Review from Kieran Wright
I love this app because it is just a really well executed, good quality photo-social network! As a photographer, that is right up my alley! You can even upload short videos! The reason I didn't give this 5* is because of one reason: You cannot upload or edit in anyway using a personal computer. Sure, you can get third party aplications to do it - but they can be unweildly! I suppose that a phone app is what It's all about! :P and I shouldn't complain :P. All in all, you've done great work making the app! :)
I love Instagram. Great app. I'ts my go to for picture and short video sharing. I use it for the social aspect of it and like it better than FB in many regards...probably because of its simplicity. This is where I share fun stuff from my life, favorite quotes, and participate in photo challenges. For professional photo sharing I go with eyeem for the market feature and because it has less restrictions .. such as on size. (Holisticfox on both photo platforms)
By the last update, we got sponsored, recommended and more recommended stuff. Basically 50% of the content is something I really don't want to look at. I tried to check the recommended posts options but it just crashes. This update is on the verge of acceptable... IG is on thin ice EDIT :one day later, no recommended posts, ads got down to 1in 10ish. The people have spoken, the people have been heard
Crashes CONSTANTLY all of a sudden after the latest update. It's insufferable. Stories is what I used most but it just keeps crashing 9/10 times I try to post. Also like everyone else, I despise the recommended feed. I use my account to follow friends and family overseas not random people Instagram suggests. Please eliminate that in the next update!
I knew it was coming, but Facebook finally ruined Instagram too. They have the moronic idea in their heads that they know what I want to see more than I do. Stop screwing with my feed, and just show me everything from the people I chose follow, in chronological order! It's not that difficult. Every update makes Instagram more like Facebook, and I stopped using Facebook for a reason.
Hated the new algorithm now I hate the new recommended feed. I can't even click on the 3 little dots in the recommended feed Instagram crashes everytime I click on it. Why is the recommended feed on my feed??? That feed is FOR accounts I follow, I see photos and stories recommended for me in the search section why do I need to see them on my feed? There isn't even a setting to turn this off like I said earlier when I click the 3 little dots my app crashes. I swear ever since Facebook bought Instagram the app has gone downhill.
Newest update fundamentally breaks functionality. First, my feed is littered with garbage for recommendations (there is already a search, stop forcing me to see stuff I'm not interested in). Second, there is no way to adjust these settings, and that causes the app to crash. Every time. Too bad can't pick a version to install. I'd go back to before there were ads too.
Bug fixes and performance improvements
A best collage app for Instagram: IG story size, instasize, layout, text, blur