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How to Download and Install Instagram on Windows?

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  • Last Updated : 11 Mar, 2022

Instagram is basically an online social media platform which is acquired by its parent company Meta Inc. It is the most popular social media platform amongst the youth. There are almost 2 billion active users for Instagram monthly. It is used to share photos and videos online and share them with your relatives, friends, family, etc.

What makes Instagram special is that the top celebrities also use this platform to share their special moments, photos and videos, etc. Instagram gives its users the option to have a public and a private account. A public account allows anyone on Instagram to follow that person while in a private account, he may have to request to follow that person, then only he will be able to see the posts in a private account on Instagram. Instagram stories are a special way of representing the status of the people or any thoughts that they want to share similar to Snapchat for 24 hours.

Instagram allows its users to enjoy a special messaging service called Instagram Direct which has a lot of rich messaging services with a wide variety of stickers, gifs, etc. Also, Instagram launched a special platform called Instagram Reels for short videos that users love to watch just like TikTok. Also, Instagram can be used on all types of devices like Android, iPhone, Windows, and Mac also. Instagram also has Instagram shops where the users can buy and sell goods and services from the accounts to other Instagram users.

Installing Instagram on Windows

Follow the below steps to install Instagram on Windows:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Instagram on Microsoft Store using any web browser like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, etc.

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Step 2: Press the “GET” button on the website to start the download of the Instagram Application.

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Step 3: It will then automatically re-direct you to the Windows Store App by Microsoft for the Windows device and the download will start in the background.

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Step 4: After the download gets finished, the Instagram app will get installed within 2-3 minutes. It will then show up on the all programs list of the Start menu.

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Step 5: Click on the Instagram app to open it.

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Step 6: After the Instagram app opens up, it will show you a login page where you have to use your login credentials (username and password) to login into your Instagram account. If you don’t have an existing account, then you have to first register yourself by creating a new account.

Congratulations!! At this point, you have successfully installed Instagram on your Windows device.

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