One annoying thing about social media is the fact that nothing can be edited as soon as you post it. But on Instagram, even the people that always get frustrated by auto-correct can rest easy. The platform lets users edit posts quickly and seamlessly.
For instance, you are allowed to modify things like the caption or the alt text that comes with a picture or clip posted on Instagram. Instagram makes use of object recognition tech to create automatic alt text, which helps those with eye problems.
However, these auto-descriptions do not always get the job done as they do for those people, therefore, editing your alt text is key if you want your profile to be more comprehensive and approachable.
If you have any Instagram post that you wish to edit, see all you have to do whether you are accessing Instagram on an iPhone or Android device:
How Can I Edit An Instagram Post?
Editing posts that have already been shared is easy. Just:
- Launch Instagram and head to your profile (seen in the bottom toolbar).
- Choose the post you wish to edit.
- Click the 3 dots in the top-right corner of the post and choose “Edit.”
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- Edit things as you like, you can even tag others (by clicking the icon at the bottom-left corner of the picture or clip), edit the alt text (by clicking the bottom-right “Aa” icon), and include a location marker (by clicking “Add Location” at the top of the post).
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- Click the checkmark in the top-right corner of the display to save any change you made.
More Information About Instagram
Instagram (also known as IG or Insta) is an American photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS. A version for Android devices was released a year and half later, in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, and apps for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 in April 2016 and October 2016 respectively. The app allows users to upload photos and videos to the service, which can be edited with various filters, and organized with tags and location information. An account’s posts can be shared publicly or with pre-approved followers. Users can browse other users’ content by tags and locations, and view trending content. Users can like photos, and follow other users to add their content to a feed.
The service was originally distinguished by only allowing content to be framed in a square (1:1) aspect ratio with 640 pixels to match the display width of the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s and SE, these restrictions were later eased in 2015 with an increase to 1080 pixels. The service also added messaging features, the ability to include multiple images or videos in a single post, as well as “Stories”—similar to its main competitor Snapchat—which allows users to post photos and videos to a sequential feed, with each post accessible by others for 24 hours each. As of January 2019, the Stories feature is being used by 500 million users daily.
After its launch in 2010, Instagram rapidly gained popularity, with one million registered users in two months, 10 million in a year, and 1 billion as of May 2019. In April 2012, Facebook acquired the service for approximately US$1 billion in cash and stock. As of October 2015, over 40 billion photos had been uploaded to the service. Although praised for its influence, Instagram has been the subject of criticism, most notably for policy and interface changes, allegations of censorship, and illegal or improper content uploaded by users.
As of November 2019, the most-followed person is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with over 188 million followers, and the most-followed woman is singer Ariana Grande with over 166 million followers.
As of January 14, 2019, the most liked photo on Instagram is a picture of an egg, posted by the account @world_record_egg, created with the sole purpose of surpassing the previous record of 18 million likes on a Kylie Jenner post. The picture currently has over 53 million likes.