Instagram is an amazing application for instant sharing and modification of photos and videos. The program allows users to instantly click images or shoot videos, add special effects to them and share them instantaneously with friends and family over various social media websites. Instagram was resealed in 2010 and since then has gone on to become one of the top photo and video sharing platform. Since its inception 6 years ago, Instagram’s images were restricted to a square shaped aspect ratios quite similar to traditional Polaroid pictures and Kodak Instamatic. Images captured by mobile device cameras is usually in the aspect of 4:3 ratio. However, since the month of August 2015, Instagram also allows sharing allows capture photos in any aspect. This feature is a part of its version 7.5.
The application was created and then introduced in October 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. The application was launched for smartphone platform and gained instant popularity. By April 2012, it had 100 million users and the numbers soared to more than 300 million users by December 2012. Instagram was acquired in April 2012 by Facebook. Since it was first introduced, Instagram has grown exponentially. Facebook acquired it for US$ 1 billion and that’s too within a year and a half of its inception.
Instagram places certain guidelines on what types of contents can be posted and shared through it. It does not allow pornographic content and users can also tag contents which they find inappropriate. There is also a map feature using which users can tag the locations of where the images were captured. It allows adding filters to the videos and images. Users can use the application to actually narrate a story of their lives. A user is able to capture images and videos from anywhere and post them on the various social media websites effortlessly. There are also various custom filters including grayscale to give special effects to their photographs.
Instagram was developed originally as a mobile phone application and has continued to be one. It has continued on similar lines and is available for mobile device platform. It is available for Android based phones and tablets and iPhones and iPads. There is no officially announced version for Mac computers.
Mac users however have an option to run this application on their Mac computers. All they have to do is to install an Android emulator on their OS X. Bluestacks is the best Android emulator and it has a simple installation process. After you have installed Bluestacks on your Mac computer, you simply need to download and install the APK file for Instagram. This gives you an instant and unrestricted access to Instagram even from your Mac PC without the need to buy an Android or iOS device. A few simple steps will allow you to have the access to this app instantly from your Mackintosh device.
Also, check the RAM and processor of your Mac. Bluestacks requires significant processing power and memory space. Ensure you have the required system configuration.