Creating an account used to be only possible via your phone. Nowadays you can create accounts also from your laptop or desktop browser.
To use Instagram on your phone you need to download the app.
What do you need to set-up an account?
- Access to your email account from your phone or your browser
- Make sure the photo you want to use as profile photo is stored in your phone’s gallery or available on your laptops hard-drive
Ready? So let’s get started.
Instructions taken from Instagram’s Help pages
To create an Instagram account from a computer:
- Go to instagram.com.
- Enter your email address, create a username and password or click Log in with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.
- If you register with an email, click Sign up. If you register with Facebook, you’ll be prompted to log into your Facebook account if you’re currently logged out.
If you sign up with email, make sure you enter your email address correctly and choose an email address that only you can access. If you log out and forget your password, you’ll need to be able to access your email to get back into your Instagram account.
To create an Instagram account from the app:
- Download the Instagram app for iOS from the App Store, Android from Google Play Store or Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Store.
- Once the app is installed, tap to open it.
- Tap Sign Up With Email or Phone Number, then enter your email address or phone number (which will require a confirmation code) and tap Next. You can also tap Log in with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.
- If you register with your email or phone number, create a username and password, fill out your profile info and then tap Done. If you register with Facebook, you’ll be prompted to log into your Facebook account if you’re currently logged out.
Screenshots of the mobile account set-up
Modify settings, options & push notifications
We all could use less distractions and I have found hardly any notification on my mobile phone useful at the time it arrived. Every time I have a new app, I check the notification settings. Here are my screenshots. Via the options screen you also control storage, data usage and connecting it to other accounts.
Click on the first image to see a larger version and navigate to the right to see the next screen. These are my settings, you are the master of your own fate:-)
Other Settings and Options
How do nonprofits use Instagram?
Now that you are settled in, here are a couple of articles on how nonprofits use Instagram for your inspiration
For those of you in the Southwest Florida area join us at our March 6th, 2018 Tech4Good SWFL meeting “Instagram for Your Non-Profit Organization”.