How to Download and Install Instagram App on Android

Wanna catch up with your friends on Instagram? In this tutorial, I will show you how to download the Instagram app to your Android phone or tablet and start using it after its installation.

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In the last couple of years, Instagram, a popular mobile app that focuses on photo sharing, has been climbing the steep ladder of becoming the number one social networking platform slowly but confidently. With hundreds of millions of users and with over a billion downloads in Google Play Store, Instagram is currently among the top ten most used social applications like Facebook and Twitter.

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You can access Instagram on the web using their website at but it lacks some of the main features such as uploading photos or videos that you can only use on its mobile application. For this reason, it is best to get the mobile app for Instagram on your smartphone or tablet and connect with your friends and popular Instagram profiles you follow, that way.

In the rest of this tutorial, I will show you how to download and install the Instagram app on your Android phone or tablet.

TIP: Also check our tutorials about how to download and install YouTube app on Android.

Download Instagram App on Android

I will be using a Samsung phone with Android 4.2.2 (how to check your Android version), but the steps will be more or less the same for other versions and other phone brands.

STEP 1: Open your phone and go to Google Play Store by tapping on its icon.

The Play Store icon is usually on the home screen or on the Apps screen depending on your phone setup.

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STEP 2: Once you open the Google Play Store, enter "instagram" into the search box at the top and tap the search button.

This will display a list of apps related to Instagram, including some third party apps. At the top of this list, you should see the official Instagram app.

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You can also access the Instagram app info page following this link in your web browser.

STEP 3: Tap on the Instagram app on the list to open the App info page.

You can find detailed information about apps on the App info pages as well as buttons to control the app such as Install, Update or Uninstall. You can now continue with downloading and installing the app.

Install Instagram App on Android

STEP 4: On the App info page, tap on the Install button to start downloading and installing the app on your phone.

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Depending on your Internet speed, this process may take up to a couple of minutes. Once it is done, you will now be able to use the Instagram app on your phone.

With Instagram app, you can share your photos on the go, from anywhere in the world and any time you want, as long as you have Internet connection. You can take photos, record videos or even take screenshots on your phone and easily post them to your Instagram profile via the app and share with your friends and followers. You can also edit and enhance your photos before publishing them using some nice and free photo editor apps.

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If you ever decide to stop using Instagram, you can delete your Instagram account and uninstall the app from your device.

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