All users can view popular photos and videos shared by other users on INSTAGRAM. Users who create logins also can share their own photos and videos, which can be seconds long or as long as 60 minutes. They can also livestream video, which will disappear after the stream ends, or share private photos that will disappear.
If you create a collection of videos, you can have a channel that other users can subscribe to on a feature called Instagram Video. After taking or choosing a photo, you can modify the lighting, contrast, and color with preset effects, which usually make the photo look high-quality and interesting. You also can add a border or blur effects, and change brightness. Add a caption, share the photo on Instagram, and, if desired, share it via email or other social networks. Photos and videos are public by default, but you can choose to make your posts private in settings, as well as choose to share photos and videos with 15 or fewer friends via Instagram Direct. People can also save other users' photos.
Similar to Snapchat, Instagram offers "Stories," where users can post a series of photos or videos strung together; these last only 24 hours. Like TikTok, Instagram also offers "Reels," where users can create 15-second videos with music, filters, and visual effects. Users can remove followers, turn off comments, and like others' comments. The term "Finsta" applies to accounts that kids use under made-up names, where they share content they want to share only with certain people. Finsta accounts are also used to post racier content and bully people. When you're active in the app, a green status dot is visible next to your name -- i.e., visible to your friends; you can turn that feature off in settings.