What is Instagram?
Instagram is a social media service designed for people to share photos and video. You can upload and share photos, images or video, using a range of specialist filters and receive likes and comments. You can follow other profiles so they appear in your feed and your profile can also be followed by others. Instagram Stories allows you to post photos and video that vanish after 24 hours and do not appear in your profile grid or in the main Instagram feed. The app also features direct messaging and video calling.
How do people use Instagram?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use image and video sharing services like Instagram.
How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?
- Report something to Instagram
How to report abusive images or video or request the removal of content.
- Block someone
How to stop someone from contacting you and how blocking works on Instagram.
- Addressing abuse
Advice on how to deal with negative experiences on Instagram.
How can you protect your personal information?
- Privacy settings
Learn how to make your profile as secure as possible.
- Controlling your visibility
Manage who can see your profile information and images you share on Instagram.
- Manage photo and video tags
How tagging an image or video works and what to do if you are tagged in an image or video.
- Sharing photos safely
Advice on what to do if someone is asking for nude images of you or is threatening to share your images without your consent.
Key safety links
- Tips for parents
Provides a range of safety information for parents about using Instagram.
- Help Centre
Offers a range of general help, safety and security information.
- Security tips
Top tips for keeping your account safe.
- Community Guidelines
Learn about the guidelines you are expected to follow when using Instagram.