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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.


We may send notifications for several reasons, including:

  • Someone liking or commenting on one of your photos or videos
  • Someone mentioning you in a comment

You can adjust your push notifications from your account settings.

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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:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap (Android) or (iOS) in the top-right corner > Push Notification Settings
  3. 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.

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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.

You can save photos you've filtered and edited on Instagram to your phone. To save your photos to your phone:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. In the top right, tap on iPhone or on Android
  3. 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.

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If you've chosen to save filtered photos to your phone, the high-resolution versions of your Instagram photos are saved to your phone after you upload the photo to Instagram.

We'll always save images 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.

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 later
  • 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 may save at a much lower resolution.

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