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You can find and invite friends, view photos you've liked, log out of an account and adjust all of your sharing, saving, privacy and push notification settings from the Settings tab on your profile. You can also adjust additional Instagram settings in your phone's Settings.

Notifications

We currently send push notifications when:

  • Someone likes or comments on one of your photos or videos
  • Someone @ mentions you in a comment
  • Your photo or video makes the Popular page

You can adjust your push notifications from your account settings.

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You can choose to get notifications when someone likes or comments on your post.

Android
  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap in the top-right corner > Push Notification Settings
  3. Adjust your settings

Make sure that notifications are turned On for Instagram in your phone's settings.

Apple iOS
  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap in the top-right corner > Push Notification Settings
  3. Adjust your settings

If you want to turn push notifications for Instagram on or off, open your phone's settings and then tap Notifications > Instagram. For people on iOS 5 and up, turn the Notification Center setting on. For iOS 4.0 and earlier, turn Alerts on or off. We don't support Sounds or Badges at this time.

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Photo Saving

Keep in mind that at this time you can only save your own photos to your phone; you can't save other people's photos.
To save photos to your camera roll:
  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap in the top-right
  3. Slide the Save Original Photos setting on
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When you take a photo on your Android using Instagram, it's added to the album "Camera shots" in your photo gallery. When you upload a photo to Instagram, that photo is also added to your gallery in the album "Instagram."

Keep in mind that people using Instagram on Android may see a delay in photos appearing in their phone’s Instagram photo album.

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High-resolution versions of your Instagram photos are saved to your phone after you upload the photo to Instagram, and you're the only one who has access to them. You have to turn on the Save Original Photos setting in your Account Settings to make sure filtered photos save to your phone.

We'll always save images in the highest resolution size possible. The maximum resolution on both Android and iOS is 2048x2048, but your phone’s resolution capabilities may be lower than that.

Android

Image resolution capabilities are different for each phone.

Apple (iOS)

Photo resolution taken with the Instagram camera (not the iPhone Camera app) and saved to your phone are:

  • 2048x2048 on the iPhone 4s and up
  • 1936x1936 on the iPhone 4
  • 1536x1536 on the iPhone 3GS

Keep in mind that photos imported from iOS (not taken with the Instagram camera) and then uploaded to Instagram will save at a much lower resolution (612x612). Apple has recently updated their API to allow high resolution importing to apps, but we don't know when this feature will be available.

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