Instagram is a free photo sharing application that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter, and then share it on a variety of social networking services including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other networks.
It is compatible with any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 3.1.2 or above. It is distributed via the Apple App Store. And now, an Android version is currently available at Google Play, Google’s store for apps, ebooks and other media. It works with Android version 2.2 and higher.
Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world. Instagram is a beautiful way to share your world. It’s fast, free and fun!
Like Instagram for iPhone, Instagram for Android has the feed which shows your photos and the photos of everyone you’re following. It also comes with a range of different filters. It has a “popular” tab allows you to see what’s trending across Instagram.
You will automatically get updates about what people are doing on Instagram beyond photo uploads like commenting and liking. You can also search photos by tags. You will also see who’s interacting with your photos. And all your photos will appear on your profile in a grid or vertical / list layout.
Note: When you install this app to your mobile devices, this application has access to the following:
- Hardware Controls (Take pictures and Videos)
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the app at any time to collect images the camera is seeing.
- Your Location (Fine GPS Location)
Access fine location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the tablet, where available. Malicious apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
- Network Communication (Full Internet Access)
Allows the app to create network sockets.
- Your Personal Information (Read Contact Data)
Allows the app to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your tablet. Malicious apps may use this to send your data to other people.
- Storage (Modify/ Delete USB Storage Contents, Modify/Delete SD Card Contents)
Allows the app to write to the USB storage. Allows the app to write to the SD card.
- System Tools (Prevent tablet from sleeping ,prevent phone from sleeping)
Allows the app to prevent the tablet from going to sleep. Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
- Retrieve Running Apps
Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. Malicious apps may discover private information about other apps.
- Network Communication (Receive Data from Internet)
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.