Best Practices for Instagram
Instagram is consistently rated by students as one of their most frequently used social media platforms. It is an online, mobile image- and- video-sharing social networking service that enables users to take pictures and videos, apply filters (available within the app), and share them on a variety of social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, & Tumblr). Instagram is a great platform for sharing images and short videos of events in your department, campus beauty shots, and visuals of your day-to-day activities.
Before you start an Instagram account, make sure you've considered your...
Picture Quality & Content: What will you be posting?
Frequency: How often will you post?
Audience: Who do you want to reach?
Hashtags: How will you brand yourself?
Instagram Image Sizing Information
- Profile Photo: 110 x 110 (Images with detail are not recommended.)
- Photo Size: 612 x 612
Adding an Instagram Feed to your site
Adding an Instagram feed to a website can enhance a site's visual content without creating extra work for the webmaster. Instagram's Support Blog has instructions for sharing your posts to a webpage. Additionally, Web Services is available to assist when needed.
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