How do I post a photo on Instagram?

To upload a photo or take a new one:

Instagram app for Android and iPhone
  1. Tap at the top, then scroll to Post at the bottom:
    • To upload a photo from your phone's library, select the photo you'd like to share.
    • To take a new photo, tap above your phone's library. You can tap to switch between front and rear-facing cameras and to adjust flash.
  2. Tap Next (iPhone) or (Android), then add a caption or your location.
  3. When you're done, tap Share (iPhone) or Done (Android).
Instagram Lite app
  1. Tap at the bottom.
    • To upload a photo from your phone's library, select the photo you'd like to share.
    • To take a new photo, tap . You can tap to switch between front and rear-facing cameras.
  2. Tap Next to tag people or add a location.
  3. Tap Share.

Once you've taken or uploaded a photo, you can add effects or filters, a caption and your location before posting. You can also post a video.

Note: You can't take or upload photos from a desktop computer.

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