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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.
You can choose to get push notifications when someone likes or comments on your post. If you have notifications turned on, you can also choose accounts that you want to receive notifications about. To turn push notifications on or off:
- Go to your profile
- Tap (Android) or (iOS) in the top-right corner > Push Notification Settings
- Adjust your settings
To receive notifications about specific accounts that you follow, go to their profile, tap (Android) or (iOS) > Turn on Post Notifications.
Note: If you turned on post notifications for an account but aren't receiving push notifications when that account posts, you may need to change your phone's push notification settings.
Photo SavingKeep in mind that at this time you can only save your own photos to your phone; you can't save other people's photos.
You can save photos you've filtered and edited on Instagram to your phone. To save your photos to your phone:
- Go to your profile
- In the top right, tap on iPhone or on Android
- Tap next to Save Original Photos
When you have Save Original Photos on, every time you post a photo on Instagram, it will also be saved to your phone's library.
Note: People using Instagram on Android may see a delay in photos appearing in their phone’s Instagram photo album.
If you've chosen to save your Instagram photos to your phone, the high-resolution versions of your photos are automatically saved to your phone after you share the photo on Instagram.
Photos are saved to your phone in the highest resolution size possible. The maximum resolution is 2048x2048 on iOS and varies on Android.
Image resolution capabilities are different for each phone.
Photo resolution for photos taken within the Instagram app (not from your phone's library):
- 2048x2048 on the iPhone 4s and later
- 1936x1936 on the iPhone 4
- 1536x1536 on the iPhone 3GS
Keep in mind that photos from your phone's library (not taken within the Instagram app) may save at a lower resolution.