Hello Android! Instagram, the social photo sharing app has just been released to the Android community. If you don’t already have the app on your Andriod device, you can download Instagram for Android here. As of the writing of this post there are over 27 million Instagram users. With the release of the Instagram App for Android that number is sure to get a whole lot larger.
If you are new to Instagram, check out my article “8 Rules for Rapid Instagram Growth” for pointers on growing a following quickly in the Instagram community. I also recommend you take a few minutes and read my “5 Thinks to Never Do on Instagram” for common mistakes to avoid when getting started. Once you have your feet wet and you are starting to build a following, come back and read my article “Instagram Popular Page Rules” for my theory and very active discussion on how the Popular Page on Instagram works.
The latest version of the app lets you find your friends from Facebook, Twitter, or even from your phone’s contact list. That’s a great way to get started with who you want to follow. Typically if you follow someone they are more likely to follow you back – just how the game is played. I talk a lot more about that in my previously mentioned articles. To find your friends just go to your Profile page (bottom right button) and click “Find friends” to get started.
Welcome Android Instagramers! If you’d like to look me up on Instagram my username is @Appdaptation. To add a new user go to your Profile page then click “Search Instagram” and enter either the person’s real name or their username. This is also available under the “Find friends” panel mentioned above. With 27 million plus users it becomes hard to find people with their real name so having their username is handy. Feel free to mention the blog and I’ll promise to poke over to your gallery and give you a follow back if I like what I see!