What does IG mean? Is it Instagram?

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Have you seen the word IG somewhere and wondered what it meant? Look no further!

IG = Instagram

What is Instagram?

IG is not a word; it actually is an abbreviation for Instagram, or a social media network that focuses on pictures only. It is also colloquially known as Insta.

If you have never used Instagram, you can sign up for an account; follow celebrities, friends, and brands; and start posting pictures for everyone to like and comment!

You can also only access the full features of Instagram on your smart phone app. You can follow, see, like, and comment on the web app, but you can only upload pictures through your phone.

Instagram is used primarily by younger people, and started in the United States by English speakers. For that reason, a good proportion of the users of Instagram are young Americans, but the app is available in 20+ languages and used all over the world.

Like Twitter, you can upload photos with hashtags, locations, and tagged users, which can help you find other users with similar interests and in the same location.

In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram, so the two social media companies have been linked ever since. If you don’t already have an Instagram, signing up for one is simple with your Facebook account!

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