posted that states it is linked with Instagram but never see it on my Instagram feed. Also when you refresh it will take some of them completely off of the feed instead of putting them towards the bottom. Can you please fix it! This is causing people to not get any likes at all. My followers say they never see my pictures unless they search my profile. I keep seeing the same pictures over and over again. Some days I get half of the likes I normally do because people do not see my pictures. This is very frustrating. Another thing that is annoying is the adds that I don’t ask to see. They are very creepy because they relate to the things that I like but that’s not why I got instagram. It seems like this app is trying to copy every other social media app such as Snapchat and Facebook. I have been having this issues about loading pictures and my followers not seeing my stuff for about a year now. Can we please go back to the old instagram where everything was in chronological order?
  • Needs to fix glitches in the app Mar 19, 2019

    By Brianna Renee S
    Instagram has always been my favorite social media app, however, recently I have had VARIOUS problems due to malfunctions within the app. At the beginning of September 2018, I was logged out of my Instagram account for no reason at all. No big deal, I’ll just log myself back in, right? Wrong. Every time I tried to log in it said an error had occurred. I logged into my Instagram through the safari app to make sure my password was correct, and it allowed me to do so. Now knowing that I was using the correct password, I tried again to log into my account through the Instagram app itself. No luck, once again. I contacted Instagram through email and they said there was nothing they could do about the problem. It is now March of 2019 and the problem is still occurring. Instagram needs to fix this situation. Which according to Google, multiple people are facing similar issues as well. Please Instagram, fix these glitches within the app or help the people who are facing these problems. This is a very irritating problem and the Instagram Team just seems to push it to the side. This is not an efficient way to run a company.
  • Feedback and suggestions improvements Feb 10, 2019

    By a non-basic teen
    So, Instagram is like pretty great, it’s my favorite social media platform. However I wish that the creators could make a few improvements and adjustments. First of all, I know that there’s a highlights section for your stories, but I wish there could be a folder to combine posts. For example, I have a drawing account and it would be nice if I could have a place in my account where I could combine posts from past months. D’ya know what I mean? I tried to screenshot all the posts from the past month, but it was just too much work. My second point is about stories. I know that y’all have added polls and “type something” features. What if you added another feature like those two but the responses were anonymous to the person who posted the story. Sometimes I wanna respond to one of my friends, but I feel embarrassed or insecure about my answer. This feature is not a necessity, nor a need, but it would attract a lot of attention to the youth, like me. Anyway, I believe that these pieces of feedback will liven up the app. Hopefully y’all add at least one of these in. Sorry for the long post, I had a lot to say, obviously.
  • Accept and stop chatting Apr 6, 2019

    By Pinkrose1422
    I love Instagram and it helps me explore and find new things and communities but I don’t like that if someone follows me and if I follow back, they can automatically start a chat with me. With out giving me the option to click accept or decline. It’s bother some following a page I like but then the person starts to spam my messages without having me “Accept” them. On that note: I would love a “stop chatting” option. I accidentally clicked the accept button when cleaning my screen for someone and they keep messaging me non stop even after I told them I wish to no longer chat with them, and after I explained that I accepted them by mistake, they keep chatting with me. I don’t like how I have asked many people and they all told me that my only option is to block the person. I find that extreme to block someone over me accidentally clicking “Accept”. I would love those two things: •No automatic “Accept” to chats when both people follow each other •A “stop chatting” button so you can stop talking to people and you’ll have to Accept or Decline them all over again. (It’ll be great if it kept the chats also just in case of anything)
  • Good company Jul 25, 2021

    By gunatil
    Good app but please be careful with strangers who ask to follow you or to ask you out don’t say yes to them ever and don’t give personal information about yourself or anything for that matter because there scammers and criminals or even worser then that who can bully you who go on social media pretending to be a good person when there not good to elderly to ladies and to young girls and boys. Just stick to those you know only that are family members and close friends you can trust and don’t accept total strangers as long as you all be safe on cyber network without getting bullied that all that matters to me. Please please please be safe on social media I don’t like cyber bullies and some can be cyber hacker imposter impersonating you it happened to me so it can happen to you also when you least expect it. These days cyber bullies cyber hackers are one step head of the police and it difficult for police to hunt down cyber bullies and cyber hackers that’s why I warn everyone have fun enjoy but also put your guard up not down if something happens to your account quickly report it in to the company immediately and block them they will do a proper investigation.
  • Wow Instagram. Wow. Would leave 0stars if I could Feb 28, 2020

    By shitemovierenter
    I just started a makeup account last week aside from my personal account and literally every other day Instagram blocks me from posting. Either I can’t write a comment one day or the next day I can’t even post my makeup looks. I just spent 26$ to promote my posts and every other day Instagram blocks my account for like breaking the Instagram guidelines but I’m literally just writing “check out my latest post to see how I did this look” I’ve had to wait 2 days to be able to post again because Instagram will just keep blocking me. But spammers are constantly following me and tagging me and they don’t do literally anything about that! But I get blocked for posting my makeup like every day. I’m so disappointed and angry with their constantly bothering me. Nobody emails me or messages me or gives me any explanation and my other account works fine. Might just have to start using Facebook again instead because Instagram is getting worse every single day. I see people posting like half nude photos which are suggestive and nothing happens but me taking pictures of my eye is apparently too much 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Nora BK
    It's so cool and fun! i love posting stuff, texting, and more! Edit: so it keeps having a problem where I open the app and it says 'couldnt refresh feed' and I can't fix it. Another person said you can fix it by going to settings, click security, then clicking Access Data and then click the OK button. But it didn't work.
  • Digging Itself a Hole Dec 14, 2020

    By Tired Instagram User
    I’ve been a long time Instagram user and have always enjoyed my time on the app. However the updates in recent years have started to make the app pretty... non-defendable. The most recent rage inducing update was the installation of the shopping tab and the “reels” feature, and the following rearrangement of instagram’s layout. The shopping tab wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t being forced down our throats by replacing the likes and mentions tab. Now the reels feature. From what i’ve seen, the reels tab is only used to upload tiktoks and seldom used to upload original “reels”, ultimately making the feature useless. It would also be tolerable if it hadn’t replaced the “post a picture” button, and if Instagram would stop trying to shove the feature into everyone’s face by forcibly turning portrait videos into reels. Don’t even get me started on the problem that is removing the sharing feature on the app. Yeah, on January 8th you won’t be able to send posts straight to people’s DM’s. I personally believe this will be the final nail on Instagram’s own coffin that they’ve been building for themselves over the years, that started long ago when they removed chronological posts. Instagram is trying to be OTHER apps rather than be its OWN unique entity to keep up with the trends, thus neglecting to make new and creative features.
  • Easy to use, yet trying to keep up with the competition Jul 4, 2021

    By MLP_Lover23
    Hi there! I just got Instagram a week ago and I will have to say, it is a great way to connect with my friends, see what they are up to and a great source for school clubs and events. However, I have heard news that Instagram is becoming a social media video sharing app instead of focused on the photo aspect. This is highly disappointing because we already have so many different apps that are MEANT for videos. A lot of my friends are artists and photographers who make money through Instagram. This is where they are most likely to switch over to another platform. I completely understand why they are doing this, but that is just gonna tear the app apart. I would like the people of Instagram to reconsider this update that is up and coming soon. Or even ohh right now, who knows. If you want to add more video features, go ahead, but please don’t throw artists, business and photographers down the drain like that. Make sure to give both parties the right amount of attention. Besides that, I absolutely adore Instagram and how much security privacy it goes for private accounts such as my own. Either way, I really hope you see this Instagram and reply. I know a lot people who are considering leaving the app cause of this new update. Thank you so much for your time!
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Richard Y
    I've updated to the newest version, but I still can't reply the messages by swiping the chats to the right just like Whatsapp. I think I used to be able to do that, but suddenly I can't do it anymore. Even pressing the message for long, it only shows three opts: report, copy, and like.
  • Maintenance Jul 14, 2018

    By andrew_colin_
    I have had a frustrating issue for several months now where certain features either make the app crash suddenly, or do not work entirely. One feature that does not work at all. Not a single time... is the ability to post multiple photos in a singular post. I’ve tried with just 2 photos. I’ve tried with the maximum amount of photos in a photoset(10). Not a single time has this worked. After adding a caption with some hashtags, tagging friends, and waiting for the post to load. It fails to post every single time. I’ve tried this on both my old phone iPhone 6S plus, as well as my most recent phone purchase the iPhone X. This feature has never worked for me, often times being so frustrated I’d neglect the app for a few days and then find myself back. After attempting to delete the app as well as the app cache and reinstalling on both phones the feature is still inoperative. I also agree with many other Instagram users that the feed is very annoying that I’ll see posts I’ve seen already, or posts from several days ago. Chronological order?? If Instagram was more oriented on creating a seamless working application they may have a lot more users, or more frequent users of the app. Every bug I’ve experienced, I’ve submitted through the in app report a bug.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By Stygian Phantasm
    So normally I give it a five stars but I am having an issue right now what I can only load around 12 of my post on my account when I have about 150. I'm trying to contact Instagram to resolve this issue. If anyone from Instagram is reading this, I have sent you an email. I hope you can get back to me. I have some rather priceless stuff on there that means a lot to me.
  • Great app, feed flaws. Jul 26, 2018

    By Te rates
    Overall, Instagram is an excellent social media app. However, I have found a few flaws in the way Instagram looks. For example, the comments are not in chronological order;making them very confusing. I have found a similar problem in the feed algorithm. They are not in chronological order anymore. You will see a post from 2 weeks ago, and then a post from 2 DAYS ago. Next, there should be a bigger time frame for videos. You cab only have a video that is 1 minute long. I wanted to post a slime review, but the video was 2 minutes long so I had to do it in 2 separate videos even though all of the slimes came together. Finally, I think you should fix the messages. You can always see if someone has seen your direct message. This isn't exactly a problem, but I think there should be an option, in case someone does not want people to know when they have seen their messages. Please take these suggestions into consideration. I know I am not the only person complaining about these things. Other than those problems, I have only had good experiences with Instagram. It is very easy and fun to use. You can share pictures and videos with your community or even the world! All in all, Instagram is a fantastic app, but needs a few fixes.
  • Needs Some Improvement Dec 21, 2018

    By 🌼Caitlyn🌼
    I’ve had Instagram since 2013, which is a very long time 😂 It’s definitely changed over the years. A few problems I’m facing now, however, include my explore page resetting (I’d have to exit the app & go back in to fix that), and not having sound when I try to upload a video on an extra account. I also feel that a few of the features that used to be on there were so much better and easier to get to. Archived Stories, for example. Whenever your story would disappear after the 24 hours ended, you’d get a notification saying how many people viewed it. Now, that’s not there anymore, and I have to go to my archived just to see who looked at my stories. Another thing is the hashtag following (or whatever it is 🤷‍♀️). For me personally, I’ve never used this. I tried it once and just thought it was annoying cause the posts would go on my feed, and I’d be thinking that I’m just following these accounts when I wasn’t. It really isn’t the greatest feature to me, as I could just go to my explore page and find the same posts. Regardless of these minor things though, I still use Instagram pretty much every day. 😂 It’d just be nicer if these issues were resolved or taken into account by me writing this.
  • A sad user Jan 2, 2019

    By uzer001098876
    My Instagram feed is now filled with posts from advertisers and accounts of which I don’t even follow. I never see my friends on my feed anymore unless I am scrolling for 10 minutes and people’s pictures are not getting as many likes. I can speak from experience because I have watched my likes go down as Instagram has changed their algorithm. People like things which are unique! Keep Instagram different and unique and make other platforms want to be like you, not you wanting to be like them. If the changes are based off of Statistics, realize the functions of other apps. Snapchat for instance, people like it simply because it is very private. On Instagram you are able to send pictures to people however they can be uploaded from the camera roll and used to look like the picture was taken just then.. this makes Instagram very user friendly for catfishes. Just keep the traditional Instagram aspects and forget about conformity. Make it so dm pictures- if uploaded from camera roll, it states that. Additionally, make the feed tendered to followers which a users look at most frequently. Because of these issues with the algorithm, even though I used Instagram since 2012, I must say goodbye until changes are made :(
  • Fix this please! Jun 10, 2018

    By --wolfg1rl--
    I really enjoy using Instagram but I have one issue and that is that when I try to upload more than one photo into one post it crops my photos to the same size as the first one in the post. I want to be able to post all of them into one post and have all of the pictures be the original size. This would be great for photographers like me who go out on photoshoots and want to put up one post with their best photos. It is hard to do that when all of your photos are cropped the exact same way. It should be the same way as Facebook. I am not saying we make Instagram exactly like Facebook because they are two different social medias, but I think it would be nice if we could upload photos on Instagram the same way we can upload them on Facebook. With Facebook you have one post with multiple pictures that are all the original sizes. You can then click on them and look through them individually before exiting and going through the rest of your feed. Instagram should allow us to have the option to upload our photos like this. We should have an option to do this If we have a photography account. I know not everyone would want to upload their photos this way but many would choose to do this.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By Logan Warren
    I installed this app before reading the recent reviews because I had an account before and wanted to use it on my new phone too, but the app has not let me use it since I installed it. I have been trying to use it almost everyday for more than two weeks and it still isn't working. I would love to use it again but it says "Sorry, couldn't refresh feed." And then shows a white screen. It does this with all five tabs. I'm not trying to complain, but please fix this A.S.A.P.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By Taylor Williams
    There's so many things simple things that would make this app better. But there ignoring it. Changing cover photos of videos after there uploaded would be nice. Sometimes the quality of your video you post drops tremendously when you finish uploading. And I wish you could turn of double tap for likes. I dont expect any of these issues to be address in later updates sadly
  • New Update Takes Away Multiple Pictures May 21, 2021

    By ShayShay Don
    A big part of my sharing is using multiple pictures at a time. The feature literally disappeared as I was watching and I can no longer do so. That’s a very necessary feature or else I have to made 10 or less posts on the same subject which makes it tedious. I really hope it’s a glitch and comes back. 😬 I also would like to add that Instagram is a BEAUTIFUL app on its own. I use Instagram in a way that I don’t use other apps. I do wish Instagram would focus on its own content and not the content of other apps. We don’t need reels (which people just use to repost TikTok videos to) and this shopping feature that I can’t get notifications to go away about and audio and all this other stuff. I wish it would go back to focusing on the content people can post in their stories and media posts and stop focusing on competing with other apps. You aren’t TikTok or Facebook or Clubhouse and that’s okay. None of the new features are even original. They are taken straight from other apps and incorporated into yours. It’s too much and is taking away from the Instagram brand. I now have to move back to toxic Facebook when I want to post multiple photos and that stinks. I can’t wait for these apps to stop competing and to go back to being their own, unique apps in their own right. I don’t need the perfect, mega-app.
  • Good app with too many flaws Sep 21, 2020

    By Km_nieves
    Instagram is perhaps the application I use the most, and I really enjoy it when it’s at its best. However, the flaws are simply overwhelming at times. I’m writing this review because my account has been wrongfully shadow-banned and action blocked over 6 times now without an actual just cause for it. Every time, it says I was allegedly “sharing my account with a service that helps me get more likes and followers” even though that’s blatantly untrue. I have 0 posts, 0 likes and well under 1000 followers. I have written 4 detailed reports explaining my situation but it has been to no avail. Every time this happens, I’m forced to change my password, I’m logged out of my account and then I’m action blocked for an entire week. Every time I try to like or comment, it gives me the option to report it if I believe they have made a mistake but nothing works. My account is never checked, my week long action blocks are never reduced or lifted, my reports are never acknowledged and I’m always getting wronged. I also really dislike the fact that I cannot easily contact anyone from Instagram to help me with issues like these, I can only leave long, written reports for you to ignore and do nothing about. Please revise your algorithms and consider having a Tech Support line with human responders for unique and recurring problems like this one.
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Jeneie West
    My expirience with it is really irritating. When im not on it for maybe a year or two, it will delete my account and make me make a new account. I have had 3 or 4 accounts in the last 5 years. Recently, this app is not showing my feed and not letting me send any dms. And when i update it, it just seems to get worse. The ads are great, they are fantastic. But when i scroll up to load my screen it says 'Could not load feed' and like i said its so very irritating.
  • Still good, not great (iPhone X) Nov 10, 2017

    By vlpage
    I have pretty much the same comments as everyone else, regarding bringing back chronological order of the feed, stories being a ripoff of Snapchat (but I believe Facebook, instagram, and Snapchat are all owned by the same company if I’m not mistaken), etc. BUT ALSO, I just bought an iPhone X and the app needs some serious revamping be compatible with the new phone. They did a good job of having the layout fill the full screen view of the X; HOWEVER, when you go to upload a new profile photo, if you click on any photo besides the very most recent one in your photo album, the layout glitches, and the “Cancel” and “Done” buttons move up on top of the iPhone’s time and battery displays. I wish I could attach a photo to this review, but I hope my explanation makes sense. This glitch makes it impossible to click either of the buttons, and you have to physically kill the app and reopen it in order to get out of the screen and back to using the app. This happens every time you try to change the profile photo. If you use the most recent photo in your album, it works mostly fine, with just a little awkward cropping on top. This is just frustrating because obviously people might want to be able to upload ANY of their pictures as a profile photo! This glitch really needs to be worked out ASAP
  • every big update brings me great pain Oct 22, 2020

    By Pupsrcute
    I can never say that an instagram update has ever thrilled me in recent years. Every single time this app has a massive overhaul, the controls become even more clunky and jammed together, I don’t even know what it’s trying to be anymore. I’ve been on this app for 7 years. In those 7 years, the notification/activity tab has been in the right corner, just left of the account button. So it baffles me as to why someone would feel the need to move it to the most unconventional place possible. It is so terribly out of the way now, and not only that, it’s been replaced with a shopping button, so every time my dumb ADHD self goes to check my notifications, I’m sent to some bootleg Wish page. To whichever one of you working at instagram decided to cram the activity button into the top corner with 2 other tabs, I truly hope you have an awful day. Just an unpleasant time. I hope you get a parking ticket, and your car runs out of gas. And you go to the kitchen to find your spouse has tried a new recipe for dinner, and it’s just not very good. And your computer crashes at a very inconvenient time, and you were using an adobe product and forgot to save recently, so you lose a lot of progress on whatever garbage your team concocted to ruin the experience of your user base. I truly despise you.
  • Good social media app, bad user interface design Aug 20, 2020

    By ropetapetite
    The app works for what it needs to work as. But for whatever reason, the user interface constantly changes and there is absolutely no indication that it is meant to change in their version history updates. It becomes slightly irritating that the app will work one way one day and the next some random change will be made to either the explore page or the home page that just doesn't make sense based off of its history. My example right now would be the new reels that were introduced. Now when I go on the explore page there is a huge portion of it being taken up by reels that I don’t want there. Sure, reels is cool but I went to the explore page, not the reels page. Another example that also happened recently was where I opened the app one day and my home page didn’t show any of the pages I followed and instead showed random pages. It took me a minute until I realized I had to click on “see older posts” before I could see the old posts. Not that I care for this too much, but it was just irritating for no reason to suddenly have pages I don’t follow showing up in the section of the app meant for only pages that I follow. That’s about all I can remember but there has been a history other similar changes in the past as well that I vaguely remember.
  • New Update Aug 26, 2020

    By Eurasia☺️
    I love Instagram, it’s like a more modern version of Facebook thats basic enough for my grandma to understand but still fun for me to use. However I don’t know if this is a fluke or apart of the update. A message came up saying Instagram limits how much likes we can do on comments at a time to stop bullying... I just want to know who thought this was a good idea. This is a social media app that’s like the whole point, liking is literally the foundation of every media. If you have a limit whether your intentions are bad or not your going to end up being wiped for existence. And also I don’t know who thought a limit on liking comments would prevent bullying but that person has obviously never really been bullied in their entire life because that does nothing. The only thing limiting likes is going to do is leave Instagram with bad rating and have your audience delete the app and go to another platform that allows them to do what social media is suppose to be able to do. Speaking of such I won’t delete the app yet because I’m hoping this is a fluke but I will be switching to another platform, for the rest of the month, that is able to do its job. I appreciate the concern for bullying but find a way to help prevent it that doesn’t effect everyone and take away from the purpose of social media.
  • Please stop making unnecessary changes Dec 17, 2017

    By Aperralll
    I am finding it harder to use Instagram with every update. Changes that are being made are unnecessary and feel unnatural to me. I can’t see posts in chronological order, I have “suggestions” on the feed which I go to see ONLY what the people I’m following have been up to. That’s been slightly annoying, but now in the explore feed when I click on one post with the intention to scroll through all the posts suggested to me from various users... instead I’m met with only one users posts, most of which I’m not interested in and it’s annoying to have to go back and click the next picture to see the next meme or what-have-it, causing me to close the app and open FaceBook or Twitter instead as they aren’t making changes that are majorly affecting the way users browse content. I don’t know who instagram has put in charge of these updates, but every single update gets worse. ALSO not to mention, the app will automatically follow accounts that I have either never encountered or had no interest in following. I have never left a review in the AppStore but Instagram used to be my favorite social media outlet and now I’m much more fond of other things due to some of the updates and I think a lot of people might feel this way about the path instagram is taking.
  • Hard To Navigate with the New Layout Jul 20, 2020

    By babieeaj
    first off i’d like to say that i’ve been using instagram since 2015. i’ve seen some changes over the course of these past few years that were very good for the overall use of the app, and some that just made navigating the app more difficult. the main reason why instagram has become so popular over the years was it’s simple layout that made it easy to access and interact with followers and discover people. but now, in 2020, likes and view counts are hidden, the feed isn’t in chronological order, the algorithm only allows you to see posts of only a handful of people you follow, and now the notifications have moved. if instagram wants to keep its users satisfied, then they need to go back to the classic look. keeping the classic layout with home, explore page, upload, notifications, and profile at the bottom makes the app easier to navigate. there is no reason why the shopping bag needs to be on the bottom bar because not everyone shops from instagram. there are a lot of scammers on the app! instead of changing the layout, instagram needs to fix the algorithm, put posts on the timeline back in chronological order, get rid of bot and spam accounts, and remove accounts/posts that don’t follow the community guidelines. now more than ever, there are many accounts that spread hate and misinformation! why was changing the layout a priority? fix it and bring likes and view counts back!
  • Annoying issue Jul 2, 2020

    By Moonstuh
    Instagram is a great app to use on your free time and to connect with other people. This is why I was really interested in using Instagram to try and help out my barber career. The one annoying issue I’m having is when it comes to trying to add an action button for booking. I have tried this with three different booking apps so far and with no luck. For example I am trying to add my square appointments app as a book option on my business account. The videos I have seen about how to do this, show that once you click on the app you use to schedule your clients, you need to enter in the URL that will link them to your booking page. I believe this is where the problem is. Instagram doesn’t give me an option to enter a URL. The order that Instagram sends me is ( connect website > please select business to connect > connect to Instagram > connection successful). Then when I refresh my page there is no action button. I have used three different booking apps in hopes that one of them would work and none of them do. I have the online booking option turned on within the app as well and it still doesn’t work. It’s extremely frustrating and to add onto it, I can’t find anywhere online to help me. There’s no way to contact Instagram, at least from what I have seen and it feels like it’s never going to work for me. This app could easily be a 5 star, but this one problem is really making it hard.
  • Inaccessible. Many problems. Aug 29, 2020

    By Mnwreck
    I’ve got a couple Instagram accounts, and no two have the same features as the other. It’s incredibly confusing and annoying to switch between two accounts on the same app that don’t even have the same features. One might have a different, newer version of DM’s while another has been stuck with an old version and has never been updated. For the past two months my main account has been action blocked almost every other week. Instagram has made me change my password 8 times within then as well. I rely on posting often to keep my audience and gain new followers (as well as to catch the eyes of potential customers, as I am an artist that makes money off of commissions) and I obviously can’t do this when Instagram blocks me from posting. I don’t share my account with anyone, I’ve never purchased followers, and I’ve never used any third party apps with Instagram. So it’s beyond me why they keep doing this. Not to mention, the support is awful. If you have an issue or if you need help with something, you might as well forget it. The support team is incredibly unhelpful and has always been this way. I’ve seen accounts post highly illegal content that Instagram deems as safe for all ages! Even after reporting. Any legitimate problems I’ve tried to report have been met with silence. The idea of Instagram is great. But the app itself is becoming worse and worse as time goes on.
  • Used to be about connecting- now it’s just advertising Apr 6, 2021

    By Samdaughter
    I used to love Instagram as a way to keep in touch with my family and friends. Especially during this time of being apart. However, now with the unbelievable amount of ads it is nearly impossible to see what I want to see (my family and friends) and due to the new - “you’re all done” feature I constantly miss posts and here is why: If I open my feed and look at some posts from friends, I can see there are several I haven’t scrolled to look at yet, I then click over to open a message, when I look back at Instagram those posts are gone and I cannot see them again unless I can possibly remember who posted something and to individually look at each of their pages. I HATE that feature that is now in Instagram. To me the benefit of the posts is I can always just scroll down to review them. Now each post is pretty much a story, see it once and it’s gone forever and now I have ENDLESS ads. Once you have viewed your new posts you can’t see them again all you see are ads. Don’t get me wrong, I do like SOME ads, they are personalized and helpful. But I’d rather they show up only in my stories than on my feed. I’m probably going to delete Instagram as soon as I can find a different way to see friends and family’s posts and not miss any because of the inundation of ads that is here. Intagram used to be about connecting, now it is just advertising.
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Jenni Kossack
    It's okay but it's not the best. I wish you could add photos to albums later. Also you can't edit a post you have to delete it. That's kind of a bummer. As a product designer I don't really think the user interface is the best and most user-friendly. But then again, I don't really see this is anything more than just posting a couple pictures here and there.
  • Regarding notifications Oct 10, 2020

    By Slytherin Lennon
    I never bothered to leave any reviews because I did not really have any issues with the app until now. Please REMOVE the annoying notifications of “people you may know”. I find notifications about people I may know extremely annoying and unnecessary. I don’t care about people I may know. I didn’t mind seeing the suggested people on the app but now I’m getting actual notifications about this and it’s really annoying. It’s always people I don’t know at all and there is no way to turn off these stupid notifications. I hate them, please remove these awful notifications or at least give us the option to turn them off because when I went to check to see if I can turn off this specific notification, there was no option to do so. The only notifications I’m interested in are notifications of likes and comments on my posts and when my friends send me direct messages and friend requests. Any other notifications I’m not interested in, but the other notifications at least have an option to turn them off. But these people you may know notifications are just annoying, useless and I have no option to turn them off. Please give us that option to turn these notifications off as I DO NOT want them! I’ll raise the number of stars once you provide the option to get rid of that annoying notification of people I may know.
  • Instagram discriminated against who can post what in the comments. Jan 20, 2018

    By Poor people love Jesus
    I was just on an NFL post about the Jaguars defensive stats having a plain old argument that even though the Steele’s lost that doesn’t make the Jags a better team... that has nothing to do with my problem. The problem is I typed a response to a commenter during the argument of which I was blocked from posting saying that Instagram keeps certain “guidelines” for the community... some generic message I’d expect if i was trying to say something racist or sexist. But no. It was a simple argument about football that I was blocked from expressing my opinion on because it didn’t follow “guidelines”. The comment had no vulgar language and presented my argument in such a way that there was no degrading or demeaning connotation toward the would be recipient. TAKE NOTE: This comment was made on an NFL post and I was blocked from posting my opinion AGAINST the team the post was promoting. This is not a singular or first occurrence as I’ve had this problem before with Instagram blocking me from posting comments that oppose the view(s) expresses within the correlating post. I quite frankly find this ridiculous amongst the sea of comments I read through on posts from news publications such as Fox. As long as you don’t disagree with the post you can same just about anything that isn’t immediately racist or sexist... but I can’t argue about football. Fix this.
  • You are losing long time users Dec 3, 2020

    By ciboneyolmsted
    Ive been on instagram since it came out okay, I’ve been through all of the updates. I can deal with changes to layout, and bugs. What i can’t deal with is feeling like i am being thrown into what feels like a money making business. I understand you want to make money, but instagram originally was a platform to share photos and videos that’s it. I like to think of it as my digital journal, but now it feels like a task to even navigate and find posts that I genuinely want to see. Consider that maybe not everyone wants to be invaded with things to buy even if it is targeted to us, it is unecessary because if we truly need a product we know exactly where to get it without the need of Instagram invading our experience. Instead of cultivating posts you think I would like, leave it up to me the human to make those decisions. I like to think for myself. And what’s up with changing the chronological order of posts? What sense does it make to cycle in and out older posts from users. It is not useful, people like to feel in control. Instagram used to be a cool platform to literally EXPRESS and only that! You try too hard to fit in Instagram, stay original that was your best quality. Make changes and listen to your users, were the ones that keep you alive. We’ve got tired of apps before, don’t be the next one.
  • Downgrades by the day. Jan 18, 2021

    By LaurenPixie1
    Instagram has been horrible. I try to contact them through the help forms almost on the daily because of bugs and glitches that still haven't been fixed. I first want to talk about the image quality. It is a KNOWN Issue and has been for a while now. It should have been fixed long time ago. Second is all the glitches. I cant even count the times I have reported the same things over and over again. With no help of response back. If you dont care about your consumers just say it. Ive had to even google help forms to try to resolve the issue and there are hundreds of people with the same issue as me.. and guess what? No help from Instagram. On the daily it kicks me out of my account, tells me to verify, and change my password. Ive changed my password 20 TIMES in 2 months. I dont know how much verification you need. Ive even linked a tumblr and facebook to my account. Like it’s frustrating. Then a new thing is the “try again later glitch” pops up every day and doesn’t let me see any of my followers list or other people’s follower list. I get action blocked when all I do is look at stories and posts! Like what? I might like a photo or two but nothing to get action blocked. At this point if you want to grow on a playform. Instagram isnt the place. They care more about the shop feature then actually people.
  • Great, but turned out horrible! 😯😡 Jul 2, 2019

    By Eyera101
    I installed Instagram because the app said you needed to be 12. I had it for a few months and eventually my posts totaled to about 80. I had taken pictures of holidays, trips, vacations, my family, and my dog. For a while, everything was fine and I loved the app, but then I made another slime account. I made this account and started using both of them. After a few days, I was asked to put in my age for some reason on my first account. The one with all my memories. I put it in and the age said I was 12. I then had to try to put in my age a few more times, but I put the same age in. I then was forced off of my first account. I clicked the button to save my pictures, but it didn’t work. I was so confused because the app said I needed to be 12, but I got an email saying I had to be thirteen. The app said YOU NEED TO BE 12 NOT 13!!! I was so mad and upset. All of my memories were gone and I couldn’t recover my photos. This needs to be fixed and I want my photos back. Another problem with the app is that you can’t have more than 1 account with one email. I had to start using my family’s email with their permission so I could have 2 accounts. I don’t understand why you can’t have 2 accounts on one email. If o want 10 accounts, I will need 10 emails. That absurd. Can I pox’s have an explanation on this.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Ram Lakhan
    Awful app. New updates take priority and you have to scroll down to find where you were. New uploads dont always load up smoothly. You cant easily search for someone you follow unless you know their name or worse... Username. You get blocked for God knows what. Who polices this? For a well known name and a ubiquitous app this has to be one of the worst user experiences in my opinion. Instagram is a shambles. Back to the drawing board, please! Banging drums or sending smoke signals is better.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Dan Serviss
    1. When posting I should be able to go back and select more photos instead of discarding or saving as draft. When I do save as a draft, I can no longer find and load it. 2. This is an app for sharing photos and in the recent update you made a tab for Shop in the place that WAS conveniently notifications. You are diverting away from what the app is mainly for.
  • Please Stop With The Horrible Updates Nov 14, 2020

    By alec rojo
    I've been using Instagram since 2013 and every update I've gotten since then has been disappointing. This newest update (version 166.1) is one of the most annoying and ugliest looking updates yet. First of all, why would I want to connect Facebook messenger to my Instagram account?? It's so unnecessary and of course the DM feature on Instagram is basically mutating into Facebook messenger with the message reactions and the different colored messages. Secondly, the shopping feature being on the bottom bar is the absolute worst. I've never shopped on Instagram and never will but I'm stuck with this completely useless button on my toolbar and I always accidentally hit it when I just want to take a peak at the explore page. Thirdly, the reels feature is absolutely awful (I know that was from a previous update) and I hate that I have the reels icon on my toolbar. The toolbar in general is getting way too confusing and too many things are getting added to it. The fact that I can't even post a photo from my toolbar is probably the most annoying feature. I love Instagram and every time I get an update I just say to myself "Well, I guess I'll give it a try" but all of these updates that have happened in the last 1-2 years have pushed me over the edge. Probably going to delete the app because these updates have been nothing but awful ever since Facebook took over. Hate what they've done with it. Stop trying to turn Instagram into Facebook.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Connor Mayfield
    Instagram decided to randomly stop allowing me to refresh my feed, look at my own account, or send messages. I didn't receive any warning, not an email, text message, nothing. The thing that makes this weird is that I haven't posted anything in two and a half years and I have not once (to my memory) made a single comment in all my time of using this app. But "based on my activity" I'm not allowed to use the app anymore. Maybe I'm better off distancing myself from this absolute failure of an app.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By catsdodraw
    Your app won't work for me at all. On both of my devices, (iPad and Android Phone), it constantly keeps saying "can't refresh feed" while I'm connected to wifi or data. It just shows a blank screen with my profile picture in the corner. People have been experiencing something similar like this for weeks. Fix your app.
  • Lack of report system Dec 31, 2020

    By my Mustang
    Instagram has more potential than it has now. But a few issues are what keeping them from pulling out of from the others. First is the amount of bots, fake, and duplicate accounts that are on IG. Myself and some others (possibly) use IG as a place for photography, businesses, reaching a broader community to share the similar likes, or just for fun. With those few listed accounts, it limits who can see your posts and your account. I can see/understand if someone has a business and personal account. But to have 3+ accounts that are the exactly the same and are troll pages then why keep them up? Also there are times especially now (not sure if it’s happening to some people or not) is accounts and people who are clearly going against the TOS and guidelines with their posts and accounts. No matter if it’s drugs, tobacco, alcohol, nudity or sexual images. Some are showing up in popular feed (whatever it’s called) and some though scrolling through posts. Like earlier yesterday/today I tried reporting dozens of posts and accounts of completely naked women and a few of drugs and tobacco in use that showed up and all IG said was that “it doesn’t go against their guidelines”. How does all of this not go against the guidelines?? Also reported a account that supposedly had gotten “removed” on a couple different occasions but still on their as of yesterday with basically no consequences other than a couple pictures that were reported and removed. So I don’t know.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By prince SAYAN
    Instagram has been updated in the last few days and as a result we have got a lot of benefits. But!! For the past few days My Instagram is not working,There is no option to save reels on my Instagram ID, I can't save my drafts reels before post it on Instagram.I think Instagram needs to update this problem again. I have tried to do restart this app, but nothing works. I really hope that the Instagram authority fix this problem as soon as possible and than it will be start working properly,Until
  • This new update is terrible Nov 14, 2020

    By allredmonkey
    Instagram has made it even harder for you to see posts from the people that you actually follow with this most recent update. I now only see about 10 - 12 photos from people I actually follow, before I get to the "you've been caught up" message & suggested posts start popping up. I follow 200+ people, 80% of whom update regularly, yet instagram is making it impossible to see them. I miss so much time sensitive information, including sales, events or donations, all because instagram has moved explore page posts to your home feed as well. And posts are being BURIED with this new update. Half the time the "new" posts on my timeline are 1-2 weeks old & the posts in my "older" tab are from the same day. As a creator myself, my engagement has dropped exponentially, as Instagram is making it increasingly difficult for my work, & the work of others, to be seen. And that's not to mention the horrific placement of the new reels tab, dead in the center of the app, with the new shop page directly right, kicking both the post button & the notifications tab to the top of the screen on the home page. As a small business, this is FRUSTRATING to say the least. It seems like instagram is hell bent on punishing the very people that keep their app alive. At the very least, give people the autonomy to organize their app tabs the way they want to & choose to have a chronological home feed or an algorithmic based one. Come on Instagram, lets do better.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By narutos only wife
    This is really a annoying! I really love instagram but just today something happened! :/ It keeps saying "failed to refresh" or "network error", my internet's good I'm sure of it, problem is the app, please I'm begging you fix this I don't wanna lose my account :(. Like it doesn't let me do anything, pls pls pls fox this!
  • You’re killing me, here Nov 17, 2020

    By Sn3kity
    I like Instagram. I do. It’s a good app for keeping in contact with friends and for being able to share the things I create as an artist. But I swear the app gets worse with every update. The changes to the layout of the home page that make it so it’s basically a second explore page and so you don’t see posts from those you follow in chronological order are frustrating. The change to messages that make it so swiping prompts a reply to someone rather than exiting is confusing and non-intuitive, not to mention outright useless. The changes to the placement of the notification and posting tabs are infuriating. This is an app for sharing, not for shopping. Keep the shopping tab out of the main tab bar and put reels back with explore. Instagram would be much more user friendly if there was an option to toggle certain features (although calling them features instead of “hinderances” might, in some cases, be generous), such as the swipe-to-reply in messages, the suggested posts after the most recent posts in the home section, or whether posts were ordered algorithmically or chronologically. Additionally, allowing users to set up the layout of their tab bar would also make it more user friendly. I’m sure someone out there prefers the easy access to the reels tab, and would want to keep it where it currently is. But most don’t. Thus, allowing users to choose which features show up on the bar would make the app far better.

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